The Internet is Pissed At EA and It's Getting Ugly
EA Games is in deep shit, and Reddit is adding fuel to the fire. EA announced their newest game, Star Wars Battlefront 2, which will probably be rad except for the fact that you'll have to spend A TON OF TIME AND MONEY just to play your favorite character. According to Gizmodo + Reddit: Many of the franchise’s most memorable characters wouldn’t be playable in the game from the get-go. To unlock them, players will need to spend in-game currency earned from hours of play. In the case of Darth Vader, the price tag is 60,000 credits, which requires around a 40-hour investment, according to player estimates. (Spending real-world money, which cannot be directly converted to credits, provides only a “round-about way” of unlocking the characters.) Understandably, users are pissed especially since they're already paying for the game - now they have to pay more just to be Vader? Now this would have just brewed quietly if it weren't for EA Games' comment on Reddit: Which is not the most hated comment on reddit of all time. "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." It is now reaching 400k downvotes and seems to have broken the downvote counter. It's a horrible mesh of starwars/videogame fans being extra vocal and EA's sort of lame response. As of now, EA Games announced they'd be decreasing the cost/time to unlock characters by 75%.