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DarkRula

Played more Galactic Assault today, and I've seen some Vader's and Luke's around. Seems people really took to the slashing of hero unlocks to get the best first. Also got to try out a few more of the maps, including Starkiller Base, Mos Eisley, and Endor. I'm not sure whether it's the skill of the people playing or not, but some of these maps feel very one sided.

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gcunit

I'll pick this up in 12 months time or so, just for the single player campaign.

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Octane

Apparently there's a daily cap on the amount of credits you can earn in-game, because the developers thought it was ''unfair'', people could grind credits in theory. Yet, you're free to buy as many of them as you want, no cap.

I just watched Jim Sterling's impressions on this game (warning, strong language), and the game looks like a broken, buggy mess.

The game only comes with half the story apparently. The rest is supposedly planned to release at a later date...

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DarthNocturnal

@Octane

I think they did say they were planning on removing that (or at least, changing parts of it). I don't know what the earn rates are for arcade, but I can't imagine it's much anyway. Why they felt threatened by what is more or less a SIDE mode is... dumb.

I haven't heard anything about serious bugs though (one about the continuous music option)... maybe it's been buried under all the controversy. But I've seen plenty of “game itself is awesome, it's the loot crates that suck“ comments.

The campaign was likely never going to be grand. DICE campaigns never are. I've played the campaigns in BF 1942, 4, and 1, and... they aren't bad, but they aren't really memorable or they never stand out. A small burst of fun that ends far too soon, then... off to multiplayer you go (luckily, the multiplayer is fun). Whether you're OK with this is VERY YMMV.

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MsJubilee

A buggy rushed mess that's asking for 60 dollars. Modern gaming at it's finest

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Octane

@DarthNocturnal The daily cap? No that piece of info was dropped during their Reddit AMA. First they were talking about how Star Cards don't affect the game. You don't win by owning better Star Cards, it was all about the ''skill'', yet later they admitted they implemented a daily cap in order to prevent players from earning too many Star Cards in a short amount of time (which is contradiction #1, because that wouldn't be an issue if they didn't affect the game). On the other hand; however, there's no limit on buying more Star Cards through loot boxes (and that's número dos).

Of course, all of this is giving the players another incentive to buy more loot boxes, because you literally can't keep up with grinding, because there's a limit on how many you can earn on a daily basis without paying.

Going by reviews, loot boxes already ruined Need for Speed Payback (the name's kinda ironic in hindsight), so this isn't the first time EA ruined a game with loot boxes.

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DarthNocturnal

@Octane

We knew about the cap back in the beta (which, at the time, was assumed to be a beta thing). They only just revealed their (contradictory) reason for doing it, after being asked why it was in the release game. And then there's this:

“We'll look to find ways to expand on the options to earn Credits offline as we want to make the experience rewarding, but we don't have any new news right now.“

To what extent (if at all) they'll do this, we have no idea.

Edited on by DarthNocturnal

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Octane

@subpopz People are tweeting about Disney and gambling in Battlefront. And since Disney is very protective of their IP, I'm not surprised if they reacted in some way, shape or form.

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GrailUK

@Octane For the payers.

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DarthNocturnal

@Octane

It is. Especially since I doubt the credits earned would even be enough to seriously eat into their hallowed bottom line.

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DarkRula

Earning credits in arcade is ridiculous anyway. Why they put a cap on it, I don't know. It's not like it's based on time like the multiplayer supposedly is. I should know. First thing I did today when I went on the game was boot up a custom arcade game with the troop count set to maximum. Fourty-five minutes I spent playing just that one match. How many credits do I get? 125. Yup, you read that right. 125 credits. And yet there's a block after a certain amount of time? Games played?
Such amazing depths to get more money out of people. Just like GTA Online all over again.

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Dezzy

subpopz wrote:

EA's defense is "it's not gambling" and that players are "always guaranteed to receive content that can be used in game." Nice vague answer on their part, where they skip over the part that the person isn't getting what they want and pay for a chance to get what they want. Really, the loot box could kick out any garbage as long as it can technically be used in game.

That's what UK trading standards concluded I believe. It only counts as gambling if you can end up with nothing.
EA are obviously hoping that definition will be used universally.
It'd be nice if people just had the self control to spend their money intelligently rather than constantly needing the nanny state to take care of them.

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DarthNocturnal

Whoa..... well, wasn't expecting THAT. My best hope was a heavily revised progression system that eliminated anything REMOTELY resembling P2W in early 2018... but I didn't expect them to outright pull the plug (for now) right near launch.

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KirbyTheVampire

Still not buying the game. Even if it's gonna be less pay to win, it will still probably be pay to win in the end.

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MsJubilee

EA is just trying to save face now. Still not buying it.

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kkslider5552000

I take it all back. All of it. Battlefront 2 has in fact been extremely entertaining so far.

...what? The actual game? Hahahaha no. I have no interest, and I wouldn't have the ability to play it even if I did. But this consumer REVOLT against it has been one of the best things about the past week. Easily. I am so interested to see where this goes next.

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