Rilcon wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 16:53:
Icewind wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 16:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:53:
Saboth wrote on Nov 24, 2020, 15:49:
But wait! There's more! If you sign up today, we'll not only give you 1,000 V-Bucks, we'll give you 500 Digio-Dollars. In addition, your avatar can change their eye color, and add a glowing effect to their big toe (right toe only).
Why makes games when you can make people buy no game whatsoever at twice the cost of 1 game. It's a GREAT DEAL.
There are 20-something gamers who would laugh at us for saying this and they've accepted these kinds of schemes as not only normal, but preferential to our old way of going to the store, buying a box with a disc in it, and installing it.
Kids today. Really.
There 20-something these days that deride these sort of things, and 40+ somethings that've been pumping hundreds of dollars a month into MUDs, Runescape, Ultima, WoW, and others for decades.
They're also the same people who've been spending many hundreds, if not thousands of dollars into collectible card games and then claiming that they made all their money back(and then some) by resale(eyeroll).
It's actually a little funny to look at all the responses here. It's full of crusty old men yelling "get off my lawn" at a changing world that no longer resembles what it once did 20-30 years ago. And the people here seem to be stuck in the past and refusing to move forward. Yes, all these practices are definitely predatory. But remember that once upon a time, even we were enticed by all the shareware/shovelware on disks, the free trials and demos that you had to buy a gaming magazine to get(or not, ya ya most of us downloaded all that for free).
Kids these days are drawn to F2P titles. Why? Because they're free. The barrier to entry is basically non-existant. As they say, the first hit is free...