Forget Christmas, it’s Boxing Day EVERY day at Eververse!
We can take this as an admission that Battlefront II held back its rewards to make microtransactions more enticing.
The industry’s addiction to loot boxes mirrors that of the “whales” they’re so ready to exploit. It’s now spread to Paladins, which has updated to share eerie similarities with Battlefront II. Because doing that right now was a clever idea. __ PC Gamer article: http://www.pcgamer.com/paladins-players-angry-over-new-loot-box-based-progression-system/
This is a walkback, not a U-turn, a temporary retreat, not a defeat. Also, EA really did spill the beans to its investors, huh?
A minor victory as EA runs scared following a major backlash, a disastrous Reddit AMA, and interest from various gambling commissions. But remember… in this world of constantly connected games, the goalposts are always moving, and EA’s show of remorse is but temporary.
This is so much more than a bad mobile game in premium skin. It’s also buggy, unfinished, and mediocre “AAA” garbage to boot! __
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