I have been thinking alot about the new currency system and what it means for this game and its players, and I can understand why people who spent $80 dollars on this game already feel disgruntled. As somebody who hasn’t purchased the season pass(I intend to eventually) due to money being tight, i am not upset over this at all for a few reasons some of which are personal that wont affect alot of other players, some are about the way the gaming industry is at this point.
I didn’t buy the season pass yet i honestly just don’t have an extra $20 right now. I have a pregnant wife and I’m the only one working right now and i dont have a very well paying job. Were barely making it week to week sometimes. So now i can buy the skins that i want and only the ones that i want and only spend but a couple of dollars, which is great for me right now.
The season pass holders are still going to get their free taunts and skins, lets be honest GBX will probably give you guys the better skins when that time comes. My guess is you will get a few tier3 skins for free because you have the season pass,(hopefully i will to by that point) and there’s nothing wrong with that your still getting everything that was promised as season pass holders.
Can we really expect the level of commitment and hard work put into this game that i see people on here expecting everyday if they have no new income coming in? No we can’t its just not how business works and that’s what GBX and 2k(which i despise) is doing is running a business. I know people don’t like it when the business side of things makes it way into our games but that’s the way it is now. Say you have a new player the easiest way to let them know that there is more stuff you can buy is put it right there where they can see it. I didn’t like this business model at first either but its the way it is now if were going to keep playing games we have to get used it. The only other option is subscription services and people like me wouldn’t be able to afford that.
I could go on but I’m at work and I have stuff I need to get done I’ve already spent to much time writing this lol