Increase of revenue
Shot-term increase only, revenue will drop in the long term
About the same
Short-term decrease, but it will grow overtime
Decrease of revenue
Logically, no. I'd say it's silly to spend a ton of money on that shop. But, most people aren't logical, and games with similar types of cash shops seem to do well. I don't understand it, personally, but if it works and makes the game bigger I'm all for it. There seems to be a ton of people on at all times on all planets, so people must still be flocking in in respectable numbers.
Honestly, I see no single reason to put real money in the computer game.
It is the same as cheating - in means that you are bypassing the game mechanics and spoil your game experience. But when you cheat by using trainers or using cheat engine, all you lose - is your game experience. When you cheat with your money you lose both your experience and your money. This does not make any sense to me.
One of the biggest discoveries for me was when I installed some stupid primitive game on my phone. Temple Run, or whatever it was called.
And after first lose it asked me if I want to buy... ingame gold. For real money. I've never seen any ways of wasting your money such useless way.
I installed cheat engine on my phone, and created in the game the amount of gold equal to ~5k$ if I bought it on google play.
I spoiled my ingame experience because I instantly got every possible item in the game, but at least I was not stupid enough to pay few thousand bucks to spoil my experience.
But I heard that millions of people actually pay real money for different game currencies in phone games.
And from now on, I think that there is no limit for people's stupidity. So yes, the revenue will increase.
But it won't last forever. Cheating, especially by using real money makes people reconsider the values. Sooner or later they will understand that it is useless to play in the game where most of the things can be acquired by cheating. And stop playing.
Last edited by traen; 2012-12-03 at 06:09 PM.
And it's nothing like cheating. At all. They don't sell anything that makes you more powerful than anyone else in-game. If you subscribe, you're just as powerful as someone who drops hundreds every month into the cash shop. It's not even remotely cheating. Did you even bother to look at what is being sold in the cash shop?
Comparing that to crappy phone games is way off base
I suspect he won't be returning to defend himself. People tend to run in and lob these sorts of posts and then never return.
Yes, I call them "drive by" posts.
^ The above should be taken with two grains of salt and a fistful of "chill the F* out".
It was just an example of how stupid people be to buy worthless things for real money. If they even buy a currency in "shitty mobile games", obviously they would buy something in other games.
Oh yes, it is still cheating.And it's nothing like cheating. At all. They don't sell anything that makes you more powerful than anyone else in-game. If you subscribe, you're just as powerful as someone who drops hundreds every month into the cash shop. It's not even remotely cheating. Did you even bother to look at what is being sold in the cash shop?
What would you say if I got the same advantage without paying money?
Its like creating gold in diablo2 or skyrim by using trainer or developers console. Obviously you can earn this gold in game. And it will not make you more powerfull than anyone else in-game.
But you did not earn it in game. You spawned it ignoring ingame mechanic. And such things are called cheating.
And there is no real difference if you cheated by using trainer or by using your credit card.
Considering they don't sell credits, it's nothing at all like using console commands or selling gold in D2/Skyrim. Please, look into the cash shop before deciding to make wild assertions about it. It's not the greatest cash shop (I've been highly critical of it, and still am), but blatantly ignoring the contents of the cash shop while trying to claim any kind of truth behind your assertions is silly.
i dont really care how big or small the revenue gains are. if they are generating enough money to keep the servers on, and the ability to produce decent content ill keep playing