first off a small introduction that is needed to understand the place i'm coming from when i begin what i have come to actually gripe about.. at the moment i'm not quite sure what i'm using as a name on these, but in game i'm AGNE and some might know me..
but what you may not know is that my job in life right now is not the normal one.. i have the honor to care full time for an elderly war veteran uncle who sacrificed a lot in life and he's on his way, ya know what i'm sayin.. sacrificed in war and got messed up.. and has sacrificed for so many since coming back and becoming both firefighter and officer.. that.. and being told he had 6 months to live. constantly.. since the 70's..
and as he lays basically bedridden but very much aware, he just doesn't wanna go to a home.. mind's there.. body a bit rough from rounds of machine guns and mortar shells.. see, i come from honor, so i quit my job and take care of him full time.. a small sacrifice for the freedom of a war hero in his final years who sacrificed so much fighting for the freedoms of others in his younger years..
as you can guess.. this job doesn't pay that much as far as tangible wealth goes. he offers often.. but i politely refuse.. and if he insists, i find ways to return it to him..
now.. here's where shit gets "awesome" for me as a long time fan and multi-game generational customer..
i love pso.. have since dream cast launch.. and have bought every (yes every.. yes those) title since.. you could say i am in that special group that's helped keep the lights on since day one both with my money (sooo much money over the years) but also with my singing the praises to any that will listen and bringing in anyone i can convince.. which is more money (hang with me, it'll make sense)..
but here i sit.. a real life load of life on my plate at the moment. and financially in place that isn't great but doing a job that is more important that you could put a dollar amount on..
now i'm not a big fan of using games a as a gambling service, essentially the experience being offering something for a price..taking the money. and giving something worthless instead.. fucking crap really..
but if done well.. it can be alright..
well.. in my experience.. it has not been.. well shit really.. sure.. i can blame the rng gods.. but at the end of the day.. that's you..
now.. this is the third major time you've released a scratcher that i was more than a bit interested in, and i, being a fan and wanting to support your struggling start up, (thanks the complete lack of any show of appreciation for us that have been loyal with our time and our bank accounts as you've really just been.. well honestly, a shit show..) so, as i have to do, i go to my employer and ask for a bit of money.. now he sees my sacrifice and he sees that this is what i spend a lot of my time doing when i'm not caring for him.. and tho i'm not exactly a fan of asking for money from a veteran, much less for virtual items in a video game, from a veteran, but.. what can i do..
well.. it turns what i can do is waste my god damn money.. you offer me something i want to buy.. but only in a shit ass game of chance.. and as you take my money.. you offer fuck all in return.. thanks, i hate it.. you can go ahead keep that trash and just give me my money back. okthnkxnbyby.. now.. yeah, i guess someone has to be the unlucky one.. but really. does there have to be someone unlucky? can't you just.. i don't know.. offer something of value to every paying customer..
i mean.. how would you feel about this: you give me the virtual items i want and i send you a random bill from my wallet.. deal? cool! here's a monopoly dollar..
not down with that.. you worked hard on that making that virtual item you say? and would want some kind of compensation for your effort and time?.. no worries i got just the thing.. you send me some of those items you've been working on.. aand i'll send you a random bill from my wallet.. aaand here's your monopoly dollar.. oh oh.. i see that you're not happy with that exchange.. sorry my friend.. lemme tell ya what i can do.. how about you send me some of them things you've been working on.. aaand i'll send you a random bill from my .. no monopoly dollars this time for sure! deal! alright!
here's your monopoly dollar..
if you would not be willing to work out such an arrangement with me..
i understand.. hey.. tell ya what..
yeeaeah me too.. maybe now we're reaching an understanding..
bro.. this is money you have taken and given jack shit in return..
so.. at the end of the day.. i not only put my side of the work in when we made the dollar for digital trade..
but i also gotta go and put the work in a second time in game for the item i originally wanted and you failed to produce the first time i tried to purchase it. repeatedly.
now.. normally no biggie.. but..
fuck man.. i'm not going back to my dying war veteran uncle and being like "sega fucked me.. can i have some more of your monthly income to blow on more bullshit that isn't just not valuable in the real world, but you keep giving me shit that isn't even valuable in your game world.. i've spent more than i'm proud to admit on scratchers alone that is money just.. poofed (i'm not talking about my monthly pay, or the random other things i get with ac or sg purchased thru your store front..) i'm talking just scratchers..
now, what do i expect you to do about it? fuck all.. honestly.. but hopefully, one person in your company will ready this as they look at a declining player base and see that if you couldn't even keep a guy that bought your trading card game on the game cube... how you gonna keep a new player..
i'm beyond frustrated.. beyond tired of wasting my money to help an i.p. i used to be proud of..
and i'm not buying any more scratchers.. no more anything except the bare minimum.. and shit.. i might quit paying that and go full ftp, if i stay at all. for all that i've gotten in return for the money i've spent on top of the monthly payment, i'd be better served ripping it in half and throwing one part away and shoving the other up a dogs ass.
at least then what i got in return would have some value to me less of a shitty time
i'm going to go ahead and thank you for the nothing you're going to do about this.. and i hope you will return the show of gratitude by thanking me for not giving you any more of my money.
cuz not every one who has kept you in business is wad of money you can keep squeezing..
sometimes.. your greed starts to hit on a moral level.
i have a job to do.. it's care for my veteran uncle until his passing.. it's a full time job with shit pay but rewarding benefits on other levels..
and this shit you're providing in return for his dollars given to help you as you struggle (we see the numbers.. let's keep it level.. you're struggling and also fucking the one's trying to help keep you afloat....
cool on ya mah dude..
but you can keep your fuckery.. i'm still full from yesterday's
rant over.. said to get shit off my chest.. maybe get someone to tweak the rng a little bit..
and open your eyes to the fact that many of the people helping you thru your struggle..
have their own stuggles too..
and you actively make them worse