Fans aren’t happy with the progression and microtransactions in Star Wars Battlefront II, if a recent Reddit post is to be believed. Publisher EA wrote to Battlefront’s Reddit community, defending their implementation of loot crates, after one fan found that Darth Vader wasn’t available from the get-go.
Here’s the statement in full:
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.
As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.
Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.
As of reporting, the post has over 393,000 downvotes in under 24 hours – making it the most downvoted comment in Reddit’s history. The runner-up (via Kotaku) is sitting at -24,333. It’s unclear how many of the downvotes are legitimate, or added by bots.