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Old 04-18-2012, 05:30 AM   #1
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Is PDLC really required for Achievements?

It looks like the Big Spender Achievement requires users to spend Microsoft Points. Can anybody confirm this?
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:14 PM   #2
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It has been confirmed here to cost a minimum of $3, $1 per coin pack, and as an aside to your question, lately some developers/publishers are becoming increasingly greedy in their approach to ensuring profit.

To those who will reply to this with a, "if you don't like it don't buy it" you would be right, I will be speaking with my wallet on this one. However, on a fledgling OS that has already come under fire for excessive pricing Microsoft should have stepped in on this one.

To the argument that, "the gaming industry is just that and companies are simply trying to make a profit" I could do nothing but agree. My concern becomes how these companies are starting to go about mitigating their losses. EA has their online pass, Capcom has their version of DLC (better known now as disc locked content), and now Miniclip has purchase achievements. For those of us who are achievement hunters/completionists some of these tactics are beginning to leave a foul taste in our mouths.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:41 PM   #3
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This is disgusting. I live in the UK but if it ever comes out here and you still have to pay for an achievement I definitely will not be buying it.

I really hope that others realise this and don't buy it too.
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #4
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:49 AM   #5
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screw this

im a huge advocate of wp games, but this is just pathetic, first off its fragger rehashed with monsters (compare the achievment lists), and as if that wasnt a big enough turn off, they are trying to tax you to complete the game.

i remember these so called rules microsoft had about achievments where anything that came with the game was supposed to be obtainable, without the need of purchasing additional content, but as threeleggedrace said about capcom, it seems they no longer care about that, just in pursuit of that all mighty dollar

and to the people who say: "if you dont like it dont buy it" thats all well and good but its idiots like you who pay for it that encourage companies to do it in the first place, if no one bought this nonsense and let it flop, i guaren-fucking-tee you that the next rehashed version (zombies maybe, possibly aliens?) would have the full 200 available

as far as im concerned, miniclip can shove this up thier greedy fucking asses
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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More than half of the gamers on TA bought that achievement. WHY do they do that?

At least Bug Village was free and the coin packs optional.
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Old 04-20-2012, 04:23 PM   #7
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Old 04-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #8
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and to the people who say: "if you dont like it dont buy it" thats all well and good but its idiots like you who pay for it that encourage companies to do it in the first place
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Good - I hope they get a good spanking (unless they enjoy that sort of thing ).
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Old 04-24-2012, 11:54 AM   #9
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i messaged Miniclip Customer Support asking why we had to pay for an achievement and here is the reply i got. Im still laughing my ass off!!

Dear jeff,
A solution for your issue has been suggested.


Hello,
thank you for contacting Miniclip Support.
You do not need to pay microsoft points to gain achievements. You only unlock the achievements when a certain action in the game is achieved, nothing more.
Thank you for playing Monster Island.
For more questions, feel free to contact us.


Sincerely,
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Miniclip SA,
Rue des Beaux-Arts 8,
2000 Neuchâtel,
Switzerland

www.miniclip.com
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:12 AM   #10
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