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You might like opening lootboxes but people remember and like working towards something that is tangible within the design of the game.

 

For example in Halo 3 if you saw someone with the badass armour set and a katana on their back, you knew they were skilled and worked hard at the game. Now you just buy that shit. It's a load of old horse shite.

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3 minutes ago, DANGERMAN said:

to be fair @Blakey at least you're consistent. You have loads of preorders, throw yourself in to hype and buy special editions, you aren't a hypocrite 

 

Yup, I live for the hype. 🔥🔥🔥

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I much prefer saying "that looks shitty" to games I haven't played and having the hype happen when I play it and realise it's excellent. You guys should try it my way instead.

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I think because no one is angry @Blakey and it’s good to discuss and have open talks rather than mocking or posting singular sentences that have no input. No one is angry 💓 

 

Nothing anyone can do about it? I think @mfnick pointed out battlefield 2. But then you’re saying just buy buy buy. Consume. Do you think political protests have zero merit and places like change.org don’t make a difference?

 

First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
     Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

 

Thats a heavy example granted. But still. If you see wrong doing you speak up. It’s natural. 

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Battlefront 2 still sold shit loads, it didn’t really affect things much. 

 

I do think political protests and petitions have merit because they’re usually about things that matter. I don’t think whether a game has MTX or not really matters in the whole shitshow of capitalist western politics right now. I’m much more worried about food shortages after March rather than whether x game has loot boxes.

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Activision had their best ever revenue year last year, EA’s stock rose significantly thanks to Apex.

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8 minutes ago, Blakey said:

Activision had their best ever revenue year last year, EA’s stock rose significantly thanks to Apex.

 

And both made massive layoffs. Scientology makes millions. I guess I should join 🤔

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Maybe aliens really did create the Earth? Who fucking knows.

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13 minutes ago, Blakey said:

Maybe aliens really did create the Earth? Who fucking knows.

 

Maybe they did and that would be worth an investigation and discussion. But you ended that with who knows. We know loot boxes are a thing and they only exist to milk more money. 

 

This is is getting silly. Can a mod separate this into a thread. I think there is one iirc 🤔 but not 100% sure. 

 

Edit: maybe This ?

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Indeed. That was just at the point where I was starting to think how best to split it out.

In a slightly related note, should anyone report someone’s post, we’re taking the stand that we will do exactly nothing about it if it’s reported anonymously. Unless it’s a clearly obvious spam or ban worthy shitfest.

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Loot Boxes are great when free. I love getting them when I level up in Apex, Overwatch etc. So they don’t live to only milk more money.

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2 hours ago, Blakey said:

Battlefront 2 still sold shit loads, it didn’t really affect things much. 

 

I do think political protests and petitions have merit because they’re usually about things that matter. I don’t think whether a game has MTX or not really matters in the whole shitshow of capitalist western politics right now. I’m much more worried about food shortages after March rather than whether x game has loot boxes.

 

this is such a bad post, so much so I'm wondering if you're playing a character? 😕  If you are please don't, you're better than that

 

on the off chance you're not. Battlefront 2, as already stated, had its loot boxes pulled, this was big news, I know you know about it. It had such an affect you saw other companies either pulling back from loot boxes or specifically stating they weren't going to have any. It's probably the best example you could get about people complaining about something in modern gaming and a change happening, we've even had governments looking in to loot boxes because of it.

 

As for you latter point, you're arguing on a games forum about MTX and loot boxes, you're not exactly concentrating on putting the world to rights. Or, like the rest of us, do you actually focus on smaller things that affect you or you're invested in. After all, if we have to solve the biggest issues first before we can get to the smaller stuff society will never progress

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I want more MTX and LBs in games, not less.

 

Just for shits and giggles.

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3 hours ago, Blakey said:

Loot Boxes are great when free. I love getting them when I level up in Apex, Overwatch etc. So they don’t live to only milk more money.

 

This is where you're wrong. You equip those things, a person that see's them go "Oh, I'd like that" and then either gets lucky by dropping said item in the "free" ones or they pony up and get the desirable items that way. Unless the items are unavailable to buy direct and then they have to buy enough lootboxes so they can trade in coins from dupes if the game allows that.

 

Just because they're not milking money from you doesn't mean you aren't being used to sell them.

 

MTX for the majority of games are dirty as fuck. There's no reason these ones exist other than praying on the gullible.

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