It's apparently not only fans that are disappointed in Dr Disrespect's decision to include NFTs in the launch of Midnight Society's first game. Popular streamer NICKMERCS recently voiced disapproval of the new game company's current direction.
Project Moon is the name for the Two Time's first game. Fans will be able to get involved in the game's development by purchasing a Founders Pass NFT. This will grant gamers the ability to vote on various features in the game. But many players have criticized Dr Disrespect for heavily pushing NFTs on his young fanbase. Now NICKMERCS has added to the complaints.
On Twitter, Dr Disrespect jokingly made fun of NICKMERCS for being a controller player. This is an age-old debate between top players and beyond, but NICKMERCS decided to make the debate a bit more personal.
"Your little game better have aim assist. Already pissin' me off with the NFT bullshit. Lock it in, old man," NICKMERCS said.
In response, Dr Disrespect said: "Dust off your Nintendo Wii."
Dr Disrespect has spoken up in defense of his NFT program in the past. Some have stated that it felt like the game was pay-to-win since the Founders Pass NFT seemed to give 10,000 fans an edge.
“Listen, in regards to NFTs, you don’t have to have NFTs to play the game. It doesn’t change your experience of the game once it releases and it will continue to be free-to-play. You can’t buy your way to win,” Dr Disrespect said when he first received backlash.
Others have commented on the sketchy NFT marketplace, wondering if people would "flip" the Dr Disrespect Founders Pass NFT to make some easy crypto cash. This wouldn't be surprising since allegedly over 400,000 fans have applied to receive the Founders Pass, meaning the leftover 390,000 who don't get accepted may be desperate enough to overpay for one.
In a recent statement, Midnight Society said they would "help eliminate those" who just want to "collect and flip" the passes, aware that it may go for a hyper-inflated amount. It's currently unclear how the studio plans to manage this issue but developers said the plan is not to "get rich" off NFTs.
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