Fine I'll take the bait Mr. Trollerex.
I've told you so many fucking times, but you never seem to get it. We disagree with the CONCEPT of coin games - gambling on an ALL-AGES GAME SITE! It's not the kind of atmosphere I want to be playing in! And I'm not going to leave because I don't like some highly annoying feature, I have OPINIONS that I want to USE to HELP. If you just disagree, I would be happy to discuss on why coin games are good/bad but you have chosen to resort to personal attacks and insults, leaving all of us to question why the fuck you endorse coin games so much in the first place.
YOUR entire argument, slammy, is a conglomeration of logical fallacies.
-You're an alt, so you have no say in this. Therefore coin games are inherently good.
-Coin games can be hidden, therefore there is absolutely nothing wrong with them.
-If you don't like the game's current features then gtfo because player's shouldn't be able to have opinions/suggest what they want changed.
the activity or practice of playing at a game of chance for money or other stakes.
Are the coin games a game of chance? Remember back to Fizzer's blog, the reason why he was able to do the coin game update was because he was able to legally term the no-luck games as a game of skill, much like chess. That's why it's available to be played in so many states that would otherwise ban gambling.
2. All-Ages Game site
You are required to provide your age upon login with this new update. So this part of the site is specifically for people who are 18+. If they lie about their age there is nothing we can do. If you are 18-, then you say so and are never bothered by the part of the site that would otherwise be inappropriate for you to view.
What has drastically changed about the atmosphere? We've been musing at the chance to throw money in with these games and tournaments for years. There are plenty of live recordings of WGL in which Dunga, Szew, and I discuss how we'd love to implement money into the tournament, but how it would require initiative from Fizzer to be done. Most of the players who are hooked on this game are 18+, have a job, and thus are legally allowed to do things like this. Nothing has changed but that we now can do that.
4. Alt being relevant
It is relevant that you are an alt. Why should we engage in a serious discussion with someone who refuses to show their true anonymous gamer tag to us? It's like sitting down with someone who has a mask over his mask. At least I could somewhat identify you with the previous mask, but you're clearly hiding so we'll poke fun at why we think you're hiding. Probably because you're aware your argument holds little ground so it's much safer to be talking your talk on an anonymous account.
5. Coin games being able to be hidden
It does matter. If you FEEL that there is something wrong about coin games (because it's all feeling, logically you don't have an argument as seen above), then you could 1. Leave (as it's not going to be removed) or 2. Click hide coin games and never see them again.
I think you're unfamiliar how most games actually work. (go to Kongregate and click MMO. play a couple) Most games will not allow you to hide the whole monetization part of the game. Not only that but they will force you to buy their product in order to progress through the game at the pace you started at, and downright not allow you to progress through most of the game unless you buy their product.
Warlight does not force you to buy their product. Warlight allows you to hide their product. Name me a successful game business that 1. Allows you to play their game at the pace you started at without paying anything and 2. Allows you to hide their product.
I can only think of 1-2 companies, and I've worked for a couple as a Community Manager before. I'm pretty familiar with the industry. Though the companies I'm thinking about may not qualify as successful businesses.
1. Coin games =/= gambling
2. If you're 18-, you should probably have said so if you don't feel comfortable with coin games.
3. The atmosphere hasn't really changed at all. Prove to me otherwise.
4. Just sign into your damn real account you wuss.
5. Warlight is taking an approach that almost no successful game businesses have before.