The details of a patent filed by Activision in 2015, recently revealed in Rolling Stone magazine, show the methods behind Activision's reliance on microtransactions.
U.S. Patent 9,789,406 was filed May 14th, 2015 and is described as "System and method for driving microtransactions in multiplayer video games ". It has the following points:
- "For example, in one implementation, the system may include a microtransaction engine that arranges matches to influence game-related purchases. For instance, the microtransaction engine may match a more expert/marquee player with a junior player to encourage the junior player to make game-related purchases of items possessed/used by the marquee player. A junior player may wish to emulate the marquee player…
We all know that speculation is not allowed on here. However, too much of it has occurred during the past week regarding the Der Eisendrache page. Speculation on such topics as weapons and perks has been the source of source of information that is likely to be false. This false information is liable to be used by people such as Youtubers and fans who look to this wiki for info. For example, in YouTube videos such as this: https://youtu.be/bAMpnGIfKLo and this: https://youtu.be/2hAKObrQeIA, perks such as PhD Flopper and Electric Cherry are said to be "confirmed" simply because they looked to our wiki and cited us as their source. What happens when Electric Cherry and PhD Flopper do not appear in Der Eisendrache? We lose the respect and trust…Read more >