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Peek-a-boo

https://mobile.twitter.com/hanmik01/status/930008820713213952...

Lovely!

So, it shall be six times more in the final version. It won’t be reflected in most reviews then...

This has gone from being one of my most anticipated games of the year to flat out not buying it. I refuse to spend money on something that artificially bloats your playing time for the sake of pressuring you into buying micro-transactions or having a ‘you will have to put up with it’ attitude.

And the first hour or so of the single player campaign hasn’t been received very warmly either.

Quite happy playing Wolfenstein II and The Frozen Wilds expansion instead.

p.s. I have no idea how to embed Tweets, since I don’t use Twitter.

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Peek-a-boo

DarthNocturnal

@Peek-a-boo

Yeah, the day early access went up was a pretty bad tíme. Pretty much EVERY post on the front page of the SWBF reddit was going after that and supposed credit payout changes. I thought I heard that it was just the setting for the early access though (to prevent players from getting too far ahead)...

It got bad enough that a DICE dev who frequently tries to keep in touch with the community created a post to clarify things, and.... well, if what he says is true, we may be seeing some changes by launch, or shortly after. He mentions that performance WILL impact credits earned (as opposed to JUST time played in a match), matchmaking is impacted by not only skill, but total game time and star card level, and that they're constantly evaluating all the lovely numbers in order to, y'know, not strongly push people towards their credit cards...

They've had several iterations of the progression system, and it mentions yet another iteration for launch, and beyond. I certainly hope they plan on addressing these issues. From what I'm hearing, they've got a good game in there. It's just being dragged down by everything else.

"Sometimes, I just don't understand human behavior" - C-3P0

DarthNocturnal

OK yeah, let me revise that; shareholders were/ are worried that the microtransactions won't meet the expectations of other EA games... which, they're probably right about.

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DarkRula

It's a great game held back by this ridiculous system of loot crates. New weapons can be unlocked by getting the kill missions complete for that weapon type, and certain other missions reward loot crates that just give one specific option, so why not just tie the entirety of all unlocks to the missions? There's enough of them, and they already cover pretty much all areas of the game that need the crates.
Of course, money is the answer to all of that. It always will be. Hopefully certain changes are made come official release.

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PikPi

I believe they have the most downvoted reddit post in history at the moment? And it's still going. Unfortunately the internet at large's displeasure most likely won't affect much of their bottom line anyway. Good to know I don't need to buy this game, though.

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DarthNocturnal

Welp, the changes have begun. Hero prices have been cut.

  • Luke & Vader: 15k each (down from 60k each).
  • Emperor, Chewbacca and Leia are 10k (down from 40k).
  • Iden is now 5k (down from 20k).

So basically, 75% cut across the board. I believe all the other heroes are already unlocked.

Additionally, there's going to be an AMA on Wednesday with some higher ups at DICE/ EA. That'll be....... uh, interesting, to say the least.

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IceClimbers

The game is trending on Twitter over this stuff.

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Octane

The backpedaling is strong with this one.

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Luna_110

There’s been a lot of critics in Twitters that I agree with, since EA has took the monetization to a whole new level, but there’s already people sending death threats and outright insulting the devs.
That is sad, too. Blame management, not the devs.

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Deku-Scrub

This game went from my most hyped game of the year outside of Breath of the Wild, Odyssey, and Splatoon 2, to being something I definitely do not plan on picking up. Seriously, screw EA, I'm looking forward to the license theoretically dissolving in 2023.
Also I'm hoping the devs get through this chaos, and I'm hoping the upper management learns a lesson from this scenario, although they most likely won't.

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MsJubilee

Never thought i see a company solely kill their own game.

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KirbyTheVampire

EA can go shrivel up and die. Unless they change in a big way, I don't plan on ever buying any of their games.

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kkslider5552000

It sounds like EA traded in mediocrity and lack of content for sheer greed with this sequel. Ok.

2010s versions of Star Wars Battlefront are not worth caring about. Play better video games instead of being a dumb Star Wars fanboy who is dumb, don't make this one another 10 million+ seller.

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Octane

@subpopz Six more years... 2023... That's a long wait.

I think it's people buy their crap no matter what they release. Battlefront 2 is getting a huge amount of backlash right now, but I wonder if the sales will be any different. Plenty of people either don't know about all of this or want to play a Star Wars game more than they dislike EA.

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Dezzy

EA has just announced that it's decided to live life as a gay corporation.

It's dangerous to go alone! Stay at home.

IceClimbers

So about that supposed dev receiving a bunch of death threats? Yeah...

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DarthNocturnal

The reddit AMA is over. They (the developers, at least) seem pretty open to heavy revisions of the progression system (even to the point of complete overhaul). Time will tell if that actually happens, and to what extent (and it'll take time to roll out the system). They do have a few quick revisions they can make, however (slashed hero prices, performance having a bigger impact on credit payout, etc).

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