EA's horrible launch for Star Wars: Battlefront II has only been worse with the release of their latest patch.
This is worse than Battlefield 4 launch. I did enjoy BF4 but they completely ruin with it when they added MT in it. Yes, i’m not Joking. They did put that thing in BF4.
No I didn't play bf4 but hear a lot about the launch. It's no where close the same problem talking server and the like of course.
Yeah the servers have been great. No noticeable lag or games dropping. Wayyyyy better than Battlefield 4.
My experience was great the first couple days then it had lag issues but seems the update fixed all the problems for me.
I never finished BF4 due to the glitch that caused your game save to become corrupt.
Bf4 was not ruined by MT. Only whales that never played the game but said shortcuts allow them to play with unlocks since they have no time to unlock them were idiots. If you have no time to play then why buy something you're hardly going to use?
I agree that this is bad but BF4 when launched, you could not play online what so ever for a week or two and you could not play the campaign because your save file kept getting corrupted constantly and the game crashed all the time. It was absolutely 100% unplayable at launch. At least you can play BF2.......but that's not saying much.
Technical issues are a lot different. EA did the MT's on purpose, you cant really predict network stability. And the MT in BF4 were meaningless.
That's a very different debate...I completely agree with you, but you very much can 'predict network stability'...it's just getting the network ready for BF4's launch was expensive, so they didn't do it...EA's been doing that for years, and i'm kind of blown away that BF4's release didn't net a similar push back as battlefront II has...just for different reasons. All i mean is DICE and EA weren't sitting around in late 2013 saying 'I really can't believe this has so many problems' stability wise...Important people knew months before release that it was going to be on fire, and they released it anyway.
MT are N/A in the game as of yet, so what the hell are you talking about? The servers are terrible. I have been kicked out of at least 5 games so far and what's even worse is the load time. 2-3 minutes to load. BTW, prepare to die.......a lot. It's a grind to build credits to buy cards and unlock weapons.
RIP Battlefront 2 we never knew the
one small step for man... another giant leap back for EA.
Don't forget Activision, Warner Bros and every other studio. Get some perspective.
Yesterday jumping in a match my cards were gone. Came back to main menu then started a new match they were back. There were many server lag I believe. Now all is working fine Edit: Oh hey people wanting to call me apologist or insult or belittle what I say because I enjoy a game move on. I won't waste my time replying anymore.
Would think any disagrees would have more to do with any kind of defense of MTs which doesn't actually translate into liking the game said MTs have been attached to. On a side note wonder if this may cost EA the SW license. If Disney will pull it. That would send the ultimate message - if not for the fact it Activision would get it next.
Oh Ive never been bothered with disagrees even if some people mistake then for like,dislike going fb too much haha I think the game could easily work if they straight remove loot crates which are not needed for progression. Hopefully the gambling bad publicity can push that.
I'm with you. I think the game is great besides all the drama attached to it.
Dont waste your time posting then apologist.
What an @rseh0le thing to say.
Of course loot boxes aren't required. They were forced into the game and designed to encourage extra revenue out of sheer greed.
But youre complainimg and not enjoying
Not sure what makes you say that I'm enjoying the game a lot and want it to improve.
You ever heard of an EA patch making things better?
Yes, they lowered Hero cost and removed MT's...at least for now it made things better.
First off, those were not patches. Second, they were done because of us not you! Remember, you strongly opposed those changes. You are pro microtransactions and pro EA. You would have been perfectly content with the game as it was originally released.
@Anubis When did I ever say I didn't want lower hero costs? Also, yes, I don't really care if MT's were there or not, but I never said "darn i wish Hero costs were raised back up to 75%". I also still don't like that they have an hourly cap in arcade...
You are right, you never used those exact words. You just actively opposed the people who wanted these changes and more every chance you got. You called people whiny constantly and defended MT's none stop. By you: "I'm not the one crying here haha if anything you guys are. Whaaa we don't like optional things in the game whaaaa" "Depends on ifnyoure talking about money boxes or in game currency boxes. If you're talking about MT's that is absolutely taking options away from players." "I have been telling you guys this for DAYS that the grind to get heroes isn't bad, but that same false "40 hour for one character" just kept getting tossed around" "Its okay though since EA is coming out with free DLC for it." "So that we all have to pay an additional $20? Nah I'll stick with optional MT's and let the other people pay for my content" "Jeez... all I said is the game will be fine regardless of this backlash... which is true. So far the grind isn't bad right now, plus I realize like in most any other massive game or MP game I'm not going to collect EVERYTHING. If I don't get a handful of star cards for a couple classes i don't even play... it's not going to break my heart." "If people stopped spreading false facts. It only takes 10 hours to unlock one of the top tier characters. That's not including all the credits you get from normal progression unlocks from just playing the game. I already have vader and halfway to Luke. The two most expensive characters and I have only played maybe 12-15 hours." "Incoming whiners." "No, see, that's your WALLET effecting PROGRESSION. what he said was I wish the progression didn't effect our wallets. Insinuating that you HAVE to pay to progress. Which is simply inaccurate." and I could go on and on and on how you actively were defending this BS and trying to downplay this issue gamers have with this game. You say you don't work for EA, I strongly disagree. I believe you do. But let's say you don't. If you truly don't than you should be happy that this issue was brought to the forefront finally. And no, it's not just SWBF2, it's also CoDWW2 and other games as well. People have started noticing this years ago but SWBF2 just went to many steps too far with this. You know what they done yet you keep defending this. If you are a true gamer, I really don't understand you as this will benefit you as well. But I don't think you are, I think you are hired by EA. I wonder how many forums you need to be working on each day to try and downplay this issue and belittle people who bring this up.
Oh look. Its Jinger defending SwBf 2 surprised. You have to be on the EA payroll.
@Anubis Hahahaha wow. This is fantastic. I guess I'm flattered you took the time to copy and paste my comments. So first I am an Xbot because I'm not a big fan of ND and now I'm on EA's payroll because I don't agree with you guys. Ooookay pal. I made this account a while back, but I have been a sleeper agent for EA this entire time. If you actually read my comments at no point am I ever PRAISING EA or saying they are right to do what they are doing. Most of my comments simply state facts from my experience of the game. In fact I still don't agree with them having a hourly credit cap on Arcade mode and I'm not even a fan of how they handled the story... but yes I work for EA and I'm just praising them and kissing their feet.... okay pal And on top of it I STRONGLY disagree with having the government this much involved in this.
Jinger, you keep saying that you don't kiss EA ass yet you do. I never called you an xbot though. If you don't like ND games, that's your personal prefferance. Not everyone likes such great quality games, I get it. However, you keep defending this shitty practice by EA calling it an "option". Really? Is that an option to you? You don't even know what you are talking about. This whole game was designed around this. Not a single game ever was this heavily designed to cheat more money out of you yet. Yet here you are again, defending EA and yourself. You thibk saying one thing about the arcade mode suddenly changes my mind about you? Don't make me laugh. You are an EA employee. That would nake you look better actually than if you were not one. No true gamer or sane person would defend EA and this BS they pulled with BF2.
@Anubis Okay bud. Keep being delusional. MT's are optional, 100% optional hence why the game is still playable and functional without them, derp. Your problem is that youre so bent on trying to tell peoole how to play their entertainment or what to do with their money... how about you F off. Also, if I was an EA employee why would I be on n4g where none of you even made an impact at all anyway? I'd be on Reddit and actual site articles doing this where it actually matters. I certainly wouldn't be wasting so much time talking with some dip shits like you on a website that has literally done nothing for the cause because your voices aren't heard on these chats. I doubt EA would care enough to monitor this site.
Basically Jinger, MTs in general are all your fault. Just ypu ;)
@Feldman Lol yeah all my fault. The guy who has never bought a MT in his life, but it's all my fault.
All are fine. Those who had issues with their heroes getting locked and weapons unavailable are no longer having issues. As what OB1Biker said, it might be due to server lag or delays, at the time of this writing, I just played BF2 a few minutes ago and my cards and heroes were there.
You know, I've been questioning this for a while now, but... If EA is so obsessed over real-money items in their games, why don't they just make a few FTP MMO's and make their MTX cash off of the saps that would buy costumes and other crap in those? That way they could leave stuff like Battlefront out of the MTX loop, and please investors AND core fans of their franchises all at the same time. It sounds better than trying to mix the two, then trying and failing to find a balance that doesn't leave both sides nipping at their wallets until their funds have no way of settling in without falling out...
They will never create an MMO. An MMO game need long support and that is not EA’s style. EA just latches on to anything that is popular and then move on quickly to another fad after they leech the life out of it. They usually never support any games for long, as can be seen by their yearly sport games.
they had NFS world but it was shut down i enjoyed that game a lot even though it was built on MT but they could try making another FTP game like need for speed world maybe a shooter ah BF heroes and BF play for free rest in peace lol
Because attaching these things to regular games is practically free for them to do. All they need to do is structure the store around it so they can deliver the content. Since it doesn't cost them anything, and they can make more money off the game because of it, they continue to do it. An MMO requires quite a bit of work to make, much less support indefinitely.
Was gonna buy this game Day 1 full price because of the promised post-launch DLC support, which would keep the community together, but with a launch like this, I doubt there will be any community left to enjoy the game with after 3-4 months of this BS. Might be better off finally picking up Battlefield 1 including the Season Pass for 30 euro total, and hoping after a few weeks/months they'll release all the DLC for free for those with only the base-game, like they did with Hardline and BF4.
This was day 1 for me too but haven't bought either. I'd still consider getting it as I'm a huge Star Wars fan and the game does actually look good, but EA will have to overhaul progression/unlocks and completely drop mt's altogether before I'd even consider getting it. I'd imagine if they did do that, a lot of people might actually get it. I can't see EA doing that though unfortunately.
Ahhh EA. Once garbage always garbage.
I LOL'd at the headline. Didn't read the article. Had enough of this trainwreck of a game now. Time to move on to something else. I feel bad for anyone that bought this game.
The real patches will be $3.99
Or take a 400hr download time 1kb at a time
Dunno about that. It's quite a big gamble to spend money on a patch. You never actually know if it will fix issues or make them worse.
I'm enjoying it.
All of my Star Cards and unlocks were 'missing' post patch. A quick restart of the game did not fix. A quick restart of the PS4 ... did. Not a good feeling when all that pride and accomplishment is taken away in the blink of an eye. That said getting into a match now take longer. Rubber banding is still an issue (unless blasters can now should straight through solid objects now). All in all the patch did make things worse. Also noted that blaster bolts appear to have been removed or limited. The CR2 now appears to only be firing tracer bolts every fifth shot or so. Seems like they tweaked something.
This happens with EA games a lot usually just backing out and finding a match usually fixes it
Trust only EA to make something shit even shitter. Worst company this last and this gen by miles. Even Konami seem like gods compared to the fuck up that is EA.
I hate EA now.
Loved battlefield 4 and hardline. Hated battlefield 1. Server issues were a problem on 4 for a while though.
DICE just need to sack off this Star Wars fan service member-berry tosh, and crack on with Bad Company 3.
They are pissed about the shit they are getting for their attempt to add lootcrates as well as the legal issues Belgium and Hawaii are trying to tie to their game in reference to their greedy practices. This is a sign of them being upset and trying to ruin the experience imo.....a bitch move by EA.
SW BF2 game is great, no issue with MT because I never bother with them. The patch may have caused an issue and I'm sure it's not the first gamer to have a duff patch. Everybody chill out and relax Whats the point, either buy the game or don't, use MT's or don't. FFS
"caused players’ games to constantly crash as well as lose progression on classes and re-lock heroes." Intentionally, I believe.
that was pretty temporary lasted a couple of hours and it was server side.
this whole situation is just worse. Do better next time EA.
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