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48 minutes ago, Jackson said:

A few minutes a day, let's say 4? 4 X 30. 2 hours a month. It's not even minimum wage is it.


Not really comparable to work though is it as you can easily do it say on the sofa watching tv, on your phone almost anywhere etc etc.

 

Fair enough if that tiny bit of clicking seems too much like effort for people but it’s a crazy generous scheme for such little input required and it means I still have yet to pay anything other than the original £1 to convert my live to Gamepass Ultimate so certainly works for me!

 

 

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16 hours ago, Jackson said:

A few minutes a day, let's say 4? 4 X 30. 2 hours a month. It's not even minimum wage is it.


I’ve seen similar statements to yours a couple of times before, where people have brought an hourly pay rate into it and compared the two and I’m not really sure (and I mean this politely) why? 

 

Are you saying (and apologies if I’m wrong) that because it’s not as high as the minimum wage (though with your example then after tax it’s probably not far off) that it’s not worth doing? 
 

 

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2 minutes ago, SeanR said:

I had to uninstall flight sim. to make room for halo inf. 

 

i think an expansion drive, for my SS, might be purchased long before I get my SX…

 

If you're not a gamer that plays too many games at the same  time, buy a standard external HD and transfer things back and forth when you want them. I bought a 2tb one for the SX, and another for the PS5.

 

The series X is much, much quicker  at transferring things. The PS5 is fucking slow as old boots.

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6 minutes ago, JoeK said:

 

If you're not a gamer that plays too many games at the same  time, buy a standard external HD and transfer things back and forth when you want them. I bought a 2tb one for the SX, and another for the PS5.

 

The series X is much, much quicker  at transferring things. The PS5 is fucking slow as old boots.


true. I’ve got 4tb attached, 30% full.

 

deleting FS freed up 30% of the internal… and transfers ARE very fast.
 

But I’d not really played the sim since the first week of release, when I found out you can’t get a 747 off the tarmac at London city, and you can’t fly under Tower Bridge, so…

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2 hours ago, womble9 said:

If you’re not familiar with Microsoft Rewards then be sure to check it out (there’s a thread on here). With a few minutes a day you’ll be looking at £10-£15 a month worth of points so as and when something yo do fancy comes along, then bingo, it’s free!! 


Another thank you! Just logged in through my phone and earned 300-odd points.
 

Hope to pick up the X in the next few days, so I’ll get everything connected up.

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Collected. But not played yet (semi-busy Sunday)

 

Lovely unboxing experience though. Unit is much smaller than expected, and given its size and weight I can only conclude it is constructed from dark matter. Which is nice.

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On 11/12/2021 at 20:18, womble9 said:


I’ve seen similar statements to yours a couple of times before, where people have brought an hourly pay rate into it and compared the two and I’m not really sure (and I mean this politely) why? 

 

Are you saying (and apologies if I’m wrong) that because it’s not as high as the minimum wage (though with your example then after tax it’s probably not far off) that it’s not worth doing? 
 

 

 

Literally yes, why would I work for Microsoft in my free time for virtually nothing?

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17 minutes ago, Dudley said:

 

Literally yes, why would I work for Microsoft in my free time for virtually nothing?


Dunno

man.  I click a couple of

links while gettting on with my day and it pays for more game pass months.  So yeah, it’s not exactly big amounts but it’s just another thing I don’t have to bother paying for without going too far out of my daily routine to earn. Up until recently it’s was literally one click on a plug-in to do it all.  Seems silly to NOT claim the free game pass etc 

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I'm at 450k lifetime points, and the first half of that was just using Bing before I started doing the game pass thing too. ~$200 for doing nothing but giving one trillion dollar company my data instead of another.

 

The hourly rate discussions are just deeply, deeply weird.

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40 minutes ago, Dudley said:

 

Literally yes, why would I work for Microsoft in my free time for virtually nothing?

The work is playing games. And maybe clicking a few buttons. 
 

You don’t have to do it. But if you do, it makes money from doing something you enjoy. 
 

Stop comparing this to a fucking full time job. Cos it’s not. It’s a farcical comparison and I can’t understand why anyone takes umbrage against it. 
 

 

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I do the Bing stuff during work hours so it's not like I'm sacrificing my free time for it.

 

I often don't find the monthly quests worth it for me though, unless it's a game I was already going to play. 75 points isn't a lot for completing some of the stuff they ask of you.

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Just now, Majora said:

I do the Bing stuff during work hours so it's not like I'm sacrificing my free time for it.

 

I often don't find the monthly quests worth it for me though, unless it's a game I was already going to play. 75 points isn't a lot for completing some of the stuff they ask of you.

No it's not. So don't do it. They aren't making you. 

 

 

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Let’s be honest we all do stuff to idle the time away, it’s not like you’re selling your soul by completing a few tasks each day, and it doesn’t have to be all or nothing either. You can earn points by simply playing the games as you would anyway. 

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10 hours ago, cassidy said:

The work is playing games. And maybe clicking a few buttons. 
 

You don’t have to do it. But if you do, it makes money from doing something you enjoy. 
 

Stop comparing this to a fucking full time job. Cos it’s not. It’s a farcical comparison and I can’t understand why anyone takes umbrage against it. 
 

 

 

If they're not games I want to play then it's work.  Hell just interrupting my game for the tediously slow redemption process on the console is work.

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9 minutes ago, Dudley said:

 

If they're not games I want to play then it's work.  Hell just interrupting my game for the tediously slow redemption process on the console is work.

You don’t have to do that though, not straight away. I just let them accumulate and redeem them when I’m ready. 

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11 hours ago, cassidy said:

The work is playing games. And maybe clicking a few buttons. 
 

You don’t have to do it. But if you do, it makes money from doing something you enjoy. 
 

Stop comparing this to a fucking full time job. Cos it’s not. It’s a farcical comparison and I can’t understand why anyone takes umbrage against it. 
 

 

So needlessly aggressive! It's not 'playing games' is it? It's grinding random tasks in games that I don't want to play. The reason I posted about it negatively is to balance out the fact that any new Xbox owner is being told "you need to do this" when actually it's not suitable for everyone at all.

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17 minutes ago, Jackson said:

So needlessly aggressive! It's not 'playing games' is it? It's grinding random tasks in games that I don't want to play. The reason I posted about it negatively is to balance out the fact that any new Xbox owner is being told "you need to do this" when actually it's not suitable for everyone at all.

 

Who's being told they need to do anything?

 

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If you’re not familiar with Microsoft Rewards then be sure to check it out (there’s a thread on here). With a few minutes a day you’ll be looking at £10-£15 a month worth of points so as and when something yo do fancy comes along, then bingo, it’s free!! 

The post you initially quoted (above) wasn't telling anyone they 'need to do this' it was a friendly heads up about something they might want to try and might not be aware of. One which the poster who it was aimed at replied

 

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Another thank you! 

 

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20 minutes ago, Jackson said:

So needlessly aggressive! It's not 'playing games' is it? It's grinding random tasks in games that I don't want to play. The reason I posted about it negatively is to balance out the fact that any new Xbox owner is being told "you need to do this" when actually it's not suitable for everyone at all.

So drunk I was. I'm also dealing with coming off my SSRIs and a dad who has inoperable lung cancer. 

 

Sorry I can't be positive Pete all the time. 

 

And if you have an issue with my post or tone. There's a report button. 

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It’s the forced admin, the having to do something every day, the repetition, the attendance, the menial rewards, which makes it feel like a job. It’s not ‘free’ anything. It’s fine and cool, get some points but it is an exchange for some very light administration and don’t see why you’d all argue that’s not the case.

 

Just ordered an X, despite being convinced that the S was the best one and gave me everything I needed in its aesthetically pleasing little white box. It was the lack of Ks and performance gap in Halo which finally did for me. Have nowhere to put it, probably going next to the tele and ruining the entire symmetry of the tele setup.

 

 

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Is the point being made over the last page or so that essentially *nothing* is free as it will cost time or energy to acquire it?

 

I guess if someone is fortunate enough to get some points so they offset their monthly sub or buy games without using cash by doing it whilst not negatively impacting their life, it's fine. If someone else can't spare x minutes and is happy to buy stuff using cash that's fine too.

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I hate the idea of MS rewards on principle. Performing your little tasks like a good lab rat in exchange for Microsoft treats, all the while Mad "Uncle" Phil watches on laughing maniacally (probably). What I dislike even more is that you perform those tasks without even meaning to. The Xbox applauds you for being a good little rat even when all you wanted to do was play a game. I just wanted to hoon around Mexico in a massively souped up Morris Minor and somehow I'm contributing to whatever nefarious scheme this whole thing is part of. 

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