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3rd Beacon - only through login calendar

winterthurwinterthur Posts: 3,601 ★★★★
Can't buy it this round.


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  • Austin555555Austin555555 Posts: 2,115 ★★★★
    At least we don’t have to spend anything on it
  • RapRap Posts: 2,537 ★★★
    Why do we want it? It gonna help raise champs?
  • Sixshot1Sixshot1 Posts: 458 ★★
    edited June 1
    I think 2 weeks out of the month is pretty fair for an optional beacon that's supposed to reward committed players for extended play
  • silentagsilentag Posts: 96
    Did I miss where the beacon is actually something to use towards something other than a profile picture? Not sure how many others are in the same boat, but some of us don’t really have a use for these custom profiles, so maybe it would be better advised to give players an option next time around when it comes to cosmetic items like that... 🤷‍♂️ Just saying...
  • NOOOOOOOOPEEEEENOOOOOOOOPEEEEE Posts: 2,081 ★★★★
    silentag said:

    Did I miss where the beacon is actually something to use towards something other than a profile picture? Not sure how many others are in the same boat, but some of us don’t really have a use for these custom profiles, so maybe it would be better advised to give players an option next time around when it comes to cosmetic items like that... 🤷‍♂️ Just saying...

    You mean like the option to not collect them?
  • zeezee57zeezee57 Posts: 1,994 ★★★★
    silentag said:

    Did I miss where the beacon is actually something to use towards something other than a profile picture? Not sure how many others are in the same boat, but some of us don’t really have a use for these custom profiles, so maybe it would be better advised to give players an option next time around when it comes to cosmetic items like that... 🤷‍♂️ Just saying...

    If it were replacing something of value, like the units or revives I might agree, but isn't that the place where a few crystal shard crystals or something? I don't care for a profile pic either, but this doesn't have any negative impact one way or the other.
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 8,738 Guardian
    silentag said:

    Did I miss where the beacon is actually something to use towards something other than a profile picture? Not sure how many others are in the same boat, but some of us don’t really have a use for these custom profiles, so maybe it would be better advised to give players an option next time around when it comes to cosmetic items like that... 🤷‍♂️ Just saying...

    Yes, because the correct thing to do is to penalize players interested in cosmetics by forcing them to choose between a cosmetic item there's no other way to acquire, or a reward item that will increase the performance of every other player. This would be much better than just giving everyone the item in a calendar where every item is acquired at no in-game expense to the players and everyone has the choice to use it or ignore it.
  • SummonerNRSummonerNR Posts: 1,982 ★★★
    Profile pics have now been determined to have a value of 3000 Units (RE: a glove that has some shiny objects stuck to it 😀).
    Or you could have spent resources to buy a “Chair”.

    So of course a Silver Surfer (or Galacticus, or whatever it will be) will have a perceived value to it.

  • DemonzfyreDemonzfyre Posts: 6,362 ★★★★★
    So we are down to complaining about getting the beacon for free now. Awesome.
  • silentagsilentag Posts: 96
    Hey, fair points all around. At the end of the day it’s free stuff coming from a calendar that some players normally have to use resources if they want it, so seems like it helps some people at least.
  • DNA3000DNA3000 Posts: 8,738 Guardian
    Drooped2 said:

    DNA3000 said:

    silentag said:

    Did I miss where the beacon is actually something to use towards something other than a profile picture? Not sure how many others are in the same boat, but some of us don’t really have a use for these custom profiles, so maybe it would be better advised to give players an option next time around when it comes to cosmetic items like that... 🤷‍♂️ Just saying...

    Yes, because the correct thing to do is to penalize players interested in cosmetics by forcing them to choose between a cosmetic item there's no other way to acquire, or a reward item that will increase the performance of every other player. This would be much better than just giving everyone the item in a calendar where every item is acquired at no in-game expense to the players and everyone has the choice to use it or ignore it.
    You grasp.this takes something.off the calandar to penalize players who dont care about cosmetics.
    I don't grasp that, because that requires an unreasonable perspective. If June's calendar was exactly identical to May's calendar with the exception of that one day, you could argue that the beacon replaced that thing. But June's calendar has significant other changes. Days 5, 12, 19, and 26 have had their contents replaced with 4* shards (which total 2k or one 4* crystal). What was displaced from May was 1k gold, 2k gold, a gold crystal, and a T4B. The T4B was put into day 21, so we didn't lose that. The net change overall seems to be 3k gold, 1 gold crystal, and 3 crystal shard crystals removed (from days 14 and 21), and 2k 4* shards and the beacon added. That seems to me to be a lot more value added than removed, even if you count the beacon as worth nothing.

    You can't just argue that without the beacon we'd have got even more, because you can't be certain without the beacon there would have been no changes to the calendar at all. It is more likely that the calendar was restructured to make space for the beacon, and they decided to throw the 4* shards in to ensure the total calendar value didn't drop when the beacon was added.

    This is completely separate from the fact that you can't argue that something they give away to everyone "penalizes" the players that don't want that thing. If you argue that, you're essentially saying that even working on the beacon penalizes all players that don't want it because it takes time away from the things they do want, and in effect everything the developers work on penalizes all the players that aren't interested in that one thing, and that makes the entire usage of the word "penalize" completely meaningless.
  • May_The_WayMay_The_Way Posts: 561 ★★★

    So we are down to complaining about getting the beacon for free now. Awesome.

    Haha IKR. I have no idea why people would complain about this (no offense to anyone who is)
  • GroundedWisdomGroundedWisdom Posts: 20,488 ★★★★★
    No one is being penalized period. The Calendar is a Bonus Login Reward, and is not set in stone. Each month they decide what to include. They're not taking anything away. That's literally the Item we're meant to get this month. People may be interested and they may not, but that's no different than any other month.
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