I KEEP MY IDEALS
- Joe, Arcana
Somehow missed the announcement about microtransactions amid a busy work week.
This is utter bullshit. It's getting less and less surprising that this bullshit is happening but it hurts that little bit more when it's a game you're excited about.
Force is dead right with what he said. We don't know if the grind or progression will be tweaked to encourage spending on red orbs. That's the price of having this in game from the beginning, we will never know how it impacts the finished product.
And yeah. Why wouldn't they do this? It's the same story with any company charging for anything in their game. It's there because they want you to pay for it. 'Player choice' and 'giving players a headstart' is utter shite.
We'll see if they backtrack before release but eh. Easier to do what Shadow of War did and make a year's worth of money off their model until sales drop, then cut out the microtransactions so they look better in the eyes of consumers.