Conventional wisdom in gaming circles is that loot boxes are very lucrative so players must be buying lots of them.
Let's leave the discussion of gambling and addiction for some other thread. I'm not interested in having that discussion again.
But I honesty do not get the appeal of loot boxes in games. To me they are at best something I can and do ignore when they're implemented in a mostly harmless way and at worst something that impacts the rest of the game in a negative way by redirecting the typical game rewards into those boxes.
I also don't want to discuss yet again in this thread whether games need to have loot boxes in order to make whatever profit they want to make.
But whenever a pro and con discussion about games that have loot boxes happens, there are always voices that object to their removal on the basis that they don't want others telling them what they enjoy or don't enjoy.
I can understand not caring whether they are there or not but I'm having a hard time understanding why from the perspective of the gamer, someone would actually prefer having them in the game.
So please explain it to me. If you actually like having loot boxes in games and would miss them if they're gone, why?
“That's how the madness of the world tries to colonize you: from the outside in, forcing you to live in its reality.”
― Jeff VanderMeer