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PSA: No one is “envious” of those with Fallout 1st, it’s a dirt cheap subscription. Rather everyone is mad and afraid that your purchasing of the sub will be enough to make it profitable and push the goal posts of what’s acceptable in gaming further. Stop killing video games.

fallout 3 - PSA: No one is "envious" of those with Fallout 1st, it's a dirt cheap subscription. Rather everyone is mad and afraid that your purchasing of the sub will be enough to make it profitable and push the goal posts of what's acceptable in gaming further. Stop killing video games.
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I've seen a few really strange comments from those who purchased fallout 1st claiming that everyone who is against the subscription is just jealous of envious because we apparently can't afford $13 a month.

It's such a ludicrous thing to think that I just want to properly address where all the anger and backlash is coming from.

So to you, hopefully very few Fallout 1st purchasers and defenders, please listen and understand that no one is jealous of you. No one is envious of your ability to spend $13 a month of $100 a year on an overpriced subpar literally broken subscription that gets you things that should be in the game for free.

Rather, everyone else is angry at Bethesda's continued greed, lies and general lack of quality and respect for their fans and IP's, and at how any of us both fellow fans and customers would actually purchase and support something as anti consumer and toxic for the video game industry as this.

Make no mistake, you can claim you don't support it or are just trying to support the game or dress it up and excuse it however you like, but if you are paying Bethesda real money for access to Fallout Fuckyou 1st then you are supporting it and telling them that it's okay. Through doing so you also heavily risk removing the choice for everyone else to not purchase it.

The "AAA" (I put that in brackets because a lot of games haven't been AAA quality lately) industry the last decade has been built on finding new ways to increase their revenue has much as possible. They're a business so of course that makes sense. But A LOT of those ways have become charging players for things that used to be free or part of the game or a small service that was done for free for the benefit of the players and fans.

As Scientific Revenue put it the goal of these companies these days is to "Turn players into payers" through manipulation and monetization at every turn. Things we are okay with today (Battlepass, season passes, 50 special editions, cosmetic MTX, charging for characters, etc) many of us would have had a stroke over 15 years ago if someone said this is where we'd end up.

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But this isn't the endgame. This is just the tip of the iceberg and these companies who already have more money than they know what to do with and some of the most overpaid CEO's in the world and literally control the entire industry right down to the ESRB, they're determined to push gamers and fans as far as they can down the monetization rabbit hole.

While a $13 sub fee for semi private servers and some other basic stuff may not seem terrible to a few of you, if it's successful then it becomes a huge flashing green light that says GO to every other "AAA" publisher. This sub fee will be put in every game they possibly can just like Battlepasses are now popping up in so many games. The publishers will push ridiculous monetization schemes on us and then scale it back a little bit after the backlash and go "hey we listened look its better now" again and again, slowly pushing the goal posts a bit further out until we're well past what we were originally outraged about.

The ONLY WAY we keep video games from reaching the point where you have to pay a sub fee just to get past the start menu or $5 to start a quest to $3 to enter a dungeon is if these companies little monetization experiments fail. It doesn't matter whether you just want to support the game or don't think this sub is that bad every person that buys into this puts the future of video games at risk, including for themselves.

And if you don't think companies will take it that far and this is all just some conspiracy theory let me remind you…

….15 years ago the most outrageous thing was some semi well made horse armor skins for $15. That was the worst form of monetization.

Now look where the fuck we are?

TLDR: anyone who purchased or purchases or just vocally supports Fallout 1st is actively harming the game, the franchise, the developer, the future games and every single one of us.

I don't want to have to pay for mods or buy a sub fee to fully experience the future StarField or TES 6 or the next AC or something. And that's exactly where we're headed.

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