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Don't take it personally but the trolls will spin anything. Anything that casts SC in a negative light no matter how small must be reported and embroidered. See what I did there?Kefo said:Don’t take it personally. The fans will spin anything to make it look like this was planned all along or that it’s not as bad as it seems or this was in the expanded vision. Anything that casts SC in a negative light, no matter how small, is misinformation and must be yelled down.
Fortunately this type of mentality pretty much died out round about the Late Stone Age / Bronze Age allowing mankind to climb out of barbarism.Solar_Prophet said:The State will protect you from evil loot boxes! The State will parent your children for you! The State will guide you! The State will provide for you! All hail the Almighty State!
I have no problem with the concept of paying for games. Some do as you obviously appreciate.acidblood said:
Just say "Anthem will not have loot boxes" and its already a success.
Serious question: how much should the game cost to buy?
With no loot boxes and no subscription (think Wildstar, ESO, SWTOR etc.) the box price will need to cover all the development costs, marketing costs, running costs and provide a profit.
Will you expect follow on content? As DLC? If so how much should the DLC cost? How frequent?
It depends on what the final product offers, but as a standard I would say 60 USD box price... and no doubt there will be 70-80 USD 'special' editions.
As for on-going content, running costs, etc. that is covered by additional content releases (and on-going sales). Again, the cost depends on the content, but 15-25 USD every 3-6 months would be reasonable for significant content. An expansion could also be offered every 18-24 months for 40-60 USD.
And before we get onto 'too expensive'; remember, this is software, only the first copy actually costs X millions to make; making additional copies costs next to nothing; i.e. more copies sold past the breakeven point = vastly more profit (which also applies to additional content).
The numbers are identical in Germany and the UK; its a non-issue.penandpaper said:Employee numbers, especially when they are trying to hide things, is a very misleading number in accounting. Now, employees with health benefits, that is a good number. Would they ever release that? The answer is as simple as: will SC deliver on their promises - no. (unfortunately)
There is nothing to begin. They are not MMOs at all. Warframe is just Diablo style game in third person and PoE is top down hack and slash. You had to stretch this list by puting 5 extra games as there were no new MMOs worth mentioning and just old ones with some crappy DLC like patches except WoW and FF14 that actually get good content.