Star Wars Battlefront II AMA to be held later today on Reddit

Star Wars Battlefront II AMA to be held later today on Reddit

0 comments 📅15 November 2017, 13:59

EA – or rather just DICE – is hosting an AMA on the Star Wars Battlefront subreddit today to talk to the community about Star Wars Battlefront II…and probably try and calm things down a bit.

It will be hosted by DICE Executive Producer John Wasilczyk, Associate Design Director Dennis Brannvall and Producer Paul Keslin.

It’ll start on the subreddit from 09:30 PT (12:30 ET) which is 17:30 in the UK, but the post will go live several hours earlier in order to allow questions to be posed – and moderated – in advance.

Star Wars Battlefront II was recently the subject of the most-downvoted Reddit comment ever, and it seems as though the AMA (Ask Me Anything) is an attempt to reach out to stem some of the tide of dissatisfaction. The community over at Reddit is ready to tear these three apart, which is extremely unfair. The development team can’t control the monetization aspect of Battlefront II, that’s all EA. The worst part is that Brannvall was only promoted a few days ago, so he’ll be taking the heat for unpopular decisions made by the rest.

“We…we had nothing to do with the monetization of the game… That was EA…”

Players were angry over the amount of time and money required to unlock popular characters including Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader. Yesterday it was announced that the number of credits required will now be reduced by 75%. However, according to PCGamesN, it will still take six months or cost you $2,000 to unlock everything in the game.

As a result, fans who played the beta are saying the game is basically pay-to-win. And no one likes that. Except of course some players on Reddit, who are happy to spend whatever money is takes to have an advantage over others. So, as you can see, it’s a pretty volatile situation. One of the game’s developers, tweeting from a locked account, said he had received seven death threats and more than 1,600 “individual personal attacks”.

The Reddit thread is generally expected to become hostile and it’s clear that EA is throwing DICE under the bus for the decisions made by EA itself.

The moderation team issued a statement in a post last night reiterating the ban on hostile or inflammatory language, saying “EA has also informed us that if the AMA becomes hostile, their team will pull back and stop the AMA.”

The community is being urged to remain claim and conduct themselves with respect and civility as these developers had very little to do with what happened with Star Wars Battlefront II.

A list of questions intended to be asked during the AMA has been put together here.


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