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Are players who leave over tradable cash shop items fueling the current MMO model?

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It's not the players ... not even the flighty ones.  This constant Pattern is 100% the result of Stock-Market investor practices which dictate that a company just meeting the thresholds for "profitability" is NEVER ENOUGH.  They have to vastly exceed it every year after release or else the activist investors will take their cash to the next project down the street.  Yes it's the same exact mentality, but it's not the same people doing it.  The 2 roles are too dissimilar to be making excuses for the reason its happening.

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lmfao you contradicted yourself. 

The true contradiction is that your very own home and work are after the very same goals as this and/or any other business. That is; to ensure the well being of the efforts put forth by the sweat equity of your brow. This is why the attempted politicization of an emotional "epeen" issue falls flat. You live your life exactly and precisely like those you seek to defame the character of.

Mirror mirror on the wall... who exemplifies the greatest contradiction of all? You do.

Edited by Solar

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Greed mainly, since they are exploiting the dopamine rush people receive in games, by making you spend more money to get the same rush. The same pleasure and reward system in the brain, that keeps a crack addict wanting more.

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Who left? Show me one player that deleted all their characters.

Are people really so weak-willed that they can't stay away unless they burn all the bridges?

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I know alot of people that left, myself included for the time being.

I can name multiple games that survived far longer than this one will without the cash shop advantage road this one is going down so no, i would have to say the people that leave aren't fuelling anything.

Having worked in the industry i'm well aware of server costs and multiple other costs involved in keeping any multiplayer game running, fact is they are not costs so high as to justify cash grabs, that is greed pure and simple.

 

Edit: for the guy asking about people who deleted their characters, those who got chargebacks that Daum failed to dispute lost their entire accounts so....... theres that.

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