In a Perfect world I would agree with you. BUT we all know what will happen in the year 2019 if a big company dont please its shareholders and have some kind og monetization. And yes Activision Blizzard are som greedy fuucks, but that is the world we live in.
I respect your position, but some ppl actually love MTX.
Oh dont get me wrong, I do half expect them, andI understand there are whales prepared to pay for dress-up priveledges. That some people are willing to throw money like confetti is none of my godamn business. But it does become an issue that should be everyones problem when some gamers are so short sighted they happily broadcast the fact theyre prepared to accept and pay for extras in advance of release. Microtransactions are nothing more than a downhill road to ruin, some companies will make the descent short, shallow and barely noticeable hoping we dont notice that it is indeed downhill, while others will make it a harsh descent into a cesspit, gouging all the way down because their games are designed only as a front for their endless need to increase profits.
As gamers we almost all have a desire to collect and complete, but we ALL need to remember that those traits are exploitable, and its corporate nature to do just that. Signalling acceptance ahead of release will only convince Devs/Pubs they neednt worry and are free to provide a microtransaction lined descent into hell.
Jesus, between Trump and Brexit Ive read some real shite lately but this thread takes the crown.
First its ok with this, next its ok with that, and it continues until its please Blizz just gimme the game and ill give you an all-access pass to my bank account.
The game isnt even here yet but youre all happy to tell Blizzard youll pay even more after purchase, what in the hell does that say about you other than youre so gullible Blizz could produce a half-assed game knowing they can fleece you lot for more later.
Its a game! if it gets an asking price which we choose to pay, it shouldnt then be a non-stop fucking carousel of extras, we bought the damn thing already. If Blizz cant make a game and support it from its retail sales and expansion packs to provide longevity they have no business making the game. Im tired of the games as a service bullshit applying to games with an upfront purchase. D3 is half the game it couldve been and why? because its in the no-mans land of always online, purely for the insane demand for leaderboards that ultimately proved meaningless. In turn that meant no possibility of mods from the community which then makes you all bitch and whine that Blizzard dont provide updates fast enough. There hoinestly arent enough facepalms for modern gamers.
Enjoy games, be a fan if you want but stop rolling over and playing the needy geek to big game companies, they dont need financial assistance and offering more will just mean they give less and take more to provide what was missing.