I recently started playing Overwatch again in the last week, after stepping away for nearly a year. In that time I see the game has had limited skins released such as Mercy Breast Cancer skin and Championship skins.
The last time I seriously played it was to collect the Widowmaker Kerrigan skin, which I came to discover now missing from my account, when I contacted support they told me this is a known issue but there is no way to add it back to my account or outright buy it.
This makes no sense to me as both a gamer and investor.
As a casual overwatch player, I find this frustrating. I totally appreciate the seasonal skins and how they are limited to a season - but I do not understand why other skins such as champsionship sales cannot include skins from last year.
As an investor, I see no reason why you’d want to limit potential avenues of profit with exclusive digital content to such small windows. I’ve noticed many new players still joining the game and restricting their ability to purchase skins from previous events by simply not having owned the game at that time and not making them available again at a later date makes no sense to me. A sale is profit, profit increases share value. Share value increases my investment.
More so for casual gamers such as myself, I think you should allow purchase of in-game currency. I would rather spend 20$ for 2000 currency and buy the skin or item I want then 20$ on random loot boxes that don’t provide me with an item I want. Yes I know the cost to value ratio is better with random loot boxes, but again as a casual player with a disposable income I’d rather just pay directly for what I want and imagine a fair amount of other people would as well.