The comment overtook Reddit's most downvoted comments ever within a frighteningly short space of time as fans expressed their displeasure.
He's upset about game developer EA's "micro-transaction" tendencies that make it so players either have to spend a disgusting number of hours in game, or spend (a lot of) hard-earned cash on getting the things that should be included.
In order to unlock Darth Vader alone, players will have to fork over 60,000 credits, which will take up to 40 hours to obtain according to Redditior's calculations.
As a measure of the gamer ire displayed, a reply to the original complaint on Reddit, by the EA Community Team, received almost half a million down-votes in its first day (now totalling - 630,000). Based on what we've seen in the trial, this amount will make earning these heroes an achievement, but one that will be accessible for all players.It's a big change, and it's one we can make quickly. Currently, the post has 604,000 downvotes, which considering the previously most downvoted post only received a mere 24,000 downvotes, illustrated the anger fans have with both EA and the game's loot box system.
EA says that hero costs in Star Wars: Battlefront 2 will be lowered ahead of the game's launch this Friday.
However, Wasilczyk made no mention of a refund for people who paid the higher values for the hero unlocks. We're making the changes to the credit levels for unlocking heroes and we're going to keep making changes to improve the game experience over time.
The company will also courageous the waters of a Reddit AMA tomorrow (Wednesday 15).
The changes are immediate and will go live to the game (which is now available early through EA's Access service) today, ahead of the wider launch on Friday (17 November).
The problem was not the fact that gaining access to the characters required microtransactions that involved in-game currency or real money, as the trend has been prevalent in the video game industry.
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. "There is no pride if a different players can pay money to unlock Luke/Vader in seconds, and I have to grind 40 hours", Brandacle said. The team is fully committed to listening to our community, continually adjusting the game, and providing even more great Star Wars content over the upcoming months and years of live service updates. It's a complex system, but one you'll likely want to understand before diving into the game-or deciding whether it's worth a purchase.
Star Wars Battlefront II is coming to PS4, Xbox One, and PC on November 17, which is a few short days away. "We welcome the conversation".
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