They are because enough people will buy them. As long as they stay mostly cosmetic in nature and don’t become necessary to win, I’m fine with them. I won’t necessarily buy them for a game I paid full price for, but that’s another topic.
(Flying: throwing yourself at the ground and missing)
Likely even a good % of those who swore on-line that they’d “never” do so! (Thinks about certain past “boycott X FPS game” protests that fizzled completely on day 1.)
I’d go along with that, although from the review I added to the OP above it seems that Fortnite is struggling with that balance?
As long as they are for cosmetics i dont mind, i actually like it.
Why? Because games are more and more expensive to create and mantain.
We costumers want to play the same game over and over, we actually used to do it and got rewarded by locked content behind achivements but new players dont like that. We want patches, bug fix and updates.
Does anyone remember all the hate the game got because we had to unlock heroes?
My rules to buy micro transactions are simple,
i must feel i am not forced in any way to keep progres in game. No extra lives for $ or items for $
I must like the cosmetic, like it express who i am and i want it.
I was told by a GBX employee that the marketplace is what’s helping them keep the servers running for Battleborn. I did buy a few of the skins, and if I still played it, might buy a few others, but only because I enjoyed the game and because they were only cosmetic purchases.