One of the best posts this year.
Bravo sir, bravo.
Too late EA. I already got my refund. You really need to keep the marketing depatment away from DICE EA games. It's your "cash cow" and you are blowing it big time.
"This attempt was weak, but there has to be attempts..."
Are they though? These kinds of games still sell millions upon millions, and the lootboxes make these companies more money then DLC ever did.
680K downvotes at my time of reading. Good thing I don't care for EA's games or anything else with pay to win microtransactions.
I realize its easy and popular to pile on the rant train. EA is very deserving of this backlash. The Loot Crate system should never have included vital items. Thankfully, they managed to drop the Season Pass for DLC which fractures the player base (Battlefield 1), but put in a paid back door system to offset the dev costs. Had the Crates been superficial items, like skins/poses etc...Yeah.
With all that said, I am enjoying the game so far (Yes, I pre oredered). It is superior to 2015's Battlefront and I can see putting a lot of hours into it. I've put in well over 400 hours in Battlefield 1 and never regretted the purchase. For me, 40 hours in a Multiplayer game is completely inconsequential. At this point, I believe people will jump on any detail and find something wrong with it, for the sake of doing so. Conversely, EA needs a complete business exorcism, to rid itself of some horrid management ideas or its Triple A games may never recover.