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I'm sure you wanted to make a point, but you forgot to include it somewhere on the soapbox. That would make a good blog or youtube channel title, "Somewhere on the Soapbox". You should start it and post angry outlandish rants and make gazillions off of advert clicks.MadFrenchie said:Renting the games isn't a video game problem, but a software one. It's what happens to consumers when governments are too scared to set up a proper framework or misguided consumers insist that the "wild west" should be allowed to fester.Torval said:Since we've been dealing with RNG paywalls, renting our games, and paying for progression for about 20 years now, this surprises you why?Hariken said:Whats so sad is that this doesn't seem to bother today's mmo player. Just the way it is now.Spiider said:Beautiful game. But crates... Stopped playing.
ZOS is a master of multipronged monetization. If you play the game seriously, you need to sub (some features are locked) and buy the chapters. If you actually want to own any of the DLC you'll need to buy more Crowns or sub for a long time to unlock the rest of the game.
It can be one of the cheapest MMOs you play or it can get expensive quick. At least they give options. And since this is one of the best modern MMOs on the market then it makes sense that people just ignore what they don't like to gain access to what they do. I don't find that surprising at all.
Why? Because for $20 with no cash shop is a much more attractive way to package and sell a game to me. They want $20 and if they want more then they need to make that attractive enough for me to open my wallet.claytondora said:The game doesn't seem to justify its B2P model very well.
Why would I pay $20 for this when I can pay $0 to play Path of Exile?
I was being a little cheeky. If they're open to the public in some manner and taking in money then the site and readership call that released. It's not my preferred way to look at things, but it seems to be the consensus. So since they'll have accessibility and are taking money I'll call it released, but I personally don't consider it "fully released" or released in the traditional sense. I get what you mean. It's black and white in a gray world.I hope it won't release in 2018 because if it does its going to be as generic and as flawed as bless online.Torval said: