Anyone else tired of in-app purchases?

01-03-2013, 05:05 PM
#1
Anyone else tired of in-app purchases?

Am I the only one who is annoyed by in-app purchases? I now check to see if apps have them, and then avoid them. I just want to pay for a game and play it without having to pay more! I don't mind if it's several dollars, rather than the old everything-is-99-cents days. I just want to play!

Am I alone in this annoyance?
01-03-2013, 05:19 PM
#2
Joined: Jun 2012
Location: London, England
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You're certainly not alone, most people hate them. You'll find that most paid apps won't have too essential IAPs, it's th free apps that do. Nobody really likes IAPs but I think there is a lot of money to be had out of it, so don't expect it to go away.

01-03-2013, 05:29 PM
#3
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Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
What about added levels and more story like DLC? You don't want more?
If there is more content and levels, I say make a whole other game for me to download. Don't taunt me with in-app purchases. I hate 'em! Hate 'em, I say!
01-03-2013, 05:32 PM
#4
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Location: London, England
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No more levels and big content are excusable, but they are usually in free updates anyway. IAPs only annoy me when it is to get an extra gun or something like that.
01-04-2013, 07:55 AM
#5
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Originally Posted by AlexsIpad View Post
No more levels and big content are excusable, but they are usually in free updates anyway. IAPs only annoy me when it is to get an extra gun or something like that.

The fact that a lot of users expect more levels and content for free is one of the reasons theres iap in almost every game now. In my opinion more content and levels would be a valid reason for iap, more so than getting coins or purchasing an overpowered weapon/armor.

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01-04-2013, 08:01 AM
#6
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One of the main reasons why I lost my interest in Gameloft games. Honestly, many kids can just hack those IAPs if they want to cheat on those games anyway. Sigh. I miss the old-school way of having fun. Yes we can still play and enjoy without those IAPs but no one can deny that the IAP system has muddied the waters of this generation in iOS gaming.

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01-04-2013, 08:22 AM
#7
Yup, I can't stand 'em as much as the next guy, but sadly, it looks like they'll be here for a while.

I do appreciate it when developers don't have them in such an in-your-face obtrusive way, and when you can finish the just fine without any IAPs. They don't really affect the gameplay too much, they're just added special features in case you wanna support the dev. Take a look at N.Y.Zombies 2 for example.

Now Gameloft has an issue with IAP. Like in Wild Blood or TDKR, I remember certain instances where the game was basically saying "Hey you, go buy some IAPs!" Can't stand it.
01-04-2013, 08:35 AM
#8
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Location: London, England
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I don't see how IAPs bring in more money though. I'm much more likely to pay 69p for a game than get a game for free and buy a 69p IAP, who buys IAPs consistently? In fact, I'm more likely to pay 5 for a game than get a game for free and pay 69p for an IAP haha
01-04-2013, 08:51 AM
#9
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Location: England
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Originally Posted by AlexsIpad View Post
I don't see how IAPs bring in more money though. I'm much more likely to pay 69p for a game than get a game for free and buy a 69p IAP, who buys IAPs consistently? In fact, I'm more likely to pay 5 for a game than get a game for free and pay 69p for an IAP haha
Well its a bit crazy, people seem to be put off buying a game (so many people wait for it to be free) but for some bizarre reason they get a 'free' (freemium) game and then seem to enjoy playing it and then buy IAP's

Its a sad fact but a lot of freemium games make a ton of money. Like you i would rather spend a few dollars for a game (Or 5) for the full game but the likes of you and me must be in the minority.

Hence freemium, companies make far more money via freemium. You see it here all the time in game threads, 'the games 69p, i'll wait for it to be free....' ?!?!?
01-04-2013, 09:38 AM
#10
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Originally Posted by seyoon View Post
One of the main reasons why I lost my interest in Gameloft games. Honestly, many kids can just hack those IAPs if they want to cheat on those games anyway. Sigh. I miss the old-school way of having fun. Yes we can still play and enjoy without those IAPs but no one can deny that the IAP system has muddied the waters of this generation in iOS gaming.
Pfft. You're forgetting the fact that they can hack games without IAP too.

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