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EA Responds to Credits Controversy, Gets Destroyed

EA Responds to Credits Controversy, Gets Destroyed

"No" - the entire internet

pocru by pocru on Nov 13, 2017 @ 08:04 AM
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As we reported earlier, some mathematically-inclined Reddit folks decided to add up the numbers and determined that it would take over 40 hours of straight gaming in order to unlock one of the heroes in Star Wars Battlefront 2, if they decided not to spend a single dime of extra money. That number wasnt exactly precise: there are ways to get credits outside the 200-some you earn at the end of each match, but even with those extra credits coming your way, all it would really do is turn a 40-hour grind into maybe a 34-hour grind not that much better.

Anyway. People got prissy, as they had every right to do, and EA decided they had to enter damage control. So over on Reddit, EA decided to respond with their logic.

And, beautifully, their Reddit post is now one of the top five most disliked posts on the whole site. You never let me down, internet.

Here's the message in full:

Our goal involves creating a compelling progression path for all of our players. There's a lot of content at launch with even more coming via live service, and we'll continuously adjust our progression mechanics to give players a sense of accomplishment as they explore all of Battlefront 2.

I posted this in another thread, but feel it would be good to post here as well.

Heroes earned through Credits: The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes. 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.

Credits Earned: We're looking at the results daily and will be continuing to tune this to ensure that players feel a meaningful sense of reward for the time they spend with Battlefront 2.

We appreciate the conversation here, and our team is working to make the best choices possible for the game and the players. We will provide more details and updates as we can.


As you could guess, people called them on the BS right away, and right now the post has -6017 points. Which might not mean anything, but damn, it sends a message. A message I can only hope EA actually hears.

Not holding my breath, but this was too juicy not to share.

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