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Buying engrams (Destiny)

by MacAddictXIV @, Seattle WA, Monday, November 04, 2019, 09:34 (11 days ago) @ narcogen

Sorry. It would just be repeating gossip, even if I trusted my faulty memory to repeat anything accurately.


Leave it to me to verify it. It doesn't get repeated unless I can confirm it.


Dammit, Cody. No. Not only can I not remember a quote or who I said it, it would be irresponsible for me to repeat it if I did. It would lack context, and I promise you it would be no smoking gun or bombshell. I wasn't trying to be vague. I heard there was excitement about the WoW model from some in the studio. There. Is that a shocker to anyone?

And lest anyone think i'm a monster, I do think casino-style implementations are a problem in the industry. So is the way many mobile games are monetized. I just do not think microtransactions in general or the physical trophies that Bungie sells are a problem.


Eververse engrams are loot boxes.

Loot boxes are casino mechanics.

There's simply no air between these. The only hook to hang a hat on here is that Bungie's loot boxes that are purchased for real money are, so far, limited to cosmetic items.

I think it's an open question whether they're to be praised for maintaining that firewall lest they decide it's not worth it, or to suggest that this is a fragile thing and bound one day to end, and they should be argued back from the brink before that happens.

Maybe I just don't look anymore, but I know there are Eververse engrams that you get by gaining experience, but can you still buy them? I thought the only thing you can buy now is specific items. Again, I might be naive on this because I rarely buy things and when I have it was for a specific item and not engrams.

I remember that you use to be able to buy engrams, but I thought they changed that? Or did they just hide it in the back of the store?


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