PAYDAY 2 Apology

An open letter on the Steam Forums from OVERKILL Software apologizes to PAYDAY 2 players for a series of missteps involving the implementation of microtransactions in PAYDAY 2 after initially promising they wouldn't be part of the heist sequel (thanks VG247). They offer this video interview hashing things out with a couple of the community moderators who went "on strike" over the situation, though the clip runs a couple of hours. They don't outline any concrete plans on setting things right, but they provide this summary on where the situation stands right now:
Meeting with volunteer moderators Ashley and Jones
Today we had a meeting with Ashley and Jones, two of our volunteer moderators. Ashley and Jones has been collecting questions from the community that we discussed during the meeting. Two of the topics were stat boosts and the latest COP reward. We're currently looking into what we can do to make up for the final COP-reward. Ashley and Jones gave several suggestions from the community that we are currently discussing internally. Our main goal is to try to find a way to reduce or remove the random elements of the final reward, whatever that reward will be. Regarding stat boosts, Ashley and Jones suggested that we introduce something similar to StatTrak as part of future safes, a feature used in CS:GO in their cases. This is something we've been thinking about as well, and something that we will discuss going forward. I must stress however that we cannot currently make any promises but these are things we will be discussing as we move forward.

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Nov 24, 2015, 08:30
SXO
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Nov 24, 2015, 08:30
SXO
 
They're sorry all the way to the bank. I bet their revenue stream is higher than ever. People forget that although comparatively few people actually spend money in F2P/P2W games, those people spend so much that these companies actually make more money off of them than through traditional game sales.
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Nov 24, 2015, 07:01
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Nov 24, 2015, 07:01
Bub
 
Whoa, Almir - hipster trust fund kid playing badly at his current lifestyle of game developer, and doing even worse in the honest communication department.
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Nov 24, 2015, 01:32
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 24, 2015, 01:32
Nov 24, 2015, 01:32
 
Meh...and more meh, you have no power here..Almir the Greedy
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Nov 23, 2015, 22:16
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 22:16
Nov 23, 2015, 22:16
 
Words words and more words. They are easy and cheap. Actions matter more. Waiting on actions.
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Nov 23, 2015, 19:54
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 19:54
Nov 23, 2015, 19:54
 
Man this game was really fun, despite a huge number of flaws. Seemed like it had a ton of potential to turn into something special... seems like that ship has sailed
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Nov 23, 2015, 19:02
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 19:02
Nov 23, 2015, 19:02
 
I skipped the video and got the Coles notes from the comments. It was the longest, most drawn out non-apology in history apparently. Developers like this don't deserve your money. Dishonesty shouldn't be rewarded.
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Nov 23, 2015, 18:46
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 18:46
Nov 23, 2015, 18:46
 
They apologize but in the end nothing will be done about it, in other words its just words, no actions. yes... Actions speak louder than words.... Their apology means nothing.
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Nov 23, 2015, 18:00
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Nov 23, 2015, 18:00
 Kxmode
 
You've got to wonder about a game called PAYDAY...
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Nov 23, 2015, 17:06
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 17:06
Nov 23, 2015, 17:06
 
choo choo, all aboard the money train.
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Nov 23, 2015, 15:44
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Nov 23, 2015, 15:44
 
#GAMERLIVESMATTER
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Nov 23, 2015, 13:03
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 13:03
Nov 23, 2015, 13:03
 
Wow. Look at that youtube thumbnail. Ultra hipster there, lol.
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Nov 23, 2015, 12:19
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 12:19
Nov 23, 2015, 12:19
 
It's too little too late. I won't be buying any more of their games.
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Nov 23, 2015, 11:57
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 11:57
Nov 23, 2015, 11:57
 
Oh yeah! Real sorry guys!
Now take a look at our brand new tournament with over 250k in prizes!

Looks like the apology is basically clickbait to announce that tourney that's starting next week.
I bet most pissed fans wouldn't have even read about it if that "apology" wasn't in the title.
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Nov 23, 2015, 11:50
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Nov 23, 2015, 11:50
 Cutter
 
Remember folks, next time you're caught in a lie you say, 'Whoa, whoa, whoa, I never lied. It was just a misstep.'
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Nov 23, 2015, 11:11
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Nov 23, 2015, 11:11
 

Lies after lies, after lies……

Basically they were testing the waters to see how many customers would continue to be suckered, but once the backlash spun out of control, it was only then they decided to come out with an empty apology.

Talk is cheap assholes, so until you patch the micro transactions out of the game, GO F*&K YOURSELVES GREEDY PRICKS!!!

They got a BIG black eye from this that probably won’t go away for a long time.
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Nov 23, 2015, 10:37
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 10:37
Nov 23, 2015, 10:37
 
It's much easier to ask forgiveness after the fact than to get acceptance beforehand.
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Nov 23, 2015, 10:36
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 10:36
Nov 23, 2015, 10:36
 
hahaha... "blah blah blah blah, yes yes we are kissing your ass... but no, we arent gonna stop the microtransactions. fucking buy it. you know you want it. blah blah blah thanks for your support"
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Nov 23, 2015, 10:35
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 10:35
Nov 23, 2015, 10:35
 
It's basically all bullshit and fluff if they don't rip the microtransactions out of the game.
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Nov 23, 2015, 10:17
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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology Nov 23, 2015, 10:17
Nov 23, 2015, 10:17
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nin wrote on Nov 23, 2015, 10:15:
I must stress however that we cannot currently make any promises but these are things we will be discussing as we move forward.

"We'll talk about it, ok? Happy? Now go buy some more shit!"



Stick a fork in this one, its done.

all of the apologizes in the world wont save this game now.

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Re: PAYDAY 2 Apology
Nov 23, 2015, 10:15
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Nov 23, 2015, 10:15
 nin
 
I must stress however that we cannot currently make any promises but these are things we will be discussing as we move forward.

"We'll talk about it, ok? Happy? Now go buy some more shit!"


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