Anthem Players Organize Protest Over Stingy, Disheartening Loot Drops


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Anthem had a “loot shower” this weekend that caused masterwork and legendary items to drop at a vastly increased rate. It was reportedly the most fun Anthem had ever been.

BioWare fixed it within hours. Quicker, in fact, than it had fixed things like excessive load times.

Having had a taste of the high life, players are reluctant to return to Anthem’s grinding, discouraging endgame. They want the loot shower back, and they’ve staged a blackout protest to get it.

Whether or not that succeeds remains to be seen, but there’s quite a bit to tackle here, considering BioWare rushed to fix a bug that made the game *more fun*.

#Bioware #EA #Anthem #JimSterling #IndustryBS #Loot #Protest

20 Comments:

  1. Is it a bug or a feature?
    Depends. Is it fun?
    Yes.
    Definitely a bug.

  2. Accidental Happiness vs. Intentional Boredom: Bioware’s moral dilemma.

  3. There's a starman waiting in the sky

    In the words of Reggie “What’s wrong with you?”

  4. Remember when some FANS said you’re not a real fan because you don’t enjoy the grind which is rewarding and gives you a sense of accomplishment… You’re a predator because you dared to say that the game is broken and it only shows you don’t understand the principle of the game… “It’s only the beginning and it will be better with time,” they said…
    Some of those “FANS” deserve an increase of the grind AFTER tasting the loot drop increase…

  5. When I want fun, Jim, I go fill in my tax form. Not play games.

  6. vmeand unicornfromgaw

    *writes on a pickett sign* STOP BUYING EA GAMES! -_-

  7. William Stratford

    I hope those Dragon’s Dogma jokes were intentional because they were… Masterworks.

  8. But why would players pay for micro-transactions if they can get in game rewards without excessive in game grinding!?!?!

  9. -Fixed bug that caused players to have fun whilst playing the game.

  10. にゃあエイリアンMeowAlien

    Sometimes farming Primed parts feels kinda tiring but then I glance at Anthem and I think it wasn’t that bad after all

  11. I bet Bethesda is pretty jealous of biowares game fixing bugs.

  12. Dude the music just made me nostalgia trip so hard. God I loved FFX

  13. I wish I could protest Anthem too, but I’ll never buy this drivel.

  14. This reminds me of raiding in MMO’s Nothing worse than completing an hours long raid and walking away empty because the die roll for equipment didn’t go your way. It’s why I stopped playing. Effort should always reap some sort of reward worth that effort in a video game.

  15. I can’t believe you’ve made no less than 8 THOUSAND videos on Anthem and I have to say I admire your dedication.

  16. Love the FFX battle music in the background.

  17. “If it’s not fun, why bother?” – Big Papa Reggie

  18. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again until it no longer applies to them (aka the slim chance they ever change):

    EA – It’s In The Shame

  19. EA: Fun is not something one considers when balancing a game.
    “Removes the loot shower from the game”
    EA: But this does put a smile on my face

  20. “They’re masterworks all, you can’t go wrong.”

    Jim has made my day with the Dragon’s Dogma reference. 🙂

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