grillv20 Posted October 12, 2014 Share Posted October 12, 2014 (edited) Now, imagine that you're new to warframe and you decide to go take a look at the market place. First thing you're going to notice most likely is that 90% of the items listed there can only be bought with plat. If you're a new player and you see this you're probably going to say "oh wow this game is pay to win." If you're me anyways, that would be my response. I have had several different RL friends say this to me and I had to specifically tell them that there are things there that they can buy with credits. Their responses are usually "why would they put that in their cash shop then?" Pretty legitimate complaint right? It would also help if there was some sort of tool-tip put into this cash shop that let newer players know that everything listed there can be acquired outside the cash shop. It really doesn't help sell a game as "free" when new players are staring at all this crap that they can purchase with real life money literally before they're even out of the tutorial without any explanation that its OPTIONAL. For a person in their first few hours of Warframe this can be a huge deal. Nobody wants to download a game and have real life money transactions shoved down their throat right out of the gate. Especially when the game is marketing itself as a free to play game. There clearly NEEDS to be some sort of separation between the platinum shop and the credits shop side of the game for this specific reason. Or at least force players new players to read or listen to a whole thing about how to acquire new weapons and crap. Some sort of tutorial or something to educate new players that their game is in fact not a wallet warrior game and that they can go out and get all of these things for free with a little time and effort. The point of this thread is that the market needs to appeal to new players, not scare them away. Maybe they should introduce some sort of quest that points new players towards items that they can go farm rather than just purchasing them with platinum. Do not discuss whether the game is pay to win or not. The game is not pay to win and arguing about this seriously derails the thread. Edited October 12, 2014 by grillv20 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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