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Who really cares about micro transactions? Unless they impact game play or present an unfair advantage, then I honestly don't mind.

For instance, Killing Floor 2 is loaded with "micro transactions" but they are all cosmetic.

Let's say the upcoming CoD MW remake allowed users to buy the final unlock weapons... does that really matter? You have the opportunity to unlock it for yourself and if you value your time vs $, it may be justified to spend $2 to get the final unlock.

The grey area (from my understanding) is the amount of time required to unlock. Once developers put up pay walls for unlocks, such as the final weapon in CoD, the developer can begin to manipulate gamers. Such as requiring 1,000,000,000 XP to unlock (without paying). Which may take 1,000 hours...

Developers have access to everyones information (including total hours). If they determine 75% of users only play CoD for 200 hours, they can easily push those unlocks to require users to play for a minimum of 300 hours.

Has that ever happened? Maybe? I honestly don't know.

However, I hate micro transactions which impact game play AND can only be acquired through additional purchases.

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