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My motivation wasn't to knock Cem, not as a person nor as a developer. As I said, "this is cool, no doubt about that". I was sharing my personal opinion about the price-point for a material that is so expensive (performance-wise), and pointing out the fact that the same look can be achieved for cheaper (both performance and wallet-wise). I personally find it hard to budget 10s of dollars for a single material, a single effect, etc., but that's me. Other people have money pouring out of their ears and can afford to play like that. The internet is getting less friendly as far as opening dialogues like this. People should be able to have opinions and share them, debate them, without being told to hush up and move along. I hope others buy and use this asset- I'd be curious to see how it stacks up to alternatives out there (again, as I said "I love options"). As far as making my own assets and releasing articles here? It's in the works. And if somebody came along and started a dialogue about issues, opinions they had, or whatever- I would be happy to engage them!
Bungie has recently published a big blog post describing the new feature which is coming into Destiny next week. Starting Oct. 13 players will be able to purchase additional emotes for a new special currency, Silver. There will be 18 emotes to start with. Silver can be purchased with real money through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Games Store.
Emotes are completely cosmetic and don’t influence gameplay in any way. Collector Edition of Destiny: The Taken King had 3 exclusive emotes, which were not available in the main game. You could actually buy this exclusive content for $20. It hasn’t been yet revealed how much will the players pay for the additional emotes. However we do know that Bungie is giving out some free Silver to all Destiny players for them to purchase some new emotes.
Does this mean, that Activision is thinking of making Destiny a completely free to play experience? It’s probably too late to judge, but there’s always this chance. After all, Activision sees the numbers of Hearthstone and other F2P games made by Blizzard and they must understand the commercial potential of this monetization model.
Further heating our suggestions are the new rumors from Kotaku. Citing anonymous sources “familiar with Destiny’s development,” Kotaku says that Activision wants to change its entire pricing for the additional content. All the DLC for Destiny may become free for download. Updates will be released every month until the release of the first official sequel Destiny 2.