Jason and Mox were in the studio this past weekend discussing the latest news in SWTOR. The guys are happy to welcome Alise. Her being on the show has nothing to do with Mox and Jason fearing to getting kicked from the guild, Just kidding, Alise joined them for the discussion about Loot Boxes in gaming. Let’s get into the episode, plus talking about the impact of the server mergers.
Time to make the Jump into the show…
Poll question: On average how much per month do you spend on loot crates?
- Under $10
- Between $10 and $30
- Between $30 and $50
- Greater than $50
Treasure Chest — Image by © Doable/amanaimages/Corbis
Newsnet & Beyond
Did SWTOR blow up after server migration?
Player tip for settings: http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=936744
Upcoming events & updates
Update 5.6 – Utility changes aka Nerf Mercs
Loot boxes: Are they end all, be all for rewards ingame and/or funding games?
What are Loot Boxes/crates?
Pros & cons of Loot Boxes
What is it about these Loot crates that is so hated or upsetting?
Pay to Win
If money is the goal, what are some other ways developers/publishers can make a profit without utilizing Loot Boxes?
Sell items players want as direct sell items instead of gambling aspect
Raise the cost of games
Games as a service similar to Netflix
Rian Johnson is not directing for Ep IX, but a new SW Trilogy: http://www.starwars.com/news/rian-johnson-writer-director-of-star-wars-the-last-jedi-to-create-all-new-star-wars-trilogy?cmp=smc%7C1147744441
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