Microtransactions are terrible

Discussion in 'Video Game and Fantasy Football Board' started by IV, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. Odin

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    Microtransactions that are ok: cosmetic only and anything in ftp

    Microtransactions that arent ok: everything else
     
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  2. superfly0212

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    I really wanted to buy 2k. But, I've just heard terrible things about it
     
  3. Odin

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    Its probably a fine buy as long as you dont play myplayer (i never do)
     
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  4. POWESHOW

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    Micro transactions don’t affect me at all because I don’t play Barbie dream house on my video games. Give me franchise mode or exhibition mode and I’m set. I have never made it further than the first game in any MyPlayer mode in any game.
     
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  5. Odin

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    there are thousands of games that aren't sports games that are directly impacted by them

    but as far as sports games go, i couldn't agree more
     
  6. TrustyPatches

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    It's disgusting. Seems like everyone at activision has been doing damage control acting like they will never implement it but it's legit how they've behaved every single time they've had similar complaints with MT and in the end they always implement what everyone feared they would. Activision can essentially come to everyone's house and murder their families and COD, Destiny, Overwatch, WoW, Hearthstone and any other gigantic franchise they have will still fly off the shelves. They need to be stopped
     
  7. Odin

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    i mean, that can be implemented into about zero activision games i play, so i don't care. if i played cod or hearthstone i might care.
     
  8. TrustyPatches

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    Currently it wouldn't effect Destiny but it certainly could in the future. I can't imagine being ok with this
     
  9. Odin

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    I will probably play less than 100 total hours of d2
     
  10. TrustyPatches

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    Meh they'll fix what's wrong with D2 as it goes just like they did D1. It's a bit disheartening that they basically hit the reset button on everything they accomplished with D1 tho I'll 100% and totally agree
     
  11. Odin

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    Unless they bring back random rolls on guns I'm done with it. So, I'm probably done with it.
     
  12. Jean-Ralphio

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    people are losing their shit about star wars.
     
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  13. BlazingRebel

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    That and Activision with the public loot box openings should be fucking ashamed
     
  14. Jean-Ralphio

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    they wont be. the more than double their profit.
     
  15. BlazingRebel

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    Of course they won't
     
  16. Fusiontegra

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    Most downvoted comment in Reddit history as a result of this today. Currently sitting at just short of 500k downvotes.

     
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  18. BP

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    -522K down votes on this comment before it was locked :loldog:
     
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  19. miles

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  20. miles

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    The best part of EA's defense of the crazy unlock time is the "We want unlocks to be rewarding and compelling to attain." Yeah, spending a shit load of time earning something other people will just buy instantly is so rewarding. They might as well just try literally feeding people bullshit.
     
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  21. Popovio

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    EA removed the refund button from their website, the only way to get a refund now is to call them.
     
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  22. Jean-Ralphio

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    damn they just straight up dont care
     
  23. miles

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    It's actually really important that people don't buy this game. If sales aren't hurt badly enough for using pay to win mechanics in a full priced game, that's going to become the norm and we're going to see it in tons of other games.

    It's already bad enough that 2k18 was such a huge success.
     
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  24. Jean-Ralphio

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    its already the norm and this game will probably sell just fine. the angry redditers is a very small group when you look at gamers in general.

    i wish EA would hurt over this but i really doubt that they will.
     
  25. miles

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    Nah, pay to win is the norm in free to play games, which is fine.

    Pay to win in full priced AAA games is new, and is bullshit.
     
  26. Jean-Ralphio

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    Micro transactions are in every new AAA game. Call of duty, Need for speed, Assasins creed, Destiny 2, Madden, Fifa etc etc etc. Maybe its not strictly pay to win but neither is this.
     
  27. TrustyPatches

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    Games suck any way so fuck it
     
  28. miles

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    The vast majority of those things are either cosmetic or very small advantages. These are significant gameplay-affecting advantages on another level.

     
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  29. Jean-Ralphio

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    Maybe idk i’m not watching a 25 minutw video. but I think you’ll be very disappointed if you think this train is stopping.

    I hope i’m wrong but they’re making bank on micro transactions so i doubt they give two fucks, it’ll only get worse.
     
  30. miles

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    Go to 1:55 and watch for 30 seconds

    I don't think the train is stopping, and it sucks. I agree with your last statement. That's the whole reason people need to not buy this, even though I don't expect they will.
     
  31. Jean-Ralphio

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    yea thats not great.
     
  32. BP

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    regarding loot boxes
     
  33. superfly0212

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    Doesn't it come down to a form of gambling?
     
  34. BlazingRebel

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  35. miles

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    Usually it's kids gambling with their parents money as well. The other issue is that now that companies have their foot in the door with this stuff, they're going to push the envelope further and further by withholding more and more content, and punishing players more and more for not spending extra money. The gaming industry is headed down a really shitty, consumer-fucking path, and unfortunately nothing short of an inordinate amount of people refusing to buy these games (won't happen) or legislation will stop it.
     
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  36. TrustyPatches

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    The best part is that games suck so it doesn't matter
     
  37. BlazingRebel

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    EA put loot boxes in fucking Need for Speed Payback. :bang: aka speed cards for car parts
     
  38. Jean-Ralphio

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    i told you guys already, its p wild tbh.
     
  39. superfly0212

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    That really sucks. Even if all I'm playing are Mario and rocket league. Sky force anniversary is fun. I didn't buy 2k because of the VC. And looks like I'm in passing on star wars too.
     
  40. BlazingRebel

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    I mean loot boxes like RL and Overwatch have at it, but anything that isn't cosmetics should never be available as microtransactions.
     
  41. Teflon Queen

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    I never understood why people continued to buy NCAA football when it became so obviously bad and I’ll never understand why people will still buy this shit
     
  42. Odin

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    Ncaa was never as "obviously bad" as people acted like. People expected EA to revolutionize the game each time and thats simply not possible when a game is released every year (see: cod, all sports games).

    Honestly sports games were perfected long ago. No reason to expect more than a reskin each year.
     
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  43. TimJimothy

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    I agree. The 'bad' thing about it was paying that same $50-$60 a year for basically a reskin. Of course enough people bought it, so...
     
  44. Odin

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    I'd almost hate to see the state of ncaa now. Nothing but ultimate team i'm sure. Despite 14 having the best dynasty mode they clearly stopped caring about it once UT came along.
     
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  45. Gin Buckets

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    Not SMITE, which imo, is the GOAT free to play game. I have spent plenty of money on that game and all of their paying options are cosmetic unless you want to spend $30 to unlock all of the gods and future gods. I wish all games would take notes from them.
     
  46. miles

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    I play dota and it's the same way but they give you everyone for free too. (And the game makes a shitload of money)