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Star Wars Battlefront 2 AFK fix coming to stop players farming credits

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Mandy Jefferson | 30 November, 2017, 14:11

On the eve of the release of "Battlefront II", EA turned off the ability to spend money in-game, saying in a statement that "we will now spend more time listening, adjusting, balancing and tuning" before reinstating the ability to purchase loot boxes.

While the overall story within the game was engaging and exactly the kind of nostalgia fix a "Star Wars" fan can appreciate, it's when one finishes the campaign and moves on to the multiplayer matches that one comes face to face with the game's greatest issue: the loot crate system.

"We did some testing around the [microtransaction] model, but not enough to really understand some of the reactions we ultimately got", Jorgensen said. You continue to learn how they interact with the things you've made, and you run into things you have to adjust along the way.

"We think the time has come for the industry to collectively establish a set of standards for [microtransaction] implementation, both to fix damaged player perceptions and avoid the threat of regulation", Cowen analyst Doug Creutz said, according to CNBC. Not to mention you probably don't want Darth Vader in pink.

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"It's an awesome brand that's been built over many, many years, and so if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon, right?" You know, the one that involved predatory Loot Boxes and Pay to Win mechanics. Gamers have a point considering that you can have Darth Maul and Kylo Ren in the battle at the same time and that doesn't make sense because Kylo and Maul didn't exist in Star Wars at the same time.

In another turn of events surrounding Star Wars Battlefront 2, it has surfaced through an interview that Lucasfilm have been overseeing the development of EA's Star Wars titles with weekly meetings. "Coming into it, it wasn't as easy as if we were building a game around our own IP where it didn't really matter".

Players with early access were disappointed to find that some of the game's heroes were locked behind a very expensive paywall. "I think EA got ahead of itself in presuming that MTX would work equally well in all games". Some people have more time than money and some have more money than time and you want to always balance those two.

EA and DICE don't have a timetable for when we can expect to see the return of microtransactions to Battlefront 2. Prior to the launch of SWBF2, EA had planned similar monetization strategies for its other games. The update in their forums simply says, "We have a fix incoming for this". So if you did a bunch of cosmetic things, you might start to violate the canon. Even if that weren't the route EA chose to go down, I don't think a pink or white Darth Vader would have been make or break for most players.

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