This story is all about making the 2019 Autumn Update, which will hit the track soon for Asphalt 8: Airborne, However, since Gameloft and Vivendi only cares about money, a girl group from my home country decides to take over for Asphalt 8: Airborne and make everything available than locked behind expensive real-money paywalls.
- Vincent Bollore
- Gameloft (when forced by Vivendi to prioritize profit over gameplay experience)
Developing the update
Gameloft: We are about to make an update that will be hitting the track soon!
Vivendi: Gameloft, we need a lot more money, so how about making more items only purchasable with tokens?
Gameloft: We will add more cars to the game.
Vivendi: Gameloft, if you would want more money: We would order you to make the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio have no credit upgrades, All upgrades shall be only upgrades!
Gameloft: Sure! We will also lock many behind token-only paywalls
Gamloft/Vivendi's profit focus
Vivendi: Gameloft, we order you to prioritize our profit earnings over gameplay experience, here is one thing that will make us more money, make the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio have all upgrades all purchasable only with !
Gameloft: Sure Vivendi! We will do it so no one can get the car without paying a lot of cash! We need money!
The DIVAS Takeover
Yeng Constantino: Um, we have noticed Asphalt 8 has a lot of things locked behind Microtransactions!
Angeline Quinto: How about, we are going to drop the prices:
Kyla Alvarez: Sure! But we need the key to get in.
KZ Tandingan: Um, what are we going to do, we saw the game died since the FLU.
All 4 DIVAS: We are going to try to get rid of the pay-to-win greed, and make this game easily winnable.
DIVAS (Kyla, Yeng, Angeline and KZ): We will do all of these: 1) Decrease the pro kit requirements. 2) remove all the token-only upgrades. 3) Make Mastery races reracable again. And 4): Make all Token cars have credit prices and always purchasable.
Vivendi: Gameloft, We have plans to make more cars Tokens only, that means, we will make more money if people will be forced to buy tokens with real money. We also plan to shelve the Blueprint system, and make cars purchasable, however, they will be only purchases.
Vivendi: Gameloft, we order you to make more cars have token-only prices, that will make us even richer.
Kyla: No way! Vivendi ordering Gameloft to do those things will force many players to shed their wallets to afford these cars!
Angeline: We will change it because we are going to ban microtransactions for good!
DIVAS reduce the costs of the cars to a fairer value, and make them affordable.
KZ: We have changed many of the car costs, now the Pagani Huayra will be priced at 50,000, the Lamborghini Huracán will be priced at 92,500, the W Motors Lykan HyperSport will be priced at 160,000, the SSC Tuatara will be costing only 187,500, the NanoFlowcell QUANT FE will be going down to 200,000, while the Koenigsegg Agera R's price will be down to 225,000, and the Chrysler ME412's price will be only 250,000.
Angeline: For the first time, many of these token cars can now be bought with credits, The SSC Ultimate Aero XT's price is set at 300,000, the Peugeot Onyx will be worth 340,000, and the 2015 GTA Spano will be down to 400,000. The Porsche 918 Spyder with Weissach Package's price would be dropped to 500,000.
Vivendi: Those S Class cars have too low value, and Gameloft, if this is true, we would lose a lot of money!
KZ: Now, we also plan to make many Token Cars credits purchasable, This means, Completing Career Mode will be easily winnable without having to hand over your wallets!
Vivendi: After having introduced these with the Mosler Super GT and the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, we will make it even worse, that will make Gameloft have even more money! For this, the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio will have no Credit upgrades, all of them being Token-only upgrades..
Gameloft: Sure, we also made it require an online connection, and all of the 2019 Autumn Update's new cars will have Token-only upgrades.
Yeng: That is too much! Those developers are too greedy, and making this game force microtransactions!
Kyla: We are going to get into their systems:
KZ Tandingan grabs the key to the secret coding room, and drops the upgrade costs.
Angeline Quinto: Now, we are going to remove all those Token only upgrades, drop the costs, and make it available offline!
Vivendi: Gameloft, we would order the Lamborghini Terzo Millennio to require tokens for all of it's upgrades, and all pro kits will be for the first time, only appliable with tokens! We encourage everyone to give us money, so we can feel very, very rich!
Gameloft: We have to do it, because Vivendi said they will not publish this update until we follow all their profit-oriented orders!
Vivendi: And now, for every new car released from this update onwards, they will require 2x the Pro Kit requirements, and will have certain levels be token only pro kits, and will require a lot of advanced techs, and new engine cards, andtokens to apply each level.
KZ Tandingan: No way! Those developers are worsening the Pro kits for their own money!
Kyla Alvarez: Those developers are trying to be even greedier than EA because of a parent company!
Angeline Quinto: No! We got to stop these greedy businessmen!
Yeng Constantino: No way! Those are too much! They just want you to hand them your wallet for a car that will be useful for several months, then you would keep paying again in the next few updates!
Vivendi employees leave the building, DIVAS hijack the systems, and decide to fix the prices.
Yeng: We have significantly reduced all the pro kit requirements and costs, now you do not need to do any loot boxes/microtransactions to Pro your car.
Angeline: And also, we have removed the online requirement for the Pro Kits
Kyla: These reduced costs and requirements are less than the requirements for most cars prior to the increase in the Fast Lane Update.
Entering the top coding room
Vivendi goons: Access denied!
Gameloft unlocks the door for employees to enter.
Employees lock the door, and Yeng Constantino sees the key.
Yeng grabs the key, unlocks it, and DIVAS enter the room.
Vivendi/GL employees leave, and DIVAS hack into the code to change the prices.
Banning Microtransactions/Loot Boxes/Surprise Mechanics
Vivendi: Gameloft, we have made a lot of money from this game through the updates we made a lot of items tokens only!
Vivendi: We will also increase the costs further and make some Credit items Tokens only!
Angeline: They are doing it again with their greed, we have to get rid of that!
Yeng: Get out Gameloft! You all want more money! We will code it back and drop all the costs:
After DIVAS change the car costs: Vivendi/GL comes and sees the costs
Vivendi: UGH! That prices are too low!
Sen. Josh Hawley: I have announced that my bill to ban loot boxes and pay-to-win microtransactions has passed!
DIVAS: We have announced that we are going to place US Senator Josh Hawley's Bill against surprise mechanics, so Microtransactions have to unfortunately go and be banned for good!
KZ Tandingan: We will have to convert many overpriced token-only items to be credit purchasable.