2013 saw a defining split in the gaming community. However noble the original intentions may have been, the senseless hate, vitriol, and cruelty that followed still linger around to this day, and we’ve seen the worst of it come out when the industry lost a great friend last year.
For the uninitiated, MTX stands for microtransactions which have become a topic of somewhat heated discussion over the past few years. The release of Battlefront 2, generally considered the tipping point, sparked a large amount of consumer backlash prompting EA to backpedal on their in-game monetization. In this post, I’d like to present my personal view on the matter and hopefully clarify some misconceptions.