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Oct 03 2012
By: Sharakon Sackboy 494 posts
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Well as many have noticed Home Tycoon is out and yup we are all excited.. Is it really free to play? Really it isnt thats the ting with this PSHOME, they always want you to buy add-ons for a free to play, if its FREE there has to be other ways of getting Digital Leisure the free to play casino and stuff getting chips tehy want you to pay like 19.99 for a house and some chips and a hat, but do you have to pay for it HECK no you can earn it.. what im trying to say is half of these packs or add-ons should be able to win some other way that takes some time to achieve atleast this one time seriously make it free to play.. Cause im very disappointed in this Home tycoon. 

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Oct 3, 2012

Free to Play means you can play the game for free.

 

What you're talking about is Pay to Win, meaning you can play it for free, but to get far in the game you need to fork over cash.

 

While I agree that Pay to Win is a scum bag move by developers, technically they are telling the truth that the game is Free to Play.

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Oct 3, 2012

Not buying $49.99 home items, when it's not nearly, not close to something you can buy disc based.

 

I mean seriously it's getting outta hand, and we're slowly accepting this as the reality.

 

 

Everything is turning into add ons, as well as "coin" currency.

 

I suspect it will get worse. People on home will have to buy everything at $1.99 minimum. Don't you see where and how far this is going

 

Where are the new free spaces, free items, new public spaces with games to play?

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ApolloDecertus wrote:

Not buying $49.99 home items, when it's not nearly, not close to something you can buy disc based.

 

I mean seriously it's getting outta hand, and we're slowly accepting this as the reality.

 

Everything is turning into add ons, as well as "coin" currency.

 

I suspect it will get worse. People on home will have to buy everything at $1.99 minimum. Don't you see where and how far this is going

 

Where are the new free spaces, free items, new public spaces with games to play?


$50 for a Home game that is pretty much on par with high-end smartphone games or $50 for a full fledged PS3 game... hmm, tough choice. *rolls eyes*

 

i miss the days when things were $0.50 and rarely anything was $1 or more unless it was special or game related.


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Oct 3, 2012

Home is getting more expensive.

 

We are certainly seeing more items now at 1.49 price points even when it comes to clothes separates. Personal spaces are frequently above 4.99 and often come with bundles which are over 10 dollars. Bundles are a good deal at times but the fact of the matter is it's costing more and more and there is tons of new content. 

 

I haven't really played this game yet. Mercia was great given you could play it for free and the rewards were fantastic. I'm not sure about the rewards for this one and I wait to see what some of my friends put together before I'll consider spending any real money to play it. 

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ApolloDecertus wrote:

Not buying $49.99 home items, when it's not nearly, not close to something you can buy disc based.

 

I mean seriously it's getting outta hand, and we're slowly accepting this as the reality.

 

Everything is turning into add ons, as well as "coin" currency.

 

I suspect it will get worse. People on home will have to buy everything at $1.99 minimum. Don't you see where and how far this is going

 

Where are the new free spaces, free items, new public spaces with games to play?


$50 for a Home game that is pretty much on par with high-end smartphone games or $50 for a full fledged PS3 game... hmm, tough choice. *rolls eyes*

 

i miss the days when things were $0.50 and rarely anything was $1 or more unless it was special or game related.


What I try to rationalize is the compensation value, how it converts to time, and playing value. 

 

On full retail games, they create multiple rooms, large vast detailed areas of land, detailed items (guns, swords), great animations.

One thing to point out, yes I know developers on Home DO NOT have the resources, the staff, the tools, the investment at times Smiley Wink or even the time to recreate all of this, but for them this should be a reality check to those who either buy from Home, or who are in charge of what gets created and determines how much to sell it for. 

 

I will admit, I have done my share of mindlessly buying into things, but as it's become so overwhelming apparent of the intention of the sales demographic it's just good to be aware of what we're getting into.

 

Black ops, Assassin's Creed 3, Tekken Tag 2, all have in depth gamplay and levels, nothing on Home comes close with so many restrictions on gameplay. We've only seen a couple of instances where it is slowly revealing Home's capabilities, 6 years after the Beta was released?!! 

 

How long before we see a major improvement of the mechanics and development of something on Home worth all of the microtransactions?

 

In the end, it's up to you individually to decide how much worth the things you buy hold, and for everyone that varies. Although I think I am in the same boat as many of you on here, that it's becoming harder to accept and adapt to Home's current marketing and trade off value.

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Oct 4, 2012

I knew something this good like Home Tycoon would come with a price. But I'm surprised it's so bare bones at the start. They should have added abit more content to get players hooked on it if they wanted to milk us of all our cash.

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