The new Star Wars videogame has led to one of the single most hated comments on the entire internet
The force was strong with this comment...
This week sees the release of EA's latest entry into the Star Wars video game series with Battlefront II.
Fans of the universe, and of gaming in general, were very excited to get involved in the galaxy far, far away, however one online commentator noticed something that upset them greatly.
Having paid full price for the game, some of the major characters would be locked off from the players, until they completed a certain number of hours, earning up an amount of in-game currency, which they could then use to pay to get the locked off characters unlocked.
For example, according to gaming website Kotaku, unlocking Luke Skywalker or Darth Vader would require 40 hours of gameplay. Each!
The commentator took to Reddit to air their unhappiness about this micro-transaction aspect of the game, and soon afterwards the EA Community Team issued a response (you can see the reply here), which reads as follows:
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.
As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we're looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.
We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.
Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.
Previously, the most down-voted comment on Reddit was when someone literally asked for them, and resulted in a score of -24,333, after two months.
At the time of writing, EA's reply has a downvoted score of -459,000 and counting after just one day.
The dark side is strong with the internet...
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