It was a miserable invasive system. I started a thread where I discussed extensively about how it isn't enjoyable in any way and detracts from the game overall. Without duplicating my opinions here, I wouldn't buy a req pack just because I don't like them and don't find any enjoyment in opening them. I also hate the stupid confetti and cheer when you open packs. I don't even like opening the packs I "earn" by playing the game. It is more of a burden as opposed to a reward.Yeh figured as much, just mean I'm the sort of person who is highly unlikely to ever buy a pack...plus told friends off for doing it a few times but they generally learn not to. lolIma Gana Killya wrote:Oh, I'm not encouraging anyone to like them or pay for them. I'm just hoping that the natural life span of MT's in games is going to be a short one because people will stop buying games with MT's in them. Then the people who continue to buy the games with MT's will have to decide which game they want to spend the extra cash on and which ones they won't. Once enough players have decided not to buy the game and the MT sales drop off from players prioritizing other games, hopefully game publishers and developers will recognize the MT's aren't a good business strategy to continue.Sure but that won't encourage me to like or ever pay for them. I've seen people say that we should make a stand against them and yet I've never been interested in paying for them then I keep hearing people claiming to have spent £1000's on them.Ima Gana Killya wrote:Microtransactions are profitable but eventually there will be a burst. There will be so many games and so many options people will eventually decide which one they will spend money on and which ones they won't. At some point the overall sales will be so low that it won't matter if MT's are in the game because the game's lifespan will be short, the post launch profits will drop, and the overall community will be small. At that point MT's will have to come back out in order to get the number of sales back up and have the lifespan of the game to be longer, and the number of players back up. I'm just not sure if we are too that point or not. I would like to see no microtransactions in Halo at all. No req packs, no cosmetic paint jobs, nothing but I know that isn't going to happen.Marinealver wrote:LoneWolf4285 wrote:But Xbox has tied their console launch to this game. The success of their next generation hinges on it. They could get 100,000 dollars from Infinite whales but no matter how much they spend on the game it will directly affect console sales numbers. If Sony announces TLOU2 or GOW2 as a launch title for the PS5 Xbox's next generation is done before it even starts. Unless 343 and Phil Spencer don't care about brand integrity anymore this is the worst move they can make right out of the gate.Marinealver wrote:Well here is the thing, Whales have been known to dup over a thousand dollars on a single game. As I responded to one YouTube video about the Apex controversy on why they can't just cater to those that spend ~$5 instead of those whales, but when you put it in a single whale that drops a thousand dollars is worth more than a hundred players that only spend several bucks.LoneWolf4285 wrote:Halo Infinite is THE launch title for the Scarlett. If they -Yoink- it up then Xbox's next generation starts with its flagship title sinking. Idc how many whales buy into their microtransactions because if the game sells poorly then so will their console. If 343i is in touch AT ALL with the Halo fanbase then they will know this is make-or-break for the franchise. No amount of Phil Spencer PR will be able to save the Halo brand if Infinite fails and overall faith in 343i will be non-existent. Everybody making excuses for microtransactions in Infinite can bet money on what I just said.
Same thing applies, A Single whale is worth more than 10 players who bought a $70 or $80 game. What a dark age we live in.
People who spend 1000's on MT's in games are fools. The one reason that people spend so much are the youtube content creaters who publish videos of opening random packs. Those videos anger me greatly....
I doubt micro-transactions will go away any time soon but I wish it would but I guess it's at least it's not as bad as 'cloud gaming' exclusives because the franchise would be in ruins if that ever happened. To be fair I've had what feels like a 1000 lock box's saved up from in-game currency/exp and could have made that video myself since after a while all the unlocks leads to easier RP in H5 and I'm so glad I'm done with H5 since I hated the loot box system.
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Microtransactions return back, is the game ruined?