Sunday, March 13, 2011

Micro-Transitions in gaming

As of lately I've seen a lot of them popping up in games.

Micro-Transitions are when you sell extra content like skins, sound packs, or even extra characters or maps.

Some examples are League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth and TF2.

I think it's a great way for the companies to earn extra money and still keep updates/content free for users.  My only problem is when they conflict with the gameplay.  Like LoL when you can only play a certain hero if you pay for it (which is not acceptable) 

I want to be able to play the game 100% from when I purchase it.

Basically, micro-transitions are fine in my book if they don't affect gameplay in ANY way.

What's your thoughts?


  1. Im not sure what micro-transitions mean..

  2. I don't like them. I don't even like them in books.

  3. yeah I was a little drunk when I wrote this up and didn't really specify what it was. I updated it.

  4. I'm always approving of alternate costumes.

  5. If the game is good I buy the extra stuff. Like for Mass Effect 2 I bought the gun packs.

  6. I hear xbl is going to start doing this in 2011

  7. I dont think they should be sold but should be able to obtain them from like attending special events or reaching a goal or something..

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