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10/5/2015 10:54:26 PM
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Micro-transactions in Destiny: The return of Tess Everis, and the addition of Silver

I AM SO CONFLICTED On one hand, Tess Everis is returning to the Tower! We missed you old gal! On the other, Tess Everis will now be selling emotes for a new currency called Silver, purchasable through the Playstation Store and XBox Live store. On one hand emotes! On the other, micro-transactions in Destiny. I for one am really sad this is the move Bungie is making. I totally understand emotes are unnecessary to the game, and that no one will ever be required to purchase these emotes to access in game content. However, they are an aspect of the game we haven't had control over previously. It's always been point, wave, dance and sit. Now, we are being given a comparative ton of emotes with the caveat that they will only be purchasable through Silver. I personally see no reason why emotes couldn't be purchasable through glimmer, or even legendary marks, other than Bungie looking for a new revenue stream. Now don't cry "BUNGIEVISION" or "BUNGIE GREED" too fast. A quote from the update today, "Our plan is to use these new items to bolster the service provided by our live team for another full year..." Does this mean Bungie is running out of money? Do the rumors of the 10 year deal with Activision being dropped hold any water? Or is Bungie/Activision just looking for a bigger wallet? I for one have a plea for Bungie: transparency. Be honest with us Bungie. Why include micro-transactions? What motivation is there for this? Is it you? Is it Activision? Can you tell us the truth or are there legalities in place keeping you from doing so? Everyone is getting some free silver for an emote or two on the 13th of October, a week from tomorrow, when Tess and her "Eververse Trading Company" arrive to the game. In the meantime, are you disappointed, excited, or ambivalent about this addition to our beloved universe? Will you be purchasing silver and collecting all the emotes? Will you delete your silver in protest? Or will you take your couple free emotes, whichever ones strike your fancy, and continue on with the "robust and engaging events that we’ll announce later this year" that Bungie has promised? Let me, the other readers, and Bungie know in your responses. Eyes up, Guardians!

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  • I wonder if it's different emotes than the ones they previously released

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    • Emotes?! Sell me a yr2 ghorn!!!!! Lmao an ocean of salty tears would arrive if that where to happen

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    • This is how you do microtransactions,you sell COSMETICS,not power,trust me,they could have done something much worse.

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      • 1. As long as they are cosmetic, it is a wise thing for them to deliver. Servers and labor cost money. Besides it is time game companies learn from the success of LoL and DOTA2. They do things that even a pay to play like Destiny can learn from. 2. I will wait and see what world events and world changes this revenue stream will enable.

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      • As long as the micro transactions are cosmetic only, I have no problem with it. It's an online game that they continue to evolve even after purchase with no subscription fee. Now if they start locking you out of special events or performance advantages and the like without purchasing silver, then it's BS.

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      • I'll take a free emote or two. I probably wont fork out for any more though. And quite frankly I [i]really[/i] dont give a shit, nor do I see what all the "principle" hoo-hah is all about. Its meaningless cosmetic baubles, nothing that gives you a genuine advantage.

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      • I don't think I'll buy any. It's kind of bullshit to introduce this late in the game. What's next? Selling weapons? Raid boosters?

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      • Say no to micro transactions

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        • I personally like the idea of micro-transactions as longs as it remains cosmetic items or even exp / reputation boosters. New income will hopefully mean more content for us and no more "expansions" with 3 story missions and a raid. Maybe now we will get more events and maybe even small content updates will new story elements, maps, and weapons. One thing I would like to see, would be a way to earn Silver in game. I played a game called Neverwinter for a while and one thing I liked was that you could earn diamonds in game and exchange them into zen to buy the cash shop items. Only time will tell how this new route will go.

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        • [quote]micro transaction[/quote] nope. I'm out. If I knew this was planned I wouldn't have gotten taken king. Bungievision will never receive money from me ever again. I don't care if it's just for emotes. It's the principle.

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          • Look on the bright side, it says they will gift us with some silver for a dance

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            • Weird, bungie wants to sell you cosmetic items, with no gameplay advantage, for money, reminds me of about half the games out there! If people want it and it funds the rest of our gameplay, how is it a bad thing?

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              • GG Activision

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