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"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 21:57
by Pirate TimeLord
Not played that - it's a 'free to play' which means fast progress to start, then days/weeks of grinding to progress further, unless you pay lots of money in micro-transactions.

Have played Age of Empires - the PC game that is loosely based off. :)

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:02
by Android Spirit
Kewl~ the kinda thing a little too reminiscent of blackmail or extortion for further play is really kind of not right. I mean, I know they need to make money but that just doesn't seem right. /:

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:05
by Pirate TimeLord
I may, or may not have fallen for that in a couple of games I used to play on my phone...

That I (mostly) don't play now, because of the need to pay real money to progress. Worked out I spent a few Hundred pounds over a couple of months, as separately a couple of quid here or there seems innocent, but it adds up quickly, when you're doing three or four of those a day, every day...

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:10
by Android Spirit
Jeez, over a month it must've been something that would've made ya faint. D:

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:13
by Pirate TimeLord
Yep.

It's a shame, I liked the game, but can't afford to keep wasting money on it, and without doing that it really isn't great to play.

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:31
by Android Spirit
If I could I'd get that Funimation channel but I don't think I'd spend it on a game like that. DLC is different though, I'll spend on that at the drop of a hat. lol

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:44
by Pirate TimeLord
Thing is, DLC is generally one off-purchases, and lots of replayable content.

Free to play micro transactions generally are one of things, and don't give replay value.

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:51
by Android Spirit
Geez, that sounds like kind of a rip-off. /:

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 22:54
by Pirate TimeLord
Yep. That's why they're so controversial generally. People (myself included) get sucked into the game, and willing to spend that 'little' bit to advance to the next milestone. Which leads to that being needed/ done again, and again. Since typically you'll be close, but without the microtransaction, that 'close' means days/weeks/months depending on the game/ how long you've played, of playing if you don't buy the item(s)

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 21 Nov 2020, 23:01
by Android Spirit
I think I've seen and played a few games like that. Epic 7 and Raid: Shadow Legends. Only used some of a Google Play gift card on the latter though. I can appreciate the level of temptation. ><

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 00:11
by Android Spirit
With my short attention span I need to give the news undivided attention so I'll be back after we watch it. Sorry btw~

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 01:34
by Android Spirit
Dad was on his way to pick up dinner when I posted that so it didn't make much sense to turn this back on for just a couple minutes when he was about to walk through the front door with our dinner. ^^; Sorry, even though everyone's probably asleep now I'm back now. lol

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 08:24
by Android Spirit
I can't stay up anymore, I gotta go to bed. I've been trying to stay up but I can't do it 'cuz my eyes are just wanting to close too badly. >< I'll see you all later on in the day since it's tomorrow no matter how you slice it. lol Gnight/g'morning all! Stay safe everyone!! :)

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 20:09
by Pirate TimeLord
Hey Hey!

"I'm nothing like the 17 you knew back then." - Android Spirit

Posted: 22 Nov 2020, 20:15
by Android Spirit
Hai Kimi! How are ya today? ^^