This type of argument reads a bit too much like victim blaming.
Ryan said something in the EN World interview that really struck me. Paraphrasing, it was something like "if someone gives you $1,000 for something, they're predisposed to really like it."
Sorry to be so blunt about it.This is the emotional bias aspect of the sunk cost fallacy and often used in financial scams. While PFO is not a scam in itself I'm kind of terrified that aspects of one is mentioned in context of PFOs marketing.
Then again Destiny has very much more smooth and better polished gameplay loop and controls.
But let's ask the more important question what is the better tool a screwdriver or a heavy intustial mining drill?
Also: 500 mil is the budget for the Destiny franchise including marketing and not just the direct development cost of Destiny (1).
-Aet- Charlie wrote:
Still a kinda true statement, but not exclusive content to criminals. The last part is totally true you can pvp as much as you wish with no real penalty.
if someone kills you on one of the starting continents regardless of weather you attacked them or not you get to go to jail for 2 hours every time. And often you are a PvP target without having the possibility of attacking first. You also loose access to about 2/3 of the opportunity to have land.
Being in the pirate faction is way more inconveniencing then described here. I'd even say that it is a pretty meaningfull and grow what I read here a more permanent one then the reputation system as planned in PFO.
It would be a good sign if EE was not payed. As it is it's a really bad sign.
Crowd-forging and -funding is a really good idea but only it it does not take advantage of people's desire to play the game they are looking for as early as possible ESPECIALLY if there will be no rollback after the early release.
I think that you should associate yourself with a guild in the guildrush only once. You have made your choice and it's your own fault if you messed up that one choice and made a mistake.
In fact GW should ban and empty out anyone's savings and chekcings account that tries to change guilds in the guild rush website or in the game at any point in the future.
So if these items can be purchased in the store and crafted in game and the places where those items can be plunked down are a limited resource aka. The time someone need to acquire is important in the equation of what the win conditions or at least the milestones success are. And we are talking about a game where crafting takes hours not seconds.
How is this definition of pay to win useful at all to describe the problem that may arise from those items?
I also absolutely do not like this definition of pay to win in a competitive environment. It the cash shop version is a shortcut that reduces the time to acquire it by X. The guy who bought it is "winning" over the guy who did not for X amount of time.
I just realized again how infuriating it is that Films are released throughout the world at different times.
Captain America 1 and 2 getting released in Europe earlier then the US made no sense to me BUT NOW I have to wait 22 more days until I get to see Guardians of the Galaxy and do so while trying to avoid spoilers.
So about that jello cup.
T7V Jazzlvraz wrote:
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Harbinger of Chaos wrote:
Ok then let me rephrase my question.
On a scale from "the war on Christmas as portrayed by FOX News" to "LAME plugin for Audacity" how hungry are you right now?
Andius the Afflicted wrote:
I support the above mentioned.
The situation should be that an individual or group is presented with all the information to make a decision beforehand so in my opinion retracting your votes would net really be petty in this situation because you clearly where not presented with all the information you needed.
I do however respect your choice of action. The above explanation is not meant to say what you should do.
So if you tell me that you need a recording of someone "enjoying" him/herself to a potato grown in a pedestrian zone while wearing a dolphin costume all the while a dominatrix tells him/she that his/her math homework needs to be done I'm gonna tell you that it's:
A) oddly specific
Lord Zodd wrote:
Of course it doesn't the first was regarding character names and the second was regarding company names and settlement names that are non-English. Is it wrong of me to discuss two facets of the topic at hand?
@KotC Carbon D. Metric and CBDunkerson, that clears up my concerns a bit.
I'm trying to understand what they will allow and what not.
Asking me to not ask question in this thread is obtuse at best. GW staff have been very helpful in this regard so far. My last couple of comments where clearly in respond to petty offhand comments labeling my concerns as not valid and you basically calling me stupid.
Lord Zodd wrote:
Don't act like they are violating some imaginary rights you feel entitled to having.
I don't feel entitled to anything. I'm trying to figure out If I can use my names and If I will be forced to be RP-compliant because I don't quite understand what the above rules mean and how they will expand.
It's easy to throw the word "entitlement" around when others have concerns one does not share.
The kickstarter did specifically say "last month of early enrollment" and not "open enrollment one month earlier" so it does feel like words are being twisted to not let us vote in the land rush rather to sell more upgrades rather then us twisting words to not pay for the upgrade.
That said if I can pay via PayPal for the upgrade once EE starts and still play in EE I'm fine with not voting.
Lee Hammock wrote:
Will this limitations expand to character names? I'm asking because this feels very much like forcing people to RP-conformity even if they have no interest in RP and I draw the line at character names because while I don't use any offensive or even provocative character names they are everything but RP conform with any kind of fiction.