Anthem - EA’s next PR disaster after BF 5

Dick Justice

Where have all the cowdogs gone?
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I'm all for hopping on the "fuck plebbit" bandwagon, but in this case the hyperbole just isn't accurate. All these major AAA MP games are made now to have the longest tail possible, to be games where you can endlessly nickel-and-dime your customers over dlc, season passes, micro-transactions, etc. Basically everything that makes games like Siege abhorrent. To do that you need a healthy player population that can 1. keep the game active both from within and without (videos, mods, guides, comics, forum threads, etc.) and 2. peer-pressure their friends into buying it. Without that, you don't have much of a business model game. Anyone remember Lawbreakers?

And of course there's simply the bad publicity angle on a game that's already getting plenty.
 

Pargon

Mr. Self-Destruct
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I'm all for hopping on the "fuck plebbit" bandwagon, but in this case the hyperbole just isn't accurate. All these major AAA MP games are made now to have the longest tail possible, to be games where you can endlessly nickel-and-dime your customers over dlc, season passes, micro-transactions, etc. Basically everything that makes games like Siege abhorrent. To do that you need a healthy player population that can 1. keep the game active both from within and without (videos, mods, guides, comics, forum threads, etc.) and 2. peer-pressure their friends into buying it. Without that, you don't have much of a business model game. Anyone remember Lawbreakers?

And of course there's simply the bad publicity angle on a game that's already getting plenty.
Maybe, but boycotting in the name of "bring that bug back because we like it!!!" is the behavior of a spoilt exceptional. If they cared about balancing like they supposedly did pre-patch then they'd have shut the fuck up by now, or at least started focusing on other issues. Instead they think they're entitled to Crazy Eddie's bonkers drop rates because their launch experience was suboptimal with a game that had every sign of shipping with problems of every kind.
 

Miller

You're gonna extract HIM?!
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I suppose if the servers are empty it'd be harder for anyone to play with other people cooperative?
The problem with their big brain idea is that - like Pargon said - they're playing into EA's game: if the playerbase is close to 0 then EA will stop supporting the game (patch and post-launch content) and move the small dev team to another game.
They could also continue to tell others not to buy it
Exactly but they're Reddit.
 

RomanesEuntDomus

May contain nuts.
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Guntburglar

Juss hadv a free borger bite
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The moment that dialation stations are first shoehorned into a game to normalizethis degeneracy, then that is the point of no return. Humanity will indubitlity collapse as a species.
 

BrunoMattei

Vincent Dawn
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Maybe, but boycotting in the name of "bring that bug back because we like it!!!" is the behavior of a spoilt exceptional. If they cared about balancing like they supposedly did pre-patch then they'd have shut the fuck up by now, or at least started focusing on other issues. Instead they think they're entitled to Crazy Eddie's bonkers drop rates because their launch experience was suboptimal with a game that had every sign of shipping with problems of every kind.
My dude, you have no idea how your post perfectly describes the Dead by Daylight community.
 
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