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kkslider5552000

They have to put in all those lootboxes to make up for actually making a complete 60 dollar game this time. /s

("To make up for the inevitably lower sales because people were disappointed with the first game" is an acceptable 2nd choice for this joke)

Edited on by kkslider5552000

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RancidVomit86

I've been also playing the beta. I've been having fun and all and the game it's a real treat for the eyes with ultra settings on PC but it's also not convincing me to spend $60 on it. So far I'm thinking I might be waiting for a price drop or it to go on sale before I will grab it.

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DarthNocturnal

@Peek-a-boo

So the beta is over, and a few last-minute discoveries might mean that all fears of the game being “P2W“ are overblown or unfounded.

For one thing, it was possible to create and upgrade star cards in the Collection menu using scrap. Selecting a star card you hadn't unlocked let you unlock the starting tier for 40 scrap. Then you can further upgrade it to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th tier with more.

I'm also hearing that the final game will have waaaaay more challenges (and it's own take on Hutt contracts), some of which will net fixed rewards for certain classes (including weapons and star cards). Other weapons are apparently craftable with scrap.

So, I guess the main question is “can one get decent scrap without much/ any investment into loot crates, with or without real money?“. More then a few beta challenges gave scrap, so maybe it'll be plentiful in the full game? Timed challenges are a thing, so they could easily create infinite ways to earn it without needing to rely on loot crates.

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DarkRula

Well, the daily loot boxes give scrap, and I'm pretty sure duplicate cards are meant to give scrap as well. The pay to win stuff is certainly being over-exaggerated to the highest degree. But then, it is EA, so what can you expect.
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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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DarthNocturnal

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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.

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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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Operative2-0

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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NintenNinja16

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.

Edited on by kkslider5552000

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