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Man pays $16K for virtual sword

PopplePopple Member UncommonPosts: 239

The Free to play games are becoming a Joke..Now its Pay to Win.Whats worst the game is not even out yet.From MSNBC..

 

http://ingame.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/12/29/9810334-man-pays-16000-for-virtual-sword

I retired retroactively..Haha

Comments

  • KyutaSyukoKyutaSyuko Member UncommonPosts: 288

    Not sure where you've been but the vast majority of F2P games are P2W which is why a lot of people avoid them like the plague...

  • ClassicstarClassicstar Member UncommonPosts: 2,697

    I play for fun lineage 2 now its free2play but its also pay 2 win its realy sad that players wanne play like this its totally beyond me whats fun in buying yourself to top?

    Hope to build full AMD system RYZEN/VEGA/AM4!!!

    MB:Asus V De Luxe z77
    CPU:Intell Icore7 3770k
    GPU: AMD Fury X(waiting for BIG VEGA 10 or 11 HBM2?(bit unclear now))
    MEMORY:Corsair PLAT.DDR3 1866MHZ 16GB
    PSU:Corsair AX1200i
    OS:Windows 10 64bit

  • ClassicstarClassicstar Member UncommonPosts: 2,697


    Originally posted by KyutaSyuko
    Not sure where you've been but the vast majority of F2P games are P2W which is why a lot of people avoid them like the plague...

    Not only f2p also more and more p2p have item shops and they dont sell fluff only.

    Hope to build full AMD system RYZEN/VEGA/AM4!!!

    MB:Asus V De Luxe z77
    CPU:Intell Icore7 3770k
    GPU: AMD Fury X(waiting for BIG VEGA 10 or 11 HBM2?(bit unclear now))
    MEMORY:Corsair PLAT.DDR3 1866MHZ 16GB
    PSU:Corsair AX1200i
    OS:Windows 10 64bit

  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916

    Originally posted by forest-nl

    I play for fun lineage 2 now its free2play but its also pay 2 win its realy sad that players wanne play like this its totally beyond me whats fun in buying yourself to top?

    I guess for a lot of people the most important thing is "being at the top", regardless of how they get there...

     

    Perhaps games are just becoming like RL ? :D

  • SupergrassSupergrass Member Posts: 110

    In the MMO Entropia Universe there are a lot of people who pay thousands (even up to hundreds of thousands) for items. Just think - someone paid around $69,000 for an egg to display at their house. Granted this item was probably bought for investment reasons (as you can exchange in-game money for real-life money).. hoping it would evolve into something cool so they could sell it for profit.

     

    I don't think this is a pay-to-win type of item, though. At least I hope not. Just reading the sources from the article it appears to be simply a unique/one of a kind item. So maybe it's for decoration.. which would make sense, considering there is going to be player houses and what not. So, yeah, I could see some rich bastard shelling out that kind of money to show off. Just look at World of Warcraft with the Spectral Tiger mount (that's about $1.2k on ebay a couple years ago).

     

    I'd like to read more up on this item. Anyone who is familiar with the game able to tell me what's so special about it?

    Currently Playing:

    Nothing.

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