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    • Nah fuck you EA, turning it off to get game sales in the xmas rush. It will be back on 26th dec for sure and with all the P2W elements. Fooled me with the first one, not this time.
    • fyi, if you don't want to pay the price-gouge price, you can get a Key-Activation version at JB Hifi for $62 instore.
    •   Merged this topic with mine to keep all discussion together. 
    •   Have you unlocked everything in the battlefield games? I reckon that will take me an eternity. Personally I think people are taking this out of proportion but I understand that people play games differently. I am actually not that fussed in general about unlock progression for every single character or even every single starcard. It actually makes no sense that people would want to max out all cards because you can only ever equip 3 cards at a time. Some card combinations have stacking effects. One card might increase damage dealt and another the rate of fire and another reducing your weapon overheating. Powerful if combined, so you might tend to focus your attention on a smaller number of cards rather than worrying about it all. I think my logic there applies equally between the trooper and starfighter classes. With heroes, again I think you will tend to focus on a few areas in each heros hand, and unless you are really a fan of the heros vs villains mode you might be satisfied with just focusing on a couple of hero characters.   I personally never buy these games with the view to max out my character. I have better things to do with my time on this planet than chase awards for the sake of them, unless I am getting some enjoyment out of that sole pursuit. I won't deny that I have chased things in the past but never the pursuit of "completing" the persistent character side of things. So if you follow my style, it will take considerably less time to get a set of characters maxed out in the cards you prefer to equip for 90% of your gaming time and preferred play style.  
    • there's no denying it is a great game. the graphics are good the mechanics are decent, I know it's not as popular but I think the sound design is also amazing. 

      personally though after following the whole shitstorm on Reddit and other media outlets, i believe the damage has been done.  what is a great game is plagued with microtransactions, mobile game mechanics (cooldowns to earn in-game currency) and progression issues. although EA has currently turned off the ability to purchase crystals (the P2W currency you buy) they did say it will return and I'm very sceptical how it will return. while P2W is a big issue the other issue is also what the starcards can do. there is literally a starcard that increases aim-assist on PC and Console im not sure about everyone's opinion but to me, that is broken and OP.  out of principle, I won't be buying EA games until they change their business practices because this is not the first game they have screwed up by being money hungry.
      there are multiple games out there that have cosmetic MTX and still survive for years and have free DLC/expansion so the argument of how do they pay the developers is very much moot.