From: Vermont, USA
It is sad to see that a lot of the new games coming to the IPAD from Slitherine/Matrix are full of In App Purchases. This equates to dumbing down a war game by allowing real money to buy your way to a win. I am saddened with the direction as of late. The whole thing about us wargamers is we hate buying wins and want to earn them. I enjoyed Battle Academy and had no problem with its high price vs almost any other app due to it being a full game and no more money needing to be spent to get the full experience. I also have no problem paying for more content(missions,battles and campaigns), however I draw a line to this arcade money grab (In App Purchase) approach . I am afraid that the IPAD version of Panzer Corps will turn into a IAP buy a Maus/King Tiger Tank fiasco. I hope my fellow wargamers here can join me in this and draw a line to keep real war games available for us!!!
I'm not sure I follow. In-app purchases are how we can sell the expansions on the iOS platforms. It's not how you buy your way to victory, but it's how you get more content, which you say you have no problem with. That will be no different with Panzer Corps. In other words, for the PC we can add an expansion to our store, for iOS it has to be an in-app purchase.
When you say "a lot of the new games" we're releasing do things differently, which ones are you talking about?
I haven't tried the iOS version of GBM, but it's very different from most of our other wargames in that it has a RPG/unit development element to it and may be suited to that model. The vast majority of our games do not fit that model and there are no plans as far as I know for any "pay to win" changes to our games.
< Message edited by Erik Rutins -- 5/7/2013 3:23:29 AM >