IWasBornSoYoung105 karma2019-01-31 17:36:18 UTC
I just want to preface with that I do agree with you so I'm not trying to argue. But what do you think about when people compare them to trading cards and the machines in stores that give out random toys? Why are those okay for kids and have been considered acceptable for up to hundreds of years, but they function the same as lootboxes?
Is it just because we're intimidated as a general society by new technology we don't understand and so we are more, perhaps unfairly so, critical of lootboxes? Or maybe cards are the next on the chopping block?
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IWasBornSoYoung21 karma2019-11-29 20:57:34 UTC
Do you feel guilty when you break laws yourself?
IWasBornSoYoung10 karma2019-09-21 14:58:27 UTC
Dude I can understand feeling desperate and it's hard to find the right way to say this. But those people will not heal cancer and they just use up your funds.
It won't stop me from donating because I support your ability to decide what course of treatment you should go for. I don't know you so maybe there's a lot more to your considerations than I realize ofc. And I've never had chemo, but I've seen others go through and understand it's hard. Even if you decide to get no treatment at all, that's your choice and I'm with you dude. But I don't think you should let people take your money telling you it's because they'll heal you with shamanism, because that doesn't heal cancer. If it did dude I'd be throwing my money at it and I'd have sent my own grandma there
IWasBornSoYoung8 karma2019-01-31 18:04:10 UTC
Cards are somewhat intrusive too. The packaging is designed to be eye catching and they're put in sections of the store where people will be most likely to buy them on impulse. Also in many games you have the ability to resell your digital items.
I've heard those points before but I've never understood how something like ability to resell cards makes it any less gambling. Like, resell ability doesn't negate that most card packs have cards worth less than what the pack cost in total, but people buy them anyway hoping to get a card of a high rarity/value
I suppose cards are in a better place as at least in stores parental supervision is expected unlike in games. But at the core I think it's all gambling still
IWasBornSoYoung1 karma2019-01-31 18:00:47 UTC
I mostly mean the machines where you don't have any gameplay at all, you just put money in and a ball comes out with a random toy
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