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EA Sets A New Record (Not A Good One)

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As most of you Reddit users have seen by now an attempted PR save by EA backfired in the most magnificent way.  When a user called out EA for locking the most icon playable heroes in the upcoming Battlefront II release, a statement was made by the PR team attempting to explain their stance on the decision making process:

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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.

This did not go over well and the Reddit community made it abundantly clear they weren't having any of it by downvoting the comment into history.  The folks over at /r/dataisbeautiful provided this helpful graph that illustrates the other 9 of the top 10 most downvoted comments in Reddit history:

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At the time of this post the EA attempted PR save gone bad has reached -564,000+ votes and continues to tumble:

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EA has gone into damage control and announced they are dropping the price of playable heroes by 75%

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I love Star Wars this is killing me i wanted this game extremely bad but i am sick of the gamer getting boned by these companies either E.A or activison. So today I get off from class and sit like a lot of people for the AMA on reddit giving Dice and EA one last shot at my wallet. Low behold not only do they not fix it but they make it worse. How in the hell can anyone say lootboxes are fun or in this games case they are "the players choice" just wow way to go guys i cannot buy this game and until the modern gamer steps up and says no this is going to be a staple going forward 

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Hey lookit
 

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This means that the option to purchase crystals in the game is now offline, and all progression will be earned through gameplay.  The ability to purchase crystals in-game will become available at a later date, only after we’ve made changes to the game.

The hate the symptom, but love the disease.  

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5 hours ago, MadCast: Munsa said:

Hey lookit
 

The hate the symptom, but love the disease.  

if they make the lootboxs overwatch style i am perfectly OK with that but this pause on microtransactions means nothing unless they specify the changes coming

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