Well, the most interesting thing is about free2play games are that it is ultimately a pay to win game. I will explain how.
Free games make money by selling to you. The fact that people have to ask how they do it just points to how well it’s working for them. Players smashing through Farmville or Candy Crush are reminiscent of a little hamster in a wheel for the gaming company. They’re using your hard work and dedication to keep the lights on. And they’re doing it in a few different ways.
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Obviously, it means that you’ve paid for the game, but it also means that you might be willing to consider some “microtransactions” within it.
Microtransactions are the little things you might pay for within a game to either enhance your experience or make you a better or more competitive player. So let’s say you’re playing a free game where the object is to make a really good mixed drink.You might be able to access a free bevy of inexpensive well liquors, but pay $3 and now you’re able to use top-shelf brands or exotic juices to flavour your drinks. Naturally, this makes you a player who is going to get better — say by moving up to higher levels. This means you’re sticking around for longer.
Pro gamers don’t enjoy games which endorse a strong “pay to win” element, particularly in PvP games, where functional upgrades offer great advantage towards a win. It doesn’t always come down to player skill but also who’s invested more.
The Armatus game will have a free lite (demo) version, which can be downloaded from the app store, containing limited material, and only few levels. This is a taster for those who want to experience the game and see if it is for them. You can buy Campaigns with dozens of mechs, weapons, and units included. People wishing to buy visual upgrades will be able to and it hurts nobody. The game will contain no pay to win content.
Hope that explains it! Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.