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  1. “Buy the map, play with the creatures on it” is still the basic business model. Once it turns into “buy the map and get everything but this one creatures unless you give us more money” you’re working with an altogether different situation. While having access to creatures a player that doesn’t have the same map would not creates a sense of powercreep it’s still fair enough in that those that DO purchase the map are all on equal footing by virtue of having the map. Once you reach the point where players who should be on even footing aren’t because player A shelled out more money for an extra creature the dynamic shifts. Either you’re blind or willingly ignorant of this.
  2. It stops being merely a cosmetic pack once creatures exclusive to the pack are added. Not skins, creatures. Unless they can be claimed by people who haven’t purchased the pack this opens the door to far more predatory p2w features and microtransactions. Prior to this the game’s system was merely a case of ‘buy the map and get access to all the dinos on it’. Now there’s a chance that it’ll be ‘buy the map and get most of the dinos except these exclusive ones that we want more money for’. How on earth has this managed to escape you?
  3. “Don’t ask questions, just consume product and get excited for next product”. This is you. This is how you sound. You don’t reward a company for implementation of practices like this.
  4. Yet it stopped at simply buying the map before. If buying packs for Dinos becomes a thing and players can’t access specific creatures without buying a pack regardless of having the map things get real out of hand real quickly
  5. Quite frankly if it has zero problems on implementation I’m going to take that as a sign of the end times and start counting my canned goods and ammo supply
  6. So we’re all in agreement that the modder’s track just boils down to “develop mods for us on the cheap!” right? Some food for thought ladies and gents: any time a contest says win “up to x” amount in rewards you should never expect the reward to even get near the value of the top amount. Unless the prize is cash with a hardset agreeable minimum winnable amount don’t waste your effort.
  7. Gonna wager it’s a furry artist given the general body design they went with.
  8. It really is like playing delay Russian roulette at this point isn’t it?
  9. Honestly I hope people learn to stop doing this for video game releases of all things.
  10. Again man it’s your wallet so have at it if that’s your prerogative. Whether or not it’s peanuts doesn’t matter as much to me as the oddity since again it’s multiplat. If you wanted to play it earlier then at this point I can’t help but feel you’d have been better off getting the jump on buying some parts to start building a pc rather than buying a different console. At least then you get far more mileage out of it to make up for the jump in cost that comes with it. Plus on top of gaming it’d still be a really good Pc to use for day to day stuff
  11. It would be unhealthy in my eyes to do it with the intent to play any singular game. In this particular instance it’s weird to me because it’s completely unnecessary with the game coming to all platforms. Contain your butthurt and odd projections towards AC.
  12. That’s, in my opinion, a frankly disturbing and concerning level of consumerist commitment. It’s your wallet so do what you want with its contents but I don’t really see why anyone would be proud to tell people that they dropped an excess of 500+ dollars specifically to purchase a 60+ dollar buggy game that’ll eventually be multiplatform
  13. That’s almost entirely on them though. When you as a company know that a product you intend to disperse to multiple other companies will take notably longer with one particular company to get cleared you do the smart thing and get that ball rolling as early as possible. If the company in question continues to stymie you in spite of that effort you inform the consumer base on the matter rather than make a vague statement on releasing it at a later date. Considering the complaints we’ve seen from the pc crowd those verification checks aren’t exactly unwarranted. Also regardless of which platform is the largest the fact remains that a sizable chunk of the consumer base is not buying the product. The longer the product remains off the shelf, the more time the people that have the product have to point out the flaws, the more potential profit is lost as the prospective consumers are lost both by the complaints and by moving on after running out of patience.
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