The new Metal Gear Solid 5 The Phantom Pain update has brought new features for the main game and it has also paved the way for Metal Gear Online. The MGS5 TPP update has also brought new ways for Konami to cash-in on players via a money making scheme similar to Clash of Clans. Here?s the new money making scheme of Konami.
Players have long been afraid of getting their staff and materials stolen in the FOB (Forward Operating Base) mode. Users will now be able to prevent enemies from stealing their staff and materials via FOB insurance which is purchasable by using Mother Base Coins. Enemies can still invade your base and steal everything, however, the insurance will replace some of the things you lose during the invasion.
Yes you read that right, not everything will be replaced by the FOB insurance. Nuclear weapons and all those abducted staff and materials will still be lost despite the insurance. This makes Clash of Clans? monetization scheme look friendlier. In Clash of Clans, players can buy a shield whichcompletelyprevents enemies from attacking your base, hence, you won?t have to worry about losing anything at all.
Here are the prices?for Mother Base Coins: 100 MB Coins ($0.99), 550 MB Coins ($4.99), 1150 MB Coins ($9.99), 3500 MB Coins ($2.99), and 6000 MB Coins ($49.99). Here is the price scheme for the FOB Insurance:
- FOB Defense Insurance: 1 day (usage interval 0.5 days) = 50 MB Coins
- FOB Defense Insurance: 3 days (usage interval 1.5 days) = 100 MB Coins
- FOB Defense Insurance: 7 days (usage interval 3.5 days) = 200 MB Coins
- FOB Defense Insurance: 14 days (usage interval 7 days) = 300 MB Coins.
Combat Deployment Online Monetization Scheme
The money making scheme of Konami doesn?t end there. Users can now skip the waiting time for combat deployment online for a price. Combat Deployment Online usually takes around a real time of 24 hours to finish. For a combat deployment accomplish time of 19.1 hours, the game charges 163 MB Coins.