.Imo the backlash about the bright dust price change for shaders would EASILY become smaller if Bungie were to announce more bright dust was being added to the challenges/season pass to circumvent it to a tea.
It's simple economics: if prices are going to be marked up on a common product, you in turn mark up how much currency the population earns on average to afford said product.
Shaders are BY Bungies OWN DESIGN are meant to be the most accessible and affordable cosmetic out of everything else. To price shaders to an amount where 5 new different shaders surpasses the price of AN EXOTIC ORNAMENT feels like an outright ripoff that'll rip through player's BD savings everytime they see a new color set they like.
(At 300 BD/shader, 5 of those=1500. Exotic ornaments like the ones for Anarchy and Divinity were 1250 each. Compared to when it was 40 BD, you could get at least 30 shaders for that 1250 price.)
Thank you. To the community, and all the people and developers of Bungie, Here's to building Destiny for the better, together. 🍻🥂💯💯
Since I saw this recent post sharing that there's a "character design" survey going around, and people have been wondering about if (or rather when) we'll be getting character skins in Genshin, I decided to write up this post explaining how skins work in Honkai Impact 3rd.
While this post will show mostly Honkai content, the reason I'm posting this in the Genshin subreddit is because my intention is to use this as a demonstration of some cosmetic options we might get in Genshin's future regarding cosmetic options.
This is NOT saying "this is how skins will work in Genshin". This is saying how they could work, as in what to expect. I'm not basing any of this off of any leaks for Genshin, only on what Mihoyo has released in Honkai.
If you want a condensed version of what to expect:
So, I expect to see similar tiers in Genshin, where some outfits are free, some are paid, and there are multiple systems for unlocking outfits, each with different benefits attached to it.
If you want the details, and you want to see examples of how skins look in Honkai compared to the original characters' outfits, you can keep reading below.
Edit: Note, some links are not working. If a link doesn't work, check the address bar and if it contains "https://static.wikia.nocookie.net" in the link, then you have to add ".jpg", ".jpeg", or ".png" to the end of the address bar and search, so that it refreshes the page with the modified address. If I add it myself on this post the links still don't work. I guess wikia just doesn't like linking to external pages unless you fiddle with it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Here's a link to more info about Midea being the big microwave supplier across brands (and Galanz playing a similar role in other countries):
So... if this year we're not getting a battlepass does that mean we get no new immortals? No new map skins? No new personas?
I get that they already have the money for the prize but a battlepass doesn't need to be for crowdfunding. Isn't that how battlepasses are in every other game except dota?
Did valve give all their graphic designers a year-long vacation? Honestly I do not understand their thought process behind this decision. Also there's no way I'll be spending 20 USD on 3 voicelines that expire just before the TI, why would anyone do that?
I’ve commented several times about issues I have with gameplay, which are many. But $14 being the standard price for cosmetics is just unreal. To get a whole set of of outfits for your whole team it costs $98. That’s twice what the game cost on launch and 3x what it costs today. The monotonic set looks cool, I like it. And yeah, it’s on sale. But even on sale it’s $81 for the team. It’s not a full game of content. It’s just look pretty while running the same pointless missions. Expecting people to dump $100 a week on new skins is just abuse.
Edit: Yo, people. I don’t need someone to tell me “then don’t spend”. Duh. I haven’t. This is also not about whether or not I can afford it. I can. The point is that this is a predatory and abusive practice. “But other games...” I didn’t post in another game’s sub. I posted in this one.
Edit 2: People who are paying for skins now (except 50k guy), the fact that you’re buying at this price point proves they’d make more money at lower price points. How many have you bought? How many more would you have bought if they were only $1? Now factor in how many people refuse to pay $14. But even the total revenue as if this second was lower, there would be much higher engagement, and the percentage of players generating revenue would be significantly higher, which means that revenue will last significantly longer. Skins are intentionally priced high to make the largest amount of money as fast as they can because they know they made a shit game, the updates are shit, and this thing is going to burn itself out. They know it. They did it on purpose. And now you know it. They’re scamming you. It’s abuse.
Chilling short film, ashamed to admit I never paid much attention to animal testing before but this 3 minute vid made it so real and awful. Below is the link
Sorry if this is against the rules, first-time poster but long-time lurker.
There's a lot of armor to unlock in the collections
All it says now is “Something Is Coming”. Any ideas on what???
once you've finished your pass for the season pass there really isn't any reason to grind bounties or generally play beyond optional perfered activities (ie general pvp) or pinnacle activities till your hard cap. I think it'd be more appealing to most players if the pass was a little more tailored and offered missed emotes and cosmetics from past seasons once you hit 100, or even extra rolls on weapons from the current/past nonsunset seasons
Red Room themed skins -> $8*7+$7= $63
MCU Skins -> $14*6= $84
Nameplates -> $2*8 = $16
Total -> $163
This game's base price is $60. It has been on sale since December and you can get it now for $23.
$163 is almost thrice the base price and 7 times the game's current price.
Edit: This event adds enough cosmetic content to let you spend $163 and 0 new content at least until part 2.
I'll let you judge if this is fair.
I feel weird writing this. I’m by no means a rich person but I am in a position where I can invest in good makeup and skin care.
I’ve been using Charlotte Tilbury’s line for the last 2 years and for some reason I decided to branch out and try drugstore makeup since I’ve been working from home and it’s not like I have anywhere fancy to go out, I’m an IT Engineer so it’s mostly zoom meetings. So I tried revolution makeup.
I don’t even know where to start:
foundation stick: it’s brilliant!! After almost 15 years of wearing makeup I found my perfect foundation match. People at Sephora always tried to match me but the colors they picked were way too warm and yellow, since I’m not white they instantly assume I should have a warm shade. Truth is, for an ethnic person like me, I’m pretty pasty. Consistency is awesome and it blends so naturally.
watermelon hydration boost: it doesn’t feel greasy and it doesn’t leave any kind of “residuals” which get awfully annoying when you’re applying makeup.
mega bronzer in cool - A lot of bronzers make it look like you have mud/dirt on your cheekbones but this one doesn’t and if you use morphe’s contour brush is going to look even more natural. Their packaging is what got me initially.
My question here is, are dermatologists against drugstore skincare? Howcome Revolution is not very common and it has questionable reviews? What’s the legit difference between drugstore makeup and “professional one”. Like I said, I don’t mind investing a little but I just can’t believe I found my perfect foundation shade (F5) and best moisturizer I’ve ever had at CVS.
Seriously, I spent all that money stupidly when I could of had high quality makeup at a really affordable price. It’s a 4 min drive from my house. What a scam!
Apparently the owner, without consulting or informing customers, decided to hold off on shipping orders for the last few weeks, wanted to make one big batch because it's faster 🤔 This whole debacle has been super suspicious, I hope someone has screenshots now that everything has been deleted
CD has added enough cosmetics to let people spend over $3k (or even more).
For a game that charges $14 for the ugliest recolor you'd expect at the very at least a game that works flawlessly with little to no bugs. This game's netcode is so bad that they can't add multiplayer missions after 8 months, it has save data corruption bugs and the list goes on.
I ain't gonna talk about how they removed free cosmetics to rework them and they haven't said anything about them in 2 months.
You'd also think the game adds content on a regular basis since they charge so much for cosmetics and they add so many cosmetics: Wrong.
We've gotten two archers that play very similar in 8 months, a villain sector, a reskined biome with one dropzone and the megahive which was removed because it was bugged. We have to wait until summer to get a villain sector (the cosmic cube thing).
So my question is where does that money go? To fix bugs? Well not much of it since the game is still pretty buggy. To add content at a good pace? No. To add new cosmetics? There's at least one new skin per week so maybe.
They are obviously looking at Epic Games being able to make obscene amounts of money selling cosmetic items, so much in fact that rocket league became completely free to play recently.
So on all honesty if EA are going down this route, it's time fifa, or at least the FUT gamemode became free to download.
Sorry if this is not the right sub for this, I wasn't sure if I should post here or in MakeupAddiction. The title basically sums it up. I feel like Em Cosmetics has been posting stuff about astrology with increasing frequency and it's really starting to turn me off the brand. At first I thought they were just trying to be cute, but yesterday they posted a series of stories with a "moon expert" and it just really rubbed me the wrong way. I might have to unfollow them. Was just wondering if anyone else noticed this / has felt similarly?
Edit: I just want to make clear that I don't have a problem with astrology in general, although clearly it's not something I take seriously. But I was not aware of this being part of Michelle's ideology because I was interested in the brand purely because of the products and didn't know anything about her. My reaction to this is the same as when I see brands posting about religion, I just don't care to see that on my feed.
Unless you have either The One or Am Meli you have almost no chance to win as well as CC differences are too high. In ungeared most of my games are against Escanor Gliz 150k CC while I have 120k.