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Star Wars: Battlefront 2 - Powerful Microtransactions

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  • ChristopherDeveauretChristopherDeveauret Member CommonPosts: 1
    Well, I also don't understand why so many people are angry about that idea with lootboxes. I love Star Wars and I want to play it for the game itself. I'm interested about the storyline of single player and I hope that it will be awesome. 
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  • Octagon7711Octagon7711 Member EpicPosts: 7,232

    Why Star Wars Battlefront 2's Microtransactions Are A Huge Problem

    Pay to win?

    Battlefront II's progression system seems almost entirely dependent on loot boxes, which give players a random selection of power-ups, weapons, emotes, and more. However, getting everything you need to get more powerful--even a scope for one weapon--takes an inordinate number of hours if you don't buy extra crates, seemingly forcing players to spend money to win.
    https://www.gamespot.com/articles/why-star-wars-battlefront-2s-microtransactions-are/1100-6453996/?utm_source=weekly_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160510&bt_ee=efXqcSBerLHgxC6DWB25Bm9ntVGNUEUp2New7U5x/0C8Di7b1LONfrHVWHXZ+3mF&bt_ts=1507887693964
    “And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”  ― Haruki Murakami
  • GorweGorwe Member RarePosts: 4,936
    Kane72 said:
    I play a game because I like the game and game play, not because of whether I like micro-transactions or not.  I don't care enough about them to let it worry or bother me.  If people want to spend their cash and get something extra, then so be it, it's up to them but it's not forced on me.

    I wouldn't avoid a game just because someone else gets to buy stuff with money - that seems like cutting my nose off to spite my face.

    I get satisfaction from earning stuff and I will work towards that.  If someone kills me because they bought better stuff than I have, who cares, I will work to match them and get enjoyment from doing so. I won't necessarily know if they bought or earned it and then I've re-spawned and am carrying on.

    Too many people seem to get upset about what others are doing.  If you like the gameplay then just play the game and stop getting your knickers in a twist.

    I know the cry-babies will give the game a zero on metacritic JUST because of the cash shop element.  How about you just don't buy it, don't play it and don't review it then.
    You jump into conclusions too much. Are there SJWs very concerned about others out there? Yes, just look at some of game pundits. But then you have people like me. If I have 50 kills, why do I get the same reward as someone with 5? Why do I have to pay for non cosmetic / non sidearm upgrades all of a sudden? Why is some rich dad's son "better" than me all of a sudden? See? I care about myself. And my future with gaming, if it really goes down this route, looks very grim. And that worries me greatly because games are one of constants that have been with me for my whole life. Changing that would be...painful. So I comment and research and try to evade shit like what EA's doing(because I'm keenly aware of consequences of such actions). But soon enough, the choice will be pain vs pain. See why I am worried now? Completely because myself. And I won't even try to project it on some "social injustice"(a thing that has always existed and will always exist lol).
  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,436
    I can assure you that these companies are acutely aware of the fact that they won't have a business unless customers buy their products !

    But the proliferation of lootboxes into all spheres of gaming proves that players are spending vast amounts of money on those things. No company would add such a feature to all their products if ROI on that feature was negligible.

    Lootboxes are a proven money-spinner.

    Gamers like to have advantages over other players, and it's become abundantly clear that they are prepared to pay RL money to get those advantages...
    Sadly, that is true, at least initially. But most gamers tend to have a limited budget to put into games each month and if most games do it they wont actually earn money on it, while some whales will put in large sums more then a few people will skip those games.

    Remember when DDO was the first western MMO/CORPG that went F2P? It made loads of cash in the beginning, now when everyone does it the actual income have gone down a lot.

    But as long as few games do it they will earn loads of cash. Since it seems good more then a few people will skip buying anymore games for a month or 2 and put that cash into crates. And everyone else will do the same even if they will earn far less by then.

    As for me the whole thing sounds like highway robbery so I will stay away but that wont make much difference unless the majority of the players do the same (they wont). I will use those 60 bucks for a nice Whiskey bottle instead, the good kind of pay2win. :)
  • Loke666Loke666 Member EpicPosts: 21,436
    Kane72 said:
    I play a game because I like the game and game play, not because of whether I like micro-transactions or not.  I don't care enough about them to let it worry or bother me.  If people want to spend their cash and get something extra, then so be it, it's up to them but it's not forced on me.

    I wouldn't avoid a game just because someone else gets to buy stuff with money - that seems like cutting my nose off to spite my face.

    I get satisfaction from earning stuff and I will work towards that.  If someone kills me because they bought better stuff than I have, who cares, I will work to match them and get enjoyment from doing so. I won't necessarily know if they bought or earned it and then I've re-spawned and am carrying on.

    Too many people seem to get upset about what others are doing.  If you like the gameplay then just play the game and stop getting your knickers in a twist.

    I know the cry-babies will give the game a zero on metacritic JUST because of the cash shop element.  How about you just don't buy it, don't play it and don't review it then.
    So what do you think of the other stuff Joe talked about? The fact that the poorest and best player both get exact the same reward? That is something that at least annoy me a lot.
  • AlbatroesAlbatroes Member EpicPosts: 4,707




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