MoldyAsp33874 said in Regarding Pre-PC Items...:
I mean- it will destroy the market. Depending on what your character has. It will destroy a lot of peoples hard work grinding time and money to get a cosmetic they could have got for a 10th of the price if they waited a couple of days. It'll upset a lot of people and even people who spent money on the game will find their real life money worthless. Imagine seeing a pricey emote and throwing in AC to get a ticket to grab it- just for your 30+ dollars of AC needed to get it turn into a value of nothing the next week.
If you're okay with many old players and many new players(me) being bothered by investing and working towards something to come out with nothing in the end just so people can have a few not-so-great cosmetics(compared to what was on SG. Which I approve of returning because they are untradeable..) then I guess it's fine.
When it comes down to it, they have re-released things in the past even in Japan. It wouldn't be new. And I've never seen people complain there about money they chose to spend on a Scratch. I certainly wouldn't either and I have absolutely spent $30-$50+ on some.
I'm an older player. I played both on the Japan version and the North American version. I've played in the Closed beta of NA and X-Box's Open Beta.
And I absolutely feel that there is no actual reasoning to be against it beyond wanting to be selfish and keep rare things rare for profit or the idea that just because it took someone more time/cost more, nobody else should deserve it unless they equal that amount or more.
But things will always go up and require more. And in the case of consumables, some things will even cease to exist.
And I HATE that mentality, honestly. I would choose to have wasted hundreds of dollars and many millions of meseta for something to come back for free every single time so many more people can be happy for something they really wanted than ever say no and continue the awful chain of demand and higher and higher prices.
If I choose to put in all that time and effort and money just incase things don't get released, so be it, but I would never be upset about others getting another shot.
I spent a lot on some items, absolutely, but I have no issue if someone manages to get it cheaper or easier than I did.
I'd like to echo this. By this point I must have spent well over 30 million - and well over half of all the meseta I've ever had - on items that came from free campaigns. If those campaigns are re-run I won't regret a single meseta of it because it means everyone could get things that they always should have been able to and to me that sense of server-wide fairness matters way more than personal interests.
I'm honestly just quoting this because I appreciate the agreement so much. I know it's absolutely an unpopular opinion, but I feel a lot of communities would be less toxic and more open if more people felt this way.