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November 17, 2017 by Tim


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Navarr
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Navarr

Not removal, suspension! They said they’d add them back later.

LGM
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LGM

I guess (& hopefully) what they going to do is to change the micro-transactions to more like how Overwatch’s micro-transactions is; complete cosmetic & no pay to win.

…or they might be trying to just hold off the pay to win until they think our attentions are away from them to restore it.

Really, should wait & see 1st.

Camaron
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Camaron

At what point do you stop buying EA’s games? So many people act like we don’t have a choice in the matter “Well, this game is an obvious cutthroat scam! It’s a real shame we don’t have the option of not buying into it”.

Arvex
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Arvex

Well said. People seem to forget that the option of not buying something is a thing. Like their value as a human being is suddenly forfeit if they miss out on the latest big releases.

It’s people like that who are the reason that publishers like EA are still around and don’t have to change their ways.

Jaysburn
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Jaysburn

The problem is much deeper than that, though. Yes, educated adults can just not buy the games, and that’s no problem; I sure haven’t bought an EA game at full price in many years. However the issue lies in the fact that these marketing ploys are designed to force the uneducated to pay, generally children with access to their parents money or people who (largely through ignorance) just don’t understand. On top of that, they DO make pretty good games at their base level, they’re just coated in all this greedy bullshit. When they have monopolies on things like Star… Read more »

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

Enough people do. There are those who don’t bother with EA but enough do….

LGM
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LGM

Well, I did not. Last EA game I brought is Miiror’s Edge 2.

Hold myself off the 1st EA Battlefront because the game looks too shallow, bet your ass I am not buying EA Battlefront 2 for this pay to win shit.

Hell, I didn’t even buy Shadow of War. May just buy it at discount prices later.

Skorpeyon
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Skorpeyon

This. Pretty sure the last game I bought by them was Shadow of Mordor, and that was at a steep discount when I got ahold of it. EA doesn’t produce much I actually care about, and I actively try to avoid them now.

Jiala
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Jiala

Just wanted to say… Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor had nothing to do with EA. It was made by Monolith PRoductions and Feral Interactive (with feral mostly handling the mac and linux ports). And the Publisher was Warner Brothers, not EA.

Jono
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Jono

I guess EA just knows their audience. As a working adult I have little time to game and there are SO many titles out there. So the pitch appeals to me differently: Spend uber tons of cash for a game you might get a chance to play and we’ll throw in some extra ways to get even more money out of you! Nah, it’s cool, I’ll grab a beer and browse Indie on Steam.

DanVzare
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I honestly have no idea. I mean, when was the last time EA even released a decent game?

I don’t even understand why people are looking forward to Battlefront 2 so much. Have they forgotten how bad Battlefront 1 was? Is everyone really just getting it because it’s Star Wars and Star Wars is popular?

I think the problem might be because everyone has to do what everyone else does, and much like the Fidget Spinner fad, all of EA’s games are just fads that everyone with a social life has to buy because everyone they know buys them.

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

Everyone with a social buys the game because everyone they know has one; if no one buys the game they have no need to buy one

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Eh, after mainstream media and CNN got hold of it, I’m guessing that “for the time being” means “really until everyone else stops caring, and maybe a month after the new movie comes out.”

Remember, less than ten percent of game buyers follow the industry. They wait for a while, then introduce it slowly, all they basically did was get a larger amount of people playing and maybe losing two months’ worth of microtransactions.

Anonymous coward
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Anonymous coward

I don’t like the whole “Sex as a metaphor for something really unpleasant and/or humiliating” thing :(.

mandoschMUh
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mandoschMUh

But daiam was it a good metaphor 😛 😉

Thrull
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Thrull

No matter how much the bitch and complain, if they bought the game they’re basically saying, “I’m going to spend money on stuff even if I whine up a storm on Facebook.” All companies really care about is there bottom line. If people spend money on crap, companies will continue to produce it. Because it sells.

Mr B
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Mr B

Come here, buy an expensive game. Oh yeah, and then, spend more money in game to get ahead. Wait, we got bad press? Holy shit, lets put this on hold, and write some none-commital blurb about how we are going to make it all so much better. Hey Larry. Are you listening to this? Larry!? Quit pulling their hair, and get some lube before you try to remount them. It looks bad, and we don’t want this much bad publicity… Oh fuck it. we aren’t getting away with it right now anyway, lets just smooth it all over for a… Read more »

Kirk
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Kirk

I really like BF2 and no and I did not buy any of the Crystals and nor do I plan to. It’s just not needed.