I’m going to start this post off by saying that I’m an ESL and DGL tournament player, and have been playing since the alpha. I love this game and most would call me a very dedicated player.
Now…you’re going to tell me that in order to keep up with the competitive scene I’m going to HAVE TO give you another $8 per hunter? $30 for a bunch of pixels on my screen? and that’s without the new monster, that’s just hunters! Are you joking??
When has league of legends charged for characters?? When has any big competitive game charged for anything that would be used in tournaments?? It’s borderline disgusting what 2K is doing and this is the proof we needed to see that 2K doesn’t give a shit about it’s customers who shelled out $60 for an “arena style” game with no campaign. They are milking this for all it’s worth and don’t care what shape the game is going to be in in a month or 2. And get this, they already have a NEW set of hunters ready, so in a couple months they’re going to milk the community again, just like a cow. A big fat stupid cow.
I know for a fact that turtle rock doesn’t what to charge for new hunters as I have talked with multiple developers. Turtle Rock is also smart enough to know that doing something so reckless would immediately kill the longevity of the game. What’s worse is that the scene already needed help as the balancing patches were delayed for almost a month. People have been flocking from the game like wildfire, the DGL and ESL tournaments are now a dead wasteland with teams disbanding left and right, and now this. The small competitive scene was the only thing this community had going for it and now you’re going to tell the games most dedicated players, “Oh, the time you’re put in promoting and contributing to the community doesn’t really matter, we want your money.”
It’s unreal and I’m not going mindlessly give in to their cash grab.