The Division on endgame, player looting, and pay-to-win

    
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The Division on endgame, player looting, and pay-to-win

The Division has plenty of PvE objectives to propel you through a doomed and decaying New York City, but a large part of Ubisoft’s planned endgame consists of PvP inside the walled-off Dark Zone.

Ubisoft’s Magnus Jansen told Mashable that within the walls of the quarantine zone in the middle of Manhattan, players can attack each other, and any loot they grab in the zone is lootable by other players who take them out. “And since calling in a chopper for hazmat extraction alerts everyone in the vicinity, trying to get away with your loot also makes you – and others – a target.”

As to the PvE endgame, he says, “Rest assured, there’s PvE endgame for you, and there’s going to be goals and challenges and things to aspire to for you and your group. Difficult things that you really want to set your sights on and accomplish.”

Jansen also vows that while Ubisoft will sell DLC and cosmetic gear, the studio is against pay-to-win shenanigans: “[T]here won’t be a pay-to-win or a pay-to-get-better-gear or pay-to-get-more-Dark-Zone-credit.”

Source: Mashable

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nightbeard
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nightbeard

Not like it wasn’t purposely worded to cause that exact reaction. Massively is just as guilty of pulling the click bait lever as everyone else.

Craywulf
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Craywulf

Sorenthaz First off, any game designed to be linear is going have a content exhaustion problem. Two ways to combat are content control by leveling and other is to keep adding new content. Leveling is the cheaper and less time consuming option for developers, which is why it’s being used in non-MMO games.
A solution without leveling is to establish the basics and let the player cultivate the rest of the story.

manaek05
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PompousPeasant Yes, if you are not really into hardcore MMORPG skill systems – because this game has a fairly streamlined one. Its more of a TPS/MMORPG hybrid.

Smokeyz
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Smokeyz

bayspoon Shamancard I think people called Black Desert P2W is not now going be p2w is later on when they aloud people sell items from cash shop for in game gold unless the company keeps it locked and not aloud it but they not said it that they going have the lock cash shop for long from selling it in game.

PompousPeasant
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PompousPeasant

As a mmorpg player do you think this would be fun for me?

Legion1183
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Legion1183

Last paragraph of the article:
“[T]here won’t be a pay-to-win or a pay-to-get-better-gear or pay-to-get-more-Dark-Zone-credit.”
Either trolling or too lazy to read…

Neo_Wolf
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Neo_Wolf

Xithryl Neo_Wolf Only time will tell I guess.  We’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed.

Xithryl
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Xithryl

Neo_Wolf I was hoping for PvE content myself, but this doesn’t tell us much. It’s good to see it on their radar, but it is also clear that the main focus is on PvP and the Darkzone. Hopefully there is enough to keep PvE players coming back. I can’t say I have a lot of faith in that though.

Bluetouchpaper
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Bluetouchpaper

Walah Shamancard lol I hope he doesn’t sign things without reading the small print for his sake .

Bluetouchpaper
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Bluetouchpaper

Floran bayspoon I cant find any information anywhere after googling the subject about the cash shop costumes in Black Desert having extra bonus and stats .Can you please link an article from a legit website to back that up ? 

Not saying I doubt you completely but I want more information as to whether what you said is true . 

If you don’t reply I will just assume you were trolling and there its either something your dreamed up yourself or read on reddit or similar .