DDrgn wrote:Is trading even allowed in the Japanese version of Alteil? Or can the Japanese Alteil team even approve any sort of trading in our version? If the Japanese team doesn't approve, then I don't think trading will ever see the light of day in Alteil.
If the "legal issues" are that bad that the GM's really want to avoid it, then there isn't anything people can do about it. It's their decision.
Free players will always have to be "enticed" into paying. The Beginner pack was around for a short time to try and get some non-payers to make an initial small sunk cost. No way to get that by saving MM Gran(unless you played for 30 Gran?). Free players will always have the smaller card pool to work with. Trading doesn't seem like it would convince any free player to pay-up at all.
Can't everyone, paying or free, just enjoy the game for what it is!?
Getting walloped over and over by cards you can't have access to the counters to is not fun. It is not enjoyable. Especially when you lose a TB to a deck that counters yours, and the TB was for the counter to that deck!
And then you realize that the starter files are deliberately made sub-par. The whole thing feels like a "WE WANT YOUR MONEY!" scheme going strong.
Step 1: Sucker in with advertising and word of mouth.
Step 2: Addict via quick level ups and cards at every level.
Step 3: Scale back card obtainment rates and winning abilities via paid vets for whom free players lack the counters for.
Step 4: Receive free player/new player complaints.
Step 5: Tell them they're wrong and shoot them down. If anyone protests too much, shoot him no matter his message (me being the case in point)
Step 6: Retain a few players plunging over the cliff with sunk cost fallacies who buy cards to try and compete (they won't be able to until they spend upwards of 3 figures)
Step 7: Repeat the above process, hoping that the amount retained in step 6 was enough to justify the costs of the above 5 steps.
Step 8: PROFIT.
That's all there is to it.
I am really desperately hoping someone will tell me I'm wrong with this one and actively prove me wrong.