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@RockScorpion384"Theres a fine line between it being a business and theft. Respawn crossed that line by making $200 events every 2 months. At this rate that is $1200 a year on pixels. As i said, disgusting."
^ You wrote that, in a spasm of hyperbole that fundamentally undermines whatever point you're flailing around trying to make.
There isn't a "fine line" between business and theft at all. Theft is Respawn gaining access to your property and taking your money without your permission. Business is them selling a product (after giving away the real product).
It would be a lot easier to talk about this if you had anything specific to say that wasn't so laden with exaggeration that people could understand it.
The skins are expensive, yes. Generally this will mean that only whales or committed collectors are buying ALL of them. This means that we're not ALL running around with the same skin, constantly. Personally, I'll probably buy the Caustic skin from the upcoming event if I can and I reckon (other than the whales who can afford to buy all of them, the guys who basically fund my Apex habit for me) - there'll not be too many people who bother to buy it. The skin will be worth more to me precisely because it has limited availability and because its too expensive to everyone to buy everything for 5 bucks every 3 months and just rotate through every skin at will. Why should you be able to buy absolutely every product related to the game for a cheap price? :/ If everyone could buy the Caustic skin I want for $1.00, I wouldn't spend the money that I'm willing to spend on it at all because the skin wouldn't stand out. It being limited and too expensive to be just acquired by everyone on any income for the sake of it is precisely why I'll spend money on that and not the battlepass. Buy what you really want for the price you're willing to pay for it - don't complain that you can't buy EVERYTHING whether you want it or not for a cheaper price than it's being offered. And if you just want everything, all the time - then there's your issue.
You don't like the model, I don't mind it. It isn't theft and not a single person out there is being forced to spend anything. You get access to the event for free. You're playing the new game mode for free. The only things you don't get for free are cosmetics, which are utterly irrelevant to the core experience of the game.
This disproportionate and disingenuous outrage in these posts makes me cringe so hard that I seriously run the risk of turning inside out. "How dare this company give me a game that I'll put hundreds of hours into and then have the AUDACITY to make wealthy, willing vidya game nerds pay for the rest of us!"
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I'm sad that no one sees that the high prices are a good thing for some of us. If a skin would be 5$, I'd buy a couple. If I bought once, I'll buy again. If I'd be missing just 2 legendary skins to complete my collection, I'd be buying those as well. Whoops, I am now addicted! Respawn, make me more skins. more, more, moooore or I'll go into withdrawal! Here's 1000$ / month to keep me high.
>20$ skins? No thanks, I only feel naked in this game when I run out of bullets. My corpse looks as dead in the basic skin as in the legendary and enemies only care about my deathbox.
Hmm, I should sell the idea of deathbox skins maybe...
I want to thank everyone for contributing to this discussion, however we're going to lock this thread down as it's starting to go off topic and resulting in personal attacks which is against our posting rules. We'll keep an eye out for additional discussions like this and ensure Respawn is aware of everyone's thoughts around the upcoming event.
See you in World's Edge and Kings Canyon!