There's actually a formula that BL2 is based on, (I'm drawing a blank on the name, however), that's the same one gambling casinos use to keep players playing... is it dishonest? Well, it's not like people are expecting it in a shooter, but I don't think so.
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Perhaps they mean it's dishonest because it exploits Skinner's behavior modification theories and essentially treats us like lab rats in an effort to make us addicted. And it's sad that it works. It's an artificial way of adding to the game's longevity - instead of making content so good that people want to replay it over and over, they just make the drop rates really low so that people feel compelled to keep playing.
Think about it: if a new DLC comes out that completely sucks, you'll probably still buy it so you don't miss out on the new loot.
I don't play this game for the loot, I play it for the action. The loot is a secondary thing for me. A bigger goal for me is getting a high BA rank.
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Interesting article that's for sure. It really gets you to thinking about why you're doing this. I liked this caption, "Heroin: It's pretty much WoW in a syringe." Oh well, back to opening boxes >.> and murdering as Marcus puts it.
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