Before we start talking about EA I just want to ask the people who decided not to buy Battlefront 2 to stay by that decision. We did a great thing, Reddit forced EA to stand down but this is not over, they have one more trick up their sleeve.
A small recap for people who don’t know how this all mess started in the first place. A Reddit user calculated that we need 40 hours of gameplay to unlock a single hero in Battlefront 2, then another website calculated that to unlock everything you will need over 4500 hours of gameplay or $2100 to unlock everything in the game. EA then tried to justify the 40 hour gameplay with “we wanted to give you a sense of accomplishment”, ended up with the most downvoted comment in the history of Reddit, DICE devs held an AMA and only answered irrelevant questions aaaaaaand here we are… A few days later we are presented with this!
Now this message is probably meant for someone who is either very gullible or someone who doesn’t know that we are dealing with the worst company of the year award winner. Two times in a row… What EA is trying to do here is probably the most disgusting thing they pulled off in a while. They are trying to convince us that they are actually listening to the feedback. Are you? Then please let us know which beta players said: “Hey guys, you should add lootboxes and an ability to unlock characters for money while making them almost impossible to unlock for casual players.” Please point us in their direction and we will be off your back for good.
These people aren’t listening to anyone except their shareholders. This is a company that wants profit and they will get it if we let them. Removing in-game purchases is one thing, but removing them while we all by the game and then bringing it back is something else. If you listened we were loud and clear on this one – WE ALREADY PAID YOU FOR THE GAME, WE DON’T WANT TO PAY FOR IN-GAME ITEMS! If you are having problems reading that please email me for a detailed explanation.
What really happened here is this. They probably had a board meeting where they exchanged ideas on how to look good to the public but also save the profits and this is the solution. F*ck the community over by pretending that we are listening and when everything settles down just get back to the original plan.
I will say this one last time. This is EA people. What we forced them to do is fantastic but let’s not let them win! Don’t buy the game, let them learn a lesson and always remember, this isn’t just EA. This is a message for every game publisher. What EA experienced in the past few days will make others reconsider their moves regarding in-game purchases. We won the first battle but the war is still not over!