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...nearly 3,000 comments before the thread was locked — one from an official EA company account that became the most downvoted Reddit comment in history, according to Venture Beat.
That's quite an accomplishment.
EA's Reddit account currently holds three of the 5 most downvoted comments of all time.
"We've heard your feedback and taken it to heart. Please accept our apologies and accept a free unlocked hero character! Weesa think you're gunna love him!"
I knew this would happen. Idiots making death threats change the conversation from "gamers upset over predatory practices" to "silly gamers sending death threats". EA ends up winning because it makes the people who have genuine grips look like morons.
Should have made Skate 4
As far as I'm concerned the EA community manager already got murdered by -350k downvotes in their recent comment on SWBF2. And it's still rising, or i guess, descending?
EDIT: 550k rollin on to 600k.And who cares if bots are involved. Shit is still hilarious.And thank you for the gold,buddies. :) It doesn't matter to me if EA doesn't lose sleep over this.I am hopeful that it will send a clear message to them or hopefully any other gaming company in the future that we're not having anymore of this "we'll chop this game apart and sell it to them piece by piece.". One game. One price.
It's never cool to use death threats.
Instead of issuing death threats, have you considered just...not buying the game?
People act like this is news, I've worked in the industry for years and everyone I know that interacts with the public has gotten death threats at some point or another. It's one of the reasons I will never work on a community team for a game. You couldn't pay me enough to put up with that.
EDIT: It's come full circle and I've gotten threats for this comment, stay classy Reddit.
Also for those asking for proof of times these were carried out, I won't do that due to privacy concerns. You can take my word that there have been incidents, but those aren't publicized because of security concerns. Or don't take my word for it, it's the internet you can do whatever you want.
Wow, somebody in the gaming world got death threats?
I thought that was just called "Tuesday."
So unpopular that it'll probably be one of the year's bestselling games. Do not underestimate the power of the demographic begging their parents to get them this game.
Developers get death threats, game is universally panned,....record breaking sales....
I've worked in the games industry for 20 years. Every single game I've worked on, including those that got 90+ metacritic ratings with zero microtrans 10+ years ago, I got death threats over. Every studio I've worked for has had creepy run-ins with angry fans, including one where a customer tried to smash into my office window with a cinder block while carrying a 10"+ knife.
After awhile you just get utterly numb to the anger of your customers. I'm not saying I agree with EA here -- I have mostly exited the game industry as I don't like what the new monetization strategies have done to games -- but sadly I wouldn't expect "death threats" to have much impact on their design decisions. We're used to them.
Micro transitions are killing the gaming industry
Tell you what. Bitch less and put your money where your mouth is. Dont buy it discount, dont buy it used, dont buy it at all. If all the people whining boycotted the game, EA will feel it and reevaluate their strategy.
Its gotten to this point now because YOU guys supported it.
I'd like to point out something from another thread.
It's Disney that owns the star wars brand. Yes, by all means, express your displeasure with EA (in a reasonable way), but do not forget that as the licence holder, Disney is also responsible for and profiting from these shady business practices.
EA would milk a dead cow for that last drop of revenue.
Leave the developers alone people. It's the producers who need to be knocked down a peg. And the only way that's happening is to not buy their shitty game not sending death threats.
Devs like these have very little control over what they're making it's just a paycheck. People gotta eat.
Well guess what? Battlefront 2 is going to make a shitload of money. EA isn't to blame, we gamers are to blame. If you don't want microtransactions and pay to win then stop buying. EA is gonna keep on EAing as long as we keep giving our money.
Let's not forget a significant portion of EA Battlefront consumers: parents who just want to buy the latest Star Wars thing for their kids. Here's a campaign to convince them not to buy the game.