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Well, this system aims to pair people who buy things against the people who don't so that the they are encouraged to purchase items in order to compete better.

So it would be the opposite to what you are saying. Though, I don't know what the demographic for in game purchases is made up of, I would lean towards 20-30 year olds that have a bit of disposable income. I know a guy who dumped $800 into clash of clans. Owns a construction a little construction company lol.

If you ever played COD, you know it's populated by loads of kids. If you have a headset with mic, these kids will yell, scream and swear at you non-stop. You may kick their you know what but they will still call you a noob....
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If you ever played COD, you know it's populated by loads of kids. If you have a headset with mic, these kids will yell, scream and swear at you non-stop. You may kick their you know what but they will still call you a noob....

Well if you are correct that these kids are the ones buying all the ingame content, be prepared to play with MANNNYYY more of them lol.

I usually just laugh and call them little kids. Telling them to go to bed is also pretty useful. The best is when they start calling you a kid back, hahahahahahha.
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Step 1: see somebody with a shiny overpowered DLC item
Step 2: purchase it because you seek this shiny power
Step 3: Matchmaking now only matches you with under-equipped noobs to languish them
Step 4: Your experience is complete thrash because you now can't find a good team
Step 5: Uninstall this game and vote for the golden-poo award's new nominee

It does sound like a digital Ponzi scheme, doesn't it? Except that all consumers lose and only the scheme owner wins.
 
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The only time I spend money in game is if the game is free and uses special items to support the game development. Like Kingdom of Loathing for instance. I put about 50$ or so into the game but that was over the course of my many years playing the game. Spending 50$ on a game and then getting the shakedown for every good item is disgraceful, and pairing OP players with newbs to get them to buy is even more so.
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Plenty of people will spend quite a bit of their own money on this stuff. Kids spending parents money aren't the biggest demographic here.

Agreed, I play Marvel Future Fight as a (mostly) f2p player. The game has it's in-game currency (which you purchase with real money) which you can use to buy premium characters, level ups, etc. The more in-game currency you purchase the higher your 'VIP' level goes and because of this it's pretty easy to reverse engineer how much someone has spent on the game and there are people spending literally thousands on this game. To get to the highest VIP level will set you back about $9000 USD and people at this level are far from rare.
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Agreed, I play Marvel Future Fight as a (mostly) f2p player. The game has it's in-game currency (which you purchase with real money) which you can use to buy premium characters, level ups, etc. The more in-game currency you purchase the higher your 'VIP' level goes and because of this it's pretty easy to reverse engineer how much someone has spent on the game and there are people spending literally thousands on this game. To get to the highest VIP level will set you back about $9000 USD and people at this level are far from rare.

9,000$ for a digital wiener measuring contest. Its crazy isn't it?
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In before patent trolling! Wait until the system is interpreted as, micro transactions existed, we just grouped players together to play with each other. We hope that players will continue to use micro transactions.
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9,000$ for a digital wiener measuring contest. Its crazy isn't it?

Definitely! I love the game so was happy to spend a little to support the devs but that level of spending is just crazy.
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Probably going to in crap for posting this but I think Mack on Worth a Buy makes some good points. He's a little over dramatic but he is pretty down to earth with how all this stuff like loot boxes micro transactions etc are just blatant money grabbing because people are idiots and will pay it.

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Probably going to in crap for posting this but I think Mack on Worth a Buy makes some good points. He's a little over dramatic but he is pretty down to earth with how all this stuff like loot boxes micro transactions etc are just blatant money grabbing because people are idiots and will pay it.


That's probably a fairly fair representation of how this looks. As a single player kind of guy this obsessive need to monetise multiplayer really worries me, because if all the big money is to be made fleecing multiplayer participants who's going to bother putting together a good single player experience? For so long we've seen multiplayer tacked on to singleplayer games, I think now we're going to see it swing the other way with single player games being tacked on to multiplayer games. In fact why bother with the singleplayer at all?
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