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So you don't think Ubisoft or Gearbox or THQ or Activision or EA uses the money from microtransactions to keep their servers up and running, and to create more content for their games?
lol

Perhaps but like I said its not the only thing they are using the money for. Further more persistent MMO servers are far more expensive to run and maintain then the servers used for BF3/CoD whatever. Many companies have run servers on game sales profits alone. The way EA and the others charge for DLC's/microtransactions is far more for profit then it is for maintenance cost. And THQ does the same as LoL and TF2. They have microtransactions in Free-to-play games but not in $60 retail games.
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microtransaction models on full games are just plain silly. just make the damn game for full price, and allow mods. PROBLEM SOLVED.
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NO NO NO NO NO!!!! For the love of all that is holy, Ubusoft STOP IT!! I am really tempted to write Ubisoft a letter about this as it is just so infuriating.
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Who cares, only people who buy their crap are console kiddies and mindless sheep looking for typical brainless garbage.
They've already successfully destroyed every single franchise they have. They won't have anything left pretty soon
Rainbow Six...Garbage now (agreed, vegas was the last good one)
Ghost Recon....Garbage now (agreed)
Prince of Persia....Garbage now
Assassin's Creed...well...that was typical garbage from the start (they were all fun! 2 was just a DRM disaster, but the series is holding on)
Silent Hunter....oh we had bugs? We'll make you guys vote for us to fix them, we wont' do it unless there's enough votes though
Splinter Cell.....Garbage now (agreed. the first was epic, everything after was god awfull)
Far Cry....Garbage now (agreed)
Hawx...Are they even trying?
Heroes of Might and Magic....I give up (agreed)
UBIsoft had some of the best franchises in gaming, ever, period. Then they destroyed Red Storm Entertainment. Then they bought Tom Clancy's name so they could throw the name on whatever crap they wanted and get away with it.
Actually, UBI can stay around all they want, just quite releasing your crap on PC's.

Notes added.

Watchdogs looks so good, if they do this it will kill it. Please Ubi, don't do this!
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For every single person here saying that micro-transactions are the wrong way to go and will fail, there are 50 people who will waste their money on them. The same with DLC, the more people that buy it, especially day-1 DLC, the more companies will keep cutting content from the game and offering it for an extra fee. DLC today is nothing like expansion packs you used to get 10 years ago, and it both saddens and angers me that these companies are able to get away with it.

The original design of DLC was great. It was designed to decrease the time that customers had to wait for additional content. It is the companies that have abused that and began removing content from the game and released it as day-1 DLC that have ruined it. Even DLC that is released within a few months of launch is acceptable IF and ONLY IF the content was not developed during the production of the actual game, therefore falling under the original intent of DLC.

Expansion packs are designed to be a major update to the game and/or engine as well as a significant amount of additional content to undergo a "significtant" development period.

DLC is designed to be small additions of game content with no major update to the game and/or engine to be released over short periods of time.
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*Raziel considers boycotting Ubisoft games*

But seriously, this is just stupid. Don't they rip us off enough already with their half-assed games riddled with issues?
    
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Watch Dogs could be the first $60 game with an integrated microtransaction system.


EA have already done it. FIFA has an integrated micro transaction system for Ultimate Team. 
 

 

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Splinter Cell.....Garbage now (agreed. the first, second and third were epic, everything after was god awfull)

 

Corrected. The first three were simply awesome.


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Notes added.

Vegas 2 was better than 1 imo, though 1 was pretty good. tongue.gif
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*Raziel considers boycotting Ubisoft games*
But seriously, this is just stupid. Don't they rip us off enough already with their half-assed games riddled with issues?

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/6187-Why-Boycotts-Fail-Where-Whining-Tantrums-Win

I will be posting this every time I see somebody recommend boycotts.
 
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Never played Vegas 2 sadly. With regards to Splinter Cell, I can see how people liked 2 and 3, but I personaly didn't like how they turned out. I wouldn't call them garbage, but just weren't as good. Just my opinion though, I know many others loved those 2.
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Microtransactions on retail games?... You mean like that those 99c - $2 DLC derp packs other devs have selling for years now??... *sigh*.

This is nothing new, so in all honesty this isn't news or any sort of shocking revelation :/
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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/videos/view/jimquisition/6187-Why-Boycotts-Fail-Where-Whining-Tantrums-Win

I will be posting this every time I see somebody recommend boycotts.

I don't care if others buy their games or not but I would save my money. Future Soldier was terrible for a while and they took a long time to patch it up (for a big title) and even then there are problems. All their previous games have also had problems too, and some just of the games just plainly suck.

I'll wait until AC3 is 75% off on Steam and then buy it. At least I wont regret paying full price like i have in the past.
    
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