The only thing that makes me stop playing an online game I enjoy is pushing P2W stuff that gives real advantages to the whales making them gods among men who don't buy the p2w stuff. It happened to several MMOs i played in the past, they started ok but introduced so many P2W items that you need to spend a lot to become competitive, when they evolve to this point I just leave.
OW has 0 P2W on their lootboxes, I have been playing it since launch and never bought a single lootbox up until now and never will. I'm ok with the lootboxes I can earn by playing.
It woulldn't be there if ppl didn't buy them, and some ppl are just genitically inclined to be addicted to stuff (ye that is a thing), once that dude buys 1 of those lootboxes he is hooked. The companies know that very well and they are counting on it to penny and dime their players, it doesn't matter if its cosmetic or not. These games also have a way to rub the damm lootboxes on your face almost constantly to try to get you to buy it. Its a scummy pratice and should be purged, but sadly some games have such a loyall following ppl defend them no matter what. We are headed into a future where everygame will be a super simple multiplayer (wich someone will defend saying "they want it to be an e-sport" crap we hear so often) with lootboxes.Last edited by DakonBlackblade - on 21 May 2018