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Offline MechaHitlers One Testicle (MP)

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Shadow of War
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:02:55 PM »
Apparently has microtransactions in singleplayer mode where you cut down on the grind via loot crates. A game that costs $100 with the day 1 DLC has microtransactions.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 11:51:35 PM »
If people are ? enough to pay money for SP advantages, let them. Who cares.
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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 12:48:32 AM »
Ya you do understand they aren't making you buy the micro transactions.




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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 01:34:52 AM »
I don't want to pay a premium price to get a freemium experience, so I'm not. Comments like "so don't buy them" sound like trolling or willful ignorance, but on the chance you really have been living under a rock I'll try to sum up the outrage in a few lines.

Despite the developer's claims to the contrary, these AAA games with mobile game style microtransactions are designed and balanced like all freemium games are: to pressure players into buying the virtual currency. Progression is slowed down to a ridiculous slog and difficulty is ramped up stupidly in order to make the microtransactions look appealing. That's okay in a F2P game because it's free to begin with. It should never okay in a AAA release. Yong Yea has some good videos about these recent releases: NBA 2K18, Forza whatever the latest is, and Shadow of War. Or if you want an angrier perspective, Jim Sterling follows this issue too.
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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 02:52:39 AM »
Watched tons of play through today. It's never thrown in your face and it's far from required. Plenty of shit to get in game and melt down towards crates. But thanks for the Reddit quality commentary guys.
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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 02:53:32 AM »
Ya watching Pfeiffer play it now haven't seen it once.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2017, 03:47:53 AM »
Gameplay looks quite nice, will purchase sometime in the future no doubt.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2017, 05:26:26 AM »
I'll buy it on like summer sale because I am le poor. I'm watching loads of streams of it anyway so by then I'll have forgotten most of it.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2017, 12:58:51 PM »
I had to go out of my way to figure out the marketplace stuff, they don't make it obvious or intrusive. That being said, I agree that loot boxes are fucking stupid in single player...but I don't believe they are required the way they would be in a 'freemium' style game, simply because only someone attempting to do only the main storyline and nothing else will hit any roadblocks where the additional gear would close gaps. The rest of us will be leveled up from killing Epic and Legendary nemesis Orcs.

It's a fun game, going to be my primary til Origins is out.
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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2017, 06:18:33 PM »
I think the problem is that from the outside it's not obvious to what extent loot boxes are integrated into the game until it's released. Larry's comments are correct in a general sense, but it seems like that may not be the case here, which is great news! It doesn't make it any less of a worrying, shitty trend.
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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2017, 10:18:46 PM »
It is a shitty trend. So is DLC. Luckily I think they did a pretty good job with this title.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2017, 03:34:52 AM »
Uh huh. I'll just wait here until after Shadow War.

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Re: Shadow of War
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2017, 01:34:09 PM »


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