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Microtransactions

Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 10:38 am

What would you think if LEGO Universe chose a micro transaction business model?

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Personally, if that ever happens, I am both quitting and starting a protest. And I am not kidding.

I've heard what microtransactional games do to kids. And parents. The parents awake one day to find their credit card was charged with over $1000. And suddenly the kid has the coolest gear. Gee, I wonder how THAT happened?

Seriously. Don't do it LEGO.

Look at games like Club Penguin and Pirates Online. They did just fine without microtransactions.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Cabey9 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 10:55 am

That would be a NIGHTMARE. Please LEGO, don't do it!!!

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Hobino on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 1:09 pm

Doesn't sound like a good idea, but what is micro transaction anyway? Razz


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Re: Microtransactions

Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 2:45 pm

FM_Hobino wrote:Doesn't sound like a good idea, but what is micro transaction anyway? Razz

You pay real money for virtual items... individually.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Hobino on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 4:08 pm

FD_LegoFan101 wrote:You pay real money for virtual items... individually.

Oh, I see. Thank you. That's not a good idea, I agree. It promotes users who as money and the ones that can't afford paying can never get the cool items.

LEGO, please don't do that!

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Post by steelersrule12 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 6:31 pm

Well i was kind of hoping for something like if LU sets came out,that with a certain set you can a certain exclusive item! But i would totally hate for there to be micro-transactions. I mean it's a kids game for peet sake.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Cabey9 on Thu 30 Jun 2011, 10:52 pm

steelersrule12 wrote:Well i was kind of hoping for something like if LU sets came out,that with a certain set you can a certain exclusive item! But i would totally hate for there to be micro-transactions. I mean it's a kids game for peet sake.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 11:06 am

Cabey9 wrote:
steelersrule12 wrote:Well i was kind of hoping for something like if LU sets came out,that with a certain set you can a certain exclusive item! But i would totally hate for there to be micro-transactions. I mean it's a kids game for peet sake.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by maestro35 on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 11:20 am

There are websites out there for purchasing in-game money with real money, for all kinds of MMOGs. I asked someone on one of those websites, and they said that LEGO Universe will be added in the future. I wonder what the DEVS will say about that...

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 11:21 am

maestro35 wrote:There are websites out there for purchasing in-game money with real money, for all kinds of MMOGs. I asked someone on one of those websites, and they said that LEGO Universe will be added in the future. I wonder what the DEVS will say about that...
That had better be speculation. If LEGO really wants that...

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by maestro35 on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 11:28 am

FD_LegoFan101 wrote:
maestro35 wrote:There are websites out there for purchasing in-game money with real money, for all kinds of MMOGs. I asked someone on one of those websites, and they said that LEGO Universe will be added in the future. I wonder what the DEVS will say about that...
That had better be speculation. If LEGO really wants that...

I went on live chat with an employee there. It was creepy. :O

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by rioforce on Fri 01 Jul 2011, 3:30 pm

Hmmm. It's a KID's game! NOT AN ADULT MMO! I mean prople would judge other people by how much stuff they had, and they would know how rich/poor they were in real life. Bad Idea, LEGO! All the rich people would be popular.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Cabey9 on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 11:49 am

rioforce wrote:Hmmm. It's a KID's game! NOT AN ADULT MMO! I mean prople would judge other people by how much stuff they had, and they would know how rich/poor they were in real life. Bad Idea, LEGO! All the rich people would be popular.

That makes it seem worse! I sure hope this doesn't happen. They kind of have already done it, but not in a serious way. By buying game time, you get in game rewards.

They already make us pay for the game. They aren't (can't) going to add that.

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Post by rioforce on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 5:23 pm

If LEGO added Micro transactions, people world DEFINITELY stop playing.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by PAH on Sat 02 Jul 2011, 6:17 pm

Guys, they ARE bringing microtransactions to LU. In fact, they already sort of HAVE! Take a look at the Subscription models, they have EXCLUSIVE items, that you have to PAY for to get! That's MICROTRANSACTIONS Take a look at LEGO Club, you have to RENEW your membership by paying $20 to get to an area inside LU. The point? It's a MICROTRANSACTION. Theres no point in complaining, because what's done is done.

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Post by rioforce on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 7:51 am

Yes, they already have Microtransactions. It's exactly what PAH said! Oh! I've got an idea of what the microtransactions might be like:

Kid: I want to buy a coin card, dad!

Dad: OK, son what is a coin card?

Kid: A coin card is a card that you put real money on and it converts the money into coins so I can get cool in-game items!

Dad: OK. (At check-out) ...And here's my son's coin card. (Dad pulls out cash)

Employee: Sorry, I'll have to see your credit card number.

Dad: Why?

Employee: Because with these Lego Universe Coin Cards, you have to pay every time your kid goes over the coin limit. So, that way, it'll max out your credit card!

That's how a "Coin Card" would work. Say, I wanted to buy the Bat Lord suit in LU, it costs 4,895 coins. The kid only has 3,000 coins. He buys it anyway! On credit. Now the parent has a virtual, computer generated, chunk of pixels charged to his credit card. At first, it's not very much money, but then the kid keeps buying stuff on credit, and more and more money is charged to a credit card. Now it's gotten out of hand. The kid buys anything he wants, because there's no limit on a credit card...until the bill comes. That would make parents angry and LU would loose a lot...A LOT A LOT of costumers and money. So there you have it, LEGO! if you use microtransactions to make money, you'll just loose more that you had before.

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Post by CapnSkye on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 10:26 am

Usually microtransactions dont work like that.

You would pay something like this.

$1 - 5,000 coins
$3 - 25,000 coins
$5 - 75,000 coins
$10 - 150,000 coins

You would pay once per coin thing.

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Post by rioforce on Mon 04 Jul 2011, 6:52 pm

Yes. That's right. I was just giving an example.

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Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 12:25 am

PAH wrote:Guys, they ARE bringing microtransactions to LU. In fact, they already sort of HAVE! Take a look at the Subscription models, they have EXCLUSIVE items, that you have to PAY for to get! That's MICROTRANSACTIONS Take a look at LEGO Club, you have to RENEW your membership by paying $20 to get to an area inside LU. The point? It's a MICROTRANSACTION. Theres no point in complaining, because what's done is done.
1. LEGO Club is free. Razz
2. That sort of microtransaction is fine. You buy a product and have access to a few exclusive items. What ticks me off is when you pay real money and only get one or two virtual items. As it stands you pay $10 a month and get everything. It's when they make it all free and charge for currency, features, and individual items that I get ticked off. Such as paying for gold. Or paying for a small weapons pack. Or paying for models for your property. At least if they do something such as LEGO toys you get physical models. Unless you unlock the whole game, paying real money for pixels annoys the fire outta me, and THAT is what I would protest.

Though if that is the microtransactional process being referred to (the method of buying a LEGO set and getting extra items on the side) then I welcome it with open arms.

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Post by maestro35 on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 2:13 am

Who voted "I would prefer it"!?!? LEMME STRING 'EM UP! Razz JK. The rewards they have are fine, since you are actually paying for game time, and those are just small bonuses. Paying real money for fake money is just criminal, though, IMO.

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by rioforce on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 7:30 am

Like I said earlier, you pay REAL, HARD EARNED, PAPER MONEY for just A BUNCH OF PIXELS! Bad Idea, Lego!

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Post by CapnSkye on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 12:48 pm

Lego could implement that they wanted to.....

Alot of other games have it (paying real oney for fake money). And while I wouldn't pay anything for in-game money, other people would... LEGO might do it if they see it as a way to make extra money.....

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Post by rioforce on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 6:08 pm

@CapnSkye They would LOOSE money. Not earn it. Think of all the folks that don't want to pay.

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Post by FD_LegoFan101 on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 6:13 pm

rioforce wrote:@CapnSkye They would LOOSE money. Not earn it. Think of all the folks that don't want to pay.
Think of all the kids that would wipe out their parents' cards.

Think of all the bad reviews that would ensue.

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Think of all the popularity issues that would ensue.

Think of all the bad reviews that would ensue. Razz

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Re: Microtransactions

Post by Cabey9 on Tue 05 Jul 2011, 6:51 pm

FD_LegoFan101 wrote:
rioforce wrote:@CapnSkye They would LOOSE money. Not earn it. Think of all the folks that don't want to pay.
Think of all the kids that would wipe out their parents' cards.

Think of all the bad reviews that would ensue.

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Think of all the popularity issues that would ensue.

Think of all the bad reviews that would ensue. Razz

Conclusion: People would hate LU and potential buyers wouldn't buy the game.

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