Are "pay to win" microtransactions good for the gaming industry?

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User Info: Maverickneo

Maverickneo
4 weeks ago#1
Are "pay to win" microtransactions, in paid games, good for the gaming industry? - Results (143 votes)
Yes
11.19% (16 votes)
16
No
88.81% (127 votes)
127
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Are "pay to win" microtransactions, in paid games, good for the gaming industry?

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User Info: TheSplinterCell

TheSplinterCell
4 weeks ago#2
Voted "no".
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User Info: Babbit55

Babbit55
4 weeks ago#3
Very specific there. No, noone likes Pay to win. However, the loot boxes like overwatch and even Titanfall/Battlefront 2 are not pay to win.

Call of Duty's significantly more powerful guns you only get by paying IS pay to win, and is bad for the game. Specially if they go ahead with the plans for the new patent.....

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-18-activision-patented-method-of-tuning-matchmaking-to-boost-microtransactions
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User Info: AltiarLio

AltiarLio
4 weeks ago#4
No they are not bad if everyone who doesn’t pay also has access to them.
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User Info: FlyEaglesFly24

FlyEaglesFly24
4 weeks ago#5
This is a question?
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User Info: Yuri_LowelI

Yuri_LowelI
4 weeks ago#6
Gullible and uneducated gamers are bad for the industry. Publishers are driven by the consumers.
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User Info: SpongeBob_SP

SpongeBob_SP
4 weeks ago#7
What the hell did you expect from this poll, dude? lmao

User Info: DJ break beats

DJ break beats
4 weeks ago#8
Babbit55 posted...
Very specific there. No, noone likes Pay to win. However, the loot boxes like overwatch and even Titanfall/Battlefront 2 are not pay to win.

Call of Duty's significantly more powerful guns you only get by paying IS pay to win, and is bad for the game. Specially if they go ahead with the plans for the new patent.....

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-10-18-activision-patented-method-of-tuning-matchmaking-to-boost-microtransactions


Yeah... pretty sad state if they used this for matchmaking.
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User Info: GinsuVictim

GinsuVictim
4 weeks ago#9
Babbit55 posted...
Call of Duty's significantly more powerful guns you only get by paying IS pay to win, and is bad for the game.

Can you name any?
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User Info: CronoGuyver

CronoGuyver
4 weeks ago#10
They are great for the shareholders, because their shares bring them more profit.
They are great for publishers, because they get more return for their investments and therefore increase the value of their shares.
They are great for developers, because publishers actually hire them to do something.
And finally for gamers, it is great for them too, since they are willing and are spending more on all those microtransactions. If gamers did not like microtransactions, they would have voted with their wallets and did not purchase games with microtransactions or if they purchased the games they would not spend anything on the microtransactiosn, but they do. Gamers buy games with microtransactions and they spend their money on the microtranactions in the games that they purchased, which in consequences means that gamers love microtransactions.
So yes, microtranactions are great for the gaming industry. And all those that dont agree are not part of the gaming industry to begin with, so their opinions, or more like the lack of, do not matter.
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