SkyRaider#3584 posted (#post-233800) said:
Belial does have a point in that this is a FtP game and in order to make income they need to have something like Elite status. Sure we want the grind reduced as consumers but its also a balancing act as Greybox does need to make money. A FtP game will be a no game to play if the company goes under, it isnt a charity after all.
I will also say when first getting to T3 the grind seems bad, but after you get more experienced and get to T4, T3 doesnt seem nearly as bad as initially.
I will disagree with Belial on cosmetics some. Yes, they cant make them too cheap, but they cant overprice them either. many paying people paying $3 apiece per skin will pay for multiple skins whereas you will have far fewer people paying $12 for a single skin. Its why cosmetics havent sold. I also dont think the devs woukd need to constantly put out skins: i dont think people will buy so many to the point they cant remotely use them all.
The FtP point is absolutely void of logic if you are trying to say the game doesn't have to entertain and capture the playerbase because it is free. That's like saying I'm a singer who goes under the name Dreadnought and I sing one type of music, free to all my fans (science fiction opera), if you want me to sing my full album I'm gonna make you wait a loooong time before you get it all; of course I can sing some other stuff but if you want different, you're gonna have to pay! But hey what's so wrong in making people listen to the same song over and over again, as they slowly work through my album!
That scenario is pretty much this game, and I am certainly not surprised that a little way into the album, players have looked elsewhere for variety and a better experience. I'm sure there will be my loyal fans out there that will absolutely love my voice and take whatever I do as platinum, but I would also not be too surprised if some say 'You know what, it's just not worth my time'. My fan base will diminish, I'll probably have to lay off some of my backing group and need to sort my shizzle out in order to reinvigorate my career. Maybe if I go on iTunes (Steam) it will give my waning career a boost, you know get new players (sorry listeners) in, I'd just better not make a poor job of it!
I know there are sci-fi opera fans out there, all i need to do is take them on the journey with me, release new stuff and let them enjoy that journey. Hook them and offer them special edition album covers etc to get them hooked, build that fan base by making it cost effective for people to get more involved and invested. Become the best singer out there.
Or I could say hey, my music is free, you should be grateful. O7