Pay To Win in online gaming.

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  1. Dadocaster

    Dadocaster Dr. Stratster

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    Honestly, I can't think of anything that seems more loserish than paying a couple hundred bucks for characters/weapons/ships whatever, so that you can go kill/shoot/explode and dominate a video game. I have gotten going again in an online that I played years ago and it's even worse than it was before. Months of grinding and learning the game still is utterly and spectacularly defeated by people just buying 3 50 dollar ships and blowing people up right and left. The idea that the game developers need to make some cash is fine with me, but for goodness sake, either make those Pay To Win ships fight each other, or make the Pay To Win ships less spectacular performers. Sheesh.

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    *shrug* on that note BF6 reveal trailer is out today.
     
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    You should see how much some people spend per month on specific mobile games. 50 bucks is play-school money. Some of the “whales” are well over 1k per month on a mobile game. I hear stories of people getting in financial trouble due to the addiction. Crazy.

    it’s like gambling. Only there is zero percent return on investment.
     
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    Watching the premiere right now, 30 seconds left…
     
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    Pay2Win only works when applied to cosmetic items only.

    You should have seen the recent outrage amongst the Warcraft TBC classic community when Blizzard introduced a level 58 boost for Outland only. It was comical.
     
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    Looks like a reskin of BF4.
     
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    I’ve only played 1 and 5, so can’t really comment on that. Looks fun though, comes out october 22nd with a gameplay reveal on June 13!
     
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    PS2+GT3=done.
     
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    There is that and then there is the fact that I play against a 14 yo kid who spends 6 hours a day playing the game while I spend 2 hours a week.
    This killed the online gaming for me
     
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    QFT, but you omitted the foul-mouthed smack-talking aspect of said 14-year-old. And the systemic cheating and the script-kiddies.

    I'm pretty much over online gaming because of those issues, and over gaming in general after a lifetime of playing.

    Got a full VR system downstairs I haven't fired up in a year or more... too big a time sink, too little reward.
     
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    You haven't played BF4? or BF3 those are the games that every other FPS is measured by, BF4 is a one of a kind shooter.
     
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    I haven’t, only got into shooter games a few years back. I’ll check it out though, I think it still
    has active players and such.
     
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    s5tuart Perfecting time travel since 2525

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    This was complicated enough for me!
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    It does and full servers, it's still popular 7 years later.
     
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