Llyssa Posted June 30, 2014 Share Posted June 30, 2014 Something curious I just saw on another game: Zone rentals. There's zones(from previous events) that the game offers access to, for about $20 worth of their purchased currency. You get access to X locations with X quests(stated in the zone description), for 28 days. This gives you access to the associated event items as if you'd been at the event itself, with the same rules and restrictions and so forth required of those who actually participated in the event. On the one hand, that seems like a really cool way to reuse the events. On the other hand, event items tend to be slightly OP, so you're technically p2w in a sense by buying access. However, you're also not p2w because if you had been playing at the time of the event, you'd already have had your chance with the zone. For comparison, imagine if, say, the informer event was available for WF to rent. You'd pay like 300 plat, and then, you'd get a limited-time chance(say, 3 days, like the original) to visit areas with informers spawning in them, and a limited-time chance to kill a bunch of informers, and if you killed one before your time was up, you'd get a snipetron BP, if you killed more than 20 before your time was up, you'd get a snipetron vandal, and if you killed more than 2007 before your time was up, you'd get a primed chamber mod. All the same rules as the original event. So, would that be p2w? People around for the informer event already had a chance to do this for free, so it holds little value to them(they could pound for a PC, but other than that, they likely have all of this). People who missed it would have a chance to experience the event in all of its glory, and have a chance for all the cool rewards they missed out on. This would allow DE to re-use a lot of the "burn off" content of previous events, let them make some money in the process, and let people have access to the event-special stuff they may have missed. It would make things generally fair(unlike the "OMG Brakk" issue we had), but it would also be giving otherwise-unobtainable power gear out. So the caveat is whether or not it's really fair, since people could already have that without paying. I think it's an interesting idea, but I'm not sure how anyone else would take it. Thoughts? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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