Originally posted by Konfess
The thing is DATA is not pointless to intelligent people. The reason data is collected is so that people can learn and act on it, and generally make intelligent decisions. Either how they will invest and spend their money, how they will use their time and effort to develop new games.
What should freegamers learn from this data. If you are tired of copies of the #1 game (WoW) being made, then you have to spend more money than WoW makes on other games that are not copies of WoW. Listen if you just complain about Non-WoW games FORCING you to spend money (P2W), because you are looking for a game where you don’t spend any money. They will not make that game ever.
When people say the future is F2P, they don’t mean you will be able to play the coolest game ever made absolutely for free. They mean P2W is the future. You will play a game for free until you get frustrated with the limited play and have to spend money in the cash shop. That is the business model of casual games, and the model of F2P MMOs.
You can snicker, and say oh we want vanity item only in the cash shop so you can play for free with no impairment. But guess what Devs don’t listen to that. Oh the people who spend money in the cash shop don’t Pvp, lets remove PvP from the games. PvP players buy P2W items only from the cash shop, so lets add more P2W to the cash shop. Thats DATA. They know who spend money and they know what parts of the game they play.
Oh freegamer complain about P2W and Cash shops, and they primarily PvP? Lets analyze their login data, and apply that to our forums and around the web and remove their posts so we don’t hear or see them. They don’t spend money in our cash shop, so we don’t care what they have to say or think. If any of the web sites we advertise with let them post, we will stop advertising with them. I had 2 job interviews this month for this kind of work.
At least your right about the type of gamer who is a freeloader and doesnt spend money on these games, noone needs to listen to them, they dont contribute, they just go on forums and complain about wanting everything in the game for free..