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Looting the Crates - Garrett Fuller - MMORPG.com

SystemSystem Member UncommonPosts: 7,110
edited February 2018 in News & Features Discussion

imageLooting the Crates - Garrett Fuller - MMORPG.com

Been in games long? Well then you have seen every possible payment model known to mankind. Now the ESRB is finally getting involved and talking about setting up warning labels for loot crates. Here is a hint, warning labels on anything never stopped people from getting what they wanted. If anything it could make the problem worse. However, we have to start somewhere.

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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member LegendaryPosts: 8,973
    I usually have not problems staying within my gaming budget. So loot boxes like casino gambling I tried a few times and found out it's not for me. As long as I don't need loot boxes to unlock skills it's all good and if I do I'll find other games to play.

    You mentioned a lot of players have been driven away but I think the companies are still posting record profits which means less people spending more or more people spending in general. I know a lot of companies are having sales on their older games and some are even giving some older games away. I still have a backlog of games I haven't gotten to play yet that I bought as part of a package sale.

    Then there's the mostly fee to have access to a lot of games.

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  • SovrathSovrath Member LegendaryPosts: 30,104
    "warning labels on anything never stopped people from getting what they wanted. If anything it could make the problem worse."

    So how does a warning label on a video game make it worse?
  • hfztthfztt Member RarePosts: 1,396
    Loot crates and lock boxes are just a "no go" right out of the gate for me. If I find a game I am playing or trying out to have either of those mechanics, it just reduced its chance to keep me around to near zero...
    Coolit
  • AmatheAmathe Member LegendaryPosts: 7,630
    WARNING: If your excitement over your loot crate lasts for more than four hours, please contact a physician.
    SovrathAeander

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