I think you're making a good choice to wait on how the loot box thing plays out. They've done an about turn on the Forthog Orc-Slayer saga, no doubt as a result of refunded pre-orders forcing their hand, damage control is spot on. They certainly waited until the 11th hour to try and pull it out of the fire.
So update on the whole Forthog Orc-Slayer thing https://community.wb...5/thread-id/663
So short of it is. DLC is now free, anyone pre-ordered the DLC gets refunded, WB will be donating to Michael Forgey's family.
Part of me is glad they have gone this route... but the cynical part of me knows they should have gone this route with it from day 1, this should have been done weeks ago when the first complaints were brought up and now feels more like damage control more then anything.
I dunno still unsure about this but at least now I am considering getting it when it is on sale but still going to see how the loot box system works before doing anything.
All we can hope is that WB learn from this experience. But they won't. Gamers may yet be burnt, we won't know until a week after launch when/if there's an outcry.
Company and developers try to do something nice for the family of passed away ex worker. They abide by the laws we doing so, people b*tch about them being terrible people for abiding by the law. After multiple steps it's gone from selling a dlc to support the family and remember the man to a giant shitshow argument with this being the most recent form. Poor people just want to remember a friend and help his family in a tough time and they can't catch a break for following the f***ing law. The fact that they decided to not sell it and do a one off donation proves this, that maybe for once it was for a good purpose and not them being greedy.
charity laws in certain states/countries have it so that you can't promote a product with the intention of charity. So WarnerBros was not allowed to mention those states/countries purchases being donated. By trying to be good people and not break the law the gaming community had a hissy fit and called them thiefs and scammers.
Good work guys!
You might want to research what started this so you don't look like a jackass.
Yep. I know exactly what started it. DLC was created in remembrance of a dev who works on the game,which everyone knew was for Charity and his family, but only in states/countries (in small print on Trailer which was still readable) where they could legally do it. In this case it was only states in America. As I stated earlier, charity laws for countries are wildly different, and in most you cannot market a product with the intention of charity, so they COULD NOT put that in the trailer without breaking the law. No, they can't do the "All sales will go to charity" route because that is still promoting a product for charity, which still wouldn't cover everything.
And then onto the fact that only a portion of sales went to the Family. MS/SONY/VALVE all take large cuts from digital sales so its pretty likely that the leftover was most of it if not all of the sales.
Maybe not all people are greedy f***s all the time, trying to profiteer off of a close friend dying, and were genuinely just trying to help the man's family who had worked hard on the game in the best way they could think, by immortalizing him in the game and giving the proceeds to the family. Instead people got angry and started accusing them trying to scam them. Imagine all the emails and board meetings that were had to discuss how they would do this, all because they wanted to help a dead friends family.
I'm not buying the game because of the actual greed in the micro transactions and loot boxes, but why can't people just accept that maybe they are capable of good things once in a while? And just to clarify that first paragraph in my previous post is from reddit as I feel its the best way to sum up this whole debacle.
Edited by ChieftaiNZ, 27 September 2017 - 06:09 PM.