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What do people think about games with micro transactions, and at what point do you think they should be limited?

Nov 23, 17 at 5:17pm

so I'm not a player of EA games, but I am an avid player of an app called Love Nikki, which is basically a game where you have to dress your girl up better than everyone else. Currently, there's an "event" going on where you can acquire up to, like, 8 different outfits before the weeks end.
Usually, the events are wicked. Even if you don't manage to win everything, it's all well-balanced between what you can get via playing the game as well as spending irl currency. The terrible thing about THIS event, is it is all based on how much money you can or are willing to spend. Mind you, again, this is a game about /dressing up your girl to be the best dressed/
It's ridiculous. Otherwise, the app does a fantastic job at making things equal. Before this, they've always given the option of paying to win without making it the only way, and any events that do require irl spending are for usually between .99 and $5.
For reference, in order to gain all the outfits, you would have to spend up to /at least $45.
In closing, micro transactions are fine so long as you're able to choose between paying and playing, but once you reach the point where it's the /ONLY/ way to win, it's not so much a game anymore as it is a contest to see who has the most cash $$$

Nov 23, 17 at 6:32pm

They should exist for cosmetic reasons only. In no way should a person be given the ability to shell out endless amounts of money to gain an advantage in a game to dominate other players.

Nov 25, 17 at 10:13pm

I hope EA buries itself with all the micro transactions it wants to have. Good Riddance I say, I think they shouldn't be in a game and people should be allowed to buy whatever they want with in game currency.

Nov 26, 17 at 1:23am

Hate micro transactions. Love nba 2k18 but i fell like EA took a page right out of there book on micro tansactions. MyTeam is a game mode were you spend irl money on digital in game cards and whatever cards you get you can put on your team to play with. Its $60 for a pack of 20 cards with odds so bad I've seen youtubers spend over $300 on packs before they get anything good. Oh they also release new packs every tuesday with better cards so the only way to stay competitive is to spend a rediculous amount of money year round. Its the biggest cash grab I've ever seen in my life, and the community just goes with it. Smh

Dec 01, 17 at 2:16am
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