Poll edited 10/8/17
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Post Reply Should Loot Boxes / Micro-Transactions Be Seen as ok if They Give You an Advantage Over Others?
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Posted 10/8/17 , edited 10/8/17
I'd have to say no as it makes unfair for players who are just playing the game without buying them thus making it a Pay to Win Game.

Edit: I made the poll title more clear as to what I meant to ask with it
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There is exactly on scenario in which lootbox and microtransaction economies are okay whether they give advantages or not, and that is in free to play games.
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Posted 10/8/17

octorockandroll wrote:

There is exactly on scenario in which lootbox and microtransaction economies are okay whether they give advantages or not, and that is in free to play games.


I should have made it more clear I meant in Full Price Games
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Posted 10/8/17
don't see the big deal, for newbies to make it ahead of the game or to keep up with the older/greater players, so I don't see a big deal in it. but since I don't play against someone but AI doesn't matter to me one bit.
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Posted 10/8/17 , edited 10/8/17

niotabunny wrote:

don't see the big deal, for newbies to make it ahead of the game or to keep up with the older/greater players, so I don't see a big deal in it. but since I don't play against someone but AI doesn't matter to me one bit.


But that's what matchmaking is for to match you up with other people of same or similar skill
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what if I, or others don't want to be matched up with similar levels? I rather like being mashed up with the stronger levels, I level up and it's a challenge, there's no challenge to a game when it's easy. I like to play a game where it frustrates me and forces me to improve my skills. this method of play has, besides as stated I play AI, I'm matched up with AI characters or I run around with folks as we battle it out. I don't really like playing with folks to be honest with you, most of the time they are just there to level up, hide and provide no positive experience for the adventure leaving myself (others) to do the job and they reap the rewards.
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Posted 10/8/17 , edited 10/8/17

niotabunny wrote:

what if I, or others don't want to be matched up with similar levels? I rather like being mashed up with the stronger levels, I level up and it's a challenge, there's no challenge to a game when it's easy. I like to play a game where it frustrates me and forces me to improve my skills. this method of play has, besides as stated I play AI, I'm matched up with AI characters or I run around with folks as we battle it out. I don't really like playing with folks to be honest with you, most of the time they are just there to level up, hide and provide no positive experience for the adventure leaving myself (others) to do the job and they reap the rewards.


Let's see does this scenario sit right with you, Someone goes out and buys a $60(or how ever much a new game is where you reside) game on launch day and they go home to play the multi-player and there are people who are over leveled for the amount of time the game has been out just going to town on all the people who want to play the game they just bought without having to spend more money or don't have they money to buy the same advantages just so they can have a fun time on day one?
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Posted 10/8/17

Raoku wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:

There is exactly on scenario in which lootbox and microtransaction economies are okay whether they give advantages or not, and that is in free to play games.


I should have made it more clear I meant in Full Price Games


Ah, then consider my vote for sometimes recast to Hell no.
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Posted 10/8/17
No. Never, Lootboxes have it right, They're cosmetic only.
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Posted 10/8/17 , edited 10/13/17
don't see a problem with that, when people do pre-orders they obtain some advantages at time, these things happen. it's just a game, it doens't bother my little world nor upset me at the very least. it's fantasy, it's not real. it's a stress relief for me and nothing more, people can take it seriously, I am not like that. I'm just there to have some fun and release some stress.
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/24/17
Of course not. That's practically coercion.
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Lootboxes have to be cosmetic only. So HELL NO.
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