Destiny 2 PAY TO WIN Microtransactions?

Game News: Destiny 2 PAY TO WIN Microtransactions?

Destiny 2 servers are live and players who got early physical copies are diving in to find... performance boosting microtransactions? Don't freak out, but get your concerned look ready.

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  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    While it probably doesn't affect this particular case a whole lot, I really don't like the precedent it sets for future games. I had similar feelings about Halo 5's Warzone. Things like this are how companies stress-test what's acceptable, and if this turns out to be profitable, they'll keep pushing until it's not. If you don't like it, and want to let them know you don't like it, then vote with your wallet.


    I do still find it odd that this issue keeps coming up when it's not only frowned upon but other games of the same genre that are wildly successful are already doing it right (ie cosmetic-only, games like Overwatch). 


    My best guess is that they're chasing this idea that if they can eventually get it to work, where the VAST majority of people buy into a pay to win a game, that everyone will then become a "super" player. And when everyone's a super player... no one is. And then everyone's left right back where they started, a level playing field, with lighter wallets. That is, until the company repeats the process with the next tier of advantages and the cycle repeats. It's Power Creep for video games, and it would be very profitable.


    Anyways, none of that directly applies to Destiny as it is. Yet...

  • kimbykat FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Something Witty

    2 months ago

    I don't particularly see this as a problem, so long as the buffs apply only to PVE, where it doesn't affect other players.  If it applies to PVP as well, then there may be a problem, depending on how big the buffs are.  But, that remains to be seen as of yet, since you can't buy them or earn them in game until you hit level 20, and the game's only been out 12 hours.  Chances are the buff you could gain from this will be a timed consumable, and will be seriously outdone by the actual gear that drops in game.


    In reality, this is not that much different than the Rockstar promotion (which, unlike Bright engrams, can't be earned in game), granted gear from those engrams has to be infused, but it still comes with stats on it.  People are buying Rockstar in droves (along with PopTarts for the XP boost), but people don't complain about that. 


    And to the person who said "hardcore Destiny players should be angry", I'm a hardcore Destiny player, and I'm not angry in the slightest.  Until it proves to be a problem, I'm willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

    • MJB328 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blue Team RULES!!!!!!!!!

      2 months ago

      By the time it become a serious problem it'll be to late.

  • Shebby FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Clem Clem

    2 months ago

    I very much doubt the mods that you'll get will be hardly noticeable in PvP, and if they are, It wouldn't matter much since the person they're fighting also has armor and weapon stats on their gear aswell.

    But I'm not saying I'm defending the idea. I would have liked if they made it so you could buy armor/ship shaders and clan banners with the currency instead of the engrams.

  • MJB328 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Blue Team RULES!!!!!!!!!

    2 months ago

    Hardcore Destiny players should be angry over this and should boycott it till its taken away. If they dont, Activision and Bungie will just gradually bring destiny 2 and any other sequels closer and closer to pay-to-win. First it was all cosmetic, but now they've it's slightly pay-to-speedup. Over time it'll become pay-to-win if player down put their feet down and say "NO STOP RIGHT THERE!!!!!!!!!"

  • OniZonda FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Hokage

    2 months ago

    I don't particularly care either way. I'll most likely avoid buying them until it's something fun or cool relating to SRL. I'll grind my way to the top and learn the ins and outs of every item (or at least what works for me) to make something I feel comfortable with. I may drop a couple more bucks on the PC version since I'll have already played on PS4 (and most likely Xbone) so the extra grind will be annoying to say the least, but I don't see it as a form of cheating in any capacity.