Posted 11 October 2017 - 02:06 PM
Edited by DemonicSpaceman, 11 October 2017 - 02:07 PM.
Sorry, I must have completely missed your point... /sarcasm
I've not delved in to the details of how loot boxes could work but only said they, in my opinion, could be a good idea if they bring unique, non over powered, non advantage giving items to GTA.
Regardless of how they could be gained, how would a loot box t-shirt cause any issues? How would being a "special snowflake" wanting unique items to flaunt cause any issues? In you're own words - boo hoo, someone has something you have been unable to acquire.
The workings of loot boxes could be done in such a way that it wouldn't cause issues either. After all, there's been an ongoing demand for rank above 120 to give the player something - each rank up offers a free loot box, or spin of the wheel or whatever. Or job points, which have served little purpose outside of a playlist, could open up loot boxes, every 10, 50, 100, whatever JP earned cumulatively could give a loot box or wheel spin or whatever. No grinding for stuff, just bonus items with unique items in the mix every now and then. But that's just a couple of ideas that a) would not give any unfair advantage and b) avoid an unnecessary grind.
Personally I cannot see a single issue with either the rank unlocked loot box idea nor the JP unlocked loot box idea. No advantage, no cost, no grind (well, you could but that's true of anything).
Now, since it's Rockstar/Take Two, they will want revenue. Purchase of loot boxes for gta$, much like in FH3 and the purchase of wheel spins, could be added in. Totally optional, only those who want to waste money for a chance of winning more (or less) money, unique cars, unique skins, t-shirts, ammo, guns, boosts (i.e. heist setup skips where you can skip an entire setup mission, 2x$ or 2xRP for contact missions)
Loads of choice, a lot of ideas without thinking much.
What's so bad about more choice, rare items, a reason for rank to go up to 8000, etc. and no advantage given? What's so bad about wanting to be a special snowflake and flaunting unique items?