|reply to Krisnatharok |
Re: Meeting Monday: Pay to Win, Pay to Play, Pay to Look Good
said by Krisnatharok: said by Savious:
Recently, game companies have taken alternate routes to generate revenue for games.
Basic, buy the game and pay to win, or else play to grind forever (Diablo 3)
Buy the game and pay a monthly fee (WoW)
Download the game and pay to "win" (Star Wars: ToR)
Download the game, pay for cosmetic effects only (Path of Exile)
Which of these do you think is the most profitable? Which do you prefer? Do you think "pay to win" is a dishonest way to generate revenue?
Are real money auction houses something other games may institute?
You'll have to dig deeper than that, Sergeant. Most games today are grind forever games. WoW, LoL, Path of Exile, probably MWO in some aspects. Are we not playing to reach some goal, some electronic notification that our time has been justified, via a picture or title or slight change to our digital appearance, unnoticed by the general populace, but we know. We know.--
"This thread has more subs than the actual game." Phantasee, in reference to SWTOR