Yeah no, sorry. Bullshit.SunBeam wrote: ↑Thu May 02, 2019 5:02 pm
It's because of a+b+c+d+e that developers added in micro-transactions, thinking "why not ASK PEOPLE FOR MONEY to unlock shit?"; at the same time, it's still you who COMPLAIN you hate the games that have paid content! a+b+c+d+e is the reason THAT SHIT EVEN EXISTS.
Do you understand your OCD and need to "unlock everything" is the reason paid content exists? Or not?..
Before the Era of Scam(tm) aka the start of the PS360 gen which allowed devs to literally sell unfinished games, there were things called CHEAT CODES. Absolutely nobody EVER anywhere went 'gee, I don't want built in cheats, I actually WANT to unlock everything with Visa/Mastercard instead! I DEMAND this feature!'
No, just no. Paid content is one thing, sure... EXPANSION PACKS have existed for PC since ever, and when 'DLC' started becoming a thing people ACTUALLY (foolishly) believed that companies would actually make proper 'DownLoadable Content' and not 'Disk Locked Content'. Fucking Bethesda started the whole 'Disk Locked Content' scam with horse armor, and the worst part is STUPID PEOPLE bit and fell for it and the rest is history.
The reason this bullshit exists is because blind moronic consumerist sheep don't realize when they're getting fucked, and then devs started talking about how hard they have it (while their corporate executives are lighting cigars with $100 bills) and the gullible millennial public snapped it all up, started thinking 'oh poor devs...' and here we are today. Even right now you read all sorts of shit about 'crunch' and how its killing AAA development, which if you ask me honestly needs to fucking crash and burn so we can have a goddamn reset.
We can talk about how games are unsustainable at the $60 USD pricepoint, which hasn't moved since the beginning of the PS360 era and that honestly is fair enough. AAA development IS totally unsustainable the way it is right now, we can talk about crunch, we can talk about fucking OCD, we can talk about goddamn ANYTHING but the reason Disk Locked Content scam exists is because MILLENNIALS ARE FUCKING MORONS AND ACCEPT THIS SHIT when in reality 'horse armor' should have been decried and burnt to the fucking ground the moment it surfaced.
People wanting everything in a goddamn product they PAID FOR, as used to be in the past right up to the end of the PS2 era ISN'T a goddamn crime or 'OCD' or anything. Its the fucking NORM! EVERY OTHER GODDAMN INDUSTRY ON EARTH would be burnt to the ground if they tried even a FRACTION of the bullshit that the gaming industry gets away with and honestly its causing my faith in this fucking consumerist age and humanity in general to drop further every passing day. Are people legitimately this fucking stupid nowadays in general where they will not only condone and accept locked content in a paid product but actually DEFEND it?! Fuck me...
If you don't agree, next time you go to a restaurant and order a meal I'll lock half your plate away and call it PLC (Purchasable Locked Content, or Plate Locked Content as it were) and you can tell me its 'perfectly fine' and 'stop it with OCD'.