Rocket League Fans Outraged By New Blueprint Update
Microtransactions have become commonplace amongst the gaming community even amidst the hatred fans have for the mechanic. It would make sense then that when a game decides to not utilize mechanics like loot boxes fans would rejoice over the transition, though the way Rocket League made the switch over to its blueprint-based cosmetic system has left many fans feeling outraged
Developer Psyonix recently released the Blueprints as a part of a free update in the hopes of creating a fair and straightforward way for fans to collect various cosmetic items. According to posts throughout the game’s official subreddit, one of the main reasons for players being upset is the pricing of the blueprint items in question. The new system allows players to buy items for credits, though the prices required to purchase seems to be at some pretty outrageous levels.
Credits within the game are a replacement for the former Keys that were used to open up crates and can now also be used to purchase the Rocket Pass. However, with the new changes, players are finding items to be less rewarding as well as being incredibly overpriced. With the loot box mechanic, players were also able to trade items between each other but there’s a distinct lack of being able to do so now. Fans who were a part of the incredibly detailed player market can no longer engage in it and fans have expressed quite a lot of interest in seeing the feature return one day.
In the end, players seem to feel cheated by the new update and want improvements made so that they can feel like they’re actually earning items again rather than being exploited. Ironically, the update was made because of the new legislation concerning predatory gambling within games, but the new model seems to be more predatory than before. Where the game was once a place that was driven by the community, Rocket League looks to now be driven by profit instead. Perhaps this is in part due to Psyonix being acquired by Epic Games?
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