...reckon I'm a jerk. (Destiny)

by Claude Errera @, Thursday, May 13, 2021, 17:06 (1066 days ago) @ Cody Miller

Maybe there point wasn’t clear.

If you want more and get more by playing more, it’s functionally the same as if the ornaments were priced in time. If you earn one synth thingy per 2 minutes, then it’s not really any different if you were just given the ornament after playing for X minutes. They are just abstracting the system in which the real currency is your time.


Letting people know "It will take about 7 hours to earn a piece of armor" will keep a lot of people from even starting.

Telling people "It will cost 150 Synthstrand to buy a bounty to earn enough Synthweave for a piece of armor" sounds far more reasonable. It doesn't matter that someone did the math, and that we're talkign about it now - next week, it won't be in anyone's face any more. And 150 Synthstrand... pfft, that's easy, I just ran a strike and earned 20! This is a piece of cake.

Are you asking "why is Bungie using the same techniques that advertisers have been using for centuries?"

Because the answer to that is "they work."

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