It Sure Looks Like Pokémon Unite’s Microtransactions are Pay to Win
Look same Pokemon Unite’s Real microtransactions can be paid to win as stat boost items obtained with premium currency.
If you are not too familiar with Pokemon Unite, it’s the game TiMi Studio (owned by Tencent) where it has a Pokemon flavor in the MOBA genre. As noted by TechRaptor, it seems that some players in Pokemon Unite The community has noted the pay-to-win nature of the microtransaction trading mechanism.
Currencies are part of the concern noted by the community. There are three different currencies available in Pokemon Unite. The first is Aeos Coins that you can earn in-game from various activities and events. You can earn up to 2100 per week through battles.
The second currency is Aeos Tickets which can be earned through certain in-game events. The third currency is Aeos Gems, which is the premium currency in Pokemon Unite. You can only earn Aeos Gems by depositing real money.
Pay-to-win alarm comes with stat boost items. You can purchase these items through Aeos Emporium with Aeos Coins and Aeos Tickets. However, if you don’t have enough of either currency, you can purchase these items by spending premium Aeos Gems currency. In other words, you are paying real money to get stat boost items through Aeos Gems.
Understandably, Reddit is flooded with “buyer beware” posts and comments. Eg, this topic trying to inform others in the community about monetization schemes by annoyingly slow progress to force you to make purchases with real money,
“The main problem here is that after the welcome campaign is done, the unlocking process is icy. It will take you months to unlock 1-2 characters at a time, because the currency feed is very low and even further, a hard currency feed is nonexistent. I’ve played 15 games so far and get 0 gems for any part of the experience and enough currency to buy a character. “
“About Pay To Win You can buy tickets with gems, then use them to buy stat-boosting items. This is called 3-step currency and is designed to prevent people from being able to figure out the cost of items easily. Its another tactic and a very popular one. That’s why the gems that come with the bundles never equal the gem price of anything in the game. It’s to prevent people from working out value. It basically allows sellers to create their own economy and manipulate it freely. “
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