Interview with Plarium Executive
An interview with a Plarium Executive, regarding their most recent event in Raid: Shadow Legends


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00:00 - 00:05So I was talking to the dev team "Guys, our players want a new fusion event!"
00:05 - 00:07Start coding before I release the dogs again!
00:07 - 00:10Make it challenging, but rewarding.
00:11 - 00:1616 Champions, some are event rewards, others are dungeon drops, and so on
00:17 - 00:21but it's going to cost like $100 to get the last champion
00:21 - 00:24Can you believe it?
00:29 - 00:31It's true!
00:31 - 00:34and we're not going to tell them until halfway into the event!
00:38 - 00:40It's true!
00:41 - 00:47They're gonna work so hard, maybe even spend some gems, believing that it's possible even as free players
00:47 - 00:50And as soon as the 10 day champion training sub-event ends,
00:50 - 00:56we're going to tell them "The next event is give us money!"
00:58 - 00:59"Give us money!"
00:59 - 01:01"Give us money or no fusion for you!"
01:04 - 01:06They're going to lose their shit!
01:06 - 01:08I wish I could see their faces!
01:13 - 01:14It's true!
01:14 - 01:16I get hard just thinking about it
01:16 - 01:20"Come on, open up your wallets!"
01:21 - 01:27"It's a challenging event, and if you can't handle it, don't participate!"
01:35 - 01:36"You should have expected this!"
01:36 - 01:39"You should have expected to pay money!"
01:41 - 01:44No, but for real, player feedback is important to us
01:44 - 01:47We want our players to be happy
01:47 - 01:49To be satisfied with the game
01:50 - 01:53As long as they spend about $100
01:54 - 01:56Every month
01:56 - 01:58And invite their paying friends
01:58 - 02:02And if they don't want to spend, they can fuck right off
02:05 - 02:07It's true!
02:10 - 02:11And then
02:11 - 02:13And then!
02:15 - 02:17And then we told our discord server
02:17 - 02:20"If you don't like the event, just don't participate!"
02:21 - 02:28"We can't make the event too easy! Nevermind that you spend dozens of hours already. Paying money is difficulty!"
02:29 - 02:30So they have to pay?
02:30 - 02:32So they have to pay!
02:36 - 02:39$50-$150 depending on how many summoning shards they saved
02:40 - 02:42It's crazy that this stuff is legal
02:50 - 02:55I and the other Plarium execs were laughing all the way to the bank
02:56 - 02:58You did a good job with the event?
02:58 - 03:04We did a great job. So many people are going to feel forced to pay us, or admit they wasted their time
03:04 - 03:09They spent dozens of hours and have one or two shitty epics to show for it
03:09 - 03:11I can't believe we'll get away with this
03:16 - 03:20The event is "Pay us Money!"
03:23 - 03:26Of course we didn't tell them until a week into the event
03:31 - 03:36Now I have to get back to the office and think up some more ways to force players to pay money