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The First Microtransactions For Destiny

Well, if they're not getting monthly subscription fees, they're still going to find a way to get your money. Just a reminder, though; Silver is optional.

Developer Bungie has introduced microtransactions for Destiny. Gamers will be able to purchase new emotes using Silver, an in-game currency that you can grab with real-world cash. Silver will be available on the PlayStation store and Xbox Live Marketplace.

Starting on October 13, returning NPC Tess Everis will have 18 new emotes for players to buy, but these emotes "won't impact the action game in any way." Also, all players will receive some free Silver so they can purcahse "an emote or two" when they go on sale next week. Bungie says these new items are being used to provide support for the live team for another year. After all, they'll need the help to produce more content.

Microtransactions were probably a given for this game; expect to see more options for Silver purchases in the future.

Related Game(s): Destiny

Tags: destiny microtransactions, bungie, destiny silver

10/5/2015 9:18:16 PM John Shepard

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bigrailer19
Monday, October 05, 2015 @ 9:38:38 PM
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Stupid. I'm running out of reasons to support this game. Actually I should rephrase that. I'm running out of reasons to support Bungie. This is one of the worst strategies by publisher and developer ever. The whole system they have not just the subject article.

This whole game is based on a pay to play system. You continue to buy dlc to advance in the game. It's no different than any other pay to play model. But they make you believe it is by throwing in a couple hours of new content. I've been done with the taken king for a while and I finished it and all the content (minus the raid) in just a couple nights. A little over two hours each night. As a consumer who paid $40 for something that was supposed to be super large and justify the price, I'm a little flustered.

I hate to say it but we are beta testers for a new strategy of marketing. We all took the bait and now we get to see how that turns out.

While some games charge you $1 for certain gear, weapons etc... Bungie throws that in with a couple mp maps, a couple missions, and charges you a lump sum. All this so you can continue to progress in the game. It's why they changed the leveling. You now need light to do anything, which requires higher gear. Higher gear you can only get when you purchase the dlc.

Love the game. Frustrated at everything else.

Last edited by bigrailer19 on 10/5/2015 9:39:11 PM

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Broady
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 3:38:17 AM

I call shenanigans on 'finishing the taken king' in 4 hours!

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 11:51:28 AM

I can tell you bigrailer19 that you haven't done everything in the game in just 4-5 hours.

You only THINK you have.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 10:50:51 PM

I'm sorry, I'm not counting replaying the story and strikes to get better gear. Every time I log on I'm waiting for something new to do, but there isnt. My buddies and I spend about 10 minutes trying to figure out what to do, and we end up doing the same things over and over, because yes we finished it in just a few short hours.

I'm not saying there isn't more content there in the way of gear. I'm saying I'm done and I've played any new element to the story, missions, and strikes. But its to redundant to continue just for a better piece of gear I have to break down to infuse my lower level gear so it's at all worthy of keeping.

You certainly dont have to believe me. But im not here to make things up. You can tell I'm bitter towards the strategy in marketing. But just don't confuse that with how I feel about the game.

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Shauneepeak
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 1:53:03 AM
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And so it begins.
It always starts with simply emotes or cosmetic armour then soon enough you are paying for raffles that give you the chance to win exotic guns and armour or paying for EXP boosters.
They are already charging out the ass for expansions that should be enough. =S

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maxpontiac
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 11:50:04 AM
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It seems like there are people that just need to move on from the game and articles that deal with Destiny.

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bigrailer19
Tuesday, October 06, 2015 @ 10:55:59 PM

You are probably right. I'm probably one of them. But the game has great gameplay that is addicting.

Unfortunately the marketing scheme has me and many others flustered. Some are handling it better. But articles like this bring more light to the situation. It's not a good feeling to hear or see sentences like this: "Bungie says these new items are being used to provide support for the live team for another year. After all, they'll need the help to produce more content."

Especially when you take into account we all just supported the game by spending $40 on an expansion that offers little in the way of story.

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