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Mircotransactions?

GehaxGehax Member Posts: 9
Ok alot of people have been throwing this big scary word around and I need clarification on what it means thanks

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  • mike470mike470 General CorrespondentMember Posts: 2,396

    It means the same thing as a cash shop.  It's when you pay for certain items in the game.

    I am not sure exactly what items will be sold in the cash shop, though.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 34,585

    Game would be basically free to play, however there would be an in-game store where players could spend their gold (or credits or what have you) to purchase bonus items for their characters.

    The difference is that these credits can normally be purchased with real world cash, and the items themselves usually have no real impact outside of cosmetics, or increased leveling rates or special pets or mounts not available to the normal free to play player.

     

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  • mike470mike470 General CorrespondentMember Posts: 2,396

    Originally posted by Kyleran


    Game would be basically free to play, however there would be an in-game store where players could spend their gold (or credits or what have you) to purchase bonus items for their characters.
    The difference is that these credits can normally be purchased with real world cash, and the items themselves usually have no real impact outside of cosmetics, or increased leveling rates or special pets or mounts not available to the normal free to play player.
     

    Link to where SOE stated this?

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  • GehaxGehax Member Posts: 9
    Fair enough I hope that I can still buy things without the stupid cash shop though
  • drkspartandrkspartan Member Posts: 55

    I havent been following this game but is SOE placing microtransactions? I sure hope not but it wouldn't surprise me coming for SOE.

  • JestorRodoJestorRodo Member UncommonPosts: 2,642

    There will be NO microtransactions -

    kotaku.com/5016251/soe-clarifies-the-agencys-real-money-trading

    Last month Sony Online Entertainment announced that upcoming titles

    The Agency

    and

    Free Realms

    would be utilizing the

    Live Gamer service for real money transactions

    , which many people took to mean that players would be able to buy weapons and equipment to enchance their gameplay. In an interview published over at Eurogamer, lead designer Hal Milton explains that this isn't the case at all.

    "I want to make this very clear," said lead designer Hal Milton. "This is not a microtransaction system within The Agency to allow players to buy weapons, outfits, or operatives to be effective within the game world. That's something that we're absolutely not planning on doing."

    Instead, Live Gamer will be implemented as it is in EQII, allowing players to sell their own goods to other players. Milton did add that allowing players to recruit more operatives through a one-time out of game payment was still a possibility.

    No microtransactions in The Agency [Eurogamer] ENDQUTOE

    WoW , is right! This will open the door to gold and ingame item sellers to be sure.

     

     

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