Phry

currently playing. Eve Online Final Fantasy XIV;ARR SW:TOR Dragon Age:Inquisition No longer playing; WOW.

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Way too much Black Desert Online. Still playing Eve Online and FFXIV:ARR. Sleeping and eating when possible.
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  • SC makes PC Gamers worst micro transactions list

    Nilden said:
    Really fake news?

    "You can pay $50 to $100 for a claim to a plot of virtual land in a game that isn't out yet thanks to Star Citizen's land purchasing system that lets you secure a 4km x 4km "lot" or an 8km x 8km "estate" for your outlay. You don't need a land license to build in Star Citizen, but owning the land offers you protection against vandals, who will be committing an in-game crime for messing around with your private property. You can't choose where your plot goes yet, because Star Citizen's planned universe doesn't exist yet, but in the meantime you can look at a picture of a patch of Moon and dream."

    Quote from the article is what Star Citizen is doing.

    Sorry to break it to you but this is real.

    https://robertsspaceindustries.com/comm-link/engineering/16292-Q-A-Land-Claim-License/




    Still doesn't encourage gambling or prey upon children, they are selling things that will eventually be in the game and are advertised as such, in that sense they are totally transparent in what they are doing, as opposed to loot box microtransations etc that you find in EA games and lately in Destiny 2 etc. which are by far a lot worse and are not transparent at all after all didn't Bungie throttle the xp gains from players in order to try and get them to make more microtransactions? and that only got changed when they were called out on it. Sorry, but while i might not be a fan of SC it is by no means the worst offender there is, far from it.
    PhaserlightBabuinix
  • Will Competitive Gaming Take Away Our Single Player Fun? - Garrett Fuller - MMORPG.com

    All anyone needs ti do is launch Skyrim SE and look in the upper right hand corner of the main menu for their answer.
    Skyrim SE is an interesting case tbh, i did try it briefly but wasn't impressed with it at all, so it will likely remain uninstalled unless the situation changes significantly, the original Skyrim on PC is definitely, at least in my view, a superior version, at least from a modding standpoint as base game isn't really all that good, but modded it improves the game dramatically, the original version of the game does not have the bethesda storefront intruding on your game with its dubious cash shop items, some negative features simply outweigh any positive gains by too large a factor. :/

    Torval
  • XLGames Announces Remastered Version to Debut on KR Server, Orchid - ArcheAge - MMORPG.com

    Kyleran said:
    "It's dead Jim..."

    Well at least to me, I learned my lesson during it's first iteration, and I didn't see anything in the announcement to indicate there were any changes to their onerous monitization models.


    Upgrading the graphics of the game is certainly welcome as it definitely needed it, but without significant changes to the game itself which at least go some way towards addressing the concerns raised by the players, its pretty much meaningless, along the lines of lipstick on a pig kind of thing. :/
    KyleranThuplitannim78Alomar
  • Curse of Osiris Stream Canceled in Favor of Addressing Community Issues - Destiny 2 - MMORPG.com

    Torval said:
    Torval said:
    Wraithone said:
    We will have to see what the Blog post brings. If its anything like we've seen so far, I doubt things will turn out well. They need to go back to the old perk system (drops, strikes, raid and PvP), They need to ditch the anti grind nonsense that has infected the game, and they need to be more open with the player base. Absent that...
     Those who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
    No, you absolutely shouldn't..
    Also funny coming from someone who "plays" the game via YouTube. Go ahead and give us your first hand insight.
    Using that analogy then anyone who tries to tell you about the game they just played, its pros and con's etc is just wasting your time because 'you' didn't experience it yourself. All youtube video's are obviously faked up and don't represent actual gameplay at all. Seeing is not believing after all :p
    Torval
  • Kakao Thanks Its Community for Two Years of Epic Adventures - Black Desert Online - MMORPG.com

    Gorwe said:
    Do characters really look like that?
    BDO is probably the best looking MMO currently out there, if you have a decent enough PC that is, its likely also the most demanding MMO in terms of system resources. But yes, it really does look that good. B)
    Viper482wingoodSignex