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In my experience - having lived and worked in EU (UK and other countries) and in the US they are. Only my experience.CrazKanuk said:
Oooooo, could we PLEASE have more regulations? So let me get this straight, you're saying that you'd like the government to regulate your games? Fuck me! I don't know where you live, but governments must be much more adept at regulating stuff than they are in North America.
What is new is the ability to buy hundreds - even thousands of "packs" all at once. And whilst shop keepers won't turn down money they might not like the blowback from selling a youngster vast numbers of packs - even if they accepted the card!Kyleran said:Perhaps because it's nothing really new? Here in the States we've been buying packs of trading cards, originally of baseball players which operate pretty much the same.Rockard said:The ones on top of marketing and monetising games saw the opportunity of a largely
unregulated market space and went for it.
And it is 100% gambling.
For years now,the gaming industry's been exploiting the same human behaviours that the casinos and online gambling and betting sites do,and no one is paying attention.
You pay your money, you get 5 random cards and a piece of gum, no guarantees it will be the highly prized Mickey Mantle, most likely its just another Joe Shlabotnik.
Now days I don't think you even get the gum.
At some point all games become a grind / boring etc. In this respect though ESO is no different.DijonCyanide said:I really enjoyed ESO till I hit the level-cap. The graphics are good, the main storyline was enjoyable, & then began those damn specialization points. Around 173 or something I just gave-up & now only play ESO about once a week for a couple of hours. <snip>