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jimdigris

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Battletech conquers Fortnite
« on: 06 August 2019, 16:40:07 »
The creators of Fortnite introduced battlemechs and the infantry players are complaining that they are wiping the board.  https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/06/brute-mech-fortnite-rage/

I could've told them that 35 years ago. ;D

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #1 on: 07 August 2019, 11:13:03 »
I don't like Fortnite (or any battle royals for that mater) but I found hilarious the whole thing. More funnier (for me) is that players are complaining expecting that Epic nerfs Mechs but they didnt do anything (yet). Seems players forget to think that the devs did it intentionally so they can sell anti mech weapons in the future (microtransaction maybe?).

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #2 on: 07 August 2019, 11:17:24 »
considering fortnite pulled a b-b-b-b-b-billion dollars just from the Apple apps store in 2018 alone, yes, there will be microtransations

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #3 on: 07 August 2019, 12:06:08 »
I really detest games that introduce OP paid content that can only be effectively countered by other paid content.  Pay-to-win is just a bad formula for fun.

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #4 on: 07 August 2019, 14:51:37 »
I really detest games that introduce OP paid content that can only be effectively countered by other paid content.  Pay-to-win is just a bad formula for fun.

However an excellent formula for companies to empty parents bank accounts, run up credit card charges, and exploit the pleasure centers of the brain.

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #5 on: 07 August 2019, 17:04:01 »
I really detest games that introduce OP paid content that can only be effectively countered by other paid content.  Pay-to-win is just a bad formula for fun.

But it's a GREAT way to make a billion dollars, launch your own game store, and bribe people in to exclusive launch windows

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #6 on: 07 August 2019, 17:14:33 »
And it's very cheap to do. All of which insure its popularity.

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #7 on: 07 August 2019, 19:01:09 »
I don't play, but game play certainly looks bit broken if your infantry.  Mech combat looks interesting though.

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Re: Battletech conquers Fortnite
« Reply #8 on: 08 August 2019, 14:58:36 »
After the son (who was 11 years old at the time) of my closest friend spent €150 on microtransactions in Fortnite through Playstore (without realizing - he thought he was spending ingame currency) I'm following (through both youtubers and reading gaming sites) this all microtransactions mess with great interest and the most obvious conclusion is that the gaming industry is reaping the benefits because a) law (in most countries) doesn't cover this kind of business and b) lack of information/gullibility of people specially when stuff bought is chance based.