Quinn wrote on Oct 31, 2017, 18:10:
The Shadow of War lootcrate bullshit was a fucking lie and they did it through their teeth without shame.
For the weak minded among us: no matter what you think, the player was crippled without lootboxes. How many legendary orcs did you find? How many gearsets did you complete? I had 40h into SoW and I wasnt even close to completing the gear sets and I had close to no legendary orcs in my army. I was level 48 after 40 hours and thr last 3 levels took me about 10 hours. I felt like I was playing a freemium Clash of Clans kinda game at some point, where you could play without spending a dime but it would be a fucking drag that would take forever.
Rational Youtube vids warn of the same grind in AC Origins, without spending money on loot boxes.
Mark my words: our games will become like the garbage freemium games on our phones, at least to some infuriating extent. Why? Because idiots believe the words, the words of the developers (and publishers ofc).
I spent 0 in Shadow of War and 0 in Assassin's Creed...finished both of those games. SoW, I obtained 3 full sets of legendary items, not including the Bright Lord or Vengeance sets. I finished Shadow Wars at around 43 hours (story finished at like 22 hours or so), had all keeps using Legendary orcs, and not once did I have to 'grind' to get them. Hell, it only took me like 25 hours to get to level 60.
Hell, in Assassin's Creed, I didn't even buy the game, only Redbox'd it for 2 days, played a few hours those days and still finished the story.