Electronic Arts Just Set A Record For The Most Downvoted Reddit Comment Ever (-420,000 And Spiraling)
You know what else is utterly amazing? How much the gamers that use Reddit HATE Electronic Arts.
Then again, when you release a game called Star Wars: Battlefront II, and you charge up to $80 or so for it, people kind of expect that some of the more important characters like, say, Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker will come with it. Alas, they do not.
However, what makes the gamers even more angry is that fact that you can acquire these characters, but at a very, very steep cost.
According to Polygon, Skywalker and Vader’s costs are currently 60,000 credits, which you earn while actually playing the game.
Writing on Reddit’s Battlefront subreddit, user TheHotterPotato analyzed 21 matches in Galactic Assault (the all-purpose multiplayer fight spanning multiple eras and scenarios), and how many credits were earned, in sum and on average. TheHotterPotato arrived at an average of 250 credits per 10-minute match.
You don’t have to be a genius to do the math and figure out that at that rate it will take you 40 hours of multiplayer gameplay before you can even think about playing as these characters.
Naturally, when they discovered this, gamers felt like they were being scammed by EA and went nuts.
So what did Electronic Arts do? They tried to justify the 40-hour requirement in a comment on Reddit.
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.
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