Never understood this logic. They're not asking you to pay for the Beta, that would only be the case if pre-ordering it was more expensive than the RRP on release day/week, but the game was actually 10% off during that week.
The offer they send out is "who wants to play a few days early?" rather than "who can fix our bugs?". 1 week is nowhere near long enough to beta-test a game (you need time to stress-test servers, receive bugs/reports/feedback and then enact on them), and I can confirm a closed Beta had been running for a month prior to this announcement.
When you have too many Free-to-Play people interested in your title you don't want to overload servers in the few days before release. Offering to keep the servers open during the pre-release window was a nice touch for the players. Content was restricted to a few levels but it was the full mostly patched game, not a true beta.
Either way, that's over now. Choose if you want to pay for it or not now its out at full price; I'm sure that'll satisfy your problems of not paying to be a guinea-pig. I've found the game fun so far, but I've only played a couple hours so I won't recommend it until I've been able to invest a bit more time into the different classes and their progression trees.
Isn't it technically not so bad to buy the game as long as you don't buy any microtransactions?
If you like the changes they made from the first one for the sake of monetization then by all mean, buy it. I for one do not. I have it any way because it came with the PS4 Pro I bought my kids for Christmas and I think I played for about 3 hrs before I uninstalled it.
Typically, the longer it takes a MP game to go on sale for half off or greater, the better it's selling. I know from friends who still play it and from popular forum sties, that people are complaining that it's getting more and more difficult to find matches in their preferred modes of play. I'm sure the 60% off is to try and stop the bleeding of players.
Funny thing that as SWBF2 falls in players, SWBF1 has risen in players.
Well D2 is primarily failing due to it being a downgraded version of D1. Not because of oversaturation. Not that this isn't also an issue, this is just minuscule in comparison to the larger problem. The playerbase is displeased with all the streamlined BS that no one asked for and due to this, Bungie (a small portion of them, mind you, the rest of the devs are working on D3) is in the process of transforming D2 back to its predecessor, basically. Ignoring this as the main problem downplays what everyone, especially the hardcore playerbase, wanted from Destiny 2.
The IP is all over the place, I don't think they have anything safe left. Better just bury and make a new one which doesn't have any burden to carry.
I couldn't agree more. I love the OT because of story, characters, and good dialog. It was the core of the OT that brought people in and made it the pinnacle of RPG's. With Andromeda, that concept was thrown out the window in favor of open world, world building, and a more multiplayer type combat system. None of which I remember people begging Bioware for.
They decided they are going another direction and the core of the OT isn't what is important anymore and it shows. Weak story, forgettable characters, and dialog that is aimed at the nickelodeon crowd. Bring back what made the OT great and I'm in, otherwise I'm done with ME series.
Why can they not do both though large open world Colony building and a great story? This is 2017 these companies should be more than capable of doing this especially for the money they charge.
EPIC cannot possibly lose this if they go to court. It is copyright violation. They own the rights to showing the gameplay, it's no different than putting a movie on youtube. If your curious why things like let's play videos aren't taken down for it.
A. they are, it's not that common but they are, I think nintendo recently started doing this.
B. there is a legal grey area where things can become derivitive works and such if you provide a lot of your own unique commentary etc.
C. fair use comes into this as well, though once you hit 20 minutes of use and not 20 seconds, it's pretty clear cut your violating copyright.
He's guilty. "if epic violated state law this is a criminal offense" it's a criminal offense in the same manner that jaywalking is also a criminal offense. Being criminal does not automatically make it spooky terrifying. They did not release his information, they sued him and the suit became a matter of public record, HOWEVER they did not know he was a minor, more over THEY COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN. The only way to force him to acknowledge them and verify his identity was to sue him, if you read the lawsuits it specifically says we have reason to believe ...
This is hardly different than what's known as a john doe suit where your suing someone without entirely even knowing who that is, you know what right was violated, you know someone did it but you may not know who and you through a john doe suit use the court to uncover who in fact it is you are in fact suing.
Deleware state attorney is going to recognize this and not go after them.
The whole idea of it's free to play therefore they didn't lose money is BS. It's free to play, but it's also optional to pay and they lost out on options, or at least one can argue a game populated by cheaters is one legitimate players are less likely to spend money on playing. It's obvious EPIC isn't paying it's developers with player's enjoyment of the game. They are generating tons of revenue from the game, so yes they could easily produce a profit and loss statement and make an argument cheaters devalue the property.