I was thinking this morning how Overwatch (and correct me if I’m wrong, as I refuse to play the game) has pretty much existed since launch with only 2 new characters and has been living on a handful of micro-transcation (MT) seasonal events and the day one lootboxes?? and Destiny has also been doing something similar. and they They have both probably made more money from these limited time DLCs than what they would have made from selling the actual games.
So my question is, do people think we could have something similar for Battleborn? With the Winter Update, we will not only have a substantial library of MT skins and taunts but those booster items are going to be pretty sweet (i definitely plan on getting some). These could all be added into an MT lootpack and offered alongside them for Platinum where you could potentially get certain items (ie Montana’s Lumberjack Skin) cheaper than what they would cost buying them outright IF RNG is in your favor. And like other lootpacks, if you get a double, you will instead get more credits (or perhaps a small amount of Platinum back?).
Along with this, Gearbox could start doing seasonal events where, for starters, they could do small things like adding decorations to maps and home screen and changing the default music playing in the background, modding visual effects (ie when you destroy minions, they could explode into candy or love hearts for valentines day) and perhaps in the future, expand into full on limited time event maps. Battleborn Day could be a monthly/bi-monthly thing that put emphasis on helping new players and rewards seasoned players that choose to help teach them (ie they could get free boosters for their time).
I am guilty of popping $$ on Destiny events (partly because there’s always that one thing I just gotta get >_<) and I want to support Battleborn in a similar way where I am jumping on for events and dropping a little bit of money on RNG on the side.
Surely I’m not the only one who thinks this is a good idea?
New characters and maps take time and I am no stranger to dry patches where there is nothing to do in Destiny. But like, I fully intend to jump on and play SRL and most likely drop $20 on MT because its like when you go to a real life event and you buy souveniers or food and drinks, except instead, you and putting money towards the game (and getting something cool out of it to mark the occasion) so that it can continue to exist