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had to happen eventually... you guys swearing off companies that do microtransactions are going to have a pretty small list to play from, before this is all said and done.
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had to happen eventually... you guys swearing off companies that do microtransactions are going to have a pretty small list to play from, before this is all said and done.

Nope. FTP games are rising, and will be great competition to this type of stuff. Even a FTP with P2W qualities will be better off, since EA is already headed that way, AND they charge a premium for their games. If I'm going to pay for upgrades, the game better be cheap or free.
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Nope. FTP games are rising, and will be great competition to this type of stuff. Even a FTP with P2W qualities will be better off, since EA is already headed that way, AND they charge a premium for their games. If I'm going to pay for upgrades, the game better be cheap or free.

and FTP dont have micro transactions?

i play several, myself, and it works for what it is... but those games are not even close to what games like dead space, bioshock, etc, etc... for the most part your free to plays are going to be the ultra repetetive action rpg, MOBA pvp games, generic mmorpg of the month...

some of those will be fun to play, but a vast majority end up being a ridiculous grindfest if you don't throw some money at the game.
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I know people hate this idea, but you really have to consider this.. The base price of games really haven't changed much in the past few years, but cost of development is always increasing. They have to find a way to make up the difference and in reality, they could easily justify jacking the price of games up to $80, but instead they're putting out micro-transactions and DLCs which you can just opt out of and they're still able to make that money. Would you rather pay $80-$100 per game or deal with optional micro-transactions/DLC?
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I know people hate this idea, but you really have to consider this.. The base price of games really haven't changed much in the past few years, but cost of development is always increasing. They have to find a way to make up the difference and in reality, they could easily justify jacking the price of games up to $80, but instead they're putting out micro-transactions and DLCs which you can just opt out of and they're still able to make that money. Would you rather pay $80-$100 per game or deal with optional micro-transactions/DLC?

N64 says "What's up?" (KI Gold was $125CA at Walmart) thumb.gif
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If this is like BF3 weapon/vehicle unlocks I wont really care because I earned those legit and it wasnt hard to do, in fact I swear people were asking for weapons/unlocks to have the option to buy because they were too lazy to unlock it themselves.

Same with Mass Effect 3 mp, I could unlock spectre packs easy enough but those that couldn't could pay money, as long as it does not effect me I don't care.

However if it goes pay 2 win where I cannot get something because I did not purchase it, I am done with them.

... and thats how they keep pushing more and charging more while offering less...
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and FTP dont have micro transactions?

i play several, myself, and it works for what it is... but those games are not even close to what games like dead space, bioshock, etc, etc... for the most part your free to plays are going to be the ultra repetetive action rpg, MOBA pvp games, generic mmorpg of the month...

some of those will be fun to play, but a vast majority end up being a ridiculous grindfest if you don't throw some money at the game.

You are saying Diablo III, borderlands, Cod/Bf, and skyrim are not grindfests ?
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I know people hate this idea, but you really have to consider this.. The base price of games really haven't changed much in the past few years, but cost of development is always increasing. They have to find a way to make up the difference and in reality, they could easily justify jacking the price of games up to $80, but instead they're putting out micro-transactions and DLCs which you can just opt out of and they're still able to make that money. Would you rather pay $80-$100 per game or deal with optional micro-transactions/DLC?

I doubt that they'll raise the price of games any higher because the economy is still jacked up. If parents see that a console cost $300-400 plus $100 dollar games I highly doubt that they'll want too spend that kind of money when their budget is thin. Same thing with micro-transactions they just bought a 60 dollar game and their kid comes crying that s/he has to spend another 20 I'll doubt they'll keep buying games.
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All future EA games will not feature on my PC.
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If this is like BF3 weapon/vehicle unlocks I wont really care because I earned those legit and it wasnt hard to do, in fact I swear people were asking for weapons/unlocks to have the option to buy because they were too lazy to unlock it themselves.

Same with Mass Effect 3 mp, I could unlock spectre packs easy enough but those that couldn't could pay money, as long as it does not effect me I don't care.

However if it goes pay 2 win where I cannot get something because I did not purchase it, I am done with them.

The only reason I didn't care about that was no PvP in ME3. In a game like BF4? No thanks. I'm fine with cosmetic items. That's it.

I don't blame EA for making this decision, as they probably are making more per release this way. /shrug Add me to the list that won't buy another title.
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I know people hate this idea, but you really have to consider this.. The base price of games really haven't changed much in the past few years, but cost of development is always increasing. They have to find a way to make up the difference and in reality, they could easily justify jacking the price of games up to $80, but instead they're putting out micro-transactions and DLCs which you can just opt out of and they're still able to make that money. Would you rather pay $80-$100 per game or deal with optional micro-transactions/DLC?

I would rather see an increase to $80 than a constant cash-grab like what EA is trending towards. Cosmetic items are fine, and honestly DLC is alright in most cases. But trading cash for leveling/gearing/skilling up is not to me.

/shrug. I'm sure there's sound psychology behind their move showing that people are more accepting in most cases of a smaller initial cost and then micro-trans here and there. Such a model probably makes them significantly more than $80 for most games. Good news for EA. Bad news for a lot of us on OCN.
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