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Comment: Re:Dum dum dum (Score 1) 1006

by Omegawar (#43274681) Attached to: Video Game Industry Starting To Feel Heat On Gun Massacres
Actually this was true for a long time but I started playing again about two years ago and they made it much easier to play solo. I leveled a Monk to 30 solo except for the subjob quest, a high level player helped with getting the skull. I then quit because of real life. But just recently started playing again for the new expansion. It is even easier to get by solo now.

Comment: Re:Always on = !on (Score 1) 592

by Omegawar (#42858305) Attached to: Xbox 720 Could Require Always-On Connection, Lock Out Used Games

Sure it does, company produces crippled platform, protest by not buying it. Perfectly valid reason.

Keep drinking the Kool-Aid my friend...

As usual on slashdot you're only thinking of your own usage. My wife and kids have a Wii and a few games, all of which have only ever been played in our house. It makes no difference whether the games are tied by DRM or fucking voodoo to our machine, we're not going to sell them on anyway, except possibly if we sell the whole thing, console and all (not that anyone would buy it, I suppose).

So what you are saying is you are a pot and that kettle is black. You are not the target demographic here. You have a now previous generation system and have a "few" games for that system. They need to and should want to please the gamers that are avid consumers. That go out and monthly if not weekly buy games.

Comment: Re:What are "Zynga-style microtransactions"? (Score 1) 209

by Omegawar (#37287978) Attached to: Why Microtransactions In Games Are Amoral

The basic premise for all Zynga games is something like this: * Game is free to play * Game lets you click on something (to buy, attack, build, whatever) once every N minutes of hours. * After a number of days of clicking, you win some new item * You can bypass the whole thing by simply coffing up some cash in the ingame shop.

For the most part this is correct. However, you can also buy enhanced versions of items. For example in Farmville you can by a red tractor that plows a 3X3 square and uses 1/4 can of fuel for 100,000 gold coins. (Gold coins are the ingame money, earned by selling crops, harvesting animals, etc.) But for 25 green coins (currency only obtained through cash transactions) you can get a golden tractor that plows 4X4 square and uses 1/8 can of fuel.

Prediction is very difficult, especially of the future. - Niels Bohr