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Where are you getting that? (Destiny)

by narcogen ⌂ @, Andover, Massachusetts, Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:24 (30 days ago) @ Claude Errera

Based on current prices, a months sub for 3 cosmetics is cheaper than comparable cosmetics now. Its a pretty okay deal, if you're a discount-hunter.

I'm not really sure what the point of contention is here? Not trying to be difficult or combative, I'm just a bit lost.


I'm not trying to be combative either - I just don't see it the same way you see it. The cosmetics being offered are NOT purchasable through Eververse right now - but you WILL get them as random drops from engrams earned by playing. I guess I'm saying that that particular class of item is not really comparable to stuff you can buy for money. (That is: it's not as though you can say "well, I could buy these three items in the store for $X, or get them free with a $13 monthly fee for Twitch Prime. Seems like a great deal to me.")

It's a weapon, an ornament, a ghost, and a ship.

The fact that *those particular ones* are *not currently for sale* is sort of outside the point. You can absolutely assign a cash value to the items and compare that to the subscription cost of Amazon/Twitch Prime.


You're comparing apples to oranges (literally; two different items in the same class (cosmetics/fruit), but not really equivalent).

::shrug::

If this crosses a line for you (and it seems to), that's fine. You're certainly doing your part at making your case to the forum at large.

It doesn't cross a line for me, and I guess I'm unswayed by your argument (though I CAN see where it's coming from, I just don't agree with it).

This absolutely does cross a line, and while I'm not particularly fond of slippery slope arguments, if the position now is "well, it IS a gameplay item, but it's not good enough to be an advantage" then I think the whole thing is just gone. I don't think the gameplay vs cosmetic distinction was meaningful, and this just destroys that utterly.


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