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EA Causes An Internet Uproar Over Horribly Handled Microtransactions in 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2', Gets Most Down-Voted Reddit Comment of All Time

EA, the gaming juggernaut that is known for its price gouging techniques and destroying your favorite gaming studios, is making headlines after their disastrous handling of the Star Wars brand. Unfortunately companies like EA have no desire to deliver you a clean and finished product. They're vampires, and they'd rather suck you dry through microtransatcions and pay walls. 

Don't be fooled by the title of EA's upcoming 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' because the EA 'Battlefront' games are connected to the original games by name only. The games are stripped back, soul-less, shells of the original titles that literally only exist so that EA can cash in on the Disney 'Star Wars' hype.

The most recent dumpster fire lit by EA is the 'Battlefront 2' "progression" system, which is directly tied to real currency.

Before microtransactions progression systems in shooters were tied to experience which was awarded at the end of matches based on individual player performance. EA has decided to replace that instead with a system that awards all players the same number of credits at the end of a round, completely removing any element of skill. Someone could be AFK for an entire match and make the same credits as the MVP.

Here's the kicker though. Players can spent credits on either RNG loot crates or locked content. The loot crates serve as a substitute for normal progression, things that would be unlocked using XP in other games. These can be bought with real money, making 'Battlefront 2' a literal pay-to-win game. 

EA further forces you to spend real money on these crates by locking content behind huge pay walls. 

Want to play Darth Vader or Luke Skywalker? That's going to cost 120,000 credits, which is roughly 80 hours of gameplay. While you're saving up for those two heroes you'll have to buy the normal progression crates with your own money.


TL;DR:

EA sucks and is forcing you to pay money to unlock content that should already be unlocked or should otherwise be unlocked through gameplay. Heroes are locked behind a massive paywall.

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    At the beginning of the outrage EA's community manager for 'Star Wars: Battlefront 2' made the poor decision to try to discredit those complaining about EA's price-gouging.

    Text - Mat Everett Follow @sledgehammer70 The arm chair developers on this internet. 8:57 AM- 12 Nov 2017 6 Retweets 74 Likes 74 64 t 6 MassiveG @Massive Network 2h VIDReplying to @sledgehammer70 What? Someone with no experience or training and whose only skill is being critical and opinionated ISN'T a real expert on gaming development? Reddit would be devastated. 7 15 A-p-o-l-1-y-o-n@AntoineFlemming 1h What a travesty that players don't want heroes locked behind high credit walls and want to be
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    The tweet was deleted soon after and the author has since removed their title from their Twitter account. 


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    EA responds to complaints regarding locked content and microtransactions.

    Text - EACommunity Team EA day agox37 0-405k points 1 The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes. As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding
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    This comment achieved the crowning achievement of being the MOST down-voted comment in the history of Reddit. 


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    Text - Mariozilla11.0k points 22 hours ago Thanks for confirming my refund
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    Text - PC 10.7k points 1 day ago Spartancarver Come on, it's Luke and Darth Vader in a Star Wars game. Why on earth would you lock them
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    Font - 5924 points 1 day ago connerjameswilson Unlocking characters we could already play as in the first game?
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    Text - As a parent, I'm extremely disappointed (self StarWarsBatlefront) submitted 5 hours ago * (last edited 5 hours ago) by GastonDidNothngWrong 291 comments source share save hide report crosspost My six year old and I love Star Wars, it's our thing. We've seen Episode XIl and Rogue One together opening day, I watch The Clone Wars cartoon with him (actually not bad), and we watch the blu-rays whenever get enough time. His absolute favorite thing to do is play the couch- coop Battlefront 1 wit
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    EA then proceeded to post a 'Pay-to-Win' bundle on the ingame store.

    Text - Cart 5 a Search PlayStationTM Store STAR WARS TM BattlefrontTM II Standar STAR WARSTM Battlefro Starter Pack STAR WARE BATTLEFRONT II STARTER PACK PS4TM Add-On 14.11.2017 Get a head start on the battlefront Get three rare Star Cards that improve you the battlefront, and 1500 Crystals, with the Battlefront TM II Starter Pack. $23.95 Add to Cart Overview
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    Font - ca9902683 points 21 hours ago 10 years ago I could put in a cheat code to unlock them if I didn't care about a sense of "achievement." Now I need to put in my credit card number. Go fuck yourself.
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