matrixEXO Posted October 20, 2014 Share Posted October 20, 2014 (edited) Here's a feedback you don't see often... depending on your view. We all know that slots are the limiting factor of this game. We all know that the argument that comes up defending the slots. This is my argument to those. To be clear, my stand is for the removal of or change in the acquisition of slots since there are enough ways to attract people to throw in some dough. 1) Slots are where DE makes most of their money. (Source: Many) This is true and false. This is true because of the way slots works that makes expanding anything in the arsenal either an impossibility or being forced to spend their money. And if a customer is being forced to spend their money, it doesn't make them one bit happier. Additionally, there are other substantially major revenues out there right now. One-time limited purchase from Prime Access, customisation options, quick speed-up and even BP trading all use plat. And there are a lot of people who are willing to throw down the plat for that. 2) Foreword: Below is part of the whole message posted in a thread regarding slots. Warframe is Free2play so take away slot purchasing with plat and revenue for DE dries up. DE just landed a massive partnership contract. This on top of many other sources of revenue currently in-game actually wouldn't deter people from paying a small chump change on a game that they like to play. If the player is bunny hopping between games to try and test them all out, of course they won't spend any money. Additionally, Warframe has established enough fanbase and loyal consumers for the product (Warframe) that they would be willing to spend money on the cosmetics and other stuffs that can be bought with plat, Prime Access being one of the better example. That and trading essentially is now a plat-only market scene making it almost a necessity to purchase plat to trade for an easier time getting that one piece of Prime part and stuff. 3) Foreword: Below is a copy of part of a message posted in a thread regarding slots. You can get them (<= plat) without paying... just sayin'. That is true but think about the number of people who have plat and would be willing to pay plat for a newbie's... Rhino Systems. People are trading for the rare and inexplicably hard to get parts and mods that are either a dime in a dozen or locked by massive RNG. That means that the person who wants to trade would also need to get that dime in a dozen (super lucky guy) then be forced to ponder if he should keep it (since it is hard to get) or trade it off for plat... just to buy himself some slots. I believe that apart from making money, you must ensure that customers get the most satisfaction in your game without being weighed down by the major bottlenecks that can deter people from your own game. My two cents. 4) Pretty much every F2P game has this limitation. Easiest way to make money and completely reasonable: You want more so you pay or sacrifice something. Wha... I believe that it's not reasonable to limit the very aspect of 'slots' in game when the slots themselves don't come in a reasonable number that allows one to enjoy the game without paying much. I agree on the 'want more so you pay or sacrifice something' part because what's being sacrificed is a person's enjoyment... or money being paid so you can enjoy yourself... Either way, it isn't a good start to begin with. 5) That is the main reason why most players bought their first platinum. As warframe is a F2P game the developers need money form these micro transactions To be clear, this is not called micro transactions anymore. Not in my book, that is. If something is necessary to play the game, it becomes more than micro transactions. Simply put: Slots aren't optional. This means that, as a major part of the game, it's forcibly making people spend money in an unhealthy way. Say no to bad practices please. 6) Foreword: Below is a copy of part of a message posted in a thread regarding slots. Seriously, it's 5 dollars. To be clear, not everyone is American. USD$ 5 is equivalent to RM15++ on my side. That means 3 meals. For those who understands that not everyone lives in America, that also means that each side has their own average and minimum earnings and to classify under one roof makes it very... bad. Unless we all earn the same money. Still bad. To conclude, I support the abolishment of slots or the option to get slots in a better way than through plat purchases. As an old-time customer, I must say that slots are something that I force myself to buy only to keep every weapon that I own because I am the kind of person who likes keeping everything he has put in effort to level 30 those items. Edited October 20, 2014 by matrixEXO Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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