(Thoughts) Why I am NOT OK with BL3's cosmetic MTX
Written by: NeoPGX - 04:54 May-09-2019

Meant to do this sooner but kept forgetting.

Anyway, I feel the need to explain why I am so opposed to even cosmetic only MTX (Microtransactions) in Borderlands 3.

1. It's a $60 game.

This alone should make such completely inexcusable. If you are going to have MTX in your game, make the game free to play or at least a reduced price ($30 or less).

2. MTX add NOTHING to the game.

The only thing they do is give you an item in exchange for money. Skins only change the appearance of a character, weapon, etc. It adds NOTHING to the game.

3. It is a very parasitic form of marketing.

Parasites benefit at another's expense, in this case financially. It takes advantage of people and for what gain? None on the consumer's end. The businesses just rake in cash this way only making the rich even richer. This is greed at its finest.

It is for these reasons I have decided to boycott Borderlands 3 and there is absolutely nothing anyone can say that will change my mind.


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They are cosmetics only, they do nothing to the game, the game is singleplayer focused and it's a first person one, so you barely see your character, same as BL2, it had millions of cosmetics for money and even DLCs dedicated just for that and still who bought it got what they got and who didn't their game didn't get affected at all, and people loved it all back then, I don't know why the hate really, this and for the Epic store, if you want the game get it, just like me I have been waiting for years and nothing will change my mind about the game OUTSIDE the game itself, let it be developers or their backstory or cosmetics or whatever, its gonna be a singleplayer experience for me and I'm going to enjoy it.

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As I stated specifically in the blog that I'm well aware that the microtransactions are cosmetic only.


I am opposed to even cosmetic only microtransactions in a $60 game.


My decision stands.

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You are not alone, I'm against any and all micro-transactions in games and it doesn't matter if they are free to play or not…

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