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Microtransactions are for kiddy games. Because a grown up premium game would just come with a premium price.

There is more money to be had from the 30plus crowd, than the little johnny crowd. Id easilt pay $100+ for bf4 if it was a true PC built game.
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Yeah, ok formula, whatever you say
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Originally Posted by formula m View Post

Microtransactions are for kiddy games. Because a grown up premium game would just come with a premium price.

There is more money to be had from the 30plus crowd, than the little johnny crowd. Id easilt pay $100+ for bf4 if it was a true PC built game.

That really sounds like it's coming from someone that's <16 trying to act like they're older. That's really just some seriously flawed logic you have going on there.
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Except for the price value it costs way more.
Then again DLC pales compared to expansions in price value as well.

Just compare a 40 [insert regional currency here] expansion to a 15 mappack to a 5 weapon

It's getting disgusting.

it's extra stuff you pay for. if you don't like the extra stuff don't get it. I played dead space 3 without spending a cent on micro-transactions, and yet enjoyed the game. I didn't feel like i was missing anything there.

micro-transactions only become an issue if the publishers release half of the full game and expect us to pay for the rest with micro-transactions. Selling extra goodies for more isn't really going to hurt gaming and hasn't hurt gaming in the past.
post #215 of 234
people will still buy it. There really isn't much individuals can do about it.
Microtransactions are become more and more the norm, and it'll come to a point where all the potentially "good" games will turn more and more into crappier products.

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The first (and hopefully) last time I spent $60 on a game was more than 3 years ago and it was because a "free weekend" lured me in. I came from the F2P crowd (Combat Arms) with open arms to "real games" with the great anticipation of playing a solid game that had no pay2win BS.

Everyone pays equally, everyone plays equally.
And it was great.
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Except you are very wrong here.
You are using League and TF2 as your examples? Those games are free. You think EA will make their games cheaper or even free? hahahaha.
Nononono, you will have to pay your usual price AND then be pressed in your face with micro transation every single time you click on something.
EA has been doing this for quite a while. Want a lovely example? I present Dragon age Origins. In said game in your camp there is a shop with micro transations and he blatenly tells so. Bbye immersion.

I mean unless you have proof that they will be charging their regular fee on every game, then yes I do they think they will make some games cheaper or free. F2P allows a company to grow their gaming base for a particular F2P game by a factor of 10, and is often a wiser economic strategy that makes more money. Look at the old republic, which is an EA F2P games with microtransactions. If its successful in the long run, I expect them to keep doing it. Honestly it won't be black and white--some games will be F2P with microtransactions, and some will have a flat fee with microtransactions. I simply won't be playing the microtransaction and flat fee games, but ill have more access to the F2P ones, which im happy about.
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people will still buy it. There really isn't much individuals can do about it.
Microtransactions are become more and more the norm, and it'll come to a point where all the potentially "good" games will turn more and more into crappier products.

jealoussmiley.gif

The first (and hopefully) last time I spent $60 on a game was more than 3 years ago and it was because a "free weekend" lured me in. I came from the F2P crowd (Combat Arms) with open arms to "real games" with the great anticipation of playing a solid game that had no pay2win BS.

Everyone pays equally, everyone plays equally.
And it was great.

Not all microtransactions are created equally. These aren't the Combat Arms type of MT where you can buy a specialist or certain guns that are superior to everything who doesn't have something similar. Even in BF3 where you could buy shortcuts, you were still technically on an even playing field.
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Not all microtransactions are created equally. These aren't the Combat Arms type of MT where you can buy a specialist or certain guns that are superior to everything who doesn't have something similar. Even in BF3 where you could buy shortcuts, you were still technically on an even playing field.
There is a stepping stone for everything and I think that EA is trying to push it's boundaries.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Combat Arms was a great F2P. The first 6+~ months had absolutely no microtransaction content, and the whole game was on a level playing field. Then Nexon gradually started to ruin the game. The next 3 months, normally buyable weapons were sold for real money with different skins; OK, this is acceptable, the game is FREE and the company needs to make money somehow. The game was still on a relatively level playing field so no harm was done.
Then things just went downhill from there month after month.. 3 years into the future and now it's just garbage in its purest form
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Microtransactions are for kiddy games. Because a grown up premium game would just come with a premium price.

There is more money to be had from the 30plus crowd, than the little johnny crowd. Id easilt pay $100+ for bf4 if it was a true PC built game.


I do not know which is worse,EA for pulling this,or the way you worded that reply.
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There is a stepping stone for everything and I think that EA is trying to push it's boundaries.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far far away, Combat Arms was a great F2P. The first 6+~ months had absolutely no microtransaction content, and the whole game was on a level playing field. Then Nexon gradually started to ruin the game. The next 3 months, normally buyable weapons were sold for real money with different skins; OK, this is acceptable, the game is FREE and the company needs to make money somehow. The game was still on a relatively level playing field so no harm was done.
Then things just went downhill from there month after month.. 3 years into the future and now it's just garbage in its purest form


I really do know how bad P2W can get and believe me, I used to play Combat Arms a ton (I was at captain 2 or something like that) and watched the complete destruction of what I once enjoyed. I really wish I could go back to playing that game because the core game was a lot of fun, but Nexon seriously ruined it and I just stopped having fun trying to deal with people that simply paid to have an advantage.

EA's microtransactions so far don't even compare. There will be an outrage if they do go too far and they'll definitely hear it, but for now, it's actually not bad at all. The little shortcuts and skins don't really give anyone an advantage and don't really take away from the games. As long as they stick to that, we'll be fine.
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