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The Free to Play Rant Garbage Bin

03-06-2016, 11:37 PM
#1
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,908
The Free to Play Rant Garbage Bin

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Originally Posted by LordShad0wz View Post
Actually it's not free. I don't have unlimited data. Full video ads use data. It costs me. Devs don't think about this fact. I don't want to watch ads to replenish energy. And this is all I will say on this. I don't want to devolve your thread into an IAP battle. I'm just explaining it to you that's all so you understand.

With that aside, the other elements of the game really are nice. The actual gameplay is fantastic. I really do like that part of the game. I like the equipment and how the equipment has different abilities. Using gold to level them up is great.

I have a question though, with the souls, do you get these while playing at some point?

Billy
The dev tried to say that it was free in the upcoming thread and I said the same thing. Since when is watching ads free. Whether it's wifi or cellular, data isn't free ever. Neither is my time taken watching them. I'm gonna go play some Implosion now cheers.
03-07-2016, 12:39 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,908
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Originally Posted by Exact-Psience View Post
I think the devs get the idea that some of us dont want timers or anything, but the devs still deserve a shot at this pay method they decided to use for their game and see if it works for them. Maybe later on they might decide to add a stamina system remover or something, but for now, i think it's best we refrain from posting the same complaints.
You are absolutely correct EP and I have the utmost respect for your opinion. I'm not trying to rain on anyone's parade by any means. Nor am I rlly complaining. The game looks spectacular and I'm only stating the truth and my opinion on the monitization set up. I've wished no one ill will by any means. I have principles that I live by just as you do. I hope the game is a smash hit for the dev.

03-07-2016, 01:59 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,583
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Originally Posted by H4nd0fg0d View Post
The dev tried to say that it was free in the upcoming thread and I said the same thing. Since when is watching ads free. Whether it's wifi or cellular, data isn't free ever. Neither is my time taken watching them. I'm gonna go play some Implosion now cheers.
Browsing the TA forums ain't free either then.

I mean, technically pretty much nothing is free.
03-07-2016, 08:50 AM
#4
Joined: Mar 2010
Posts: 1,908
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Originally Posted by Ausar View Post
No offense to some of you people but this premium thing in every f2p game is starting to get annoying every thread is the same

If some of you really hate f2p then just move along and don't waste your time as of those that are really interested in this with the same rants

I'm stating to feel sorry for Eli and Jared having to deal with this in every f2p game thread
Seems equally annoying to hear this kind of rant about some of our free to play views. If you don't want to hear these kind of opinions then Internet forums aren't for you. They are merely opinions just the same as the one you've aired. As fo Jared and Eli and you feeling bad for them, it goes without saying that as long as no one is insulting anyone these are the mechanics of a healthy forum so it is what it is.
Devs should never be discouraged about their games being critiqued because this is a barometer to the likes and dislikes of the aspects of their product. If only accolades were posted, a dev would have no idea as to what some find undesirable or lackluster and lend to his or her's inability to further polish the product. I believe that this is a healthy forum for members and devs alike. Everyone has an opinion, but opinions about opinions are rubbish.
03-07-2016, 09:48 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2012
Location: New York, NY
Posts: 891
Quote:
Originally Posted by H4nd0fg0d View Post
Seems equally annoying to hear this kind of rant about some of our free to play views. If you don't want to hear these kind of opinions then Internet forums aren't for you. They are merely opinions just the same as the one you've aired. As fo Jared and Eli and you feeling bad for them, it goes without saying that as long as no one is insulting anyone these are the mechanics of a healthy forum so it is what it is.
Devs should never be discouraged about their games being critiqued because this is a barometer to the likes and dislikes of the aspects of their product. If only accolades were posted, a dev would have no idea as to what some find undesirable or lackluster and lend to his or her's inability to further polish the product. I believe that this is a healthy forum for members and devs alike. Everyone has an opinion, but opinions about opinions are rubbish.
Eloquently stated. Don't understand why someone would rather deal with timers vs just paying $1.99 (or whatever) upfront. I know it's an "opinion" but just seems like common sence.
03-07-2016, 10:19 AM
#6
Joined: Feb 1983
Location: Barcelona
Posts: 1,268,671
I'm not sure I'd describe two people who repeat themselves over and over in every and any thread where their rant is vaguely applicable "the mechanics of a healthy forum." It's closer to having that annoying raw vegan friend on Facebook who you haven't unfriended yet for reasons unknown that feels the need to comment on absolutely everything you're doing and eating that doesn't fit in to their healthy life dogma.
03-07-2016, 11:19 AM
#7
Joined: Nov 2014
Posts: 3,423
Seems to me just in this thread alone there's more than two people. The posts are all right here. In every single thread it's more than two people. Its weird you only say two though. It's not something that is going to just go away whether you like it or not. Normal discourse should take place. Each game is its own individual thing. So of course the same type of arguments will be brought up.

Billy



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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
I'm not sure I'd describe two people who repeat themselves over and over in every and any thread where their rant is vaguely applicable "the mechanics of a healthy forum." It's closer to having that annoying raw vegan friend on Facebook who you haven't unfriended yet for reasons unknown that feels the need to comment on absolutely everything you're doing and eating that doesn't fit in to their healthy life dogma.
03-07-2016, 11:23 AM
#8
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More often than not you two are leading the charge, which causes other people to inevitably join in, like any thread derail.
03-07-2016, 11:29 AM
#9
Joined: Mar 2010
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Originally Posted by Eli View Post
More often than not you two are leading the charge, which causes other people to inevitably join in, like any thread derail.
So if others inevitably feel the same way then they should just shut up too bc they aren't singing someone's praises. Last words on this topic. Very astute, good day.
03-07-2016, 12:08 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2015
Posts: 586
Like it or not, F2P elements ARE part of the gameplay and are fair game in opinions. If F2P elements cause things like data usage (video ads) or timers (blocking your progress), that's something people need to know about a game.

I don't discount any F2P games. If it's something that looks like I would enjoy, I will always give it a try. There are many F2P games that do it right (like Crossy Road for instance):

As for this game, the timers and video ads are enough to kill my enjoyment of the game. And yes, like others, I may be more interested in a one time IAP to remove them.

I'll end with that but just wanted to state my 2 cents that anything that affects gameplay, F2P or not, should be a part of the conversation and impressions so people know what they're getting into.