"Loot for loots sake being a dishonest form of hooking the player"

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User Info: SlashBoy

SlashBoy
4 years ago#1
I read this the other day on a Board refering to Borderlands, what do you think?

It's dishonest to use Loot as a form of hooking the player to a Loot based game?

User Info: TheszNuts

TheszNuts
4 years ago#2
WIth that mindset anything contest based is dishonest, ie money as a form of hooking one to the lottery.
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User Info: _Fefo_

_Fefo_
4 years ago#3
Depends. As a 100% whore, loot games have at least 80% of all my time playing games.

Still, if I don't like the gameplay, no loot will make me replay it.
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User Info: vigorm0rtis

vigorm0rtis
4 years ago#4
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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User Info: kiwimyweewee

kiwimyweewee
4 years ago#5
Considering everything can be easily obtained though means of duping and save editing I would say no, not really.
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User Info: Azrael0206

Azrael0206
4 years ago#6
This is a joke topic right?
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User Info: SlashBoy

SlashBoy
4 years ago#7
Azrael0206 posted...
This is a joke topic right?
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Hey, that's what I thought when I saw that comment the other day.

So, a game that is based on getting loot is dishonest because it uses it as a way to hook the player.

It sounds like the game is deceiving you by offering other things and instead you just get loot.

Wanting to play to get better loot is what the game is about anyway (after finishing campaing and add-ons).

User Info: danishjuggler21

danishjuggler21
4 years ago#8
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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User Info: Ulhar

Ulhar
4 years ago#9
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html
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User Info: steffie2

steffie2
4 years ago#10
Ulhar posted...
http://www.cracked.com/article_18461_5-creepy-ways-video-games-are-trying-to-get-you-addicted.html


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 >.>
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