Epic Games

Discussion in 'Games and games consoles' started by nelford_safc, Jan 28, 2019.

  1. nelford_safc

    nelford_safc Striker

    to show you what is inside a loot box before you buy it.

    Good move imo.
     
  2. Dexter

    Dexter Striker

    I thought loads of games already did this?
     
  3. Then it's not a loot box then really is it, it's just buying something
     
  4. nelford_safc

    nelford_safc Striker

    It’s buying a box of loot but you already know what the loot is.
     
  5. This.
     
  6. Dexter

    Dexter Striker

    This.

    Not sure how this doesn’t class as a loot box still to be honest.
     
  7. jedi_toaster

    jedi_toaster Winger

    It kind of depends on how entrenched your idea of loot boxes being a randomised game of chance is, I suppose. For some, loot box is intrinsically linked with the idea of a random gambling mechanic. This change just makes it into a standard shop purchase.
     
  8. chriswallace85

    chriswallace85 Striker

    :lol: What an odd thread.
     
  9. Dexter

    Dexter Striker

    You still get a random item though so it’s still gambling.
     
  10. jedi_toaster

    jedi_toaster Winger

    Sounds more like going into a shop and the shopkeeper bringing you different items which you refuse to buy until he brings one you want.

    Unless you’re only going to be able to buy the loot box which you are shown, then I’m not really sure how it’ll work.
     
  11. Bishop Mackem

    Bishop Mackem Striker

    Where's the fun in that
     
  12. girojim

    girojim Striker

    Is it not to get round potential changes in the law? Loot boxes have been banned in some countries as they are classed as gambling which kids aren't allowed to do. If you know what you're getting beforehand it's a purchase and not a gamble.
     
  13. nelford_safc

    nelford_safc Striker

    The loot box will show the it's contents and the contents will refresh every 12 hours. So theres no need to buy them unless you see it contains something you want/need.
     

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