Why SWTOR is stepping stone to micro transactions for all EA games.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is one of the most expensive MMO ever produced and is a “sequel” to the Knights of the Old republic made by Bioware studio.  The original game was brilliant, the story, the characters and the being able to travel the galaxy trying to stop Dart Malek from building a Doom day factory was excellent. KOTOR was the first game that I played that had  a morality system where your decisions affected the game in the long run for example killing a character story wise will affect the game later on this included side quests as well.  AS for SWTOR  not so much, you have 4 classes and there the same on both sides but branded differently for example smugglers are the republic  answers to Imperial agents they both function as  rogues and thieves.

Now when the game first released, it was a subscription based MMO like world and was hyped up as a WOW killer. When in fact, it was a WOW reskined as Star Wars. Now the subscription, was typical in its approach; you paid and got access to the game that was it, but there was one major problem……..it was badly managed beyond belief. The game had ghost servers by the second month. Most of the early adopters had moved on Tera and other stuff and didn’t care about the game any more, others got pissed at the patches and rebalancing as it did very little for the over powered scum bag Sith sorcerers would would lighting spam and group heal like no tomorrow in PVP and PVE.  The end game at the time sucked and that was it as they was very little to do.

This series of bad decisions almost killed the game by May as they were hordes of ghost severs and the hardcore were wanting to switch servers to more populated places (which I did as well , when I randomly did until May were I quit the game as it sucked sooooo much I hated it. It was dead, boring and there was zero to do.

By June EA (Scum Bags) and Bioware (what Bungie was to M$, is the same as bioware is to EA) decided to “save the game” by making it “free to play”. The reason I use free to play is that it isn’t really free tot play as you are basically restricted to the max, once you smack level 10. You can’t do PVP, flashpoints, exp is capped, no space missions, you cant respawn in the field, you cant use artefacts or purple grade items, you can’t do heroic area’s like section X, you cant use certain species of characters, you cant use titles, you cant use companion customization items, you can only use 2 crew skills at a time. Bascially you cant use more than 8o% of the game at any given time and your completely at the mercy of Bioware and EA (mostly EA).

Now you say, what’s all that got to do with EA? well it does, with free to play came cartel coins that allows players to buy features of the game if they still ain’t subbed to the game and cartel coins are purchased through real MONEY. why is this a problem well number 1 its a pay wall 2 it not really free to play, its free to play with hordes of restrictions and 3 you can buy things that make playing the game easy for example ship parts and EXP gainers. SERIOUSLY THAT SUCKS.

EA have come out and said their introduction micro transactions to all there games in the future that includes the FPS hipsters game Battlefield, Sims, FIFA (bro) Madden, UFC, etc. so in stead of unlocking things or grinding towards them you basically purchase them. My problem with this is that it makes gamers who have already become lazy thanks to this generation of spoon feeding them the game but it make them more and EA knowing EA will move the goal post for obtaining the items the tradition way so far it best to purchase the items in order to keep up with the slackers whose only goal in life is to maintain there K/D and W/L ratios.

cancer is coming to gaming its called micro transactions.

Review: Marvel Heroes

Everyone praises free to play games due to the financial non commitment you can make to them for example spend a fiver and get one character or 2 depending on how much of a complete douche bag the developers are. Case in point brings me to Marvel Heroes or to be correct marvel characters in Diablo except the nice things that make Diablo great.

The game is developed by Gazillion and they do a great job and taking the Diablo formula and implementing into the marvel Heroes game, so much so that it feels like your playing Diablio except without the 10 year wait or the polish etc. The game it self is FREE TO PLAY and the developers are generous enough to give you 5 starting characters with Hawkeye, Storm, Spiderman, the Thing and scarlet witch (I think) and that is basically it. All the other characters you can obtained through character packs or as DLC for the nice price of…………….60 quid.

Really 60 quid for 4 characters in a pack and some shitty costumes! REALLY for 4 fucking characters. It cost 40 quid to buy an incomplete game from GAME but 60 quid for 4 characters COME ON PEOPLE. Who is running your marketing and finances! Wal-mart! Cineworld! MacDonald I wonder out much the production cost because your trying to do some serious recouping by the looks of it. The DLC characters are 10 quid a piece without costumes. (so fuck you if your thinking I am going to spend that much to play as Deadpool when I can buy a copy of Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 for the same price and get 60 characters per game). Even SWTOR wasn’t as brutal in there approach to monetising the game oh wait you had to either sub or spend cartel coins to get certain features of the game.

Okay the game overall is fun to play for about 2 hours or if you complete chapter one after that IT IS BORING AS FUCK even if you team up with some people like I did via Steam and it did nothing but smash left click>random rotation>left click etc with the odd right click to kick hordes back (I was playing Hawkeye). The character customization is none existence all kits/parts/items etc look the same. Nothing that make your Hawkeye stand out compared to the bazillion other purple wearing retards out there can make your feel unique or different. The alternative costumes would have been a better choice for items instead monetizing the shit out of it….fiver for a costume fuck you!!!

The game looks like it has been in development since 2007 considering I played the thing on all HIGH settings on my PC and it is the most uninspiring, bland and boring environment sets I have ever seen in my life. Seriously I know it free to play but for God sakes put some quality and polish on it, if your wanting  me to part with my money. I have already admitted to being a Magpie you idiots am attached to shiny objects, so getting me to spend stupid amounts of money on a object i would not have owned in the first place requires something to get me  spending WHICH YOU DON’T! Instead I question who smart idea was it to release a game like this. Yes free to play games are popular but to get people spending you need Quality something that clearly doesn’t exist in your accountants, directors, designers, management or board of directors or jackasses

Overall the game is great as it is free and that’s about it, in my opinion but should you need to spend money on characters and characters packs! DONT. use that money on food, drinks, or flushing down the toilet because giving your money to those idiots makes you a greater idiot for a below average game which was clearly either a Tax write off or something more sinister. If you must play a game with Marvel characters look at the list below

Ulimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 (if your brave)

Marvel vs Capcom 2 (you look not being to touch the floor)

Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 or 2 or Both

…………………..that is it!

TL;DR My opinion of the game http://youtu.be/x5tBajYBEmI?t=13s

but if your in need of a Superhero MMO game try DC universe………….it pretty good compared to this game.

If I have butchered the english langauge then I will apolig…FUCK YOU

the last E3 of the 7th Gen consoles

Has of now, the 7th Generation of gaming is finally coming to a close after stupid 2 year extension. When most consoles gens end after 5 years this one lasted 7 years for no reason, but to see what brutal and dishonest way gaming publishers and DEVELOPERS could put wool over everyone’s eyes and take our money. Their fully aware that people evolved from either sheep or magpies as we either follow the crowd or chase something that is shiny as fuck only to realise it was con cough SFXT. (I admit, am a magpie at times FUCK CAPCOM)

This generation of gaming will probably be refered to as the online generation of gaming (Yes, PC did it) as this gen was the first time gaming consoles pushed being online so much with Sony and Xbox trying to out perform each other to grand scale with M$ offering quailty MP and the promise of the network not being hacked by a bunch of 15 years olds along with a mute option to shut the racist, sexist and homophobic middle class white 13 year old trying to imitate 50 Cent or what ever rapper is shit hot these days and then they’re is Sony with there free online, which was hacked mind you and there sub system which offer a bunch of 9 month old games for free or on discount (ala steam) and some shit and its player consist of cheap skates and if you live in Bradford everyone gamertag which is normally styled like this firstname_786, firstname786, whitepersonname786 or replace 786 with 187 (thank Allah those people are too cheap or stupid to know how to connect a headset to a PS3)

Now we get onto DLC also known as Disk Locked content or the political correct term that publishers and developers like to use downloadable content or basically stuff that was a bonus to keep you playing there game for another weekend as been penny pinched or nickel and dime the fuck out of (refers to SFXT FUCK CAPCOM). The first game I noticed to do this was Assassin Creed 2 when they removed 2 chapters and gave them as DLC to “extend the life of the game and flash out some characters” was a quote I once read. This kind of problem as since become wide spread as they instantly gutted the multiplayer on 70% of games with COD being the one of few that didn’t join that bandwagon SURPRISINGLY when they are close to  borderline to the devil as it EA and them ruining SWTOR with terrible management of servers and then making it borderline Pay to win (like SFXT Fuck CAPCOM). Costumes for characters have become pre order items now and not rewards for beating a difficulty like it was in DMC3 (the last good DMC game FUCK CAPCOM and Ninja theory).

The idea of publishers and developers getting you to play a game for more then 2 weeks which was the average span of a PS2 game for me to complete now its roughly 4 hours to complete the average game 6 if your lucky, next gen its probably going to be the same or about 3 hours 30 as that lost 30 minutes is due to them taking away all the cut scenes and hiding them behind a pay wall known as DLC.

As a leaving message all I have to say about next gen is (am pretty much ripping off orange here)……….the future brown and its your wallet!