Star Wars

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat & Shoutbox' started by HungryZombie, Aug 21, 2014.

  1. Cronos

    Cronos Well-Known Member

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    First off, yeah, the launch is a huge disaster. It actually makes the negative feedback from the first Battlefront game look tame by comparison, and it just makes it even more questionable why Disney choose EA of all companies to be given an exclusive contract for Star Wars. Considering that Disney apparently constantly interfered with production of Battlefront 1 (from what I understand, the reason there were no prequel or sequel characters was because Disney refused to allow it, outside of having Rogue One characters to promote the film), and how they were more lenient for Battlefront 2's development (prequel and sequel characters, as well as an actuals story mode), I'm curious to see what their reaction to this news will be.

    Second, it just goes to show that EA will never change. Even if they actually listen to fans and try to change their ways by making them happy, they will still try to find some way to get more money from them. Especially since they couldn't pull the "expensive season pass" trick again after the backlash it got from the first game.

    And third, to be honest, micro-transactions and loot boxes are the biggest scams in gaming, even more so then on-disc DLC. They basically force gamers to pay even more money for a game that they already bought (and considering most new games are around $60 at launch, their already expensive) if they don't want to waste countless hours of their lives grinding to unlock the items and characters they want. More and more publishers are pushing this crap, and the only reason they are is because people keep buying them and companies won't listen. I'm actually happy that for once, enough people complained and a game company finally agreed to drop them from their game. Hopefully the fallout from Battlefront 2 will have more players pushing back against companies who try to pull a stunt like this again and severely limit micro-transactions and loot boxes, if not just get rid of completely.
     
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  2. Mr Jay

    Mr Jay Keeper of The Atlantic Scourge

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    The issues this game has won't change because they're still banking on the fact that the Star Wars brand will hold a customer base. That also means they're expecting those SW fans to be loyal enough to accept the financial abuse EA will inflict on them.

    They're going to hold off on micro-transactions only until they manage to sell a certain number of games before they can hook players into staying. From that point on, it's business as usual...
     
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  3. Bambs

    Bambs Don't Talk to Me or My Hundred Sons Ever Again

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    Despite all this, EA is still making games. C'mon, you have to give them some credits.
     
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  4. Mr Jay

    Mr Jay Keeper of The Atlantic Scourge

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    The quality of games EA puts out isn't the issue, it's their handling of the games. This is compounded by the fact that EA has a tendency to kill companies that it has acquired.

    https://heavy.com/games/2017/10/studios-ea-has-killed-visceral-games/

    EA can and has made some incredible games because they buy up pretty much anything worth playing.
     
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  5. Bambs

    Bambs Don't Talk to Me or My Hundred Sons Ever Again

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    I was just saying something I stole from r/jokes. "credits" being the key word.

    EA fucking sucks.
     
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  6. Cronos

    Cronos Well-Known Member

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    I’m not sure if Bioware Montreal should be added to the list or not. After all, EA shut it down after Mass Effect Andromeda was a failure, and that has pretty much killed the franchise (even though EA said it was suppose to be a standalone, it was obviously suppose to lead to more story dlc and sequels). And remember, EA is a big part of why the game flopped, including letting the bad facial animation pass and forcing the developers to use an engine that was not comparable with Mass Effect’s gameplay.

    But it’s interesting that you can see a pattern with the list: a new company makes a couple of pretty good games, EA buys the company, then after maybe making a few more good games, EA shuts the company down when they make a game that doesn’t sell (usually because of creative decisions by EA), they want to save on money, or just sometime after buying them for no real reason at all. It’s almost like EA is a place where talent goes to die or something... :coffee
     
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  7. 525 TheGreyWolf

    525 TheGreyWolf Big Bpotty

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    If most Sith names have negative meanings to them, I mean back in the Old Republic days they would've eventually ran out of unique names wouldn't they have? What if they eventually had to settle on names like "Darth Burnt Popcorn" and "Darth Stepped on a LEGO in the Dark"
     
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  8. Connor Thompson

    Connor Thompson I'm Here Too

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