Tyler Edwards: I’ve always had a high tolerance for various MMO monetization strategies, and that’s only become more true with time. The longer I’ve played these games and the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve realized my problems with cash shops were not based on solid or rational arguments. In practical terms, what developers choose to sell in their cash shops very rarely has any negative impact on my play. The only things that still bug me are crowdfunded games that expect people to pay hundreds for rewards that don’t even exist yet, and games where it’s impossible to keep playing without constantly paying more money — which is just sub games and the most extremely monetized free to play titles. … [Read more...] about Massively Overthinking: If an MMO item is buyable with gold, does that excuse its presence in the cash shop?
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Over the past few days, Portalarium has rolled out small changes to Shroud of the Avatar, ranging from loot drops in dungeon encounter rooms to visual fixes and quality of life updates. As always, a running log of changes made to the game is kept on the Shroud of the Avatar site. … [Read more...] about Shroud Of The Avatar Players Can Quit Worrying About Pay-To-Win, The Cash Shop Buffs Are Gone
For those who play the game, there are also other relevant changes in the form of a new event featuring Chromie and serious reworks to Lucio, Lunara, and… Chromie again. (She turns up time after time, it seems.) The lockbox change, though, is significant even to those who do not play the title, as it may be indicative of a larger sea change following increased investigation and legislation related to lockboxes. Or it might be more indicative of HotS being currently half-alive in terms of development. There are multiple possibilities. … [Read more...] about Heroes of the Storm yanks the cash option for lockboxes in its latest test patch
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