'Star Wars Battlefront II' Players Outraged Over Progression System, Microtransactions

EA Now Have The Most Downvoted Reddit Post Of All Time Shannon Grixti

EA published a new blog post today announcing that after looking at fan feedback, the company will reduce the cost of unlocking some in-game heroes like Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker from 60,000 to 15,000. When that information hit Reddit, people got mad.

It now sits at negative 392,000 points, making it the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.

I've seen some debate over how much the insertion of microtransactions should be factored into reviews, or how much they should impact upon a final score, but I feel that Star Wars Battlefront 2 answers that question. Specifically, a controversial change to the game made it more hard to get Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

Star Wars Battlefront II-Electronic Arts most anticipated title of the year-has a galaxy of excited gamers ready to stoke up their lightsabers and join either the Empire or the Rebel Alliance. In a Battlefront 2 subreddit, the official EACommunityTeam response confirms that it takes 40 hours to unlock special Battlefront 2 characters, including Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. That controversy continues now that the game is out in EA/Origin Access, with players complaining about how the game allows you to essentially pay for the chance to get better items that actually affect your in-game performance.

In gamer culture, giving players such a leg up is a big no-no. Asking players to grind for 10 hours to unlock their favorite characters is in the exact same spirit as asking them to grind for 40 hours. No company is more hated on the "front page of the internet" than EA.

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Players are anxious this might open the floodgates so that other company's will start doing the same thing. "I paid 80$ to have Vader locked?" "I have just achieved a sense of pride and accomplishment from cancelling my preorder", one wrote. That the likes of Darth Vader are only attainable via excessive amounts of grinding is just as much as a design flaw as a poor frame rate or a shoddy camera.

While this statement from EA was fairly innocuous, Sean took to Twitter to explain that the Reddit analysis was "highly inaccurate and that it didn't take a lot of factors into account to come to its conclusions".

The top six heroes were never available for a direct real money exchange; in-game credits are acquired either through game play or as a bonus in one of three loot crate varieties through which a player acquires new items or upgrades existing vehicles, fighter classes or unlocked heroes.

"As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch, the post reads".

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