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Title: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: BLUEVOODU on March 22, 2018, 12:03:52 PM
BAck in November... EA was supposed to have not included Pay 2 Win schemes... but gamers proved it was still possible to... pay to 2win in Star Wars Battlefront 2.  NOW after a huge back lash and stock beating... they've fully removed pay 2 win...  indefinitely (for now).  This appears to actually be ALL EA games in the future (at least near future).   

One article I found:
Star Wars Battlefront 2 Will Completely Remove Paid Loot Crates and Star Cards - usgamer.net (https://www.usgamer.net/articles/star-wars-battlefront-2-will-completely-remove-paid-loot-crates-and-star-cards)

Spartanevolved bought the game... I Think I am now as well.  There is a sale on Origin... I Will list that in the Game sale thread.

Is this enough to bring you back to play the game?  I'm hoping the online community isn't degraded so much now that it's impossible to get into a game (Titanfall 2 sad face anyone?).

Post It up!   Post up other news articles you have found as well.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: mastermario on March 25, 2018, 07:41:32 PM
This is #fakenews, you're about 2 months behind. They had temporarily removed microtransactions but they are going to add them back soon.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-we-believe-in-microtransactions/1100-6456456/
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-31-what-ea-is-and-isnt-saying-about-microtransactions-returning-to-star-wars-battlefront-2

This is why I begged Spartan to get the game on Xbox with me about 3 months ago when they had removed the transactions. I've put in a good amount of time on it on the Xbone.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: BLUEVOODU on March 25, 2018, 08:37:51 PM
This is #fakenews, you're about 2 months behind. They had temporarily removed microtransactions but they are going to add them back soon.

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-we-believe-in-microtransactions/1100-6456456/
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-01-31-what-ea-is-and-isnt-saying-about-microtransactions-returning-to-star-wars-battlefront-2

This is why I begged Spartan to get the game on Xbox with me about 3 months ago when they had removed the transactions. I've put in a good amount of time on it on the Xbone.
That's not fake news lol. They're originally said they were removing and then gamers proved it was still possible.   According to @SpartanEvolved  and other articles, it was recently fully  removed.  Lots of Ly's there.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: mastermario on March 25, 2018, 09:35:57 PM
It's fake news that you're saying they've fully removed it indefinitely, because they are definitely adding it back.  :P  So get playing before they do!

Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: BLUEVOODU on March 25, 2018, 09:51:02 PM
Other than the January article... where else are they saying that?  I haven't seen anything as of late.

Lol they better not. 
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: mastermario on March 25, 2018, 10:17:13 PM
Jesus dude, did you read it? Lol. EA told the Wall Street Journal they were bringing it back. My guess is they are waiting until they find a way to do it that makes it reasonable and fair.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: BLUEVOODU on March 25, 2018, 10:43:39 PM
Lol  I'm just saying. The usgamer.net was 3 days ago.  This article is 3 days old A well :

EA Admits Defeat  - unlocks heroes and removes pay win mechanics -  extremetech.com (https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/266264-ea-admits-defeat-unlocks-battlefront-2-heroes-removes-pay-win-mechanics)

I know the took a huge beating business wise over this.  Plus other gambling type laws are going into effect for pay for crate gambling systems.  I think Hawaii ... not sure if other states are adopting yet.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: trkorecky on July 15, 2018, 08:48:30 PM
Is anyone still playing Battlefront 2? I picked it up at launch and played a little back then, but I just can't get into it anymore now since everyone's so wildly overpowered with their fancy four star cards. I still kind of want to finish the story though.

PC BTW.
Title: Re: EA Removes Pay to Win - Star Wars BattleFront 2
Post by: BLUEVOODU on July 17, 2018, 10:46:35 AM
@trkorecky - until I had a few "life events" the past couple months... @SpartanEvolved and I were trying to play this.

I still have to relocate my PC and other stuff... but once that is complete... I Would be down to play this again.  It's a lot of fun.  I bet we could get @SpartanEvolved to play as well.