World of Warships contributors quit game over loot boxes

Originally published on GamesIndustry.biz by Jeffrey Rousseau

Prominent community content creators leave in protest over monetization practices

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A number of World of Warships content creators have left the title’s official community contributor program over monetization concerns.

As reported by MassivelyOp a recent change to an in-game item from a one-time purchase to a randomized reward caused player unrest.

This month the studio released the USS Missouri battleship, which was originally advertised as directly purchasable with in-game currency, but later was made exclusive to the game’s loot box mechanic.

In response to this and the game’s ongoing monetization practices, content creators and contributors such as Little White

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