Assassin's Creed III Supports Microtransactions

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Zagzag:
Wow... I was remotely considering getting this game too. Well, at least my mind's been made up for me now. Is there anything that publishers won't charge extra for at the moment?

You should still get the game. Just not the multiplayer DLC...

Mike Richards:

SextusMaximus:

SonOfVoorhees:
No one is making you buy it so whats the issue? There is always some idiots willing to pay to cheat, as it were. I wouldnt let it effect your enjoyment of the game. Just see it as there are always suckers that are easily parted from their money.

It's the idea that they're withholding content that should've been in the game.

But I get your point, I'll buy the game but not the content.

It sounds like they aren't holding anything back, all they're doing is letting you buy multiplayer unlocks without having to level up.

I don't remember hearing that many people complain when Valve started letting you buy guns in TF2. It looks like the same deal here

This guy, this guy gets it.

Anyways, I do disagree with the concept, but as long as they keep it cosmetic/items you can unlock through gameplay, I'm fine. Just, be careful on the slippery slope to charging for content that affects gameplay.

Micro-transactions will have to be killed through not buying them.

Eh, I never played Assassin's Creed for the multiplayer so I don't see why I should start now.

While I'm not getting the game just yet seeing this is making me have second thoughts.

Also I really love how many will say "concept is lame/dull" and pair it with "just ignore it/you don't have to buy it" just allows that kind of crap to grow and grow and ignoring it all doesn't really make it go away if there's a market to pander to (the rich market that is).

You know, Maybe I have been too harsh on Ubisoft, I enjoyed other AC games so maybe I will actually give the third game a try despite them doing everything they can to put me off it.

*reads article*

Nope never mind. If I by the full 40 for a game I expect to get everything. Microtransactions are for F2P games because they are you know? Free!

I just...sigh.
That's really all I have to say. Sigh.

at least it's only for multiplayer and not single player, then i'd be really REALLY mad! As it is I don't play multiplayer that much

I am no longer going to buy this game, because I don't want to encourage the practice.

So it's the "Free to Play" model, except you have to also pay $60 to play.
Good move, Ubisoft. I see this going over well with consumers.

Five years down the road, we'll be shelling out money to click options in the start menu. Ubisoft doesn't seem to understand that Free-to-Play games charge real money for premium content because, you know, they were free to buy in the first place. Why the hell would I buy a fresh $60 game and shell out MORE MONEY. Even if the content is basic, and only limited to multi-player, it's still a dirty move to get more money out of stupid people. There's nothing wrong with making money, but it's low to do it by nickel and dime'ing gamers, especially at the god damned release date.

I was strongly considering buying this. But they won't get rid of the animus bullshit that's dragging down the series, and now I have less interest in the multiplayer.

I don't mean to start a flame war, but it's hard for me to understand how people can say they don't see the problem with (some) microtransactions with a straight face and just leave it hanging like it wasn't a ridiculous thing to say. You may not want to admit it, you may not agree with it, but you know what the problems are.

CardinalPiggles:

Baresark:
but we should at least wait till we have played the game before deciding this is the worst thing.

I totally agree with everything else you said, but what I've singled out here sounds pretty stupid. I don't want to buy the game in order to find out it's a piece of shit. As a consumer I want to make sure I get my moneys worth, not gamble it away and hope for the best, that's why reviews exist.

Sorry, I misspoke. I meant we should wait till someone has played the game, not necessarily any someone who isn't sure. Sorry for the late response, pesky hurricane has power wiped out everywhere.

Baresark:

CardinalPiggles:

Baresark:
but we should at least wait till we have played the game before deciding this is the worst thing.

I totally agree with everything else you said, but what I've singled out here sounds pretty stupid. I don't want to buy the game in order to find out it's a piece of shit. As a consumer I want to make sure I get my moneys worth, not gamble it away and hope for the best, that's why reviews exist.

Sorry, I misspoke. I meant we should wait till someone has played the game, not necessarily any someone who isn't sure. Sorry for the late response, pesky hurricane has power wiped out everywhere.

Ah of course, makes more sense now :)

I hope you're doing well with all of this hurricane business.

CardinalPiggles:

Baresark:

CardinalPiggles:

I totally agree with everything else you said, but what I've singled out here sounds pretty stupid. I don't want to buy the game in order to find out it's a piece of shit. As a consumer I want to make sure I get my moneys worth, not gamble it away and hope for the best, that's why reviews exist.

Sorry, I misspoke. I meant we should wait till someone has played the game, not necessarily any someone who isn't sure. Sorry for the late response, pesky hurricane has power wiped out everywhere.

Ah of course, makes more sense now :)

I hope you're doing well with all of this hurricane business.

Yeah man, gotta roll with the punches. The best thing about impromptu days off is you all of the suddenly have more time to play the games you want to play. The worst thing about these impromptu days off is I have exhausted all my electronic devices with no way to charge them. At least coming to work lets me do that. My buddy just told me he got power back, and he is in the middle of nowhere, I'm hoping that means that I have power back as I am in the middle of a town. Thanks for you concern though. We got it much better than a lot of people. I'm in New Jersey and several shore towns got flooded, a bunch of houses were completely washed away. Another town ended up with a gas leak and half of it burned down. I only lost power and tree fell at the end of my driveway, I feel very fortunate.

F U Ubisoft. F U too. On the plus side, having already blacklisted the brand over their DRM, won't be missing anything. Life has been happily Ubisoft free since AC1.

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