With the “information” about SWBF2 people have wrongly taken as fact without all the proper variables, we take a look at why the outrage over this “controversy” is unfounded.
I will start by saying that I dislike Microtransactions, while at the same time I am indifferent to them. So long as I can ignore them and continue to unlock everything at a normal pace I won’t be upset. However, most games that aren’t Korean MMO Grindfests or Cell Phone games have managed to implement them in just that way, so I have pretty much never cared about their inclusion.
I have been able to play my games as if they didn’t exist and not feel slighted. Metal Gear Solid V, Battlefield 3, 4, Hardline, and 1, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and so on were easy to ignore because they had a negligible impact on those who didn’t purchase them. The only two that come to mind that really ruined the experience was Warface, and Evolve… those are good examples of what NOT to do. Star Wars Battlefront 2 happens to be no different.
Before you freak out, grow up. I know you don’t like them, but seriously. Grow up. There are so many more factors to the gaming industry as a whole that their inclusion not only makes sense, it’s usually your damn fault in the first place.
Take into account that games haven’t increased in price for 10+ years, but gaming budgets and development costs have gone up literally 4-6x since LAST generation started. Also, consider people like you bitched about DLC costing extra (because, you know, that should be free to you entitled brats right?).
Consider that games you LOVE to praise also have them, Overwatch, Uncharted 4, MGSV etc. Oh wait, I can see your response now, “But those are cosmetic MTs only, those are okay!”
Well? What about GTAV? Literally THE best selling game in history. 85 million copies sold for ONE game, not the franchise, GTAV. You can buy currency with that game and guess what? IT GIVES YOU AN EDGE! Yet I’ve not heard anyone complain about that. It just got a pass. What about the fact that ALL Take-Two games from now on (yes that includes Red Dead Redemption 2) will have microtransactions?
Hell, you idiots complained (incorrectly I might add) about Microtransactions being in a single player game that wouldn’t give anyone an edge in any way over someone else.
Oh wait, you’ll just say “BUT THEY’ll LOCK THOSE UNLOCKABLES BEHIND A SERIOUS GRINDFEST!” Welp…
NOW! BEFORE YOU CLICK AWAY! Oh wait… it’s probably too late for that…
Let me add in here that EA is not without fault, they handled this whole thing with Star Wars BF2 HORRIBLY, and it’s their own damn fault. They are also not without fault in the past. You likely have AMPLE good reason to dislike them. Boycott them even. Good for you.
Hell, the fact there is a Credit Cap in Arcade Mode is some serious BS if you ask me.
However, the “40 hour” hero unlock was misinformed to begin with, and the refund button was never removed in the first place. It’s like you guys are literally just jumping on anything you can, whether true or not to hate EA and their games.
Even when EA/DICE appease you and drop the requirement SEVENTY FIVE percent the mass amount of you are saying,
There are plenty more examples… but all of them are nothing but childish crybabies wanting everything handed to them on a silver platter. Seriously, the only good thing to complain about here is the Credit Cap I mentioned above, everything else is just a bunch of entitled gamers who make me ashamed to call myself one. Grow the hell up.
Some of you have even sent death threats… DEATH THREATS! Because of this… Are you KIDDING ME!? This is when you need to reevaluate your whole life. It’s what’s thrown me over the edge. I’m convinced, nothing short of them giving you the game for free would satisfy you. It’s quite frankly disgusting and appalling. At least these guys agree that’s unacceptable.
This guy here is one of the few people who give me hope for the community. Sadly, they’re the minority.
Remember, vote with YOUR wallet. Not mine… or anyone else’s. Feel free to inform them, just let them make the decision, don’t make it for them.
I’ll leave you with a few suggestions;
- Be an adult and grow up. Realize the world doesn’t revolve around you, and realize these MULTIMILLION DOLLAR PROJECTS have hundreds, to thousands of mouths to feed. So long as they don’t lock anything behind required MTs… stop bitching.
- Stop gaming… just stop, you’re a blight and it’s annoying.
- Focus on the games you DO like. Seriously, haven’t you ever heard it’s easier to smile than frown? Not just that but it takes more effort and energy to focus on something negative. So find the games you DO like and enjoy them.
- Focus on the indies, they tend not to have MT’s, and you can go to bed happy…. while allowing me to do the same because you entitled shits are too.
- Grow up…