Some further ideas that my Digital Artefact has undertaken since the pitch video are looking into academic articles to solidify my information and back up any research claims. Now that I have tweaked my analytical framework, in every blog post I am looking at different perspectives of microtransactions and the positives and negatives of each party, (the consumers and the developers).
The obvious points from the developers standpoint is monetisation in all video games is a quick way to make money, as the gaming culture and community can sometimes be notorious for its addiction and obsession over some titles. However I also am looking into the financial figures of monetisation in games to see whether these outcomes are for the greater good. For example, in my Fortnite blog although the game is free, Epic Games (developers) made billions of dollars alone off of the Battle Pass and ‘V-Bucks’ from 2018-present.
Using Reddit as a main platform for online feedback was also a very valuable inclusion since my pitch video. The way Reddit is constructed is perfect for creating discussion amongst people who share the same hobbies and interests as you. It was already been extremely helpful for me.
Lastly, an achievable goal that I aim to accomplish is having some ‘takes’ from gamers in their respectable community that is in context with the blog. i.e FIFA gamers will be asked for their takes on microtransactions in those games and how much of an impact it has on the playing experience when I write my sporting game blog next week. A consistent level of feedback and staying active is something a lot of users on reddit said is a good way to start up. This accompanied in my blogs can hopefully boost my credentials as a creator and establish an online presence.