Op Ed

Polygon - Snobbery and fear drive criticisms of free-to-play games and ethics.
After seven years in the "traditional" industry, I've spent eight years building free-to-play projects, so I'm especially sensitive to and interested in these criticisms. The attacks and criticism of free-to-play mechanics are often unfair and selective, and leave questionable but traditional business practices alone.

This is snobbery; evidence that the old guard is scared of where the industry is headed.

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jdreyer wrote on Apr 10, 2014, 14:44:
Here's the basic problem as I see it: the underlying structure of Free 2 Play itself ruins games. Take PvZ2. This is a fun game. I put in about 25 or so hours and got about 80% complete in the game. ...
And in all honestly Demo games that you have to pay to unlock the rest of the game have been around for a long time. If I got 50% of the way through a free game and it told me. Pay $5.00 for the complete game. I may cough up the $5. If it tells me pay $1 to go to the next level, I don't know what my full investment will be. Yeah, sure the levels I've seen are fun, but how much is this going to cost me in the long run? $5, $10, $500 ?? You want to market it as F2P, when its really a Demo, fine, but at least be upfront about the total cost when I hit that wall.
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