Anyone nervous about this game being Free-to-Play?

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#1 Posted by Lukeweizer (3262 posts) -

Given EA's track record with some of it's recent releases and focus on mobile games, is anyone scared that this game is going to be micro-transactioned to hell? I know there's always the notion of "as long as I can buy stuff with in-game money, it's fine", but whenever I hear a game has micro-transactions, I assume that the "economy" has been tilted in the favor of just spending real money. Kind of like the crew was talking about on this week's Bombcast, you trust a developer to create a fair game when micro-transactions are involved... but does anyone really trust EA?

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#2 Posted by KittyVonDoom (447 posts) -

BUT CONSUMERS EXPECT IT Y U NO WANT CONSUMERS 2 B HAPPY?

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#3 Posted by LornHg (46 posts) -

Which game ?

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#4 Posted by Turtlebird95 (3618 posts) -

I wouldn't be surprised.

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#5 Posted by jjm494 (96 posts) -

@Lukeweizer said:

Given EA's track record with some of it's recent releases and focus on mobile games, is anyone scared that this game is going to be micro-transactioned to hell?

Scared? Nope, I'm pretty much certain it will have micro-transactions out the wazoo.

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#6 Posted by Kidavenger (4085 posts) -

Hopefully it will have a $19.99 unlock everything option.

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#7 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7097 posts) -

I'm not so much nervous about this game as I am about ALL future EA games. That they think it's okay to put microtransactions in a $60 product is an absurd and disgusting notion. It's funny how quickly they went from "Hey EA is actually producing awesome franchises." to "Hey EA has ruined all these great franchises they produced."

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#8 Posted by Lukeweizer (3262 posts) -
@jjm494

@Lukeweizer said:

Given EA's track record with some of it's recent releases and focus on mobile games, is anyone scared that this game is going to be micro-transactioned to hell?

Scared? Nope, I'm pretty much certain it will have micro-transactions out the wazoo.

They updated the iOS version a while back and made the mini games available (that were on the PC version, but not originally on the iOS version), but they came in bundles and cost 50k gold coins to unlock. Mercifully, You were allowed to buy gold packs with real money.

Not too hard to ignore. Just farm some gold. The problem was that the est way to farm gold was locked in one those bundles. I ended up buying a gold pack to unlock the farm mode and I was doing it, I realized I didn't need to because I just bought money. It was really depressing. Game hasn't been the same for me since.
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#9 Posted by 49th (3438 posts) -

Ugh, I wasn't aware it was F2P. It's inevitably going to be full of micro-transaction shit.

Having said that the first game also had purchasable coins (on iOS at least), and the map packs were all like 100k each. I never bought any coins though and still managed to get most of the maps using the Zen Garden, so many this won't be so bad.

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#10 Posted by mikey87144 (2091 posts) -

If it has an unlock everything option I'd be cool with it but it won't so I'm not interested in the game.

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#11 Posted by LornHg (46 posts) -

Free-to-Play is the way to go ! Or at least Free-to-Try. The developpers afterwards need to create a system of monetization that is viable, in some way fun and of course not game-breaking. It comes as quite a challenge when talking about competitive games. LoL and Heroes of Newerth did quite well on that front.

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#12 Posted by jjm494 (96 posts) -

@Lukeweizer: Eww, that sucks. I was such a big fan of the first that I bought it for the PC twice and once for the 360, but I really can't say I have that much interest in the sequel. I hate to speculate on a game with so little information available, but I fear we have another franchise that's going to get EA'ed to death.

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#13 Posted by big_jon (6374 posts) -

Yes and EA.

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#14 Edited by Ace829 (2106 posts) -

I have a feeling there are many plants that you can only get through microtransactions. They'll probably even put game modes and other zombies for you to face behind a paywall. Yuck.

I'd rather play $5 for the whole game and that's that.

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