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Using matchmaking to unbalance games instead of balancing them. So very, very evil.
    
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post #32 of 94
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Wait, maybe we're all thinking wrong in this, and maybe they patented it so it could be buried and protect consumers from being preyed upon...

Hmm.. that's exactly what they would want us to think! And then they release Diablo IV with exactly this nonsense!
post #33 of 94
I'm seeing this as a way of gambling, paying money for you or a team to play another team and win a portion of the money.
post #34 of 94
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Michael Condrey confirms that the ATVI Matchmaking Patent IS NOT present in Call of Duty: WWII

I wonder if we'll see this later on in current titles or if it'll start slipping into future titles.
post #35 of 94
Start match making based of the wallet? I stop playing the game of that company....
    
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post #36 of 94
You just can't fix stupid. The same people that will buy this game and buy more in-game garbage are the same idiots who stand days in line to get the new iPhone. Society as a whole is completely lost. There is still hope for a minority of people but the majority are idiots
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Good! The more decisions of failure the more likely they'll back the hell up and reconsider their entire business strategy. Then again if people want to buy rehashed garbage every year from them, good for them?

These aren't decisions of failure. Activision is going to make a lot of money from this system they patented.

 

The silent majority will buy those microtransactions and they will buy a lot of them. There is a reason why Rockstar stopped near annual releases of games and there is a reason why microtransactions are being added into every single AAA game.

   
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Maybe this will show up, maybe it wont. If anyone bothered reading the nearly week old articles on this they would see this has not been implemented in any game and was filed for back in 2015. Also this came from a research gfroup within activision for a possible concept that so far hasnt panned out. It may show up in a game in the future, but so far it looks like Activision has no plans on implementing this and they need much more scientific study on whether it would achieve its purpose.
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When I'm new to a gam and the game keeps matching me vs veteran players with tons of upgraded gear all the time so I will be owned non stop... I don't generally say "hey, I should throw money at this game"... I usually get annoyed and play something else.

The lengths these companies are willing to go to earn boatloads of cash aside from producing quality products people want to buy is mind blowing.
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They have been. Why else do you think microtransactions are being expanded?

Yep, the people always vote 'yes'.
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