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    Lol exactly and its an open subject with them, aint hiding it in hopes theyll come to me if they feel the need.
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    I think that not only lootboxes but that "micropay" stuff should be looked.
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    Apparently Chris Lee and his team are already drafting the bills necessary to legislate against loot box gambling, interesting stuff!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5WxcGYvvgJo

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    Chris Lee posted another video this week which among other things highlights six states that are now actively investigating legislation surrounding loot boxes plus Apple has changed its ToS on the Apple store to make it compulsory for game publishers to disclose percentages for every item contained within loot boxes.

    I think apple is pretty much preparing for what it sees as the inevitable legislation against loot boxes by doing the right thing and generating good press for itself

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xURhmqwhpc&t=1s

    massivelyop.com/2017/12/21/apple-now-demands-lootbox-odds-disclosures-from-appstore-games/

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    How would this potentially affect games like Rift?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgi of Prydain View Post
    How would this potentially affect games like Rift?
    I'd imagine loot boxes will lose the RNG aspects to them but remain.

    I could also see game companies supplement their income with in game ads. EA a while back was looking into this.

    As for online games like rift I could see a return to subscriptions.

    Then there's also more paid DLC with each game but the DLCs would be smaller in scope.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gurgi of Prydain View Post
    How would this potentially affect games like Rift?
    It really depends how far legislation goes if the games industry doesn't self regulate.

    Potentially it could mean games with loot boxes (like Rift) will have there age rating increased to 21, and other measures similar to what Apple has implemented.
    Last edited by C00lit; 12-22-2017 at 04:23 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skiye View Post
    I'd imagine loot boxes will lose the RNG aspects to them but remain.

    I could also see game companies supplement their income with in game ads. EA a while back was looking into this.

    As for online games like rift I could see a return to subscriptions.

    Then there's also more paid DLC with each game but the DLCs would be smaller in scope.
    I'm not against ads IF you can remove them when you are a subscriber player.

    And I already pay for RIFT (patron) and would pay more for NOT random things.
    Lootboxes only reason to exist is the gambling addiction they feed on. Without the random factor they would disappear. You only would get packs, like the ones we have for this event.

    Age rating 21 is not a solution, removing the lottery is.

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