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1. Will $80 - $100 for a Video Game be the Answer to Loot Boxes?   Video games containing microtransactions is an apparent problem that’s being discussed among the online gaming community. Many people make the argument that taking out microtransactions and hiking up the initial price of games itself will resolve this issue. Will this be a viable solution?

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    5. EA’s stock price takes a hit, and analysts predict changes coming to loot boxes.   With EA suspending microtransactions from Star Wars Battlefront 2, it’s clear that EA’s stock price would be impacted as a result. Microtransactions in Battlefront 2 were viewed as a pay-to-win mechanic by many, which may have resulted in an unfair balance among players. With EA re-introducing microtransactions for Battlefront 2 at a later date, will we see EA’s behavior change for future titles?

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  • NO NAME verified Nov 30, 2017, 06:36 AM

    Microtransaction ruins not only the player experience, but the overall quality of the games. To give you an extreme example, Japanese developers like Konami, Bandai, Sega and etc. used to create so many great classic games like Street Fighters, Final Fantasy, YS series, Tales series to name a few. Nowadays, they simply cannot compete against North America companies in terms of orginality of content, user experience, and quality. Imo, this fall of Japanese giants is largely due to so-called 'gotcha' games (or pay-to-win), the games that forces users to rely on marginal possibility to get stronger in game and to spend thousands of dallars(if not more) in doing so. Those games made huge success when it comes to profit, so this 'gotcha' games spread across their game industry. As a result, the focus on quality of content is replaced with the question of 'how and when will people pay?' Microtransaction sounds like the alarm of North America companies starting to follow this process. So, no. I will not buy anything from you for the games I already paid to play.

  • NO NAME verified Nov 30, 2017, 08:16 AM

    It doesn't necessarily ruin the player experience for me. It only does when the microtransactions result in favoring pay-to-win aspects of the game (like Battlefront 2's recent star cards).

    If the microtransactions are purely used for cosmetic purposes and have NO affect on gameplay, then I think it's fine.

  • NO NAME verified Nov 30, 2017, 02:38 PM

    Agreed. But if it affects the gameplay other than the look, hell no.

  • NO NAME verified Dec 26, 2017, 05:06 AM

    I too agree loot boxes for cosmetics only, if it changes any of the fame dynamics then leave them out, get a more loyal fan base, make proper money, rinse repeat.

  • NO NAME verified Dec 19, 2017, 09:17 PM

    Why is this post on twice?

  • NO NAME verified Dec 27, 2017, 04:48 AM

    well when you pay for cosmetics its whatever, but when you can pay for guns and characters that have abilities is where it falls off. most games tend to not do that but people that complain that someone else paid for a skin is ridiculous. super glad EA dropped that bs.

  • ObliviousRex LV.36 RIP Nov 13, 2018, 07:23 AM

    People are already willing to pay well over the original price to play a more complete game that includes more DLC or a season pass, and I’m much happier with that than any microtransactions. Even so, I hate games that are content complete and still end up with day one DLC. It’s frustrating and disingenuous, when I’d much rather them have one price for all content and simply add the “DLC additions” as they’re made available. Then again, I hate special editions that contain any extra content other gamers can’t receive.

    And yes, I’ve come to the point where I feel even cosmetic microtransactions are a negative as well... especially if there’s no way to earn them in-game.

  • Spritekiid63 LV.17 Sage Nov 19, 2020, 10:45 AM

    first post lmao