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Old 12-11-2013, 01:24 PM   #129
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I swear to God I don't understand those defending VC.

There's a tendency in NG of introducing microtransactions in AAA +$60 games (NBA 2K, Forza, GT6...) and call it what you wanna call it VC is microtransactions. How can you defend how they are stripping down games and hidding contents on purpose just to make you pay more once you have already bought it? Do you like to get robbed?

Do you remember the times when if you payed $60 for a game you had (the right for) the full experience? because it seems that some of you have born yesterday gezz.

Keep defending them, I guess you will be happy when you have to pay around $200 for the full experience.
Do you remember the times you would have to complete a game to unlock items?
ever play metal gear solid on ps1, if you finished the game you got extra skins.
or ever play gta san andreas, i could go on, but theres plenty of games with unlockables only if you complete certain things.

well guess what, this is exactly the same, u can unlock items here too if u play enough, the only difference is you can pay for it now if you got the money.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:44 PM   #130
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Do you remember the times you would have to complete a game to unlock items?
ever play metal gear solid on ps1, if you finished the game you got extra skins.
or ever play gta san andreas, i could go on, but theres plenty of games with unlockables only if you complete certain things.

well guess what, this is exactly the same, u can unlock items here too if u play enough, the only difference is you can pay for it now if you got the money.
Do you even believe what you've just said? are you really comparing rewards for finishing a game to make it replayable with stripping down games on purpose just to make you pay more and even with punishing you for not paying (as what happens with myGM)?

I now seriously believe that publishers are right because there will always be people that will say it's raining when you are peeing on them. How sad.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #131
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Do you even believe what you've just said? are you really comparing rewards for finishing a game to make it replayable with stripping down games on purpose just to make you pay more and even with punishing you for not paying (as what happens with myGM)?

I now seriously believe that publishers are right because there will always be people that will say it's raining when you are peeing on them. How sad.
lol wow u really feel like you have to pay more?
thats not the feeling im getting at all. ive been playing my career for probably 2 weeks max, around 2hrs a night. ive got about 80 overall and find myself having a blast in my park.

and you say theyre stripping down the game? wow 2k been giving the best basketball since 2k7 in my opinion, and with the new eco-motion on next gen is amazing.
go play live bro ull get all the headbands for free
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:52 PM   #132
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Do you remember the times you would have to complete a game to unlock items?
ever play metal gear solid on ps1, if you finished the game you got extra skins.
or ever play gta san andreas, i could go on, but theres plenty of games with unlockables only if you complete certain things.

well guess what, this is exactly the same, u can unlock items here too if u play enough, the only difference is you can pay for it now if you got the money.
the key word here is extra. as in not necessary to enjoy the game but can give it replay value. vc is not a bad idea itself but the way it is currently implemented is. you should not have to play a certain amount of any mode to unlock basic features like changing rotations whether its a single game or not. you should not have your rating (for lack of a better word) go down because you do not have enough vc to buy a new weight room. thats the game saying you have three choices: 1) your rating will go down 2) you can stop playing this mode and farm vc from another mode until you have enough vc to buy this weight room or 3) you can shell out some real life cash and buy enough vc for the weight room.
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Old 12-11-2013, 01:56 PM   #133
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Do you remember the times you would have to complete a game to unlock items?
ever play metal gear solid on ps1, if you finished the game you got extra skins.
or ever play gta san andreas, i could go on, but theres plenty of games with unlockables only if you complete certain things.

well guess what, this is exactly the same, u can unlock items here too if u play enough, the only difference is you can pay for it now if you got the money.
Lol Come on dude. That's not the same at all. For one, those were rewards for finishing....not requirements to actually play or do a certain thing. Secondly, VC is a way to make extra money. I think we can all agree on that.
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lol wow u really feel like you have to pay more?
thats not the feeling im getting at all. ive been playing my career for probably 2 weeks max, around 2hrs a night. ive got about 80 overall and find myself having a blast in my park.

and you say theyre stripping down the game? wow 2k been giving the best basketball since 2k7 in my opinion, and with the new eco-motion on next gen is amazing.
go play live bro ull get all the headbands for free
See what you're failing to realize is, yes, paying for VC is an option but the way it's currently constructed, there's not enough of it to go around. When it was designated to just MyTeam you could accumulate it solely for that purpose. With it being tied in to every mode it's hard to make enough to even play them consistently. You have to pick and choose where to spend it...or PURCHASE it.
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Old 12-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #135
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Do you remember the times you would have to complete a game to unlock items?
ever play metal gear solid on ps1, if you finished the game you got extra skins.
or ever play gta san andreas, i could go on, but theres plenty of games with unlockables only if you complete certain things.

well guess what, this is exactly the same, u can unlock items here too if u play enough, the only difference is you can pay for it now if you got the money.
Have you actually played either of those games? Or 2K at any length?

I can't fathom how you can compare 2K unlocks with those in other games that aren't made artificially difficult to boost microtransactions.

Unlocks happen naturally and quickly in normal play in GTA and MGS1. This applies to almost everything in those games. A FEW items take a bit of extra effort but they're usually a few prestige items for completing the game repeatedly on different levels, which is actually a fun objective in and of itself. It's a reward that says, okay, you're a badass. Have a bandana.

It does not take SIX TO TEN HOURS of repetitive gameplay for ONE COSMETIC ITEM in these games, and your progress IS NOT STALLED if you choose to grind to unlock that item, nor does the time spent playing prevent you from unlocking OTHER items naturally.

The equivalent would be if you had to complete MGS1 in its entirety for one piece of common place gear amongst hundreds of similarly priced items. Oh, and you get it only if you don't pick up new weapons or items or get health bonuses in your playthrough.

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Old 12-11-2013, 02:08 PM   #136
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See what you're failing to realize is, yes, paying for VC is an option but the way it's currently constructed, there's not enough of it to go around. When it was designated to just MyTeam you could accumulate it solely for that purpose. With it being tied in to every mode it's hard to make enough to even play them consistently. You have to pick and choose where to spend it...or PURCHASE it.
I see what your saying.
Ive been playing quick matches and my player solely. so in that regards it hasnt been an issue, and the game has been great.
I think back to gran turismo 1 was extremely difficult to get the BASIC licence, took the whole summer to get all licences for
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