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I dont know which is why I am asking.ByrgenarHofen said:What do you think my point is?and what is your point then?ByrgenarHofen said:That is all well and good, but this thread is about microtransactions, not early access, isnt it?depends on the income they are making which is the focus of the article.Phry said:So, how are microtransactions working for EA/DICE these days
lots of people bitch and moan endlessly about early access and yet early access is doing very well
Also, that article, if you read it, has subscriptions lumped in with microtransactions.
My point here is that community outrage doesnt always equal the financial bottom line, there are a lot of people who spend a lot of money and never say anything.
What is your view?
(p.s. I would take postlarvals advice its very sound)
My favorite and most revealing was their response to why there is a 14 hour cooldown on doing single player missions as well as very poor rewards:cameltosis said:So, I read through a lot of the AMA answers, most were pretty shit. No admissions of wrong doing or any stated intentions to get stuff changed, just the usual "we acknowledge your complaints, we'll keep monitoring the situation".
There it is. Note the admission that getting too many credits by doing single player missions would "impact Multiplayer" and remember that there is no limit (except temporarily at the moment) to outright buying credits which, by their own admission, would impact multiplayer.
So they explain one form of impacting multiplayer away in the name of fairness and balance while 100% allowing it to be impacted with cash.
Their BS doesn't get any more plain than that.
Best review I've seen so far: https://www.slantmagazine.com/games/review/star-wars-battlefront-iiI so hope so. Been hoping for this kind of storm for years tbh.Iselin said:I get what you're saying but I don't think this is your typical storm that will go quiet. They may just have gone far enough to start killing the goose that was laying all those golden eggs for themselves and for every other AAA publisher.I suspect this decision was only made to suppress some fire to keep selling. EA is so corrupt that they'll rip customers off twice as hard after current storm is somewhat quieted.
On the side note: mmorpg.com gave this p2w title 85 i.e positive review on Metacritic.
I get what you're saying but I don't think this is your typical storm that will go quiet. They may just have gone far enough to start killing the goose that was laying all those golden eggs for themselves and for every other AAA publisher.I suspect this decision was only made to suppress some fire to keep selling. EA is so corrupt that they'll rip customers off twice as hard after current storm is somewhat quieted.
I remember when my son was 10 and heavily into playing Magic, I made the mistake of printing out for him a list of the most sought after cards and what they were selling for.Iselin said:Yes, trading cards also are predatory. Are you saying they're not?laserit said:It's a predatory business practice.laserit said:I don't want to be punished though my taxes because of dumb fucks spending their rent and not being able to feed their children because their addiction to this tripe.
Again, what are we solving here? Are we solving for the 80% or are we solving for the 20%? Actually, it's more like we're probably solving for the 0.005%. We're essentially suggesting to implement something to prevent someone from spending all their money on it, which would be an exceptional case. I would suggest that regardless of the regulations put in place, whatever the game companies counter with, this person would still have a problem and end up spending all their money on it, whether it be a straight-up cash shop or some other gimmick. What you're suggesting is that we create a bubble room for people who can't control themselves, instead of maybe creating a MUCH less expensive support system for these types of people (or the ones who WANT help) in order to actually HELP them.
I'm a manufacturer, I make metal parts and I have regulations that I have to abide by. Just because its the entertainment industry doesn't mean they should get a free pass.
How about when you buy your next house you buy it via a loot box and that will decide whether you get a mansion or a bamboo hut.
I'm not certain why it's predatory. Again, if we go back to trading cards, are they predatory? I would say if anything was predatory here it was the progression system.
No, not at all. Some of my fondest childhood moments were collecting cards, also playing Magic, and an old Star Wars TCG, for which I still have my set.