ThisGenGaming says "Star Wars Battlefront II's currency and prices for micro-transactions have been revealed."
BS my friends don't buy
Before everyone goes bananas. Remember these particular MTs are cosmetic skins and stuff. All of the real content in the game is free. No paid DLC this time around.
Free, oh really ? Sure, you can get those stuff in the game, but grind is just so slow and tedious. Because video game publishers favor towards gambling systems.
Cosmetics my butt these mts are to level up etc this is 100 chance to ptw
Please lool into it it has zero to do with cosmetics this is skills levels and class abilites
That’s what MTs are for. To reduce the time impatient people have with getting stuff on their own. Map packs, new game modes, expansions, real DLC content are 100% free in this game. That’s why there is no season pass. I know the common ADD gamer today wants everything now and for free but that’s not the real world.
I believe you're misinformed. You need to open lootboxes for leveling your different roles. I may be wrong but i believe thats the process. And the big problem is that you need credits and credits are quite the chore to attain not to mention everyone gets equal amounts...therefore the normal progression in the game is the same for everyone. Grind, grind and grind. ...or get tired and start shelling out the green stuff.
It's not just cosmetics. The entire progression system is based around loot boxes, you can directly acquire more power by buying loot boxes which makes it pay to win.
No it is NOT. This is the ENTIRE progression and perk system locked behind a paywall. Sure you could play the game 24/7 and get some of the perks but it would take YEARS. Or you could just pay them more money. Sad that people will buy into this. Really really sad. This will usher in the death of gaming. You made it to the boss battle - please pay 9.99 to fight boss. Congrats you won the epic sword - you are overburdened and need to pay 9.99 to pick up item. You have played this game for 1 hour - please pay 9.99 for the next 60 minutes of enjoyment..... It is already here..and it is getting progressively worse.
Your statement is patently false. The MTs are for loot boxes. All the progression in the game is locked behind these rng loot boxes, which are tedious as fuck to earn currency for in game.
To all the QQ above: https://www.engadget.com/20... LIKE I SAID. COSMETIC STUFF.
Sadly a lot of people will buy it regardless. Only the hardcore like us do care of these BS otherwise no one cares !!
Holy crap! I agree with this guy! Knew it would happen eventually, XiNatsuDragnel :)
this games over
Sorry I know it's people's jobs etc but any company that chooses to do this deserves to go out of business. It's disgusting. We are not all millionaires.
It is a real shame as the people who actually create the game likely had no say.
You can keep you game then! I’m not buying into this crap. Greedy a$$ publishers.
All this backlash and zero *beeps* being given by EA, they probably think as it's Star Wars, it won't matter and it'll sell stupidly well regardless.. I really hope the gaming community can prove them wrong and literally shove humble pie up their greedy asses. Wasn't it just last month that EA were gloating about how they are putting player happiness before profit?
Oh god ! That's just expensive. I'm pass with this nonsense.
$100!? Who the heck would buy that!?
Idiots and addicts.
And children with access to their parents credit card, that's what i'd be worried about. I thought the beta was alright (though could've been better) so this MT stuff kind of puts me on the fence. I'll likely wait it out just to see if it doesn't bomb hard and ends up with a low playercount. Made that mistake already this year..
Yall pls pls its ptw or try to win even
You guys are aware that there is no premium for Battlefront 2 right? I by no means defend microtransaction bullshit but, if i had to choose between another premium crap (that only divides playerbase) over microtransactions, i choose microtransactions. Other than that I will not judge further, until I see for myself how it will end up affecting the game.
I'd rather have a premium season pass than them design progression from the ground up with rng microtransactions in mind. There are a whole bunch of ways they could have done this right.. they could have used SWTOR's MTs as a good reference as to how they are done right but nope, good old greedy EA strike again.
With premium game. At least I can get the base game for 60$ with the weapon and stuff. But with MT you wont even get those base weapons and equipments I rather buy a base game and dlc so I get the full experience instead of paying for MT Hoping I get something knowing that most likely I wont get wat I want and habe to pay again With dlc at the very least you can buy what you want, so you can choose wether it's worth it or not. With MT, you can pay 3$ to get what you want or it might even take 100$ and you might nkt even get it. You never know
Paying to get some advantage is no new. The previous game had packs available in PS store. However I find very bad that they entice gamers to buy their progression so to speak, in the game as you play. Gamers paying real money to progress in the game must be real bad players. On a side note, there s some hypocrisy going on about the so called Deluxe edition on this game and possibly others. It's a fact that gamers buying it are simply paying to get significant advantage day one. We r talking about epic upgrades. Those gamers are just as bad For my part I buy standard games and unlock my upgrades playing the game.
One of the issues with this game is that while yes you can unlock them in game, the rewards for completing an online match are based solely on how long the match was, do you normally get 20 kills and push objectives, congrats you get the same rewards as someone who just sits there and shoots at their shadow thinking it's an enemy
@Goldby 'shoots at their shadow thinking it's an enemy' Haha you cracked me up there and that's me sometimes maybe. Haha Its true I didn't get a clear idea how rewards work and even how they account for points allowing reinf in a match. I read you get more rewards for finishing a match rather than leaving before the end so that I guess is good. I do hope its based on how you perform. Did you get the information about how that works for the full game? Where if you have a link plz?
The developers usually lap that up with ''Yeah but not everyone has the time to play that much and earn it'' Why anyone in their right mind would first buy a game full price, and then go on to buy your way through the unlocks, effectively paying extra money to play less in the end, is well beyond me. There's something to be said about impatience, but same as with the battlefield shortcut packs, you'd be paying to unlock gear that acts as one of the main incentives to keep playing, leaving you either unfulfilled or bored. It makes no sense
@omnisome I totally agree thats the way I see it. I think it would make more sense actually to release a standard game at launch or a deluxe edition with no extra upgrade/weapon and then a few weeks later possibly allow players to buy extra for them to catch up if they wish since they jump late to the party
It's designed as a f*****g mobile game -_-
I wonder if this is legal in Sweden at all tbh. Lottery and gambling aimed at people under 18 is illegal here and this game is sold with a 16 year age restriction at PS Store. I have yet to see any MT with 18 year old age restriction on PS Store and that includes every game sold there... I wish someone with legal know-how could see if lootboxes doesn't fall under the lottery-laws. Because if they do, it would be curious to see how EA, Sony, Microsoft and so on would have to react to that.
They could probably defend it by saying that no-one is forced to buy those things, and therefore the responsibility doesn't rest on them (how many mobile games have similar gambling mechanics). But it's a dirty trick, playing on people's lack of self control to boost your profit. Very sad that AAA games have eagerly implemented these things.
Guys this isnt cosmetic mts this is level ups for your classes the better cards u get better skills u havethe more u spend better chance u get this is the worst kinda ptw cuz u aint even guaranteed abilites but u have a way greater chance then non buyers
This paints a dull picture of what's to come in future games (not just this franchise).
DICE and EA can blow me. Not buying this POS.
I was going to buy this for the One X and now i won't. It's put me off.
Are they nuts Not buying this
Thank you! Just canceled my pre order
Did the right thing then, canceled my pre order and put the game into my used cart for 20$ to experience the single player down the road. Sorry, I'm not supporting this garbage.
This reeks of EA executive suite decision making. This is what happens when a publisher obtains exclusive rights to a franchise.....they whore it out and they nickel and dime the fanbase. Thanks EA upper management. You play up the fans indicating you heard the feedback and that you made a ton of changes....and then this!? Clearly you did NOT hear the fans.
And here we go again! Gamer's, for the sake of gaming, whatever your platform. DON'T buy into this crap. Cosmetic or not, it's a slippery slope. I know some will disagree, that's your choice. No hate to gamers
People can pay for these all they want and just cause chaos... I'll be laughing all the way as my stats plumment and just having fun shooting things win or lose... Caring about meaningless stats is hilarious
gaming as a whole needs this game to fail ... badly fail... these business practices are just getting far too out of hand at this point ... its sickened me to see this shit in forza 7, shadow of war and now the most egregious example ive seen thus far BF2 ... ridiculous
I was looking forward to this all year with all the improvements they had made over the first game, then they do this shit. I can't support this and will not buy the game.Thanks EA for once again finding a way to screw something up.
EA always finds a way
I'll stick with Battlefield 1 then...
I'm not purchasing this. I'll watch the story mode play-through on YouTube just to see what happens. I don't support games that practice loot boxes and micro transactions unless the game is FTP.
Cancelled my preorder.
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