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richlind33: The challenge lies in dealing with the consequences of irrational spending.
A (computer/video) game can contain challenges, but not all challenges are games. Gambling can be part of a game. But not all gambling is game related.
And why am I explaining this? Are you a toddler?

Anyway...
I stopped buying/playing AAA (PC - single player!) games a couple of years ago. This loot crate business has nothing to do with me.
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richlind33: The challenge lies in dealing with the consequences of irrational spending.
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teceem: A (computer/video) game can contain challenges, but not all challenges are games. Gambling can be part of a game. But not all gambling is game related.
And why am I explaining this? Are you a toddler?

Anyway...
I stopped buying/playing AAA (PC - single player!) games a couple of years ago. This loot crate business has nothing to do with me.
A post may contain points, but not all points are poignant. o.O
I do like the "in your face" attitude of WB on how they intend to make money from this game. About one and a half months after releasing this 'AAA' game for a greedy £45, they chuck it out in the steam sale at 40% off. Clearly having pulled the alpha mugs in for the full price, they're wasting no time cleaning up the remainder to fully monetise the game's 'extra earning potential' (I bet there's some sales & marketing pratt at WB that used a term like that in a meeting at some point).
Ironically actually in the Steam top sellers list as well.

ps. Omg it's only been less than 2 months since Shadow of War release? Already feels like it was ages ago xD
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Pheace: Ironically actually in the Steam top sellers list as well.

ps. Omg it's only been less than 2 months since Shadow of War release? Already feels like it was ages ago xD
Did you get it on sale, or are you an "alpha mug"? ;p
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Pheace: Ironically actually in the Steam top sellers list as well.

ps. Omg it's only been less than 2 months since Shadow of War release? Already feels like it was ages ago xD
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richlind33: Did you get it on sale, or are you an "alpha mug"? ;p
An alpha mug with no regrets, game was fun. The microtransactions are pretty much meaningless in that game. Game itself was fun, though i was disappointed with the online part of it (very small part of the game).

Seems like a nice thought to build up your fortress and have it attacked sometimes by other players (with no consequences to you except possible gains if your side wins), except, I was attacked once in several weeks since launch. So that interest quickly went away, which means there's little point to really 'perfecting' your fortress.
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richlind33: Did you get it on sale, or are you an "alpha mug"? ;p
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Pheace: An alpha mug with no regrets, game was fun. The microtransactions are pretty much meaningless in that game. Game itself was fun, though i was disappointed with the online part of it (very small part of the game).

Seems like a nice thought to build up your fortress and have it attacked sometimes by other players (with no consequences to you except possible gains if your side wins), except, I was attacked once in several weeks since launch. So that interest quickly went away, which means there's little point to really 'perfecting' your fortress.
How does it stack up against Shadow Of Mordor?
One thing that definitely should come is the information about what you are buying when you are buying loot boxes. In every lottery you know what the chances are to hit the jackpot and you know what's in it. So for loot boxes they probably should do the same and tell you what you can get and the associated chance to get it. Then there is fair ground and people can decide if it's worth it. Although I still tend to say that paying to win is not a fun way to spend money because of this not being a real challenge.
Post edited November 27, 2017 by Trilarion
EA are really screwing up big time of late.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4o4edIblLA
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fishbaits: EA are really screwing up big time of late.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p4o4edIblLA
Here's an in-depth analysis of the origin of the lootbox system and EA under CEO Andrew Wilson.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PTLFNlu2N_M

I totally agree that EA's Stock is poised to take a dive, as EA's earnings have become increasingly dependent on microtransactions, and are significantly less dependent on game sales, so it's exposure to government regulation could potentially be catastrophic -- which is very good news in my estimation.
Post edited December 03, 2017 by richlind33