From GameWatcher: "FIFA 18 players are boycotting EA's Black Friday sales in an attempt to fix the game's Ultimate League system, which has long been a massive and time-consuming ordeal to encouraged people to spend money in microtransactions."
Yes SCREW EA
I wish I could Curse then I would say what I really feel about EA (Eat A** ).
well at the end of the day, EA is all about the green back so you could say eat A$$
LOL.....I like your version too Goldby!
They seem to be having an abysmal week. Wonder what they're thankful for on this day.
Boycott Madden Next!
I hope this works.
Uh oh. EA sure opened a Pandora's Box. Wonder how all this will turn out.
Hopefully in better designed games.
Hopefully in no micro transactions.
No it's Pandora's lootbox ^^
At least it’s not Al Gore’s lockbox
Hopefully with the end of DLC and MTs, game publishers feeling entitled to endless profits off of a single purchase, even if it means $80 games.
I applaud the effort but c'mon 9000 people won't even register as a slow day for EA. If you get 900,000 people to stop playing maybe EA might notice it. But I mean these people still bought the game, if you want them to feel it stop buying the game.
Didn't this game sell 1 million in Germany alone and just on PS4? 9000 seems like nothing but I guess you have to start somewhere. Like the old saying, "Rome wasn't built in a day".
well if those 9000 people were planning on spending £20-50 each on points. Thats £180,000 - 450,000. Sure not millions but close to half a million. That is still alot to lose even to someone like EA. Just think if the 9000 are the Youtubers that spend 1000s on Fifa Points for publicised pack openings? Then it starts to be a lot of money
When EA makes three quarters of a BILLION from Loot crates in games like FIFA, they wont miss half a million.
They dont individualise all assets. This coupled with whats happening with battlefront all adds up to accumulated losses. They will miss every penny
Would likely require complaints like this to be 1/3 of total sales before EA would even start to worry.
Unfortunately, youre right. 9000 is a decent amount, but hardly a blip on a game that has worldwide sales.
I'm happy for every customer they lose.
Good I hope that number grows to... Over 9000!
I was waiting for the dragon ball reference when I saw the title. Lol! Ding ding ding. You win... Well not really. I don't have any prizes to give out unfortunately. Edit: okay I got something https://m.youtube.com/watch...
The more people boycott this the better.
Should have more like 9,000,000 players, boycotting EA as a whole.
"Every weekend, FIFA 18 has a special two-day event where the best players compete for the best prizes. Called Weekend League, the event prizes' are so good that over six million players fight for a spot at the Weekend League." Ya, 9000 boycotters is going to scare them.
That is a good start but how many millions play FIFA worldwide? Yeah, don't think EA will worry about 9K people unfortunately. Now, if that number could grow closer to a million, than maybe it would send a message.
Make that 9001
We should support the movement even if your don't like or play the game.. This bs has got to stop. The hell with ea
9k is still 9k, 9k more is 18k add 9k more then 9kmore then again then again. Everything counts. Time for people to pull up their pants and stop taking it from companies.
That's what is needed, don't buy these games with micros and loot boxes and if you already own any, best thing to do is dont log on or delete it. It's obvious gamers are getting sick of it now, those mite of lined there pockets full of green, but they have bitten off the hand that feeds them. Personally I don't know how they could have the balls and disrespect towards those who buy into gaming, doesn't matter what console or pc we own, they severely took the pi##.. Remember though it's not just ea, the blame needs to be passed on to all of those greedy gits, any publisher and dev that went down the micro/lootbox hellhole needs to be dealt with in the same way ea are..
Yet 5 million people have bought it? Weird.
Ultimate Team is overrated anyways. Manager Mode and The Journey for me.
Another game on my list of EA games to torrent once it's cracked. I won't play it but I will seed it for the world :D I love to share lol hahaha. Those 9000 players should torrent and seed drain EA's $$$
finally the uproar is raging !
Good thing I left this franchise this year and moved to PES.
:O not 9000 players... whatever will they dooooo
I'm surprised fifa fans have only just reacted. The revolution has begun, vote with your wallets people and stay true.
Maybe EA and there corporate suits might have a reality check and stop taking the piss out of gamers.
Really hope this will EA’s fall and maybe just maybe Activision will be next
Don't really care for fifa since that franchise is talentless and lazy. But hey any reason to screw over EA is a good one! Piss off EA. May your games be thrown into the trash where they belong.
Long live PES!! The better football game!
It's funny really, everyone keeps talking about Battlefront 2's loot crates yet UT is arguably far far worse, my partner works as a teacher and she always overhears her students talk about UT which is essentially the same as Battlefront 2 in it's shameless promotions of microtransactions.
Don't know how old everyone is here but EA have been doing this for many many years.
9000??? A water drop in the ocean
If they wanted EA to abandon the all-profit pay2win FUT mode, they should never have bought FIFA 18 in the first place! Why do you think EA put this shit into their Madden and NHL games as well? For the pleasure of gamers? HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!
Ea getting that work, the anti microtransaction war has begun
FIFA is just the ultimate league system, and now Madden is too. You type A over-competitive gamers are the reason we got into this mess.
9000?! That can't be right, Vegeta!
EA developed a god like complex and needs to be brought down to earth. I don't wanna see them bankrupt but they needed an attitude adjustment. Once they start feeling it where it hurts hopefully it will change their business practices and let others know gamers won't stand for it.
Attitude Adjustment? This guy has you covered! https://www.youtube.com/wat...
I wish people would wake up already and stop buying these yearly rehashed sports games. EA is notorious for being a very bad company in general and yet gamers continue to support them. Gamers need to do more things like this & stick together to either make companies understand what we want, or move out of the way and let another company fill our needs. Sport games do not need yearly releases for minor tweaks. Just release a new roster every year and charge a set fee for the yearly roster updates and call it a day !!
Sadly, I've seen a few people try to defend the more harmful pay-to-win MTX's using the excuse that they're optional and thus hurt nothing. This reasoning is BS. Whenever pay-to-win microtransactions are present in a $60 game like this, the ability to progress without the microtransactions is ALWAYS throttled back in one way or another, often to the point where the time spent in normal gameplay, trying to earn the same gear that the MTX's offer, takes double or even triple the effort, and becomes less fun and more of a slog/chore as a result. Some people might like that slower pace. Some people are also masochistic.XD The blunt truth is that P2W MTX's that affect the balance of power to a significant extent have no place in a $60 retail game. It would be different if it were just tiny cosmetic things that had no real bearing on player capability, or if it were stuff that was relatively possible to earn in-game without spending hundreds of hours, and is only being offered in an MTX for those that want to take that route, like health potions or something in a F2P MMO where they're already abundant if you know how to make/earn them otherwise. But more often than gamers want, that's not how it turns out. The best solution here is to just keep pay-to-win microtransactions out of $60 games.
I guess some top brass figured " Hey they already think we're bad,lets squeeze every penny while we can " I highly recommend not to encourage their reasoning.
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