Originally Posted by moocowman
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.
You sound like an adolecent, trying to figure out how an adult thinks... ?
So I will ask you:
Who in their right mind, prefers a free to play game with micro-trinket-transactions, over a bought game..? <--- what demographic is that in favor of & directly targeting..?
CHILDREN & adolecent adults.. who have fragile egoes and have not learned to emotionally seperate themselves, from their feelings (id~ego~superego). Dev's rely on these knee-jerk emotional reactions to fuel their coffers.
In contrast, I'd buy a new Hockey Jersey ($125 bucks) for my nephew, before I would buy myself a set of armor/new weapon for $6.99 in a throw-away free-to-play game...
Adults are not worried about $5 trinkets... they have jet ski's, cars, boats, motorcycles, houses, children, etc.. Adults don't buy 5 games a year, they spend $50~$70 on a platform, then play & support that community over many years. On-the-other-hand, It is these transient children & kids.. who jump from game to game to game... to game.. incessantly looking for "friends" to socialize with and Vent/TS with. Children follow fads..
Also, adolecent thinkers are not emotionally capable of playing a single game... (that requires time as a main investment), they need instant result for their newly evolving brain/world... A full-featured adult game that takes years to make a name 4 urself, etc. (BF3/EQ,etc) with little rewards, for little work. (ie: work = results)
Work doesn't sit well with the Fisher Price, instant gratification kids we have gaming today.
Do you not see any of this^... ?
f2p = bcuz I was feeling vulnerable one sat night, & needed that sword.. lol
(All based on impulse buying from an adolecent mind...)
*Understand age has little bearing on whether your an adolecent or not, u can be 19 and still be an adolecent.. or cater to your adolecent tendencies.