Dragon Age Inquisition will have Microtransactions

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#51 Posted by Krelian-co (10406 posts) -

It's EA, i'm pretty sure they will screw it up with some bs microtransactions.

#52 Posted by clyde46 (45085 posts) -

It's EA, i'm pretty sure they will screw it up with some bs microtransactions.

Have you seen what they are doing with the AoE name?

#53 Edited by Hate_me_now22 (24 posts) -

Micro transactions in a single player game aren't very damaging. If done correctly, they're just convenient and can be ignored. Sometimes people really don't have the time or don't want to take the time to get their character to become a beast.

#54 Posted by clyde46 (45085 posts) -

Micro transactions in a single player game aren't very damaging. If done correctly, they're just convenient and can be ignored. Sometimes people really don't have the time or don't want to take the time to get their character to become a beast.

Whats the point of playing the game then.....

#55 Posted by lamprey263 (23193 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lamprey263 said:

I think you missed the point, the point was you didn't need to participate in spending actual money in microtransactions.

Anyhow, yeah it was a small nuisance to have to play the MP to get the perfect ending. I just waited until the end of the game to bother with the MP. I believe they've since patched it. However, people could import their MP characters into the game to be a permanent war assets. It was a decent experiment, and the MP was fun, wasn't perfect, but they've since patched it so I don't see what the big deal is anymore.

Its an RPG! MP shouldn't of been in there and it should not have been tied to the single player! At all.

I think you missed the point, this is about how even though paid microtransactions are not necessary in getting full access to the game. And the SP aspect of the game has been patched years ago in the free Extended Cut DLC, released months after the game's release, which beyond extending the endings to a more satisfactory conclusion, it also lowered the required war assets and readiness rating to achieve the best ending to a level that can be achieved in entirely in single player. Yet you're still bitching about it. And even before the patch the game was still pretty damn awesome and among the best RPGs to be released last gen. Sucks that you can't appreciate that.

#56 Posted by clyde46 (45085 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lamprey263 said:

I think you missed the point, the point was you didn't need to participate in spending actual money in microtransactions.

Anyhow, yeah it was a small nuisance to have to play the MP to get the perfect ending. I just waited until the end of the game to bother with the MP. I believe they've since patched it. However, people could import their MP characters into the game to be a permanent war assets. It was a decent experiment, and the MP was fun, wasn't perfect, but they've since patched it so I don't see what the big deal is anymore.

Its an RPG! MP shouldn't of been in there and it should not have been tied to the single player! At all.

I think you missed the point, this is about how even though paid microtransactions are not necessary in getting full access to the game. And the SP aspect of the game has been patched years ago in the free Extended Cut DLC, released months after the game's release, which beyond extending the endings to a more satisfactory conclusion, it also lowered the required war assets and readiness rating to achieve the best ending to a level that can be achieved in entirely in single player. Yet you're still bitching about it. And even before the patch the game was still pretty damn awesome and among the best RPGs to be released last gen. Sucks that you can't appreciate that.

Just because you like to take it in the ass from the likes of EA doesn't mean the rest of us should. The game should of not had MP in the first place.

#57 Posted by illmatic87 (15157 posts) -

Mass Effect 3's multiplayer was better than it deserved to be.

But I'd rather play something else if I wanted to play multiplayer. Which is I think, is the biggest problem here. Cool for those that dont have that something else to play.

#58 Posted by Hate_me_now22 (24 posts) -

@clyde46: the story. Playing bits and pieces of a game do allow you to remember the story, but being able to successfully grind in that same timeframe may not be possible.

#59 Edited by RoboCopISJesus (1408 posts) -

milko transucktion.

#60 Edited by lamprey263 (23193 posts) -

@clyde46 said:

@lamprey263 said:

I think you missed the point, this is about how even though paid microtransactions are not necessary in getting full access to the game. And the SP aspect of the game has been patched years ago in the free Extended Cut DLC, released months after the game's release, which beyond extending the endings to a more satisfactory conclusion, it also lowered the required war assets and readiness rating to achieve the best ending to a level that can be achieved in entirely in single player. Yet you're still bitching about it. And even before the patch the game was still pretty damn awesome and among the best RPGs to be released last gen. Sucks that you can't appreciate that.

Just because you like to take it in the ass from the likes of EA doesn't mean the rest of us should. The game should of not had MP in the first place.

You don't have to pay for anything and don't have to play the MP, and yet you're pissed about this why? Many games have taken this approach and nobody bitches like they do when EA does it. Dead Space 3 for instance had a microtransaction system to buy modification parts for the weapon building / customization system. People could pay for shortcuts, or they could just play the game, as it was intended to be played, use the salvage bots to acquire resources which can then be used to acquire upgrades through the no-fee. But, many JRPGs have microtransactions to cut down on grinding; nobody bitches about that. Having such a system in place doesn't take away from the experience at all for people who don't want to pay. Some games take the pay for shortcut route, it's just when EA does it they're just more sinister and evil about it than anybody else for some reason. People hear "microtransaction" and flip the fuck out.

I don't get it, you don't have to pony up money to play these games and people can still have a blast doing it. If EA wants to exploit dumbass players who are willing to pay money to take shortcuts, fine by me. Players know what they're getting into when they do it, then they bitch about it when they do. Then they bitch about EA like it's worse than the payday loan industry.

#61 Posted by ShepardCommandr (2423 posts) -

Typical EA BS.

Well i will certainly not be buying the game now.I will do the unthinkable,that which must not be named.

#62 Posted by Hate_me_now22 (24 posts) -

@lamprey263: I think the ony real problem comes into play with competitive multiplayer. I don't want to lose to a guy who got a better than me because he paid a little extra. Of course, this problem is non-existent in co-op.

#63 Posted by MlauTheDaft (3400 posts) -

Bioware sure has veered away from the original DA vision. That, coupled with my innate distrust of corporations like EA does not leave me even slightly excited. If there are microtransactions, you can bet your ass that they will encourage you to microtransact.

#64 Posted by lamprey263 (23193 posts) -

@lamprey263: I think the ony real problem comes into play with competitive multiplayer. I don't want to lose to a guy who got a better than me because he paid a little extra. Of course, this problem is non-existent in co-op.

That's a valid concern in general, in practice though I've not encountered an issue with it myself. If we're back on the Mass Effect issue then that was all co-op. For games like say Battlefield, I remember people complaining about that with BF3. I personally didn't have an issue. I played with friends, we always worked together and gaining ridiculous XP, it wasn't an issue for any of us. There's more ways to get it than just killing, there's providing effective support roles in each class. I dabble in all the classes and did a damn good job of it so everything leveled up quickly for me, plus we'd play long hours frequently together. Nothing I'd seen would indicate an competitive MP shortcut was unfair, if people sucked before taking a shortcut they'd likely suck afterwards too, it's how you play that makes the biggest difference. IMO, the shortcut DLC packs were just false security when it came to rarer DLC shortcut weapons. For class kits it was a waste of money, if you can't level up to basic class support then you really have problems, and no paying for shortcuts is going to save that person.

Now, in general though I can see how it could lead to problems, but I've yet to experience it myself. Another MP game I loved to play online was Split/Second. The online was intense, as was the SP part of the game in general. Cars for MP were unlocked by unlocking them in the SP, but people could pay for a shortcut. To be honest, that was fine by me, if anything taking the shortcut was a disservice to them and not at my expense. The SP portion of the game was damn hard, so by the time I finally beat it I was a veteran of all the courses and what they had to throw at me. So, when it came to playing MP, there was me and many other people like me and it made for really intense online multiplayer, and it felt good. Now, someone who couldn't earn those cars for the MP, if they took shortcuts because they couldn't earn it in the SP then they weren't going to be a bother on the MP and I didn't have to worry about it.

#65 Posted by Hate_me_now22 (24 posts) -

@lamprey263: I see where you're coming from. The purchase of the item only gives an advantage on theory. In average/non-competitive hands, the weapon may be of little use to the person, especially if they don't know how to use it.

However, the advantages of said weapon can't be ignored. For example (while we're on the subject of battlefield) you and someone else may have the starting sniper. However, that person may have decided to spend a few extra bucks to purchase a battlepack (I believe you can still purchase them; I never do so I never pay attention to battlepacks unless I've unlocked them.) those few extra bucks got him the bipod and the 20x riflescope. These two things give him a significant advantage over you if you're just using the regular, base weapon. Now, as we've both admitted, this does not guarantee a kill, but it will make getting his kills easier.

I just think the main point here is the equality in it all. He shouldn't get to have an advantage because he has more money. Then again, I guess the same could be about someone having more time/less of a life than you.

I do believe mass effect 3 had a great model. You could enjoy grinding for the stuff (oddly enough I did), but sometimes I did spend a few extra dollars to get some cool stuff.

#66 Edited by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -


I don't get it, you don't have to pony up money to play these games and people can still have a blast doing it. If EA wants to exploit dumbass players who are willing to pay money to take shortcuts, fine by me. Players know what they're getting into when they do it, then they bitch about it when they do. Then they bitch about EA like it's worse than the payday loan industry.

How long do you think it will take Dragon Age to become Dungeon Keeper........

Oh and for the people who say it's a good thing because of the free DLC how much you want to bet there will still be Pay DLC and that the DLC that's free wasn't just cut out to begin with?

#67 Edited by StormyJoe (4907 posts) -

"However, if you do want to speed up your progress, you can spend real-world money to purchase the game's virtual currency, known as Platinum. Costa assures fan, though, that, "Nothing is behind a paywall."

The thread on this and link failed to mention or highlight the most important part IMO

http://www.gamespot.com/articles/dragon-age-inquisition-has-multiplayer-first-detai/1100-6421934/

So much Dragon Age hate in SW. Jesus, it's just a f**king game. If you don't like it, don't buy it.

And, this micro-transaction business is 100% optional. I got all my online characters in ME3 up to their top levels w/o spending a dime.

#68 Posted by nutcrackr (12468 posts) -

stop blaming publishers or developers and start blaming the people that pay for it.

#69 Posted by jsmoke03 (12766 posts) -

@lawlessx said:

@Spartan070 said:

Nothing is behind a paywall, did anyone actually buy those packs for ME3? No, we grinded for them.

Relax people...

having the opinion there alone bothers me. Its a trend im hoping doesn't spread to far this gen

so you dont like leveling up just like everyone else?

#70 Edited by Doozie78 (167 posts) -

DA:Inquisition, the next over-hyped PoS to plop out of EA's ass...

I don't feel the desire to add another penny to EA's trough in this instance.

stop blaming publishers or developers and start blaming the people that pay for it.

I'm trying to do this...

Stop buying this kind of shit people, STOP BUYING AND THEY WILL HAVE TO STOP SELLING IT!

#71 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

stop blaming publishers or developers and start blaming the people that pay for it.

Why not blame both?

#72 Posted by nAbaddon (12 posts) -

Who gives a shit about the MP getting microtransactions? ME3 MP worked well without them.


Ahhhh, it's Shielder, he don't have a proper opinion like adults have, just a /v/ mindless drone.

#73 Posted by CanYouDiglt (7315 posts) -

They will probably have some for all the weirdos doing PVE. When they are done with their man on man action they can buy dlc to romance a dragon or a horse or hell even some shrubbery. And if you think I am kidding well that is the reason they had to shut down the companion portion of the Mass Effect forums because so many lonely weirdos just fell in love and wanted to do everything.

#74 Posted by The_Last_Ride (70712 posts) -

If its like the ME3 multiplayer then Im fine with that. That multiplayer was fun even though the random loot slot machine was frustrating sometimes.

it is, and i am fine with it. Because it's coop and doesn't really affect the player

#75 Posted by Shielder7 (5152 posts) -

@nabaddon said:

Who gives a shit about the MP getting microtransactions? ME3 MP worked well without them.

Ahhhh, it's Shielder, he don't have a proper opinion like adults have, just a /v/ mindless drone.

What's /v/?