- May 25, 2009
They're only doing that for the Gamescon, to pay for a prize pool for a big tournament they're doing. After this month, they're taking it back out (until possibly full release down the road). They're doing 3 crates; 2 free to open that will contain a full set of "movie inspired clothes" (the movie being Battle Royale, what the mod was originally based off of) + other cosmetic items. The 3rd crate costs $ that'll go into the prize pool for the Gamescon tournament.I'm a little worried that the upcoming microtransactions in the next monthly patch will simultaneously take away from the experience, and turn it into a "using daddy's credit card to shop for virtual outfits for my character" game...
Yeah that + server lag can get a bit frustrating. If you play on the Test Server though, virtually no lag (because of a lower population). Opening doors, picking up items, etc. was instant and felt super smooth.[/QUOTE]I find that it is unreasonably harsh on my hardware though. Probably just because it is still in greenlight, and presumably not fully optimized yet.