idyemyhairbrown, on 10 May 2012 - 05:46 PM, said:
Ironclad said they wouldn't make SoaDA a grind fest, and players would have all heroes/Commanders unlocked for them - at least, that's what I thought they said back in March?
If this is true, their only revenue source as far as I can see is skins. Personally, I don't mind the 'grind fest', and I wouldn't mind having to unlock heroes/Commanders by playing the game. I've spent a couple hundred on LoL via gift cards for friends/family, and in-game skins, but I have never once purchased a hero with money. Having said that, I do own most heroes.
I don't think the rate at which League produces champions is too fast, nor do I think that the skins they produce are poor quality. The skins have evolved greatly over the past two years, originally simply being recolours. Now they include different particles, animations and effects, and sometimes even voice overs.
Ironclad should mimick the League business model imo - it's the best out there as far as I'm concerned.
A lot of the well done skins in LoL costs like $20 dollars, you can buy a whole new game for that much money. They should have sales like LoL which they do well, I never buy heros/champs with real money when you can just play a fun game to earn ingame currency to buy other heros. When I think of a free to play I think of a full game with benefits from buying things that don't effect gameplay, yet improve overall experience. I would pay for a skin I like easily, but i wouldn't spend more then what I think a game is worth (usually its the basic at $60) for only cosmetic additions.