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Agree. He doesn't want people to play the same race over and over. That's what people do in every game. No different than what I do in GTA V. You find a way to make money and do it over and over. I am retired and still do not have the time to grind for credits on this game no matter how much I like it. It needs to pay out better for races. I will never buy fake money with real money. If I have to do that I will just go to iRacing.I do wish PD would stop using the phrase "microtransactions". £15.99 for 2 million in-game credits is not a microtransaction, it's a transaction.
Hopefully Kazunori Yamauchi's comments hint at the evolution of the game toward something more akin to GT6's approach to in-game purchases, but what Kaz, PD and Sony must understand is that the game is broken now and they are riding their luck expecting people to make do with what is currently a seriously flawed game economy for however long it takes them to correct the problem.
However, the frankly ludicrous price of their in-game credits is just plain wrong, period, and they need to be drastically altered or preferrably scrapped completely.
The exact reason we play videogames is because we can't afford to drive these cars in the real world. Now you try to create artificial scarcitiy for digital goods, basically handling cars as NFTs in the game. This is either sinister or misguided.At the same time the pricing of cars is an important element that conveys their value and rarity, so I do think it’s important for it to be linked with the real world prices.
Oh yes, the key in this statement is: "if possible" that gives them the get out of jail free card.and if possible would like to try to avoid a situation where a player must mechanically keep replaying certain events over and over again.
Then do that? Everyone is different.Kids these days (my generation) seem to be hopelessly addicted to the new live-service model of being drip-fed content throughout a game's "life cycle", that could easily have been present in the release version like it would have been ten years ago. Personally it just seems like more incentive to wait until a year after release, when the game is available at an 80% reduction, to jump in and enjoy a finished product.
No, he said "if possible" he would like to avoid it. Clearly it is impossible you see. You are asking the poor guy to do the impossible.TL;DR
Kazunori Yamauchi tells fans he doesn't want players to have to mechanically play the same races over and over a day after making changes to the game that meant players would have to mechanically play the same races over and over for even longer than before