I would REALLY love to see everyone’s thoughts on this, because I can’t land on a final answer.
My initial gut reaction is this is a sort of shell game, and I’m having trouble poking holes in this theory. I’d like to think it’s something else, can anyone show me why it isn’t this?
Another simple answer is that these changes have moved the dial more and more in their $ favor based on their data. Because I’m not a mathematician, and even if I were, I never really bought skins with money (I paid for every hero on release because I don’t like the business model being about skins) so I don’t know how the values have moved over time.
I also have wondered if it’s simply that SEMC is obsessed with “perfecting” their skin system or something weird like that.
I have NEVER seen a developer COMPLETELY change their currencies, their values, the way they package the products as much as SEMC. It almost seems crazy. Anyone have any theories, especially supported by something empirical?