Its the equivalent of a slot machine advertised as the only way to unlock cool shit for your characters.
True, and i will complain about people who strangely don’t want to play their game, but want to come on a message board and complain about that game....
I didn't disagree.
Yes? They don't owe you shit. In a paid title, I would say nope, but the game's free, of course they can sell cosmetics at indecent price.
Its not really a cluster fuck as it’s just cosmetics, there isn’t anything game play wise locked behind any paywall.
I mean I play video games because they are fun. I couldn't care less what my character who doesn't exist in real life looks like on screen. "Skins" are the worst thing to ever happen to this industry and it blows my mind that people "gamble" for them
How exactly is it scummy tactics? There's nothing here, that I've read at least in the OP, that says said stuff in necessary in any way to buy. If people want to buy it, they can. Many clearly don't want it and will pass. If that means more and more follow the latter option because they don't like the pricing model, then EA/Respawn changes them or the game dies. I can't be made to feel guilty because others are funding the game I choose to play free.
It's not like a big OP weapon/special character is locked behind it making it P2W like most f2p gotcha games. There is so many characters that have an effect in-game I will never get from FEH because my luck sucks in that game and I am not willing to pay for orbs...Apex is just visual cosmetics that make you look different that have zero in-game impact.
So you are dismissing the amazing gameplay of Apex Legends, which is by the way a video game, because you are unhappy with the price of loot boxes that no one is forcing you to buy and have zero impact on the gameplay? It really is mind blowing to me that lots of people seem to dismiss the enjoyment and FUN of a game and would rather focus on the dress up part.....even a FREE game like this one!
There is a difference between making money by selling cosmetics and using predatory gambling mechanics to make money.
Who in here has said they're perfectly fine with the prices and don't see a need for them to be cheaper? I must have missed that post.
Do you know or have heard of masses of gambling addicts playing this game?
This is why I never really gave a shit about cosmetics in any shooter that wasn't Fortnite, if I am only seeing my character in the lobby and victory screens, what they look like is meaningless to me.
We tried getting my father to stop gambling many times and by the time he was divorced he had spent most of our savings and went to live somewhere else while my mother, me and my sister kept the house. Im never going to accept anything with even with the slightest potential to enable that type of addiction, including videogames that have a lot of young people playing them already.
Fortnite adjusted their prices in response to player criticism over them.
What are you on about, several people have said that in this thread. No parameters have changed, you're just apparently oblivious to the posts saying this is a non-issue because it's F2P.
So you say thanks to them and continue to play hundreds of hours of the free game you enjoy?
Your hyperbolic characterization of 'put up or shut up' isn't even close to what people are saying. But if that's how you read it, probably need to look at what they're saying a tad closer without such a negative pov.
You are completely missing the point. Predatory RNG lootboxes are wrong. Full stop. It is something that has been used and abused for far too long by gaming companies. There is a reason why they are being questioned from a legal standpoint in several countries at this point.