Buying ND games USED until ND re-evaluates their pay2win mentality
Despite the numerous complaints and the thread with the highest amount of votes being about the ridiculous 3-star Crushing times after all the nerfs (see below), Naughty Dogg simply ignores the pleads and instead are putting all their efforts in "persuading" you to use real money to attain victory.
One of the most recent examples involves the cost of Mystiques: they tout a new booster that makes Mystiques cheaper, whilst glossing over the fact they have increased the prices for the Mystiques in the previous "patches".
Since Naughty Dogg is only interested in money, I decided that from this point forward I will be buying all ND games USED. I realise very well that I am the tiniest speck on their radar, but maybe... just maybe, if enough people "vote with their wallet", Naughty Dogg will final start to listen.
Thank you for reading my little rant. =)
Link to most voted (and most ignored) thread:
Other threads pointing out the pay2win shenanigans:
The 3-stars needs to be changed. It had over 200 votes and ND refused to even comment on it.
Will not buy a ND game at all after this situation with the Survival update. Loved their games, spent months on collecting treasures in UC2 but NO MORE.
I've bought every ND game new since Jak 3, and I very rarely buy games new. But no longer am I buying them new any more, as Naughty Dog clearly have no respect for us. This needs to be stopped!!
I am also going to start buying their games used.
Keep making good games. Stop using bad business practices. Until then, I'm going elsewhere.
It's not like they care but I plan to do the same after the nightmare I went through with survival just because they want to push the one use boosters on everyone, it was to much.
My problem with current ND's approach is that there's a blunt and clear discrimination of players who jumped in to Survival after February 2017 when the infamous weapons nerfs and bosses buffs were implemented. Furthermore, developer continues hardening the mode with every following patch in order to force players to spend real money for buffs which could only be bought (one-time boosters).
I wouldn't have problems with that, if all these changes weren't tied to 'Crushing'/'It' trophies.
From how I see it, ND is currently charting the 'PAID TROPHIES' territory, rendering my trust in them to 0 (and below).
I don't care how great their games were before, it doesn't give the developer right to softly extort money from trophy hunters and completionists by significantly rebuilding the Survival difficulty post-release in favor of paid buffs.
LL and TLOU2 might be 10/10 for all I care, but I'm not willing to give a single dime to a developer who practices such business model.
Its crazy that most of the good loadout boosters and one use boosters which u really need now to finish a level cost real money. There are also already so many dlc weapons and boosters its almost impossible to obtain all of them if you are new to uncharted. I think by now they really should make the stuff from the first 2 dlcs for free.