Interesting Link #1: Paying to Win

An expose on micro-transactions in Battlefield Heroes.



2 Responses to “Interesting Link #1: Paying to Win”

  1. July 8, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Kind of disturbing. I play the “free” DDO – where you pay for extra content, character options and useful items like pots and extra inventory options. I dont mind the approach, although it does have the tendency to be more expensive than just a monthly subscription. It can be fun – but it is light weight. It doesnt’ require the investiment in time and effort that EVE does. I would like to think EVE is different and that Pay to Win will not suite it, especially given its economy. The argument here however is that people want Pay to Win, and that the vocal opponents tend to only be a tiny fraction of the player base, who have a tendency to rage, but then not follow through with their threats to leave. I hope we end up with a huge vanity store in EVE, but nothing further.

    • 2 Serpentine Logic
      July 8, 2011 at 10:20 am

      Sandbox games *need* long-term players to create the stories that draw in others. play2win games are high-churn, and a move towards this model will literally kill the spirit of Eve.

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