Originally Posted by mr.Ugly
well the way they design the mp aspect of shadowgun would not be different if it ends up as a seperate app or in the main game.. a mp update for the sp game could also include the same iap items they planed..
at the moment there are no infos on how exactly the mp part will look like
and every comment on it is pure speculations..
as for 1,2,3 i agree with you pov.. i don't have a problem with it either.. and honestly can't see how anyone else would have.. as it makes not much of a difference *shrug*
IAP in MP is just asking for the game to be hacked. Not that it couldn't be already, but it seems IAP makes it easier/faster.
Also with IAP MP games become unbalanced due to the fact that people will b*th at their parents, or so forth, and pay ridiculous prices for consumables. This makes it a high paying king of the hill setup. Now that it's free it gives more ppl the opportunity to try it out, therefore giving more ppl the opportunity to go IAP crazy.
Like I mentioned earlier, no hardcore gamer wants consumable IAP in a game. Go to the World of Midagard website (where tons of hardcore MMORPG players reside), and you'll see their absolute disgust for consumable IAP. That's why WoM IAP is mostly for aesthetic purposes.