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When Micro Transactions Attack and you are weak. *My cruel story* / Share yours so i feel less stupid. Plz?

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I have...

Never gave a cent for ext... 40 54.79%
 
Just a few quid here and ... 21 28.77%
 
^ But it has built up to ... 3 4.11%
 
I have a problem. All my ... 1 1.37%
 
Me? I'm a CS:GO gambler, bitchez. MLG. 5 6.85%
 
^ and I loose thousands when I gamble. 0 0.00%
 
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Ganoncrotch said:

Eh? I knew she was dlc for Playstation all stars battle royale but I didn't see her in Everybodys Golf, gotta check that out, love EG and love Kat!



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Currently playing Neverwinter on my PS4.

The game itself is free and the gameplay and graphics are pretty good. It even has a very acceptable character creator although you do need a PS+ account (assume you also need an XBox Live account as well) since it is on-line only.

I looked at the PSN with regards to this and there are some DLC packs (they may actually be pretty good value for the money though) which do cost and if you are stupid or have more money than sense you can even purchase in-game money.

As far as gameplay goes the game plays fairly smoothly and there seems to be allot of people playing it. For the first few hours (this is an RPG after all) you actually grind but it's not that bad since the quests you are given are fairly easy and interesting. What is a bit blatant are the hints that you can do so much better if you purchased particular items although on me it's like water off a ducks back.

So far I have played over 15 hours solo and am now at level 18 (you do level up slowly). Coming from playing the Souls and Bloodborne series the game is fairly easy and I only died once mainly because I was getting tired and I made a stupid mistake. Diving headfirst into a room of savage orcs and getting cornered will do that to you.

Personally, I would recommend Neverwinter for those who like RPG's but I would be very careful about the micro transactions since they can really eat into your real money if you give in to temptation.

As an aside, I have also been playing "Child of Light" on the hardest difficulty and IMHO it is a really good game however you can also buy from PSN different types of gems which can be used to improve the attributes of your characters. I actually did a simple calculation to get what is called the Princess gem and if you purchase the appropriate packs you would be spending over $30 AUD just to get one Brilliant gem and If you want to upgrade all your party you could spend well over $100 AUD. (about $73 USD) .

I can understand paying for DLC in the form of extended gameplay such as what you can get with "Hearts of Stone" and "Blood and Wine" for th Witcher3 or "The Old Hunters" for Bloodborne since they do add to the playable length of the game but paying for items when you can pick them up during gameplay is really just targeting the weak at heart.

 

PS. Definitely liked Kat in Gravity Rush.  Some of those challenges were quite tough. I found the Dual Shock 4 six axis control really does help with targeting quickly.



Honestly you don't need any money in The Crew. The races are super easy and you get free upgrades by doing the challenges.
Maybe if you're doing competitive racing, but you should finish the story first.



Conina said:
Ganoncrotch said:

Eh? I knew she was dlc for Playstation all stars battle royale but I didn't see her in Everybodys Golf, gotta check that out, love EG and love Kat!

o.o' ... Yes

She is pretty mean to those balls though!



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Sorry, I can't help ya. The most I spent on a mobile game is a dollar.



 

              

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I've only bought story related dlc in my life, the one time I bought something that wasn't that, was when I bought 20$ worth of Hearthstone packs.



Ganoncrotch said:
Sounds painful John, I really hate seeing microtransactions appearing in actual full titles like Forza, Gran Turismo and the Crew but when it comes to free titles like League of Legends and Pokemon Go especially those which do not feature advertising in the free game I completely understand why they exist, having enjoyed so much of Pokemon Go meant I wasn't in the least bit hesitant to fork over €5 for some Pokemon Coins to make the experience I was enjoying a better one by buying more bagspace for items, now after lots of Gym wins I have earned even more coins and can fund my bagspace habits without handing over more real world cash.

One question though about your game, if you have PSN+ or even without it can't you just move your save file over to a usb stick so you could revert back to a old save? or is all your info saved server side... I guess it must be if you have real world money credits... damn

Yup. Ubi hold the save files, well the profiles at least. Also, agreed free titles are where the MT's should be and once you pay for a game or get a supscription there should be nothing but vanity items but once MT's are used like credits all dlc should be free(Just leave them in the store and don't mix them with in game credits like in the crew, basically don't advertise them, imo) as with GTA5 and the shark cards. Ubi are too greedy implementing these into AAA.



 

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I don't think I've ever fallen prey to impulse microtransactions. I usually only buy well-reviewed DLC and then usually on sale.

The only questionable DLC I can remember buying would be the weapons/costume packs for Fallout New Vegas and Saint's Row 4 but that was because they were ridiculously cheap during a Steam sale.



John2290 said:
Ganoncrotch said:
Sounds painful John, I really hate seeing microtransactions appearing in actual full titles like Forza, Gran Turismo and the Crew but when it comes to free titles like League of Legends and Pokemon Go especially those which do not feature advertising in the free game I completely understand why they exist, having enjoyed so much of Pokemon Go meant I wasn't in the least bit hesitant to fork over €5 for some Pokemon Coins to make the experience I was enjoying a better one by buying more bagspace for items, now after lots of Gym wins I have earned even more coins and can fund my bagspace habits without handing over more real world cash.

One question though about your game, if you have PSN+ or even without it can't you just move your save file over to a usb stick so you could revert back to a old save? or is all your info saved server side... I guess it must be if you have real world money credits... damn

Yup. Ubi hold the save files, well the profiles at least. Also, agreed free titles are where the MT's should be and once you pay for a game or get a supscription there should be nothing but vanity items but once MT's are used like credits all dlc should be free(Just leave them in the store and don't mix them with in game credits like in the crew, basically don't advertise them, imo) as with GTA5 and the shark cards. Ubi are too greedy implementing these into AAA.

Aye Forza has the same thing, when you go to buy a car in 4 you get the option if you want to buy it with in game money or if you wanna use your credit card instead, would love an option to just fully disable that... since ya know already shelling out €60 for a game I'd like to not be offered a chance to spend more  each time I buy a car.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

Sorry, I can't hear your lost 10 bucks over my hundreds of Hearthstone card packs.



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