- Dec 3, 2015
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- Daughter of Anarchy
There are people ditching hundreds of dollars in cash shops of other games (not RCE) too, that's not an issue.Unlike others, this is a real cash economy game, playing for profit is inherent, or investing for possible profit in the future, by playing not just "investing". Other MMO's cost $20/month or whatever and that's fine throw away money for entertainment. The vast majority of people don't want to or simply cannot pay $300 or $500+ per month to play this game for "fun".
But that's not the main thing; what I'm saying is that I think is that EU would be in a better place with 100,000 people paying $10 per month than with 1,000 people paying $500 per month... it would mean less volatility for them too since one or a few people leaving wouldn't really hurt their income.
And the thing is that since MA have their rake (which is totally normal), is already obvious that (most) people will run to a loss; now if on top of MA's rake they also have to pay for profits of some big spenders, big cyclers, big profiting hunters is obvious that loses for the average, low or mid depositor become too big to support and there are tons of threads on the forum crying exactly over this (yeah, true, they're mostly blaming MA, not the other players that profit, but in a sub-zero sum game is clear that when someone makes profit someone else has to pay for said profits).
So what it seems that MA is trying to achieve with this "Robin Hood" update is to cater to the larger player base of casual players that are already running to a loss (and not really complaining about losing, but about how much they're losing) and limit their losses... and, obviously, to achieve that they have to take from the people that previously were on the other side of the balance, making a profit. It seems obvious to me.
And I personally think that's the right decision... and I'm quite sure that 98% of the players that will see better returns (not profiting obviously, still losing, but losing at a lower rate so being able to make their money last longer and get more entertainment value for their bucks) will agree with me (probably not as vocal though; heck, probably vast majority of them don't even have a forum account), while the 2% that were running at a profit (many times a substantial profit) would cry over it...
You are wondering why should you keep playing if you would start losing (by paying MA's rake), but why not wondering why should the others that far now lost much more (not only by paying MA's rake, but also by subsiding your profits), should keep playing? Does it make any sense? You don't think that EU is worth a small loss for you, but you think is worth a larger loss for others? Hypocrisy much?