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Can we return how event cosmetics worked before?

HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 9,773

Make it to where you actually could only get them in the respective event, and not pay for them outside the event



  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 9,773

    For starters event skins should feel like event skins, being able to get them outside of the event makes it just feel like a collection skin that you can get whenever

  • CorianderCoriander Member Posts: 1,051

    Yeah but think of it this way: it takes a lot to make a good skin and to offer it only temporarily means only a small portion of people will be able to use or even see it. I'm thrilled the old Hallowed Blight skins are still there, because there's some I haven't picked up yet but have had my eye on. If there's even better costumes coming out eventually, I'll certainly want those as well, and if they were locked out of my grasp I would be extremely irritated every time I saw one or thought about missing out.

    I know a lot of people like to own limited skins and show them off, especially if it takes dedication to acquire, but the rest of us are really put out by it, and I think overall it's healthier for the game support and player morale to make them more widely available. Full-time players can still earn them for free, so there's that, at least!

  • HoodiedHoodied Member Posts: 9,773

    Yeah, they don't feel special whatsoever to have them

  • December_1863December_1863 Member Posts: 206

    but you guys are making the battlepass cosmetics only available for a 3 months period, and never available again.

    I won't be able to play at all during the first battlepass, and maybe not during the second as well. in addition to that, I'm sure some players won't be able to afford the battlepasses and miss out on those exclusive cosmetics.

    at least I'm glad I can always get the blight events outfits.

  • rd_dexrd_dex Member Posts: 240
    edited October 2019

    I think every event should have at least one skin that is exclusive for that event, and different skins that can be bought later. I like exclusive skins because it shows I was here during that time and I earned that didn't just spend 10 bucks on it.

  • LCGasterLCGaster Member Posts: 3,154

    I know and I understand

    Just this event skins kinda lose their charm a bit knowing that they could have been released like any other skin

    Lately I've been slowly losing faith in this game but I still want you to know I appreciate what you guys are doing

  • MegsAreEvilMegsAreEvil Member Posts: 819
    edited October 2019

    It feels really disappointing that others can just buy the stuff i had to grind for really hard, but i myself cant grind for stuff thats only accessable for real money. Thats just totally unfair. Im feeling betrayed.

  • Spooky13Spooky13 Member Posts: 1,333
    edited October 2019

    As some other people said, they should make them exclusive to that even, with the cosmetics coming back every now and then for a special sale or something. Maybe during Anniversaries all exclusive event cosmetics become available in the store?

  • exactly, you can have 5 outfits available to buy and then like a shirt for a survivor thats exclusive

  • Mellow7Mellow7 Member Posts: 703

    So does that mean you're going to bring back the howling grounds event cosmetics then since this is the norm now?

  • ShrekIsHotShrekIsHot Member Posts: 3,177

    Are we gonna be limited to how many outfits we earn this event or can you not reveal that?

  • PolarBearPolarBear Member Posts: 1,899

    I'd rather not bring back exclusives. It's disappointing already that I will never be able to earn some skins just because I didn't play the game back then.

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,461

    I really don't understand why people want these back. The new way is far better than the old way. I couldn't care less if they allowed people to buy the items I earned during Howling Grounds / Summer BBQ because I got them for free, I simply played a game to earn a cosmetic that would otherwise cost someone real money to earn it.

  • Speshul_KittenSpeshul_Kitten Member Posts: 1,629

    Thank You! Developer logic really is biased and it shows. @Peanits

  • indieeden7indieeden7 Member Posts: 1,461

    Wow, someone that doesn't agree with me but actually has a good idea to solve the problem. If this were added I'd probably make them a bit more frequent, maybe for 2/3 days after a new chapter has been released. However, this is a reasonably good idea.

  • pronursemainpronursemain Member Posts: 23

    They ruining nurse now by heavily nerfing her and then, not making grind one off events timed exclusives but a ohh you can spend $5 or 30 hours of grind. games dead by profits from these mods/devs who only listen to surv and cringy twitch streamers

  • HellCatJaneHellCatJane Member Posts: 698

    Thing is with legacy.. people EARNED that stuff... they worked hard for it... I respect that.. To NOW just give that to everyone... its like what was the point then? It would make those that did fight for it wasted their time and effort... if they could of just waited to get it free... I completely understand their reasoning not to now give out legacy. They changed how they do things. And they are allowed. I don't think they are biased at all.

    Last event they made it so you earned it (which was NOT that hard... I'm sure way easier then what they did for getting legacy as well back in the day)... but you had an option to not pay 2 win so to speak. After the event.. now you have to pay if you want it. AND before the event they made it clear you could have that option, play to earn it or buy it. WITH That knowledge you could have played and earned it for free, or just buy it. People were given options and acted accordingly. That seems pretty fair to me. (Back then they never said Oh ya you can just buy legacy so no worries... lol.) It's just different is my point.

    TLDR: Legacy was way worse to get then the having to throw people on hooks or pick a flower.... like I don't think that's comparable?

    On the other hand, I'm all for making new skins, maybe sort of similar to legacy or something.

  • PrincessPoopPrincessPoop Member Posts: 901


    Exclusivity sucks whether it’s timed or otherwise, as all it does is exclude people from enjoying things they like. (It’s kinda in the name)

    I understand wanting to grind for something exclusive to feel special but I don’t think cosmetics are the way to go. I saw a post in another thread with a perfect compromise saying there should be little badges people can earn that are displayed in lobbies that show they played during the event.

    Anyways I for one LOVE how BHVR has been handling events now, and am praying that this philosophy carries over to the battlepass.

  • PrincessPoopPrincessPoop Member Posts: 901

    This. It’s kind of sad that some people care less about the cosmetic itself, and more about feeling “special”. They only want it if they know others can’t have it.

    I’m beyond excited for the new Halloween’s skins because they look DOPE, and I do not care that others will have access to them after the event is over.

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