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Blah blah blah - Will be available... In the cash shop

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Leggomy
08.04.2012 , 04:53 AM | #11
I heard there will be a pvp "win" button. For $50 you click it and boom everyone in your warzone dies and you win.

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Starleash
08.04.2012 , 04:56 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackardin View Post
It is a cool story. Much cooler then that worn out catch phrase. ;p

....and it is correct.
So, it's all speculation. What's wrong with speculating on forums? Especially on gaming forums?

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Degarmo
08.04.2012 , 05:03 AM | #13
EAs leadership is very interested in the money-making potential of micro transactions (as heard in the well circulated CEO statement on You Tube), and therein lies the issue. EA is not averse to slowly putting the screws to the player. What's the quote again?

"When you're six hours into playing Battlefield, and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time." - John Riccitiello, CEO EA.

This is too big of an opportunity to just let go by. It's (paid DLC, etc.) already being done in other EA titles. There's no reason it won't happen in this one.
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Leggomy
08.04.2012 , 05:05 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Degarmo View Post
EAs leadership is very interested in the money-making potential of micro transactions (as heard in the well circulated CEO statement on You Tube), and therein lies the issue. EA is not averse to slowly putting the screws to the player. What's the quote again?

"When you're six hours into playing Battlefield, and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time." - John Riccitiello, CEO EA.

This is too big of an opportunity to just let go by. It's (paid DLC, etc.) already being done in other EA titles. There's no reason it won't happen in this one.
Did you think all the new content in a mmo would be free? Also you dont have to pay for that reload you can run back and get more ammo. Of course you have to hope you dont die in the process. Sometimes its easier to just dish out a dollar.

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Degarmo
08.04.2012 , 05:07 AM | #15
It wasn't free, I was paying $15.00 a month to get it, and the convenience of paying that buck and those that pay it, is what makes it acceptable for them to continue to do it . . . which is a pay-to-win kind of an item. You paid to avoid the risk, so you get a better chance to win.
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Leggomy
08.04.2012 , 05:11 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Degarmo View Post
It wasn't free, I was paying $15.00 a month to get it, and the convenience of paying that buck and those that pay it, is what makes it acceptable for them to continue to do it . . . which is a pay-to-win kind of an item. You paid to avoid the risk, so you get a better chance to win.
There is no comparing a FPS to a MMO. You dont pay $15 a month for it. You pay $15 a month for this game. When new expansions come out they cost money in all mmos for the most part. If you thought youd just pay your $15 a mo and get all new content free this must be your first MMO. They all work like that guy.

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Degarmo
08.04.2012 , 05:18 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Leggomy View Post
There is no comparing a FPS to a MMO. You dont pay $15 a month for it. You pay $15 a month for this game. When new expansions come out they cost money in all mmos for the most part. If you thought youd just pay your $15 a mo and get all new content free this must be your first MMO. They all work like that guy.
I'm 44, been playing MMOs since Asheron's Call, and through pretty much every major title up to today. I wasn't comparing FPS games to MMOs. I was comparing the philosophy of charging for in-game stuff and how EA won't balk at the chance to do something like this in their freemium plan, because even the subscribers have an untapped "convenience" market for items. It should/will start with vanity stuff, but with EA's track record, it has a very good chance of moving on to in-game items that can change the balance of play. I'm not saying it will happen, but it's part of their current business plan right now for all their games.

Also, you do get all the content free for your monthly subscription in a subscription model. That's why you pay the premium. You only pay for expansions. I really don't know how you extrapolated that I didn't understand that from what I wrote.
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DahLliA
08.04.2012 , 05:52 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Blackardin View Post
It is a cool story. Much cooler then that worn out catch phrase. ;p

....and it is correct.
Cool stories will be available... in the cash shop
Quote: Originally Posted by John Riccitiello
When you are six hours into playing Battlefield and you run out of ammo in your clip, and we ask you for a dollar to reload, you're really not very price sensitive at that point in time...We're not gouging, but we're charging.

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Eszi
08.04.2012 , 05:56 AM | #19
50$ for a weapon with 200 rating kk

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xippo
08.04.2012 , 08:20 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Nanglez View Post
Just shhh its like you guys want to coin it as a new catchphrase. You don't know what will be in the cash shop, and till such time as you do, EVERYTHING you say is speculation. Bunch of self entitled children -.-.


Lighten up Francis.