Artifact's open beta will start tomorrow, but many potential players have lost their appetite for Valve's digital card game due to the monetization model. Yesterday's Reddit post asking players to cancel their pre-orders is now the top contributor on the Artifact subreddit, while numerous other popular threads hit the payment model as "pay for everything you do "is described. 1
The community is also upset over the contents of the 12-card booster packs: One of them is guaranteed to be a hero card, but many of the other might well be starter cards are likely to be worthless in the market since other players consider them part of the basic game. "I'm just so sad about the greed Valve shows," said Reddit user Filipanton. Then he started with this thread. "I've changed my mind about the game a bit after seeing some gameplay, as it seems quite complex and interesting, but the model 'for everything you do' now only forces me to not support the game. "  You can win card packs by playing either Expert Constructed / Phantom Draft Gauntlets that require a ticket, or Keeper Draft Gauntlets for two tickets and five packs. To get packages and win back your tickets, you have to win a series of games against increasingly tough opponents. The exact numbers are here in Tim's post, but basically it's going to be hard – and if you've lost two games, your time is up in the glove, and you'll have to buy more tickets to play again.
It's Not Just Reddit Users That's Upset About the Model: Team Liquid Pro Player Savjz Tweeted That "The Paywall Is A Huge Mistake" While The Well-Known Hearthstone Streamer "Disguised Toast" said that "Artifact" had a "high skill blanket" and "many had strategy", the fact that you have to pay for it for more card counts .
It is worth noting that the players, apart from the Paid events can create their own tournaments, but they do not support startup prizes.
Valve's last FAQs for the game seemed to indicate that the developer was willing to change his monetization policy based on player feedback, so let's see What happens.
Artifact will be released on November 28.