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Old 2013-07-29, 06:25 PM   [Ignore Me] #35
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Re: Friday Night Ops EP39 Resource System Q&A Tonight


Originally Posted by camycamera View Post
nobody knows atm, but it is a possibility they could be removed completely. and tbh now i think now that with the current resource system with the bonus does give a bit of an unfair advantage, quite possibly p2w, some may argue. if they do add it back in though for the resource revamp, it'll give em a chance to balance it between members and f2p members, as currently resources seem... somewhat scarce especially on the infantry resources side. i hardly use C4 and LA anymore, because i will end up running out of resources for my other classes (health pack etc), and since you cant pick up C4, it is really somewhat rarely used by me, and a C4 missed is resources down the drain. slightly off topic, but hey, still related to resources.
I appreciate your input, but my post was really directed to Malorn (although also rhetorically directed to all to invoke thought). I see pay to win mentioned often in regards to PS2 and I understand the concern. However, I don't think P2W applies here.

The issue is that in a F2P environment, some people believe that everyone should have exactly what everyone else has to be "fair". BUT the business must show profit to continue to exist. The subscription OPTION was part of that profit model. If the business eliminates a significant feature (resource boost) which generates income and does not introduce an equally attractive alternative, then those profits will suffer (subscription loss).

It is not about pay to win. It is about compensating SOE for the considerable resources that they have utilized and continue to utilize to bring us this incredible product while receiving a benefit that MAY provide an opportunity to augment the enjoyment of a past-time.

I'll finish with this analogy: How many of you would be angry (and threaten to leave and never come back!) if you were invited to your favorite professional sport's stadium FOR FREE to watch the game FOR FREE while other people who PAID to sit in the SkyBox enjoy their air-conditioning and amenities?

That's right, NONE. You both experience the game and enjoy yourselves. The difference being that you MAY buy a hat or a T-shirt and the other person spends thousands of dollars.

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