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DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions

DC Universe Online is adding microtransactions, according to Massively. Word is:

These items are Proto Repair-Bots, which are exactly what they sound like, as they provide players with the convenient ability to repair on the go. Also included are Vault Tickets, which are sold either in singles or in stacks of five. These tickets allow players extra access to the Vault instance, where they can earn unique rewards. We don't have any other information about what will be available for sale in the future, but keep an eye out and we'll be sure to update you as soon as we know more.

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7. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 22:59 kanniballl
 
Slashman wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 19:09:
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 18:21:
This mmo is worth paying very little for and just running through once and getting out. The updates are at a snails pace, you can't afford that these days.

Which is the baffling thing. It's like there was no foresight involved. No one thought that they needed to add regular content updates after they got it out the door. I mean really? MMOs aren't really meant to be stagnant. They need to keep adding things to keep players interested.

Vague promises don't actually count...

I gave up on the game a while ago...

But in their defense, they were *supposedly* trying for monthly (or near-monthly) updates. Between Holiday content and the various Trial additions, they were trickling minor (and cruddy) content updates.

Major-Update-#3 was due a WHILE ago but I guess they got completely screwed due to the whole outage thing.

I might hop into the game again in the future, but only if they add something substantial... like some of the PowerSets that were available during Beta.

It's a super hero game... without staple "powers" like super strength / invulnerability. So if you want a Superman-type hero, they recommend "Ice." Which is great, unless you don't mind your carefully crafted costume hero to turn into a Frost giant every 2 minutes.

Super Strength (or some sort of basic Brick) and energy emission beyond flames or purple-forhead-mental-attacks are a must for a super hero game.

Anyway, it's sad. I know it's Sony but I had high hopes. The game had so much promise but they dropped the ball in too many places.

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6. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 19:09 Slashman
 
HorrorScope wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 18:21:
This mmo is worth paying very little for and just running through once and getting out. The updates are at a snails pace, you can't afford that these days.

Which is the baffling thing. It's like there was no foresight involved. No one thought that they needed to add regular content updates after they got it out the door. I mean really? MMOs aren't really meant to be stagnant. They need to keep adding things to keep players interested.

Vague promises don't actually count...
 
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5. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 18:21 HorrorScope
 
This mmo is worth paying very little for and just running through once and getting out. The updates are at a snails pace, you can't afford that these days.  
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4. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 17:46 Veterator
 
Are you should it wasn't:

You pay or it goes away? While they point toward SWG.
 
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3. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 16:26 entr0py
 
Bill Borre wrote on Jul 1, 2011, 14:20:
Ok you're adding microtransactions. So where's the F2P option?

I think they're going with the "you pay us twice!" model. When asked for comment a SOE spokesperson clarified "no new content, you pay double!".

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2. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 15:34 Cutter
 
Yeah, don't you have to have players in order for this to mean something?
 
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1. Re: DC Universe Online Adding Microtransactions Jul 1, 2011, 14:20 Bill Borre
 
Ok you're adding microtransactions. So where's the F2P option?  
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