S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 NFT Plans Nuked

After the Internet melted down over the announcement of plans to add blockchain elements to S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl, GSC Game World tweets this plan has been scrapped. Presumably the NFTs planned for the shooter sequel will be consigned to some sort of exclusion zone:
Dear STALKERS,

We hear you.

Based on the feedback we received, we've made a decision to cancel anything NFT related in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2.

The interests of our fans and players are the top priority for the team. We're making this game for you to enjoy — whatever the cost is. If you care, we care too.

With love,

GSC Game World Team.
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Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 21:23:
Good. Gamers are sick of crypto, blockchain, and all the bullshit that comes with it. No one can buy a new video card without selling a kidney and only then...maybe. It's all just wasted electricity, material, and energy on complete and utter bullshit. Enough is enough, ban this garbage already.

I actually agree with you on this, never thought I would agree with you on anything but here we are.
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Mr. Tact wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 20:21:
Oh no! Just saw the CEO of a crypto exchange predict the US dollar is going to zero! I better hurry up and buy some bitcoin on his exchange!

Dollar Will Hit Zero
Actual documentary on what will happen when it hits zero https://youtu.be/KrrFqtgQjUA

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Dec 17, 2021, 20:21
 
Oh no! Just saw the CEO of a crypto exchange predict the US dollar is going to zero! I better hurry up and buy some bitcoin on his exchange!

Dollar Will Hit Zero
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Dec 17, 2021, 16:54
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Sadly, I suspect that they would have made more money with the game offering premium NFTs than they will without it.
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roguebanshee wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 10:28:
loomy wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 20:20:
The inevitable crypto crash when people realize that crypto is useless and worthless could cause the next recession lol
Cryptocurrency has become so embedded in how criminals do transactions online that making it illegal to own or mine cryptocurrency in every single nation on Earth would likely have little impact on the value of the various large currencies. Companies getting hit by ransomware would still be asked to pay out in bitcoin, etherium or whatever other cryptocurrency the criminals are interested in.
I think if every country banned it, the value would drop so precipitously as to make it worthless. Then it wouldn't make sense for the criminals any longer.
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Dec 17, 2021, 14:40
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Bodolza wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 12:56:
Lots of people conflating blockchain, bitcoin, and NFTs on this thread. Bitcoin doesn't even support NFTs.
potayto, potahto...

While not technically the same thing, all part of the same system. Someday there will be a stable, easy to use, widely accepted, decentralized currency. I have serious doubts I'll live to see it.
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Dec 17, 2021, 13:59
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Bodolza wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 12:56:
Lots of people conflating blockchain, bitcoin, and NFTs on this thread. Bitcoin doesn't even support NFTs.

It doesn't matter. It's all part and parcel of the same virtual bullshit.
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Lots of people conflating blockchain, bitcoin, and NFTs on this thread. Bitcoin doesn't even support NFTs.
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El Salvador became the first country to make Bitcoin legal tender, encouraging citizens and businesses to transact in the cryptocurrency.

Criminals never used dollars for illegal activity.

One of the above statements is true.
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MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 10:40:
Unfortunately even major financial groups have started tentatively buying into cryptocurrency, it's available on every phone/PC payment application, Paypal, Venmo, etc. so I don't see it getting made illegal anytime soon, at least as a whole.
Yep. Momentum is definitely building, which is why the sooner it gets destroyed the better. However, I hold very little hope it will actually happen. In the past in the US (and elsewhere?) each bank used to issue its own currency. The current situation with crypto kind of feels like that. Clearly that ended, maybe crypto will too, but I wouldn't suggest holding your breath while we wait for it to happen.
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Cryptocurrency being illegal worldwide would definitely put a damper on mining, because currently the mining operations are not exactly small, and they draw an insane amount of power. Whole power stations, even in the USA, have been devoted to mining operations, most are publicly known. They would be shut down quickly if mining cryptocurrency was actually made illegal.

Unfortunately even major financial groups have started tentatively buying into cryptocurrency, it's available on every phone/PC payment application, Paypal, Venmo, etc. so I don't see it getting made illegal anytime soon, at least as a whole.

I would like to see proof of work coins get made illegal pretty much immediately, the mathematics of power use for those, particularly the biggest example, Bitcoin, simply does not work for human survival.
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Dec 17, 2021, 10:38
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roguebanshee wrote on Dec 17, 2021, 10:28:
loomy wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 20:20:
The inevitable crypto crash when people realize that crypto is useless and worthless could cause the next recession lol
Cryptocurrency has become so embedded in how criminals do transactions online that making it illegal to own or mine cryptocurrency in every single nation on Earth would likely have little impact on the value of the various large currencies. Companies getting hit by ransomware would still be asked to pay out in bitcoin, etherium or whatever other cryptocurrency the criminals are interested in.

If there's nowhere - in the legitimate world - that accepts cryptoshite than there's zero point in having it. At best it'll only exist in the third world. Like every other mania when people start abandoning it in droves - trying to not be the last one to leave - it'll collapse on its own.

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Dec 17, 2021, 10:28
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loomy wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 20:20:
The inevitable crypto crash when people realize that crypto is useless and worthless could cause the next recession lol
Cryptocurrency has become so embedded in how criminals do transactions online that making it illegal to own or mine cryptocurrency in every single nation on Earth would likely have little impact on the value of the various large currencies. Companies getting hit by ransomware would still be asked to pay out in bitcoin, etherium or whatever other cryptocurrency the criminals are interested in.
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Dec 17, 2021, 09:16
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Admittedly, I'm not really paying close attention, but weren't these NFTs ones that needed to be "activated" before launch? So there's absolutely zero value after launch? It was turning you into a character, so long as you provided your own transportation to their studio.

Once that's done, the NFT has no value. No tangible value, at least. It's a ticket that's been used.

Even more than the Splinter Cell or whatever NFTs, this makes no sense at all. Why not just do what everyone has always done since the beginning of time and auction off the ability for rich people to be in your game? Even kickstarters have been doing this for a decade, with people paying thousands getting in games. Didn't need to be an NFT...
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Dec 17, 2021, 09:07
 
Yeah I feel like crypto was for people that had nothing and said, what if I create this, this... "nothing" and put a value on it. If I speak so loudly about it long enough, others will believe into this "nothing" and join in. Now I am rich off of "nothing" that I created and deemed having a value.

I suppose that is how any currency comes about, except... a dollar bill is a dollar bill. I can physically touch it and carry it around with me in my wallet. It feels real. That alone holds more value than "nothing" that we can then claim has value.
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Dec 17, 2021, 07:40
 
We are watching in real time why their games take a decade to get released.
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loomy wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 20:20:
The inevitable crypto crash when people realize that crypto is useless and worthless could cause the next recession lol
I have wondered/thought about this and I'm pretty sure at current levels even if every country in the world declare crypto illegal tomorrow I don't think it would be a huge impact. This is all speculation on my part but the crypto world seems a lot like the twitter world to me. It is a very small neighborhood creating a very large echo chamber. While I heard about Bitcoin very early on and was tempted to play around with it (never did, kinda wish I had) that's the closest I get to knowing anyone involved with crypto. I tend to put it into the same category as all the damn MLM nonsense. A lot of people doing that too, but don't expect me to put any money into any time soon.
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Cutter wrote on Dec 16, 2021, 21:23:
Good. Gamers are sick of crypto, blockchain, and all the bullshit that comes with it. No one can buy a new video card without selling a kidney and only then...maybe. It's all just wasted electricity, material, and energy on complete and utter bullshit. Enough is enough, ban this garbage already.
While I think there are some legit uses for blockchain, I largely agree. Although this wasn't the electricity wasting kind of blockchain like cryptocurrency, it was still a stupid publicity stunt. Anyway, they got the publicity they wanted. I guess there's no way to tell if it will affect sales one way or another.
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Good. Gamers are sick of crypto, blockchain, and all the bullshit that comes with it. No one can buy a new video card without selling a kidney and only then...maybe. It's all just wasted electricity, material, and energy on complete and utter bullshit. Enough is enough, ban this garbage already.
"Some motherfuckers are always trying to ice skate up hill." - Blade
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A game already have a successful receipt and still get fxxkup...
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