Here’s a great example of YouTube getting its shit together. A thread on how musicians can’t simultaneously protect their work and monetize it. YouTube wants to force them to give up their copyright protections. They invite input and feedback so they can ignore it 100%. The only reason YouTube is getting its shit…
YouTube is actually a toilet that pushes shit at your asshole. Sort of like a shit-filled bidet run by dipshits, imbeciles, and liars. But otherwise, your comment is a masterpiece of inaccuracy, coprophilia, and obliviousness.
These algorithms, they appeared out of thin air? Left in a basket on Youtube’s doorstep one blustery autumn morning?
Yes, yes, plausible deniability. You’re very smart.
YouTube claims that its service is not meant for children under 13, but the complaints and research argue otherwise.
I wish I could say either side is entirely in the right, but, as is the nature of these things, neither is.
Then they need to make a product that’s worth purchasing, at a price point people can accept.
Haven’t we thoroughly debunked/worked through the whole “it’s only cosmetic/it’s optional” angle with this loot box BS? It creates a gambling economy of have and have-nots, meant to psychologically prey on people with low impulse control with tricks literally taken from slot machines and casinos.
I can’t opt out of…
Noticing a pattern now, always concentrating on the small really hostile vocal minority (which to be honest there is no need for death threats and that is just ridiculous) and ignoring the more balanced calm debates and throwing them in with the hostile people .
On one hand, yes.
Got to go with the above statements. Call em entitled, call em pissy, but all the users have is a voice. That’s all well and good and trust me, NOT AT ALL NEW.
This is a fair point, but also doesn’t mean clearly sleazy micro transactions shouldn’t be called out for what they are. Again, some may have taken complaints too far, but there’s wrong with complaining about a product.
EA Games CEO compensation: $35.7 million
EA Games “Design Chief”: $48 million which he walked away from.
EA Games COO compensation: $28.7 million
The problem is the “power dynamics” I guess here. The development studio/Respawn sets these prices. The community doesn’t really have any power here besides criticism (which can all to often fall on deaf ears).
I think the idea is that no one want’s to see the game shift to whales, and people do not want the $200 price tag to become the norm for the vast majority of new content.
You can only grind out two of the 24 loot boxes in the current Iron Crown Apex Legends event through challenges. The rest you will literally have to buy, and they cost $7 a piece, so that’s $160, if you’re buying currency in bulk. You can’t buy a dollar or two dollars worth of coins and then a five spot, you have to…
I mean, I also remember community management wasn’t easy fifteen years ago either, and I’m also pretty sure that regardless of justification, you don’t call your customers names?
You left out the part where he calls most of the playerbase freeloaders
This is my favorite gaming story of the year so far.
Within the reddit were plenty of legit complaints about the fact that it’s unfair for a skin to cost 18 bucks, that you can’t buy eighteen dollars worth of in-game money, you’d have to pay even more to get a twenty dollar pack, that you could buy other games for twenty bucks that are quite good instead of a simple…