This is separate from the concept of being a microtransaction thing. I generally dislike them, but have on rare occasion done a microtransaction here and there, but in this game I have never been less tempted to pay real money for microtransactions compared to other games. This is mostly due to what is in them. I enjoy opening them when I got while playing, but what is actually in there does not seem worth any money.
Let's assume the drop rates were increased on higher rarity things even [as of right now I mostly get garbage anyway from playing, but still early on in the game, just got it yesterday]. What you actually can get from them just isn't worth the cash
Skins in a FPS game that you barely see cause you are in first person. It does give some extra art on your gun and stuff sometimes, but that hardly seems to be worth paying for. At least in a moba you get to see your character in it's cool stuff all the time. Also... almost every skin is a pallet swap...., or at least mostly
Some Player Icons [Why would I ever pay for that?]
Some poses/highlight intros. They are ok but at most seen for a second or two per game
Some sprays [Sprays are cute, but once again I can't see a world where it makes any sense to gamble for some sprays in this game].
Some emotes that I rarely see people ever using anyway [and I probably wouldn't].
Don't get me wrong, I think all of that stuff, well some of it looks cool [of course due to personal preference] but paying actual money for it in this game just doesn't seem worth it for any of it.
I enjoy collecting the stuff, and I do want skins and all, but I just can't see any sanity in buying them for a FPS game like this, even if it maybe changes the gun model you are holding a bit [or hands/ect]
So my main point is, I feel this game has done a poor job of even giving me any temptation of microtransaction purchases. I normally at least feel tempted in some way, but everything seems so beyond small [even the skins, once again, a first person game so you don't even see it 90% of the time] that I just feel shockingly untempted to buy those. The actual loot box content just seems poor for actual money purchases. I am not even talking about the gambling nature of them or cost or whatever, that is another discussion I am not having here.
Not complaining. The fact that they all seem so not worth actual money beyond other game's microtransactions almost makes them even more acceptable [no pressure or temptation to get them]. I would actually much prefer it this way, and I am glad they allow you to get them through just playing the game.
I do enjoy unlocking them through the game, but many the level at which I am so disinterested in buying those boxes is beyond any other of these games, and I am often more tempted in MUCH worse games [which I do love this game so far!]
So what are your opinions on this everyone? I get this is a subjective thing. For many people it probably is worth it, but I was honestly shocked at just how disinterested I was with these. My words maybe in a sentance or so didn't reflect this, but I mean with all due respect to those who did purchase some. I am sorry if I offended !! It is all subjective ya know :)