And I quote (from TC Octus via the Reddit link above);
"As it stands today, Iron is not intended to be earnable - just a limited amount given through Tour. The intention is for Store content (cosmetics only) to be paid content, and Tour / Supply content to not be purchasable. We talk a little about that here: https://www.gears5.com/characters-explained
Meanwhile, future Tours, Supply Drops and gameplay post-launch content - Modes, Maps, Characters, Skills, New Tiles and so on - are all entirely free. Tour is where we’ll bring in the most cosmetic earnable content, as well as Special Events and so on.
I’m saying that only for context only just to explain the why. We are passing all feedback to the team around Store and Iron, including this post."
Well, let them keep digging their own grave then. I have never seen a AAA title drop off this fast . It’s kind of hard to get people to come back when you act the way they have. Liking tweets calling fans toxic, the slow fix of issue’s, greed over quality the list goes on and on. TC has practically killed this franchise and continues to drive it further In the ground. UE was amazing, 4 was meh, and 5 is just trash.
As long they won’t mess with the tour content I’m totally fine.
This also mean;
Do not start being lazy and make skins uglier or low the quality of characters just to push me to buy iron.
Give incomplete sets to get them fully via store
(Like they did with the Jack O Lantern event)
The store barely offer anything good, and the prices are ridiculous .
It’s just a matter of time, especially since we can’t earn a decent amount of iron just by playing. Sucks, but it will happen eventually. If developers feel they need to up the ante and try to subtly push they will. I’ve seen it before. Sometimes there will be skins not worth the effor and more ‘premium’ skins. So tastless.
I saw how meh the imago looked. I’m still going to earn it, because it’s free, but it isn’t great. I’m not going to buy Kait, nope, especially since she’s currency driven. Let me earn iron, damnit. It’s not that hard to do.
Its ok if TC doesnt want to give iron so we can have more stuff, at the end of the day , if the game doesnt deliver what point there is to have a cool skin on the lancer or gnasher… people no longer are going to play it.