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    EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Says it can’t afford to, and won’t, make the same mistakes in upcoming titles.
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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Considering they were getting voted 'worst company' or high on the list consistently and still manage to make this sort of screw up I'll believe it when I see it.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    I find it beyond belief that all these very clever people didn't realise what they were doing was going to cause a backlash.

    ..they just didn't think it would snowball like it did and cause them any long term harm.

    They're not sorry at all for what they tried to get away with, just that they underestimated the push back.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Further in the chat Söderlund suggests that EA’s intent with the loot boxes was to “have more people play it over a longer period of time,” but again he admits that EA simply “got it wrong”.
    in reality
    Further in the chat Söderlund suggests that EA’s intent with the loot boxes was to “have more people pay more over a longer period of time,” but again he admits that EA simply “got caught”.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    "EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle"

    And on that day no lessons were learned.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Thus, Star Wars Battlefront II will again contain microtransactions from Wednesday, but only for cosmetic items.
    So what's the betting that they'll now strip cosmetic items out of future content that you can earn in the game, replace that with terrible looking items, so that it pushes players towards the micro-transactions? No EA, I don't think you've learned anything from this, you just got caught with your pants down and got told off by Disney.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Iota View Post
    So what's the betting that they'll now strip cosmetic items out of future content that you can earn in the game, replace that with terrible looking items, so that it pushes players towards the micro-transactions? No EA, I don't think you've learned anything from this, you just got caught with your pants down and got told off by Disney.
    Agreed.
    Am I the only one that feels some regret for the game that could have been ? BF1 style ?
    Society's to blame,
    Or possibly Atari.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Shazadam View Post
    "EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle"

    And on that day no lessons were learned.
    They did learn a valuable lesson. They need to boil this particular frog more slowly.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by spacein_vader View Post
    They did learn a valuable lesson. They need to boil this particular frog more slowly.
    Quite.

    My worry isn't that they didn't learn a lesson, but quite what lesson it was.

    The same is true of Facebook/CA, but writ VERY large.
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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    **** EA. they keep murdering the software houses i love. And for their POS gaming platform to be called Origin after they murdered Origin Systems (wing commander) its just insult to injury.

    EA should stick to crap sports games and sims and leave gaming to ppl who acutally produce good games instead of ruining them.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Article title amended as follows:

    "EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle, and in future will be more subtle in its attempts to fleece its customers."

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    All micro-transactions are evil. People who buy them are stupid.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Quote Originally Posted by Rebo00 View Post
    All micro-transactions are evil. People who buy them are stupid.
    It's a choice at the end of the day.

    Doesn't make people stupid because they choost to purchase MT.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    EA always say they've learned. It's like a stuck record. 6 months later, back to the same old. Scummy company.

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    Re: EA says it has learned from Star Wars BFII loot box debacle

    Obviously the big changes made by cutting out these in-game purchases were undesirable for EA, so it will be “very cautious” in future productions.
    Err yeah, undesirable because they lost money, and they will be cautious in the future to do better at exploiting people in ways that don't make headline press and get politicians on their soap box. Change? Nah. Leopards don't change their spots.

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