Everything new with Paid to Play in August

Discussion in 'Razer Cortex' started by Deleted member 368765, Aug 3, 2017.


Vote for September's Paid to Play games! (2 votes)

Poll closed Aug 31, 2017.
  1. Heroes of the Storm

    1,033 vote(s)
  2. Team Fortress 2

    732 vote(s)
  3. Rainbow Six: Siege

    572 vote(s)
  4. Paladins

    720 vote(s)
  5. Street Fighter V

    62 vote(s)
  6. League of Legends

    1,821 vote(s)
  7. Hearthstone

    1,264 vote(s)
  8. Battlefield 1

    511 vote(s)
  9. World of Warcraft

    656 vote(s)
  10. Payday 2

    860 vote(s)
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  1. tomotopototo

    tomotopototo New Member

    This is really disappointing, I don't like this at all. It went from a lot games I could earn silver from which I could switch between, the big ones being Overwatch, Hearthstone, and League of Legends to none. I don't even own any of those games. So much for earning my 900 silver a day.
    Last edited: Aug 4, 2017
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  2. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    can a Razer Official/Moderator please clarify:

    "we’re doubling your zSilver earning rate when you play DOTA 2. "

    when you say "earning rate", does that simply imply that one will hit 900 max zsilver 2x faster? or are we talking, the max of 900 a day has been effectively doubled to 1800?
  3. brian.edition

    brian.edition Well-Known Member

    CAn't get closer with all the things you removed, leave some games like Overwatch and CS:GO, change/add 5 special selected games every month but NOT ONLY 5 games, no gets closer to nothing with this method. It would have taken me 7 to 8 month anyway to get the Blackwiddow V2 playing 5hours every day, meaning by April or Mai 2018 I would could have claimed finally a new keyboard :angry:

    The Cortex zSilver rewarding is awesome so gamers like me can get closer to a Razer dream peripheral, but like these it feels like all taken away again
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  4. kosteg999

    kosteg999 New Member

    It should be game list which will be updateted. Like before august. For example: someone dont have any of 4 paid games + he don't like 1 free so he can't score zSilvers for 1 Month ~ 27k zSilvers
  5. evilchargerfan

    evilchargerfan Well-Known Member

    OH and feedback, I am with the consensus here. Please bring back the old system.

    I no longer get rewarded to play games (I actually like = overwatch, hearthstone, LoL, etc), now its only up to a small list of 5 games, 5 of which I do not play/play well/care for. This is a sad day. Whats a guy to do over the weekend? Continue to play games that he loves and get 0 zsilver? Or put that down and play something else and just not enjoy it ... in the name of earning zsilver?

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  6. kosteg999

    kosteg999 New Member

    You should choose one of this :
    1)CS:GO,LoL,Overwatch + 5 games in rotation
    2)One list without rotation and update it (like it was before august)
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  7. brian.edition

    brian.edition Well-Known Member

    That is exactly how I feel. GTA V I bought the PS3 bundle 1 month b4 the PS4 was released as it would take another year b4 GTA V would be released on the PS4. The time came, bought the PS4 bought GTA V for the PS4 and defnetly not buying it for PC again...just did tht with overwatch and bamm in my face 2 today 0 zSilver along with CS:GO
    I don't realy play MMORPGs my self. But I see/read many people are currently dissapointed and mad here about the new situation that they came up with
  8. Searry

    Searry New Member

    i am very disappointed in this move, I think this is a very bad move, take games off the list to do a 5 game rotation is not very good ideal.
  9. brian.edition

    brian.edition Well-Known Member

    Not owning atleast 1 title every month, maybe for the next couple month till end of this year, then not even weekend double point rewards help as you, me, others may not have a supported title at all for the next half year and longer :.(
    But hey, theres still the daily login bonus and hey, if we lay back $5, Euros, Yen etc every month, you will be able to get your dream Razer peripheral, just count how many month it will take to buy it when doing so, when even beiing able to put 5bux aside every month with needing Cortex :D

    The zSilver redeem program was very great till today and it actually made me buy Overwatch OE for ~30 Euros so I have something to swap from only having CS:GO as a supported title on my PC :) :) :)

    And aswell the next couple month either, depending what games will be on the votin list. So with bad luck you may not be able to earn all that much zSilver the next half year or longer.
    The previous system was better and had a huger variety of games and even that list that seemed big wasn't all that huge to be honest. Hope they will change that system again
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  10. NeverEndingXD

    NeverEndingXD New Member

    I'm grateful for zSilver. but the new system is 25% great and 75% bad.
    why replace the old games when you can just add in so that people can earn it at the same time.
    I feel very sad because I do not play GTA5, I do not play Tekken 7, I do not play PUBG, I do not play Starcraft.
    I do play Dota 2 but only on minigame modes.

    also there should be a list of game, not just limiting to a few games.
    Make games that are played by many be in the list (garry mod) (team fortress 2) and many more.
  11. jimmy99paradox

    jimmy99paradox New Member

    This ain't a good thing.. Because tbh, there's a lot of players in League and CSGO that mannage to get all of their zsilver through this paid to play program.. Let's be real here, at least add the top 3 played, being them Overwatch, League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, never change them. Then add 5 more games which can be rotated monthly.. Not everyone has good internet speeds to download every free game you throw at us, so might as well just leave the ones people like more... I liked the old system better.. I've only noticed now I didn't receive my zsilver for CSGO for today, due to this not so great update...

    I do understand that it is to keep people from getting products so easily, since it could be a lot of loss to the company, since it would be giving away a hell ton of free products but still....
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  12. DawnBlue

    DawnBlue New Member

    With PST, does this actually mean PST or is it PDT?

    Because no matter how I try, literally the whole damn internet is telling me PST does not exist right now, it's PDT. (Could it possibly be time to move onto something nobody has to google to understand? UTC exists for a reason...)

    And when, exactly, is "12:01 PM"? A minute after midnight or noon?

    Because there is DEFINITELY no clear answer to this found online.
  13. SubliminalQt

    SubliminalQt New Member

    As a lot of people have said in this thread, this is a good idea but badly implemented. I just noticed this when one day I was earning silver with WoW, and the next day after 2h or so gameplay I earned nothing. It caught me completely unaware.

    I get it that a lot of people were farming silver with games like league, overwatch and other like so, which from a business stand point its understandable to not like it. But the thing is that most of us don't have time to spend learning other games. I speak for myself, I love playing WoW and buy winning silver while playing the game I love was awesome. Now if I want silver, I'll have to spend countless hours playing other games that I may or may not like or wait and pray for the next month to have it on the rotation.

    I understand, leeches are bad for business. But this is turning the community against each other because now I have to fight for my game to be chosen next month and that's not healthy. Keep this new format and merge with the old one, keep the 3silver per min on all games and add a rotation of some games that earn 6silver per min. Because I know the rotations are going to be always the same because the games with bigger communities will win every other month.
  14. DeltaSingh

    DeltaSingh New Member

    No Overwatch? That should not be on a rotation, it's literally one of the most played games right now.
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  15. Criswel18

    Criswel18 New Member

    I really hope that Razer is planning on releasing more unique rewards, or bringing back the Razer Mug Holder (pleeeeaaaasssse), to make this worth the effort of dumping our time into more games that alot of us wouldn't normally play. No offense to the awesome stuff available in the Zvault, but most of us really wanted something like the mug because we already love the Razer gear that we currently have. I have little to no desire to replace my 2 Razer keyboards, 2 Razer mice, Razer headset, or Firefly mousemat because I already really like them..... alot. And honestly, if I have to make extra effort to install additional games, only to sit on currency that I won't be spending in absence of the mug holder, I'll more than likely lose interest in Razer's programs pretty quickliy.
  16. birchjeremy

    birchjeremy New Member

    Not a fan of this. Especially that they removed Overwatch, which is undoubtedly one of the most popular games right now.
    I like what Draco90 suggested, that this system be an addition to the old one, such that we would vote on which selection of 5 games or so have boosted zSilver earnings.
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  17. Anamie

    Anamie New Member

    league of legends and paladins of course :D
  18. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master

    I am not quite sure what to think of this new system, especially since I understood that the Paid to Play system was a viable alternative to the original Insider Rewards. Maybe not as much time spent on Insider (and a heck of a lot less spam-posting, which was good), but more time spent playing games via Cortex, so still rewarding people for using Razer software.

    Maybe this is a response to people AFK-ing games (and STUPIDLY posting about it on here). If so, it's too bad that the devs couldn't find a way to stop that, because people are right: if they want to still gain maximum zSilver per day, they might have to play games that they don't like (even though it's still free stuff, just a longer time, so stop whining about it).

    And Paladins over Overwatch for this month's vote? Boo. I get it if people are AFK-ing Overwatch and farming that way, but if not, then that's just sad, but that's just personal preference.

    I would have thought that at least games that Razer has a peripheral tie-in be permanently on the roster; or if there's a featured thread with a game tie-in, then that game would be on the roster automatically for the month.
  19. BarryMcCokener

    BarryMcCokener New Member

    I am curious why the change? There used to be quite a few different game options to play to earn zSilver, while now it is just a rotating 5 per month.
  20. CtanTheInsane

    CtanTheInsane New Member

    I would love to see Path of Exile on the list in the next months. Great game with a great community, and the Fall of Oriath expansion with the new Harbringers Challenge League just starting.

    Consider this to a great opportunity to expand your interests. ^^
    I miss Overwatch from the list too. Summer event is almost here, but I guess it's fair to give some space to other games after the Blizzard fps was on the list like months.
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