Battleborn Adding Microtransactions

The Battleborn website announces plans to update Battleborn on Thursday with a patch that introduces a premium currency system and adds microtransactions to the multiplayer shooter. Gearbox Software stresses that these will be for cosmetic items only, though the also talk about expanding this down the road, saying, "we’re also exploring convenient ways players can add bank spaces, loadouts, or boost their XP and credit earnings that do not affect actual gameplay." Here's more on the plan:
We know what you’re thinking. Don’t worry! When we expand the Battleborn Marketplace on June 16th, we’ll be offering premium taunts and skins that will not affect gameplay at all (warning: may make your teammates and opponents incredibly jealous). This optional, cosmetic content we’ve created comes in addition to all the skins and taunts we’ve already put in the game. On top of that, the first five Battleborn DLC Packs will have EVEN MORE skins and taunts that are only unlockable by playing the Story Operations and will not be sold individually in the Marketplace.
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Jun 16, 2016, 08:36
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Creston wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 20:03:
SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 08:16:
but in this case it really is all cosmetic. So *shrug, who cares.

bank spaces, loadouts, or boost their XP and credit earnings

I dunno, man, doesn't just seem 'cosmetic' to me.
Which you can buy for in game credit right now (not for real money). Maybe they will have that available for real money? I don't understand that announcement.
Either way, the game doesn't seem to be doing so well in sales so I doubt it will be a huge upset. Everyone and their dog is playing Overwatch anyways.
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SpectralMeat wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 08:16:
but in this case it really is all cosmetic. So *shrug, who cares.

bank spaces, loadouts, or boost their XP and credit earnings

I dunno, man, doesn't just seem 'cosmetic' to me.
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Jun 15, 2016, 15:42
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Yikes when you glance at the "Players in last year" graph. can you say fail
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Jun 15, 2016, 13:43
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Overwatch-Lawbreakers-battleborn are all interchangeable in my mind.

Also, if you want to include the micro$hit in your game, don`t do it in this obnoxiously lame, stealthy "down the road' way. Just have the balls to came out and do it. I`ll hate you a bit less, then
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Jun 15, 2016, 13:14
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NetHead wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 11:55:
descender wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 09:43:
Selling XP boosts...

Whenever I see that, or some kind of "XP Boost" or "XP Weekend", all I really see is "Grindfest".

This. If I should want to use an XP boost for your game, then that indicates that your gameplay is so boring that I should want to do less of it. And that means your game is just bad. I dunno, maybe I'm too old-school, but I come from playing games like CS:Source and UT2K4 where we played thousands of hours just because it was fun, not because we needed to unlock some stupid shit. I mean, XP and unlocks and shit make sense for progression in a PvE game, but for PvP? No thanks.
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descender wrote on Jun 15, 2016, 09:43:
Selling XP boosts...

Whenever I see that, or some kind of "XP Boost" or "XP Weekend", all I really see is "Grindfest".
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Selling XP boosts makes me believe that isn't all of the unlocking you'll be doing.
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Creston wrote on Jun 14, 2016, 21:04:
Full priced game. Half the roster locked. Season pass. Microtransactions for non-cosmetic items.
The roster is locked until you play the single player missions and unlock them. The microtransaction is for skins and taunts and stuff, exactly the same thing what Overwatch is doing, which you can just ignore all together.

I'm not a fan of Microtransactions and season passes either, but in this case it really is all cosmetic. So *shrug, who cares.

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Jun 15, 2016, 04:13
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Battleborn is a competent game, just not worth the asking price in this environment of F2P moba's. It will go F2P within 6 months at which point it will be well worth a look.
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Jun 15, 2016, 03:00
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If youre paying real money for cosmetic taunts and skins, you need a life.
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Jun 15, 2016, 01:10
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I honestly didn't know Battleborn was still a thing. It sort of came and went without notice for me.
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Jun 14, 2016, 22:25
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Would you expect anything else from Gearbox?
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Jun 14, 2016, 22:24
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Jun 14, 2016, 22:24
 
This system is more generous than Overwatch, it's around $3 for a skin. $3 for Overwatch is a few loot boxes which is nothing. Being able to buy individual skins vs. random loot boxes is much more consumer friendly.

Also, you can get plenty of skins and taunts for free in the game.

Also, all new gameplay content for the game is free. New characters, maps, modes and extra content all free.

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They tried to peddle this mess of a game and failed, next up free to pay to play.
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Jun 14, 2016, 21:38
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Jun 14, 2016, 21:38
 
I don't see the problem here... You can buy similar stuff for Overwatch, no? Taunts and skins?

Bank space isn't necessary, you can already get a lot with just ingame money.

There are no in-game loot items being bought or anything. XP doesn't affect gameplay for anyone but yourself.
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Jun 14, 2016, 21:15
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That makes me want to buy it even less. I had a small shred of curiosity, but now that's gone.
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Full priced game. Half the roster locked. Season pass. Microtransactions for non-cosmetic items.

No, you fuckers aren't greedy at all. What a fucking joke this game is. Back when this shit was called Evolve everyone in the world was calling the devs out on it.


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