It is no surprise that video game enthusiasts, as well as the general public, are not too fond of EA and the games they produce. EA managed to win the illustrious “Worst Company in America” award two year in a row, back in 2012 and 2013. Some would actually consider this to be quite remarkable, considering companies like BP were still under fire for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Reddit user MBMMaverick posted on the StarWarsBattlefront subreddit, criticizing EA’s Battlefront II. He cites the games use of “micro-transactions” encouraging players to pay more money to unlock characters saying,
This is a joke. I’ll be contacting EA support for a refund… I can’t even playing f*cking Darth Vader?!?!? Disgusting. This age of “micro-transactions” has gone WAY too far. Leave it to EA though to stretch the boundaries.
EA responded to this by saying,
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.
This response earned EA 350k downvotes in just under 24 hours, making it the most downvoted post in Reddit history. It will be interesting to see just how high that number will grow over the next couple days. This certainly does not mean that Battlefront II will be a bad game, but it is safe to say that things are not looking good for EA.
Source – Reddit