Are F2P, free to play, games really free to play? Just recently, Team Fortress (TF2) became Free to play. This is obviously a business strategy. Before becoming a F2P game, Team Fortress 2 had an in-game store which sold virtual items such as unlockable weapons and rare hats from the drop system. TF2 was also a center of free hats when you pre-order new games. Hats in TF2 makes the character you’re playing stand out. In other words, it makes your character unique.
Why does it work?
You might be working why do people want to stand out in a virtual game? In order to understand this, you must look at real life. What do we do in real life? Don’t we buy brand names clothing and accessories such as the iPhone? The concept is the same. Game creators now realized people want to be unique in games too. Players want the ability to represent themselves through skins, hats, or whatever that makes their in-game character stand out.
Maplestory was probably one of the most successful games that used this against their players. Maplestory targeted all large range of players. There were premium features offered such as x2 drop rate and x2 exp rate. If those didn’t steal your hard-earned money, the special NX clothing would have. In the worst case, both of them caught your attention. Maplestory introduced even a more game breaking element. It was the ability to use cubes (which cost real money) to make your items better. This is similar to being unique in a game.
If making your appearance unique doesn’t get you, special powers in a game will.
Got money? If yes, we might give you a powerful item.
That is exactly what the gaming industry has become. It is very sickening to watch. People are now sending a lot of money on upgrading their characters weapons to become the strongest. We all know the strength doesn’t last forever. Once new items comes or even new “premium” items come out, you’re history. You end up sending more money again.
Isn’t this evil?
Hell yeah. This is evil at its finest. I’m kidding. The gaming companies need to make money to run their games. Without the proper cash flow, the game wouldn’t exist! As a game gets more popular, it requires more resources to maintain. The real question is, are they taking it too far?
For a company like Nexon who created popular games such as Maplestory and Combat Arms, I think they are taking it too far. They should be giving back to their player base who made them so successful, yet Nexon continue to be run by profits. This also applies to Riot of League of Legends. Have you taken a look at their new champions? All of them cost 975 RP, which is the maximum amount that a champion should cost. That’s ridiculous. RP stands for Riot Points which can only be brought with cash.
The staff at Hacking Edge is tired of all this. That is why we released some many generators for this kind of money driven games. We hear so many stories of children using their lunch money to buy these premium items and features in games. Your lunch money shouldn’t be used like that.
If you guys didn’t see already, we have released version 3 of NX Cash Generator. Need a TF2 item or hack? Check out our backpack hack. If you haven’t checked out our League of Legends hack, be sure to do too. The links are on the sidebar, just find the category that best matches the generators.
So to answer our question:
Yes it is free to play with the help of Hacking Edge.
Hacking Edge Staff