on 26-11-2011 07:22 AM
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Harvard Bonin Jr.,Starhawk,Lightbox and Sony, please encourage second hand gamers to purchase online passes by allowing them to experience some of the multiplayer.
The worst thing that can happen to games that require online passes is the comunity starts small then shrinks. The best way to prevent that is to encourage the second hand gamer to purchase an online pass by allowing them limited access to online multiplayer. Consider what THQ is doing with WWE12.Those without an online pass can play online for a 7 day trial. Bad Company 2 (2.46M sold on PS3)and Homefront (.67M sold on PS3)allow players without passes to play online but with limited options. If they want the full multiplayer experience they must use an online pass.
We all know you havent discussed single player/multiplayer demos yet. Rage, Homefront, Black Ops, Modern Wrfare 2, Vanquish all released demos long after the game was releasesed in stores to encourage more sales. All sony games should do this. It's the most effective way to grow a community.
You can turn the beta into the multiplayer demo like M.A.G. and Halo Reach did.
Maybe allow the purchase of dlc to act as the online pass. This might double dlc sales.
Anyone who thinks online passes completely discourage second hand purchases, rental and trades is wrong. People are still coming to my favorite game store complaining that they cant play their game online because they don't have an online pass. Do they buy it new? No, they go back home. lol
The second hand market is huge and I don't want them alienated from Starhawk's multiplayer. Especialy from dlc matches. I hate when I look for dlc matches and almost no one is playing. Let's face it, PS3 is 3rd in the console race and Starhawk is a PS3 exclusive. Some of my friends don't even know what Starhawk is.LOL. Lightbox and Sony have been marketing this game for months. It's even on the PSN Cards.XD I am buying the game new. I know many won't. I don't want the online community to be small because the secondhand gamer can't play. Please consider allowing the second hand gamer to sample the mulitplayer.
If you agree with this post share it.If you don't. Why not.? It was intellegently written for developers, publishers and gamers.Its PERFECT
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on 26-11-2011 11:40 AM
Warhawk had something similar anyway so this not a surprise to me at all. If you downloaded Warhawk you could only use it on that account and you could not use it on any other account on your PS3.
on 26-11-2011 03:49 PM
It's not a surprise to me as I buy my games new anyway and it won't effect me. Everybody knew sony was bringing out a online pass for every sony published game from now on. I knew this already. The same thing will happen to twisted metal and every ps vita game published by sony next year. It shouldn't come to much an srprise to anyone
on 26-11-2011 08:21 PM
27-11-2011 05:43 PM - edited 27-11-2011 05:49 PM
I agree with all you guys. I buy my games new,used, digital and dlc to support the publishers and developers.
If you think most of the profit goes to developers, you're wrong. The developers are paid whether the game sell well or not. Some publishers , like SONY,offer delevelopers bonuses if the game sells well, but most if not all the profit goes to publishers. Which is fair cause the publishers take care of most if not all the expenses.
None of you addresed the core issue of the proposal. I even colored it for you guys YEASH!. It's not complaining that there is an online pass, its recogniziing that the used market is huge for online multiplayer and that Lightbox and Sony should take advantage of that used market and encourage it to buy online passes and dlc by offering the incentives spelled out above. If they dont the online popularity of the game may suffer. Its happening to Resistance 3 and Fire team Bravo 3.
Sometimes I wish fan boys would read before blabbing at the mouth.
on 27-11-2011 10:31 PM
The warhawk community are very loyal and won't let starhawk online play die. People are still playing warhawk today. Starhawk is going to be a success for the warhawk community with or without the second hand market.
on 28-11-2011 03:33 AM
Dante234 makes a good point.
Warhawk community is loyal. I still play it and its still fun. But I wouldn't have never purchased Warhawk had I not played the demo then played ps+trial.
Im sure the same is true for alot of other players.
on 28-11-2011 03:49 AM
LOL I think I found 2 intellegent people on this thread. Well said Dante and Xlink. I still play warhawk too. Both the demo and full game are popular online.
But let me ask you. How many Warhawk players purchased the game new versus used and which of them purchased dlc?
Im dissapointed sometimes. When I go online and many aren't playing all the dlc maps. But at least some are. How many of those playing dlc maps purchased the game second hand or borrowed it from a friend and never returned it
Sorry Dante234 but I cant agree with you. The only way to keep Starhawk Online Multiplayer popular for years to come is to incentives the second hand market to get an online pass the way other games do, as higlighted above. Hope Lightbox and Sony reads this. Starhawk seems like too good of a game to not recive the popularity it deserves.
on 28-11-2011 01:56 PM
So are you saying that people who buy starhawk preowned should have a free trial for 7 days of the multiplayer to see if they like it or not, that will probably won't happen. They will probably more likely to release a demo of the single player more than a multiplayer demo in my opinion
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