@Miraglyth said in monetizing costume textures (and model rigging and finger animations):
And yes, asking for thousands of models created over nearly a decade to be similarly and immediately (which is unreasonable btw) recreated for free just because you expect it - an expectation caused entirely by the fact that you're already getting plenty of other free updates and content with New Genesis, I add - is straying pretty close to entitlement territory if you ask me, yes. Expecting free things because you got other free things can't really be much else.
All the customers that paid money for those costumes have all their rights to be angry at the hilariously greedy scenario that they are offered to stick with. Their game, their terms, of course. But that they still are selling scratches with new costumes that you KNOW your NG created characters won't be able to fully take advantage of... it is just ridiculous.
Do you know what all this is just giving me? Low confidence in NG. Why? Because you can see they are changing their mind on game mechanics as we had been speaking! The first trailer had Just Attack rings, but now Just Attack is gone. But wait, changing the code on the layering wear and outfits, segmenting it, making a streamlined process to adapt the items?
It worked in Japan because there those predatory practices have success. They literally breathe gacha there everywhere and will buy 6 versions of Artoria at 1% chance. It had success when they made the whole Basewear-Outfit deal with "different combinations possible" and they expect it to work now too with Basewear-Outfit-NG costume citing "better animations and body combinations". The problem is that it is 2021 and outside of JP and there has already been plenty of backlash against such tactics. This is unacceptable and has killed interest on plenty of people to get Outfits and Layering Wear. Because those potential customers know they won't be able to use it at their fullest on the new character they make on NG.
And then, even if you were to ignore all of this, there is a question: Why would you want to wear on the expansion the same outfits bought twice? Isn't NG supposedly a... "new parallel game"? It isn't PSO3. What kind of "nostalgic" value has wearing Ash outfit? Or Cursed Coat? Wouldn't it be better to have the PSO2 skeleton even for a more "pure" PSO2 "reminiscing"? Now I want a PSO costume with PSO type animation.