I play an online game called “Hearthstone”. It’s a game where you make a deck of battle cards, duke it out with others, level up, earn gold that can be used to buy more cards or compete for more cards, win dust that’s used to create more cards, and complete daily quests for more gold or cards. You could also use real money to buy more cards directly, but it’s totally unnecessary to having a great time.
Keep Free, Free
I’ve seen a ton of free games that offer upgrades or special abilities for cash. I know it’s a billion+ dollar industry. People pay so they can accomplish more faster. But their loss really can be your gain.
I’ve been playing Hearthstone on and off for more than 2 months now, and I never have felt compelled to spend real money. I like to win, but I also like to earn my cards through regular game play. I also think that just buying the amazing cards would take the fun away from opening mystery packs and seeing what I won. And why would I want to buy away my own fun?
Prioritize Your Money…
In short, I guess this post is to tell the millions of people out there that buy the specials to take a chill pill and relax. It’s a game. You have to pay to play so many. Try to enjoy the free ones by keeping them free to you. Let someone else fund the awesome game designers, or if they are struggling, donate once in a while.
But there is no reason to pay to make it easier to play fake farming games or to match pretend candy. Or to buy your way into nearly guaranteed wins in Hearthstone. Enjoy the actual play time. Enjoy keeping your real money.
Do you agree or disagree? If you pay in the free games, why and is it worth it to you?