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Reply #70 on: November 29, 2017, 12:42:25 PM

Yeah, however those are variants that emerged as a consequence of the rarity format, not inherently part of the design of the game. The rarity was meant to drive card sales, draft and sealed formats arose because of that.

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Reply #71 on: November 29, 2017, 01:12:12 PM

That's why I stopped playing MtG and any other kind of card game like that back in the 90s. Terrible.

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Reply #72 on: November 29, 2017, 02:07:01 PM

I know it's fun for some, but the collection and false scarcity was always bullshit.

Meh, not that unpopular opinion. That is usually my burn out point as well, and it's why I haven't even bothered touching the latest set of Hex. Still doesn't mean I want an entire game genre wiped out because our idiot politicians are too dumb to understand it well enough to not actually regulate an industry unto death or trust them enough to regulate an industry with a deft enough touch that the thing that makes the game fun isn't overshadowed by the ability of asshats like EA to ruin it with shitty business practices.

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Reply #73 on: November 29, 2017, 06:58:37 PM

Yeah, however those are variants that emerged as a consequence of the rarity format, not inherently part of the design of the game. The rarity was meant to drive card sales, draft and sealed formats arose because of that.
LCGs are the kind of game you want. TCGs are inherently different.

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Reply #74 on: November 30, 2017, 01:56:50 AM

Like this Congress will do anything on behalf of consumers. EA will just buy some of the retards like Gohmert or Issa and we will be allowed to continue spreading our cheeks.

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Reply #75 on: December 02, 2017, 03:08:51 PM

And from a selfish point of view, the issue to me isn't so much gambling (i.e. the only real legal complaint that seems to be floating around) but the idea that the upper cost on a lot of these games is basically infinity.  I like to buy a game and own that game, I don't like the idea of renting a license and being offered a part of a program which is continually being expanded and changed and re-jiggered every week to include some more extra bits I can buy for as long as the developer decides to let me use their software.  This is profitable, people buy it, it's been around for years even though it's been getting worse recently.

So I don't think the idea of taking EA or whoever to court is likely to benefit me personally in any way.  So they have to list the percentage payouts for their loot crates or run an age verification before they let you buy anything or something, I don't see any of this micro-DLC stuff going away long term.  Absolute most extreme scenario is that lootboxes are totally outlawed, and we'll still be back to constant microtransactions and titanic grinds for imaginary currencies, so like 95% of this stuff is going to continue on it's current course.
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