Star Wars Battlefront II Blog Reveals 75% Reduction in Top Hero Credit Costs - MMORPG.com News

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  • zanfirezanfire chicopee, MAMember UncommonPosts: 941
    A 70% reduction or not this game is designed like a F2P mobile game that is still very much Pay 2 Win. It's one of the worst example of MT's and lootboxes invading full priced AAA games and the sh*t needs to stop.

    It took them having 10 fold the most disliked post on reddit history to make a small change that still leaves it a p2w disaster.

    Don't buy their crap folks, send a message.
    KooturGdemami
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,716
    Aeander said:
    kaz350 said:
    Its sad to see players still yelling "STILL NOT BUYING IT"

    You spoke, they listened. Whats the problem? This is why its hard to take player feedback, even if you adjust for the complaints people still spit at you lol.
    Because we shouldn't be rewarding a publisher for implementing systems that they knew from the start were consumer unfriendly and dialing them back to make them slightly less consumer unfriendly?

    I mean great. It's an improvement. But any way you look at it, even with the improvements, Battlefront II is still a massive foam middle finger to the consumer and we shouldn't let them shove it up our ass just because they've lubricated it.
    I don't think folks are fawning over EA right now, but if anyone thought they would drop microtransactions completely, they were living a fantasy.  The Star Wars IP and EA's marketing budget were never going to allow consumers to force such a drastic change at this time in the industry.

    It doesn't mean we can't applaud the fact that consumers made their voices heard.  The backlash today and forcing EA to throttle back is a start.  Specifically when it's forcing one of the largest publishers in the industry to do so.  It's no easy feat for a bunch of unconnected private consumers to cooperatively pressure such a large corporate entity into significantly altering it's planned business model in such a way.  Had this been a relatively smaller company, such as CD Projekt Red (strictly as an example), it likely would've been possible to effect an even more significant change.  EA can afford to take a loss here and stay afloat; CDPR would've likely folded had Witcher 3 been an utter disaster of a release.

    Their size and ability to absorb such a loss blunts the effect, but it still sends a message to have had an effect on such an entity at all.  If consumers keep making a collective push back against predatory monetization schemes, more events like this will occur for the better.

    Gdemami

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  • ThupliThupli Member UncommonPosts: 978

    SBFord said:

    It's good to see that they've responded to the furor. Maybe that $80 cancellation I made mattered after all. :) I won't say I'll never buy it. I probably will. However, I'll wait and watch from the sidelines for the time being.



    Regardless, it's still sort of a face-palming thought that the hero unlock prices were so high to begin with. You sort of want to say, "What were you THINKING?"



    Could not agree more.

    " hey guys we just 'happened' to have the prices 75% too high. And we realized that people were really angry. Please play our game still, and don't boycott buying things in-game!"
  • RhoklawRhoklaw Ft. Bliss, TXMember EpicPosts: 5,225
    Well, one good thing from all of this... Electronic Arts managed to acquire a world record in having the most down voted comment in reddit history that was at -230k points last time I checked. See, there's always a silver lining in disastrous decisions made my greedy studio destroying companies such as EA.

  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,152
    edited November 14
    According to Game Informer they also changed the number of credits you get for completing the SP campaign to 5000 down from 20000. No one seems to know yet if other rewards were also reduced.

    For instance, during my review, completing the campaign earned players a unique loot crate that contained 20,000 credits. That reward is now 5,000 credits. A big change. What else is different? I need to find out. One thing I hope EA is addressing is Arcade rewards; after completing five challenges, I was alerted that I could no longer earn credits in this mode and that more would be available in 14 hours.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/13/wheres-our-star-wars-battlefront-ii-review.aspx?utm_content=buffer3929d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    Post edited by Iselin on
    MadFrenchieKumaponByrgenarHofen
    Ah, you've been with the professors and they've all liked your looks
    With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks
    You've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books
    You're very well-read, it's well-known
    But something is happening here and you don't know what it is
    Do you, Mr. Jones?
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,716
    edited November 14
    Iselin said:
    According to Game Informer they also changed the number of credits you get for completing the SP campaign to 5000 down from 20000. No one seems to know yet if other rewards were also reduced.

    For instance, during my review, completing the campaign earned players a unique loot crate that contained 20,000 credits. That reward is now 5,000 credits. A big change. What else is different? I need to find out. One thing I hope EA is addressing is Arcade rewards; after completing five challenges, I was alerted that I could no longer earn credits in this mode and that more would be available in 14 hours.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/13/wheres-our-star-wars-battlefront-ii-review.aspx?utm_content=buffer3929d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
    Hopefully this isn't something that has been changed throughout the game..  I would say surely EA isn't that deceptive, but....
    Post edited by MadFrenchie on

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  • KumaponKumapon Member UncommonPosts: 1,003
    Iselin said:
    According to Game Informer they also changed the number of credits you get for completing the SP campaign to 5000 down from 20000. No one seems to know yet if other rewards were also reduced.

    For instance, during my review, completing the campaign earned players a unique loot crate that contained 20,000 credits. That reward is now 5,000 credits. A big change. What else is different? I need to find out. One thing I hope EA is addressing is Arcade rewards; after completing five challenges, I was alerted that I could no longer earn credits in this mode and that more would be available in 14 hours.

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2017/11/13/wheres-our-star-wars-battlefront-ii-review.aspx?utm_content=buffer3929d&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

    ByrgenarHofen
  • ForgrimmForgrimm Somewhere in TimeMember EpicPosts: 2,694
    Apparently they time-gate your credit earnings. This guy was getting credits in arcade mode and got a message saying he had to wait 3 hours to earn more credits https://clips.twitch.tv/AdorableTenderCrowLitFam
    MadFrenchie
  • MadFrenchieMadFrenchie Nashville, TNMember EpicPosts: 2,716
    Forgrimm said:
    Apparently they time-gate your credit earnings. This guy was getting credits in arcade mode and got a message saying he had to wait 3 hours to earn more credits https://clips.twitch.tv/AdorableTenderCrowLitFam
    They went straight up mobile gaming with it??  Say it ain't so, Joe!  :*

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  • IselinIselin Vancouver, BCMember LegendaryPosts: 10,152
    Forgrimm said:
    Apparently they time-gate your credit earnings. This guy was getting credits in arcade mode and got a message saying he had to wait 3 hours to earn more credits https://clips.twitch.tv/AdorableTenderCrowLitFam
    Yup. That was already mentioned in the Game Informer article I linked above except in his case it was a 14 hour wait lol... this just keeps getting better and better,
    MadFrenchie
    Ah, you've been with the professors and they've all liked your looks
    With great lawyers you have discussed lepers and crooks
    You've been through all of F. Scott Fitzgerald's books
    You're very well-read, it's well-known
    But something is happening here and you don't know what it is
    Do you, Mr. Jones?
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