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    Recently, microtransactions have replaced many standard unlock systems in games. Here's why traditional progression systems are better and should stay.
    Microtransactions aren't exactly a new concept in the gaming industry — they've been around for over 10 years. Despite that, though, loot box-oriented systems have become increasingly aggressive in recent years, with games like Halo 5: Guardians, For Honor, and the upcoming Star Wars Battlefront II being prime examples.
    As microtransactions have become more impactful in games, more traditional progression systems that allow you to unlock items via challenges or achievements have become rare. What the companies behind the decisions to operate with these aggressive loot boxes need to realize is that unlike a microtransaction system, standard progression systems bring about four major benefits: better gameplay, more incentive to play, a strong tool for community building, and a better public image for the game.

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    11-17-2017 07:10 AM

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