Everything new with Paid to Play in August

Discussion in 'Razer Cortex' started by Razer|Gwynbleidd, Aug 3, 2017.

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Vote for September's Paid to Play games! (2 votes)

This poll will close on Aug 31, 2017 at 8:16 AM.
  1. Heroes of the Storm

  2. Team Fortress 2

  3. Rainbow Six: Siege

  4. Paladins

  5. Street Fighter V

  6. League of Legends

  7. Hearthstone

  8. Battlefield 1

  9. World of Warcraft

  10. Payday 2

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  1. wattu

    wattu New Member

    Surely they could've implemented something to check like every 5 minutes if there is input?
     
  2. juniboy

    juniboy New Member

    I was wondering why I stopped earning zSilver for League. Welp I guess that mug will have to wait till whenever qq
     
  3. Royalite

    Royalite New Member

    I really enjoy playing heroes of the storm so I voted for it :big_grin_:
     
  4. Occlusion_Eyes

    Occlusion_Eyes New Member

    i feel you man... love this new edition
     
  5. CactusGaming

    CactusGaming New Member

    Hopefully Destiny 2 will reward zSilver in November
     
  6. Berzerker777

    Berzerker777 New Member

    Vote BF1 for September!
     
  7. Slufer

    Slufer New Member

    I am in agreement
     
  8. kajira

    kajira Well-Known Member

    Okay, let's see, where to start ....
    Well, I've been here on Insider since it started nearly 4 years ago and I've seen a lot through these years. I've been irritated by some people, sad for others, happy for many and a whole happy rainbow of emotions for various reasons. The one thing I've not been, until now, was disappointed in so many people.

    Razer is a company that spans the globe and services a multitude of countries. With so many people there are bound to be nearly limitless choices that are someone's favorite game. Sure, a few bridge cultures and bring together masses of people from nearly everywhere, but still not everyone plays those top end games. So, should Razer never give back to "the little guys" like they do to those who play the top tier games?

    The previous list was long and it would appear that with Overwatch, LoL and CS:GO a huge portion of people were satisfied with happily earning their zSilver and just not caring about the population who did not play any of the games on the initial list. As long as they were getting their bonuses, why bother caring about the people who didn't?

    Well, now the tables have turned and some of those other people who play other games are going to get their fair shot at earning zSilver every so often. This may mean that not every one of us earns zSilver every single month unless we're willing to branch out and play new games, but why is that such a bad thing??? We are not ENTITLED to zSilver, it's not a right that we've earned and it's not something we arbitrarily deserve. So, I'm sorry to say, but I fail to see why it's so upsetting to have to either play new things or just skip earning for a month and stick to what you know and love.

    The one point I will agree on is that I think 5 games per month might be a big small. I think increasing it to even 6 or 7 could even help with that. Perhaps increase it to 7 and have players vote in the top three with Razer choosing the other 4 games per month. That way they could cover a couple more genres and perhaps have two of them be free to play and five of them be purchased games.

    Believe me when I say that I have coveted the zSilver as much as anyone else, but earning free goodies isn't why I play. I play games because I enjoy them, I play to spend time with family and friends, I play to relax and destress, I play to be swept up into new stories and forget that I just paid the bills for the pay period. That's been good enough for me for the past 35 years that I've been gaming and it will be good enough for as long as I can continue to game. Then, somewhere along the way I hope I can add in some new fun gear from the free Razer catalog. However, attempting to get the free stuff will never be why I play games.

    So, all I ask is that folks keep in mind their fellow games and respect the fact that not everyone plays the same games. It's only fair to share the love and allow all kinds of gamers / games to have their time to earn bonuses on what they enjoy most. The fact that we have this opportunity at all should be enough.

    Game on, have fun and just be happy!!
     
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  9. TheBlobMiner

    TheBlobMiner Member

    this thing is pointless here in south korea anyways.. ehh its better than nothing.
     
  10. UndeadWaffle123

    UndeadWaffle123 New Member

    Why did you change it to 5 games per month! The old system was so much better!
     
  11. Hucast

    Hucast Active Member

    4 months and change to "earn" a $100.00 keyboard playing video games and buying video games.

    In my day you actually had to do "work" to get $100.00 or if you wanted to have nice things.

    Blame the ones abusing the system, they're the ones who ruined it for the rest of us.

    And trust me, Razer knows exactly who you are.....

    So don't think you're fooling anyone by:

    1. Acting like your "worried" about razer alienating their customers by "flipping them the bird" and hurting their business.

    2. Acting like you're the injured party here and throwing accusations at razer of "dividing" the gaming community and forcing them to "fight" in order to strong arm them into doing what you want while trying to shout me down by accusing me of being the "razer baby" grubbing for "employment" from Razer and "cuddling" with their staff.

    3. Playing the victim as you beat your chest in self righteous indignation while calling for razer staff to be fired immediately.

    From my point of view you so-called "fans" are hurting their business, and I'm sorry but that's the truth.

    Not for nothing, but they should list your names on the forums so people can see whose really to blame for taking away their zsilver and keeping them from their prize.

    Lucky for you, the staff at Razer have a good heart.

    If I was them and had to take the heat off of me, I'd throw you under the bus so fast it would make your head spin!

    And I wouldn't lose a wink of sleep doing it.
     
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  12. jv959

    jv959 New Member

    Why do we need to vote for the supported games for next month can you just use the old system and add this new games in the supported list??? Because I am not ganna play dota 2 just because razer is forcing me to earn zsilver and probably not ganna play any free/paid games razer is trying to force me to play in the future
     
  13. victor padron

    victor padron New Member

    Hey bro I think Mug isn't available!
     
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  14. Occlusion_Eyes

    Occlusion_Eyes New Member

    welp.... LOL is free to play... so that is good... and ummm you should start geting new games
     
  15. Kallindar

    Kallindar New Member

    put star wars the old republic on cortex
     
  16. EsricGodbear

    EsricGodbear New Member

    Before I actually comment, a PSA for the community: If you open a game using Cortex and just let it sit, you will still earn the zSilver, download one of the F2P games and just let it run when you go to sleep or just wake up and 5 hours later, bam, you got your daily done.

    As others have mentioned, there are pro's and con's to this, I'm lucky this month due to the fact that I happen to own and actively play both Dota 2 and PUBG, but the fact that if I want to earn zSilver I have to alter my game rotations (primarily based upon what my friends are playing) makes next month inconvenient. That being said I do have a couple questions: If the trending games are going to be in the rotation aside from the top 2 voted, does that include games outside of the polls? Aka, PUBG will always be trending, it's beyond popular and the RAM saver from Cortex helps a bit on lower RAMed systems, so will PUBG almost guaranteed be on next months? If not, why limit the 'trending' games to an arbitrary list? I say arbitrary because while yes LoL and HS will always have a regular audience, do they compete with titles like Dota 2 and others that have huge playerbases and are actually F2P and not F2P* (*:stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:ay to Win) like HS and LoL?

    My vote is to tweak the system so that the five titles chosen every month get a 1.5x multiplier on zSilver to provide incentive for players to step out of their norms, but doesn't end up excluding/alienating people out of a facet of your product. It'd be a shame for people to switch over to other (slimmer) products that do what Cortex does on game launch simply because they felt like they were being shafted because their system can't run Dota 2 or Hearthstone.

    I hope the community outcry on this matter affects this system, because it certainly seems like Razer as a company is promoting certain games (because we know who is going to win on the polling list), while simultaneously pushing actual Razer product users away.

    Good Day
    -Godbear
     
  17. Tomashee

    Tomashee New Member

    Please put rocket league on the list!
     
  18. Dilraj1

    Dilraj1 New Member

    I just checked and it says that the Lancehead TE and the Razor Ornata Chroma is out of stock. Does anyone know if they will be restocked?

    na still only 900, just faster time to achieve 900
     
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  19. iPaperKill

    iPaperKill New Member

    If League of Legends wins the vote, will League of Legends (Garena) be supported? In the past when it was still supported, it would sometimes glitch out and not record that I was playing the game, leading to no zSilver being rewarded at the end. In addition to that, is gameplay time for League of Legends only referring to actual in-game time? Or does it count time spent in the client as well?
     
  20. issouza

    issouza New Member