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dex3108
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(10-07-2017, 11:45 AM)
Because i am kinda annoyed that people are complaining about Assassin's Creed Origins chest with random loot that you can buy with in-game currency i just wanted to point out that there is game that is already out for 7 months that has exactly the same thing like Assassin's Creed Origins (merchant who will sell you box with random things in it) and nobody said a thing about it.

Assassin's Creed Origins

Horizon Zero Dawn

http://horizonzerodawn.wikia.com/wik...Boxes_Merchant
NoHeDidn't
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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Is ...is this real life?
Maledict
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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I think people are concerned about Assassins Creeed because itís a series that has a long history of micro transactions, and everyone is expecting that when the game laughed you will be able to buy them with rl money as well.
UrbanRats
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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I didn't like the mechanic.
I rarely like RNG.

If real money isn't involved though, it's not a tragedy.
DJwest
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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Haven't played Horizon yet but it's no excuse. Loot boxes suck.
Nibel
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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Can you buy in-game currency in Horizon?
Can you buy in-game currency in AC:O?
BeeDog
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(10-07-2017, 11:46 AM)
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SonyToo(tm)

Horizon didn't have micro-transactions and all the best stuff was readily available outside of these crates.
Sane_Man
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(10-07-2017, 11:47 AM)
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How is this the same thing lol.
dex3108
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(10-07-2017, 11:47 AM)

Originally Posted by Nibel

Can you buy in-game currency in Horizon?
Can you buy in-game currency in AC:O?

No and no. You never could buy main in-game currency in AC game.
Hektor
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(10-07-2017, 11:47 AM)
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But Horizon Zero Dawn's were not tied to any form of microtransaction, unless i misremember? Haven't finished it.

Originally Posted by dex3108

No and no. You never could buy main in-game currency in AC game.

AC Unity definitely had a real-money currency

Last edited by Hektor; 10-07-2017 at 11:50 AM.
Zedark
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(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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I don't see any issue with loot boxes if they are bought with in-game currency, and don't impact gameplay enjoyment (i.e., the items you get are realistically procurable in the actual game without exorbitant amounts of time investment required). Is that the way it is in AC:O? In that case, any outrage seems unfair to me.
Deeke[VRZ]
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(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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Wait AC Origins has loot boxes? Do they take premium currency?
Kyoufu
(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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But can you buy those AC boxes with real money or is it purely in-game currency?
Linkstrikesback
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(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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Assassin's creed had somewhat random rewards from chests before didn't it?

It only becomes a problem when they introduce microtransactions to make you buy the items at random. Random loot tables aren't inherently bad. Witcher 3 tended to give rewards at random from chests, but nobody had serious complaints before because there wasn't a microtransactions option involved

People just don't trust ubisoft to not introduce a paid option for these.
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Card Boy
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(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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OP have you actually played the game or you trying to be funny? You can only purchase those with in game money.
Blinck
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(10-07-2017, 11:48 AM)
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Am I missing something?

I thought people complained about loot boxes when you can also or only buy them with real money.

Random loot things that you can acquire with in-game currencies have been around for very long.
BoxManLocke
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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I don't think you thought that one through
timberger
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
Retaliatory Sonytoo thread! Classy stuff.

No microtransactions in Horizon, which is what's bothering people in the AC thread.
kokokko416
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Loot boxes in HZD are really useless and annoying...

Did you finish the game? or just searching on Google?
Markitron
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Is this thread a joke?

Originally Posted by DJwest

Haven't played Horizon yet but it's no excuse. Loot boxes suck.

Clearly
Stygr
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.
Oersted
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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"Stop complaining about thing because other thing did thing too"

Are you for real?
NullPointer
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(10-07-2017, 11:49 AM)
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Let me know when either game attaches them to real money.

Seriously, let me know ;p But that's not today.
cyba89
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(10-07-2017, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

But can you buy those AC boxes with real money or is it purely in-game currency?

We don't know.

Originally Posted by Blinck

Am I missing something?

I thought people complained about loot boxes when you can also or only buy them with real money.

That seems to be not the case when you look at the AC reaction.
Last edited by cyba89; 10-07-2017 at 11:52 AM.
Kyoufu
(10-07-2017, 11:50 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.

That's because there are no MTs in Horizon.
Conkerkid11
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(10-07-2017, 11:50 AM)
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I can't wait to see what this thread title gets renamed as.
bombshell
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.

There is no microtransactions in Horizon, so try again.
Markitron
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.

Because there are none to criticise.
MattAces
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kyoufu

That's because there are no MTs in Horizon.

Originally Posted by bombshell

There is no microtransactions in Horizon, so try again.

Originally Posted by Markitron

Because there are none to criticise.

I think he's making a joke there.
I hope.
GraveRobberX
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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Horizon trade in the resources you collect while playing or if you really want a certain box, farm said resource
No Real Currency required or even suggested
Shit they would give you so many boxes, it became tiresome opening those fucks if you loved killing the machines

Assassin's Creed uses Gold, I'm guessing ubisoft will let you buy Gold with Real Currency
So yeah, one is not like the other
Unaha-Closp
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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I bought a few because I was swimming in shards in Horizon. Not once did I see them advertise to buy shard bundles for real world money though. Unless I blanked that out.
Heroman
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(10-07-2017, 11:51 AM)
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I dont get the point of this thread , should I be happy or mad?
camac002
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)

Originally Posted by Stygr

Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.

Please on enlighten us on where the microtransactions are in Horizon.
Stygr
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by bombshell

There is no microtransactions in Horizon, so try again.


Try what?
I was obviously joking if you mind, but i know if i dont put the /s you can't take a joke. Don't be triggered my dear.
RalchAC
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by DJwest

Haven't played Horizon yet but it's no excuse. Loot boxes suck.

In Horizon there are no microtransactions. There is stuff similar to lootboxes that comes in different rarities. Sometimes you get them while scavenging enemy camps. Sometimes you get them as rewards from different missions. You can purchase some too. And you can exchange collectibles for them.

You can get materials, some traps that can be easily crafted and some of those chests contain different enhancements for your armour or weapons. Most armour and high quality weapons is bought directly from merchants or a quest rewards. I don't remember getting an enhacement that was actually better than what enemies drop in the whole game.

I remember bandits dropping a shit ton of explosive traps though. It's not totally randomised. It was useful in the sense that inventory is limited but you could carry one hundred of those things with you.
Markitron
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by MattAces

I think he's making a joke there.
I hope.

In a thread as ignorant as this, how are we supposed to know?

Originally Posted by Stygr

Try what?
I was obviously joking if you mind, but i know if i dont put the /s you can't take a joke. Don't be triggered my dear.

Take a look at the OP, it wasn't that obvious. Also 'triggered', really?
Last edited by Markitron; 10-07-2017 at 11:54 AM.
Zedark
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by NullPointer

Let me know when either game attaches them to real money.

Seriously, let me know ;p But that's not today.

This is the issue for me. Loot boxes that are in-game only have been around forever, the issue is when the random chane of getting stuff is tiny and is used as a means of encouraging players to invest real money into them by means of wearing them out with incredible grind.
Rmagnus
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
Lol you know your fucked up when you had to drag another game to try to justify loot box.
roytheone
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Card Boy

OP have you actually played the game or you trying to be funny? You can only purchase those with in game money.

I think that is currently also the case for the boxes in ac though. I hate loot boxes with game relevant rewards, but I think the outrage against ac is a bit pre mature until we know more.
Demacabre
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Because it is a Sony game, they are not gonna critique the MT on Horizon.

There was no microtransactions in HZD.

Edit: it was a joke.
Last edited by Demacabre; 10-07-2017 at 11:55 AM.
Chaos2Frozen
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(10-07-2017, 11:52 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Try what?
I was obviously joking if you mind, but i know if i dont put the /s you can't take a joke. Don't be triggered my dear.

Itís a bad joke
shimon
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(10-07-2017, 11:53 AM)
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People should play HZD or at least do some research before saying stuff like that geez...
Stygr
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(10-07-2017, 11:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by MattAces

I think he's making a joke there.
I hope.


You are a smart guy.
Card Boy
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(10-07-2017, 11:53 AM)
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I wonder who else has not played Horizon and is going to come into this thread and show their faux outrage.
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Originally Posted by roytheone

I think that is currently also the case for the boxes in ac though. I hate loot boxes with game relevant rewards, but I think the outrage against ac is a bit pre mature until we know more.

I think at least one previous iteration of AC has had MTs so you can't really blame people for assuming the Origins loot boxes are also MTs.
Conkerkid11
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(10-07-2017, 11:54 AM)
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Originally Posted by Stygr

Try what?
I was obviously joking if you mind, but i know if i dont put the /s you can't take a joke. Don't be triggered my dear.

You can't say you were obviously making a joke if people didn't know you were joking.

It doesn't even come across as sounding like a joke.

"Har har, GAF hivemind fanboying over Sony again."
mao2
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(10-07-2017, 11:54 AM)

Originally Posted by Stygr

Try what?
I was obviously joking if you mind, but i know if i dont put the /s you can't take a joke. Don't be triggered my dear.

You forgot that jokes are supposed to be funny.
OverBlood 3
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(10-07-2017, 11:54 AM)
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A good thread.
Wolf Akela
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Originally Posted by DJwest

Haven't played Horizon yet but it's no excuse. Loot boxes suck.

This is like complaining you can purchase items to make yourself stronger using in-game non-MTX resources and calling it P2W.

I mean yeah you can argue with a literal definition, but you know what everyone means.
DieH@rd
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(10-07-2017, 11:55 AM)
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