Originally by: Admiral Madbull
Edited by: Admiral Madbull on 01/07/2011 22:41:41
If you feel like that, why not just stop playing eve and go on with your life....
I dont see why people emo-rage over things that they DONT need to get involved in if they dont want to.
I agree that the minute CCP makes it so that game mechanics get changed becouse of micro-transactions its gonna kill the game, but we are not there yet...
So why not put your virtual torches away for now and use them when and if they are needed.
Seriously people CCP is a company, and if they can increase their earnings ofcourse they will try and milk as much out of the playerbase as they can, why wouldnt they?
Its not like they are holding a gun to your head and forcing you to throw your money at them.
my 2 cents
*edit: typos, just to tired to type correct
Because it isn't that simple. Just because you do want a service from someone, does not justify bending over and taking anything and everything that is asked for that service.
No one (who isn't an idiot) has a problem with the concept of vanity item micro transactions. The problems however are in that first sentance.
Firstly, CCP said they were not going to extend the rmt model outside of vanity items. The leaked email said they planned 'to evolve the nex store' (paraphrasing).
Secondly, the price is not justifiable. Nothing they are providing in the nex, is worth what they are asking, nothing fits the bill MICRO transaction. The man power and materials needed to supply these things could easily be paid at 1/10th of what they are asking. No one has a problem with the concept, it is the degree.
Put it this way, if you went to buy a litre of milk from me and I asked 30 dollars what would you say? You might laugh it off and walk away not letting it bother you (you can get your milk elsewhere), or you might take offence that I have devalued your money and in turn you by asking out of all proportion what I am offering. Either is a valid response.
Now imagine that you can't get your milk anywhere else. You want milk, but you can't get it from anyone else, so by your reasoning thats cool to pay me 30 bucks right? I'm not holding a gun to your head, so im not forcing you. That justifies it right?
It may not be up there in the realms of starving orphans and world peace, but that doesn't mean it isn't worth objecting to.Nor is it out of place to ask for an equitable exchange. That however, is not what I am asking for for this milk, and it isn't what CCP are asking for NEX.
Actually, on an unrelated note, I might have a bridge if your buying....
There was also some opinions expressed towards or about the community which has fanned the flames of those torches.
Now I am willing to believe the community may
have acted prematurely in the non vanity issue. The price issue however, the facts are right there in front of you just by clicking on one button.
It needs to be emphasized that they only people who are either a) arguing against the concept of vanity micro transactions or b) making it out to be vital world issue are the strawmanners.