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We're mad as hell about iOS games that cost money, have ads, and/or any IAP at all.

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04-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Bethlehem, Pa
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I dint like or support iap for this game but whatever. I'm not going to skip playing this game because of it. If people want to buy their way up than it's their agenda and I could care less really. Focus on yourself and play and enjoy the game how you want and dont worry so much what others may or may not do and buy. It's Ur game so play it as u wish.

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04-26-2011, 11:22 AM
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Originally Posted by adamphetamine View Post
I dint like or support iap for this game but whatever. I'm not going to skip playing this game because of it. If people want to buy their way up than it's their agenda and I could care less really. Focus on yourself and play and enjoy the game how you want and dont worry so much what others may or may not do and buy. It's Ur game so play it as u wish.
Amen to that.

04-26-2011, 11:25 AM
Joined: Nov 2010
Posts: 42
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Originally Posted by adamphetamine View Post
I dint like or support iap for this game but whatever. I'm not going to skip playing this game because of it. If people want to buy their way up than it's their agenda and I could care less really. Focus on yourself and play and enjoy the game how you want and dont worry so much what others may or may not do and buy. It's Ur game so play it as u wish.
I understand what you are saying, but in the bigger picture, IAP can kill the economy in the game making the initial leveling process horrendous for the people who choose not to use IAP. Example: Player A buys all the IAP possible and can collect crafting material at will. They then set their own price for said material, generally out of reach of people who did not purchase IAP, because they eventually will not want to by more gold through IAP. So, their source now becomes collecting gold through other players and the goods they can jack the price up on.

IAP in MMOs is like having your own printing press.
04-26-2011, 11:27 AM
Joined: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,333
Had they kept it at monthly paid subscription, I'd be okay with that.
The prices are affordable and realistic for an iDevice game.

But, with the fact that there's IAP's (other than pets/vanity items),
then the game has failed in my eyes. Rich players get to profit much more
than people who choose not or aren't able to spend additional money on IAPs.

So much for making a fair/balanced experience.
Can't you already see the favoritism scenarios?

General chat: "Looking for Tank for XXX Monster":
Player Tank (A) with all IAP's "I'm ready pick me!"
Player Tank (B) with no IAP's "I'm ready pick me!"

Gee I wonder which one will get a group faster or be chosen.

How fair/balanced will PVP be for a fully powered up IAP players vs.
a non-IAP players?
04-26-2011, 12:13 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,768
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Originally Posted by Creepshow View Post
General chat: "Looking for Tank for XXX Monster":
Player Tank (A) with all IAP's "I'm ready pick me!"
Player Tank (B) with no IAP's "I'm ready pick me!"
Sounds just like every MMO out there. WoW and it's ilk all have thriving markets for gold and character selling. It's not official or encouraged but it's there. If someone wants to cheat their way to level 70 they can, and it'd likely give them the edge over a lower level character. There's nothing new about this game doing it other than the fact it seems to be encouraged. The problem with non-IAP gameplay being slow is valid, but this one not so much unless you're referring to MMOs as a whole, and that's not something an iOS developer is likely to try and fix.

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04-26-2011, 12:19 PM
Joined: Feb 2009
Location: Indonesia
Posts: 906
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Originally Posted by Fe1 View Post
And in communism, you wouldn't even have the opportunity to buy an iPad and its attendant silly games. Good luck on your move to North Korea.
What part of my post has anything to do with communism? Are you daft?
04-26-2011, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Creepshow View Post
Had they kept it at monthly paid subscription, I'd be okay with that.
The prices are affordable and realistic for an iDevice game.

But, with the fact that there's IAP's (other than pets/vanity items),
then the game has failed in my eyes. Rich players get to profit much more
than people who choose not or aren't able to spend additional money on IAPs.

How fair/balanced will PVP be for a fully powered up IAP players vs.
a non-IAP players?
Couldn't agree more. Really disappointed by this.
And yes, there are gold sellers in wow, and but people who buy gold are in a little minority, they often banned, and account selling has almost been made impossible since battle.net account merging.

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04-26-2011, 02:43 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,768
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Originally Posted by Meldor View Post
Couldn't agree more. Really disappointed by this.
And yes, there are gold sellers in wow, and but people who buy gold are in a little minority, they often banned, and account selling has almost been made impossible since battle.net account merging.
Alright, so let's assume they weren't banned... it affects you how? Whether they did it over the course of 60 seconds or 60 days, there are always going to be people who are a higher level than you. The end result is the same.

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04-26-2011, 03:11 PM
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They bought it because they love the game, the concept, the music, etc. They hate it because it is published by a huge corporation whose only gain is to get as much profit as possible. As long as you're happy being a part of capitalism, you won't be able to understand those whom you refer to as 'idiots'. Though to be fair, to us, you're the idiot.
What are you talking about? You are acting as if owning a game is a divine right. If they don't want to pay for the game, they don't have to. But to act as if they deserve the game at a lower price is ridiculous. They deserve absolutely nothing. AT ALL. It doesn't matter how much they love the game, they don't DESERVE the game. Such a claim is greedy in itself.

WAA I WANT THE GAME, BUT I DON'T WANT TO PAY FOR IT. IT SHOULD BE CHEAPER BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD IT BUT I 'DESERVE IT'/I CAN AFFORD IT BUT I WANT OTHER GAMES/I'VE ABITRARILY DECIDED THAT THE DEVELOPER OWES ME IN SOME RIDICULOUS WAY......etc.

Pathetic.

Last edited by AchillesReborn; 04-26-2011 at 03:53 PM. Reason: Deleted most of my ranting
04-26-2011, 03:37 PM
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Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Alright, so let's assume they weren't banned... it affects you how? Whether they did it over the course of 60 seconds or 60 days, there are always going to be people who are a higher level than you. The end result is the same.
No if they have earned they gear/pvp ranking of whatever, that's completely fine.
It just kills ingame competition to have an item-shop, it makes it unfair.

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