Former Magic: The Gathering professional player and streamer Jeff Hoogland has released a new video explaining why he quit Magic: The Gathering Arena, the free-to-play digital version of Wizards of the Coast's popular card game.
In the video released on his official YouTube channel, Hoogland says that he puts his money where his mouth is when he's critical of things Wizards done. He explains that when it comes to free-to-play games like MTG Arena, the players' time help make these companies profit.
"If you are a free-to-play player at any game, you make that game better for players who pay, and you are very much making the company of that free-to-play game money," Hoogland explains. "Games exist as free-to-play games because it's profitable for them free-to-play as an option."
Hoogland went on to say that as long as players continue to give the game time and money, complaints about the game will just fall on deaf ears, and that's why he's quitting MTG Arena.
"If you constantly fill out that you're unhappy, but you also tell them that you're just going to shut up and continue to give them your money and your time, the fact that you're unhappy doesn't really matter in the grand scheme of things," Hoogland said. "But as long as you say one thing and then do something different with your actions, the company that cares about their bottomline and their shareholders, they don't care what you're saying because what you're doing directly contradicts what you're saying, and that that actions speak louder than your words."
I'm not a big fan of Hoogland's content but I have to agree with him on this one. As an MTG Arena content creator myself, I feel that way, and that's why I've been streaming more Valorant than MTG Arena lately on my Jake Vyper Facebook page. As one of the top MTG Arena streamers, Noxious said in the comments, "Not much to add. Yep."
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