EA Defends Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Microtransactions, Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Post Ever

EA Defends Star Wars Battlefront 2’s Microtransactions, Becomes Most Downvoted Reddit Post Ever

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.



 

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Comments Comments (11)

 
Posted by MonkeyMan
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 9:15 AM
2
Haha holy crap. Hopefully this will make game devs take notice
 
 
 
Posted by kniteowl
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 9:21 AM
1
Serves them right. I find with EA it seems to often be one step forwards, one step back, when it comes to improvements to their games... I hope they fix it as I really wanted Battlefront 2 to be good. Not marred by this loot crate nonsense.
 
 
 
Posted by ChieftaiNZ
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 9:52 AM
1
14 November 2017, 09:21 AM Reply to kniteowl
Serves them right. I find with EA it seems to often be one step forwards, one step back, when it comes to improvements to their games... I hope they fix it as I really wanted Battlefront 2 to be good. Not marred by this loot crate nonsense.
1 Step Forwards, 1 Step backwards. More like 1 Step forwards, 3 steps back.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 10:52 AM
2
Sales will be the one stat that will make em pay attention.
 
 
 
Posted by dsinnz
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 12:37 PM
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14 November 2017, 10:52 AM Reply to drunk_monk
Sales will be the one stat that will make em pay attention.
Yes! vote with our wallets!
 
 
 
Posted by I3ridgeI3urner
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 1:24 PM
1
Reddit being used for good in gaming...wow. Great to see.
 
 
 
Posted by Outlaw213
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 3:35 PM
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14 November 2017, 10:52 AM Reply to drunk_monk
Sales will be the one stat that will make em pay attention.
Nothing else matters, don't think negative reviews will hurt them that much either since it's Star Wars, parents will still buy it for their kids.
 
 
 
Posted by drunk_monk
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 5:53 PM
1
OH and thanks for the link to the reddit downvote list. Many lols were had.
 
 
 
Posted by Ron
On Tuesday 14 Nov 2017 6:07 PM
1
Shame, shame, shame.
 
 
 
Posted by guido
On Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 9:09 AM
1
Wow?! Over 680,000 now! :-D And 77 gold?! What's up with that???
 
 
 
Posted by SpawnSeekSlay
On Wednesday 15 Nov 2017 11:10 AM
1
I hope people just simply dont buy it and vote with their wallets, but like Shadow of Mordor I dont think that will happen. Unfortunately we are in this state because there are alot of gamers who do go nuts and throw alot of money at these things. Just look at NBA2k18 - within a day there were bloody heaps of rando's running around with maxed stats, its BS, let alone the millions spent on VC for MyTeam packs... which makes the mode unplayable for me, have to play for 2-3 hours just to buy 1 damn pack..
Its basically become a Buy premium game, pay premium to continue playing or unlock content model going on in 2017.
I knew it was going to push hard beyond the purely cosmetic loot...
I blame these damn gamers out there paying for this sh*t just as much as the publishers themselves.