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Sony offering limited H1Z1 refunds

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H1Z1 refunds on the horizon

I haven’t really paid much attention to Sony’s Day-Z like title, H1Z1. It’s probably because I’m not a fan of DayZ itself, so the idea of another game trying to replicate its success doesn’t really appeal to me. But I realize that I’m in a minority, and thousands jumped on H1Z1 when it launched on Steam last week. And now thousands can apply for refunds as well.

H1Z1’s launch was somewhat marred by the apparently sudden addition of microtransactions that give players with deeper pockets an undeniable advantage. Players were angry, and many believed that they had been duped by the developers into buying a pay-to-win product. Although SOE doesn’t fully agree, they’ve offered a no-questions-asked refunds to anyone who wants it, although the offer ends today.

Near the beginning of development, SOE promised that H1Z1 wouldn’t offer game changing micro transaction but rather only cosmetic changes for real world money. As anyone knows, things change during development, and in August last year the idea of airdrops containing supplies and weapons cropped up. It was, however, only last week that the feature was officially revealed, sending fans into a frenzy.

Unlike traditional microtransactions though, H1Z1 comes with its own brand of risk behind airdrops. Once a player calls one in, an airplane enters the map and alerts all other players to the arrival of an airdrop. This allows anyone to essentially pick up the spoils, making the purchase more of a risk and less of a sure thing. It’s still game changing equipment, but at the very least it adds to some of the tension when other players could just wait to pick you off while stealing your paid for supplies.

H1Z1 is still in technical alpha, so a lot of things are bound to change as SOE tinkers and tweaks their survival title. Did you take the plunge early or has Steam Early Access burned you once too many already?

Last Updated: January 19, 2015

35 Comments

  1. Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

    January 19, 2015 at 09:37

    Actually the promise of no P2W was still said 3 days before launch.

    Check the date on this livestream.

    Reply

  2. Mandom (Umar)

    January 19, 2015 at 09:40

    So I’ve watched a few people play this game and most of them actually like it, they agree the P2W is BS but the core game is actually really good. A ton of gamers..AS ALWAYS are again jumping on a bandwagon of hate without playing the actual game.

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    • Hammersteyn

      January 19, 2015 at 09:49

      That’s life. It’s easier to complain. Especially if you’re a keyboard warrior.

      Reply

      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 19, 2015 at 09:53

        The heroes of the internet. They’re by nature not a bad thing, but all too often its more about needless hate rather than actual change

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    • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

      January 19, 2015 at 10:13

      I am hating on this game due to the core premise of it. In a Survival game the idea of paying for instant survival is downright stupid. Also the blatant lies did not help. Ill try the game when it is free but for now I will give it a skip.

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    • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

      January 19, 2015 at 10:13

      I am hating on this game due to the core premise of it. In a Survival game the idea of paying for instant survival is downright stupid. Also the blatant lies did not help. Ill try the game when it is free but for now I will give it a skip.

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      • Mandom (Umar)

        January 19, 2015 at 10:29

        That’s fine if you’re actually interested in the game. So many people that don’t even know ANYTHING about it are blowing a fuse

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        • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

          January 19, 2015 at 10:30

          Yeah I followed development of it for quite some time so I am quite informed.

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          • Mandom (Umar)

            January 19, 2015 at 10:37

            I have 0 opinions on the game lol But the core mechanics sound really interesting

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:41

            Absolutely love any survival games.

      • Allykhat

        January 19, 2015 at 10:29

        I agree to an extent… Whats the point of playing a survival game when your wallet does the surviving for you? Especially when your wallet gets your pretty good kit right after spawn.
        I’m still in DayZs corner at this point. Unless H1Z1 hits PS4 first (which it probably will) in which case I will play this shiz religiously until Bohemia get DayZ into working order for ps4

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        • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

          January 19, 2015 at 10:31

          DayZ Console first pass Q3 2015.

          Still a huge DayZ fan but I am rather enjoying 7 Days to Die more atm.

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          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 10:32

            Is 7 days to die SP or MP?

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:40

            Both and I am running a dedicated server to keep hackers out.

          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 10:45

            Any good?

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:54

            Every time we play we have a massive blast. The Zombies are a threat and finding inventive Minecraft style ways to build a defensible base is always quite fun.

            Just this weekend me and a friend was stuck on top of a library where we had a temporary base for scavenging with massive amount of Zeds breaking the place down and climbing walls to get to us. We died a few times but had loads of fun.

  3. Blood Emperor Trevor

    January 19, 2015 at 09:41

    That sounds like a pretty cool game play mechanic really.

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 19, 2015 at 09:50

      Manna from Above?

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    • RinceThis

      January 19, 2015 at 09:54

      $$$$$$ All the $$$$$!

      Reply

  4. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2015 at 09:42

    It’s funny. In the game all the Tvs has the Sony brand on them

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  5. Pieter Kruger

    January 19, 2015 at 09:45

    Gamers throwing a H1Z1 fit over micro transactions! ????

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  6. Hammersteyn

    January 19, 2015 at 09:46

    I’ll wait for the full game before passing judgement. But it seems like the strayed a bit from Planetside 2

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    • Admiral Chief

      January 19, 2015 at 09:50

      A BIT????????

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      • Hammersteyn

        January 19, 2015 at 09:51

        They have PVE servers and you can select the people that you want to play with. The above is a PVP issue I’d say. In the lets play video I saw people just go out to kill each other. Totally ignoring the zombies. The Alpha looks horrible at the moment.

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        • Admiral Chief

          January 19, 2015 at 09:52

          I’m dropping everything and focusing on Evolve

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          • Hammersteyn

            January 19, 2015 at 09:55

            That good?

          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 09:58

            Dude, blew me away, the party matchmaking for 2 people does not work, but the normal matchmaking is fast and fun

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:15

            Comunity Events will be resurrected by Evolve!

          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 10:15

            Amen

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:17

            Do you know if Evolve has Dedicated server support?

          • Admiral Chief

            January 19, 2015 at 10:24

            Nope, don’t know, would be cool though! I know it has P2P announced last week at least!

          • Kromas Votes LAG WCMovie Event

            January 19, 2015 at 10:17

            Do you know if Evolve has Dedicated server support?

  7. RinceThis

    January 19, 2015 at 09:54

    Oh, more Zombies, thank goodness for that…

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  8. Skande

    January 19, 2015 at 12:13

    They fixed more bugs in the 1st micro path than DayZ has done in its life time.
    Will wait for it to go free when beta is released but they airdrops has also now changed to lot less game breaking stuff. Game looks much better than DayZ and with the stability of the Sony Planetside 2 servers I think it will be better game all together.

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