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Did everyone become massive cheapskates when I wasn't looking? I cant be the only one who remembers TF2 before it was F2P and that it was a much better game for it. The only issue is that it's going to be a fully priced multiplayer game like Titanfall was and we all know how that ended. My only hope is that they offer all future maps and heroes for free but that's pretty much a fairy-tale.
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Did everyone become massive cheapskates when I wasn't looking? I cant be the only one who remembers TF2 before it was F2P and that it was a much better game for it. The only issue is that it's going to be a fully priced multiplayer game like Titanfall was and we all know how that ended. My only hope is that they offer all future maps and heroes for free but that's pretty much a fairy-tale.
TF2 VS TF2 f2p = hats and other stupid skins
If you don't care about skins, it doens't change the gameplay...Same game, same gameplay, just different skins, stupid hats.
This looks like a straight rip off of TF2, not to mention I got TF2 in the Orange Box.
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Ugh. The only thing I hate worse than F2P is P2P with a guarantee of F2P and microtransactions coming later.
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TF2 VS TF2 f2p = hats and other stupid skins
If you don't care about skins, it doens't change the gameplay...Same game, same gameplay, just different skins, stupid hats.
This looks like a straight rip off of TF2, not to mention I got TF2 in the Orange Box.

Not exactly true, TF2 was pretty entertaining when there wasn't much weapon diversity, other than the occasional class-specific Updates. Then they started adding new weapons left and right, now it's just an unbalanced, annoying mess.
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Not exactly true, TF2 was pretty entertaining when there wasn't much weapon diversity, other than the occasional class-specific Updates. Then they started adding new weapons left and right, now it's just an unbalanced, annoying mess.

Yeah, I would actually jump on TF2 quite often when it came out before F2P but I was pretty turned off by the 8 bazillion weapons, skins and hats madness that happened.
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All game skins and characters from launch should be free with purchase anything less than that and it's a horrible value. This half ass FTP sell chara's and skins as a separate thing but forcing you to buy it is stupid. No one should should buy and just wait till it goes FTP since it's already has those microtransactions. Now if you want to say you pay $40 and you get all future characters for free and just not skins I'm okay with that but they won't ever do that since it's a FTP game through and through.
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Meh the slight interest I had in this game only came because I thought it was free, this changes everything lol.
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Did everyone become massive cheapskates when I wasn't looking? I cant be the only one who remembers TF2 before it was F2P and that it was a much better game for it. The only issue is that it's going to be a fully priced multiplayer game like Titanfall was and we all know how that ended. My only hope is that they offer all future maps and heroes for free but that's pretty much a fairy-tale.
Times change. With all the free to play games out that are of decent quality you have to do better to make people buy your game, especially in a genre like this. Also, i must have missed the point where you became the authority to speak of when TF2 was better. Different strokes for different folks and by the popularity of tf2 now i think the majority would disagree with you.
Edited by Assirra - 11/6/15 at 8:25pm
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edit - I was wrong.
Edited by Boinz - 11/6/15 at 8:48pm
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Heres the thing, there is literally only 1 way to make a free to play game good. COSMETIC ONLY purchases, that have no impact on gameplay. Nothing more nothing less. Anything contrary to that dooms a F2p game before it leaves the door.

Now with Overwatch? A multiplayer game only, for $40 and i'm only getting a limited number of characters? Sounds like Evolve.
What do you mean limited number of characters? You get them all if you buy the game. A huge point of the game is switching characters on the fly. They sorta hammered that at Blizzcon.
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