Ah, taking pages out of the Destiny playbook, I see.
If they recoup it quickly they can.
That's EA though, not Bioware. Bioware can't just say "fuck it", they're not independent like that. EA wants the on Anthem? They're on Anthem.
I was not aware of that. My bad. Although, I can't help but feel they mean "the first expansion (with stuff that should have been in the base game) will be free. The others will be paid". Did they say something about this? Still, doesn't stop them from milking the userbase with microtransaction, which are arguably way more profitable than an expasion.
BioWare didn't make the game they wanted them to make. So they have a vendetta or something...
All good bro lolI was not aware of that. My bad. Although, I can't help but feel they mean "the first expansion (with stuff that should have been in the base game) will be free. The others will be paid". Did they say something about this? Still, doesn't stop them from milking the userbase with microtransaction, which are arguably way more profitable than an expasion.
If I were a betting man I would say they probably already made their money back, on people like you (no offense) that fell for the (undeserved) hype. But of course that's not enough. It's a matter of "Can we make this better without spending more than we're going to make, and turn a bigger profit?"
Have you actually watched what you're commenting on? It's not just that it looks better, I don't think it looks bad now. There are multiple systems from the game's promotion materials aren't in the game. Several gameplay systems presented don't exist. Story content shown in a trailer 5 months before the game launched is completely absent. Remember when the Strider was supposed to be your base? These aren't just a graphical downgrade, the game looked and played significantly differently in those demos than it did upon release.
You hit the nail on the head. Too many great games coming out. Yeah, I'm just going to wait for yall to get your shit together and take a year or two to give us the game that was originally envisioned and pitched...lol nah I took that shit back and am moving on. Division got my money...maybe in a year or 2 ill be back on the cheaps.This is where the core of the problem exist. There are simply too many other GREAT games, even ones within the same genre to just sit on the sideline and wait for bioware to get their shit together. If the playerbase isn't there the decision will not be theirs whether this game lives or dies.
This sentiment is a dry fart in a hurricane. Bioware has fucked up badly and no should be defending this miess.People are still playing it. I get matched on every activity within seconds. on Any of the difficulties.
And this is on PC which probably has the smallest base.
It will be fine. That reddit post though, my god! so entitled. "You guys at Bioware used to come and chat with us all the time and now you dont!" well why is that? Could it have something to do with how toxic reddit was being to these devs? the whole subreddit had a meltdown because bioware fixed the loot cave. i remember destiny players being bummed about getting our loot cave patched out but we got over it pretty fast. these guys are refusing to play the game on higher difficulties.
that whole post reeks of entitlement tbh. their whole excuse for not trying the hardest more rewarding content in the game is that it takes too long. sure the loot drops are low. but come on. thats the case with every game. i played destiny 2 forsaken for 200 hours last year and got like 3 exotic weapons.
Expansions are free. All they can milk is cosmetic micro-transactions.
Lol, no offense taken. I was given $100 gift from my kid at Xmas, I don't normally preorder but it wasn't "real" money.
Yep this talking point will be the wet sponge over Anthem's head. If early adopters leave and they cant attract new players (which it wont, this game is radioactive) then they won't be able to justify a decent content pipeline.
Accountability would be firing the executives that allowed this happen, at EA and Bioware. Of course it's not going to happen and the ones that are going to take the fall are the programmers and artists at Bioware, that have exactly zero decisional power over anything relating to Anthem.Lol, no offense taken. I was given $100 gift from my kid at Xmas, I don't normally preorder but it wasn't "real" money.
Money spent aside (it cost me more to bring the family to the movies), it is the fact that the shipped a game that was unfinished and broken at every level.
Obviously there was pressure to put this out, but at some point there had to be accountability. I'm not talking about killing BioWare or anything that dramatic, but this game is borderline fraudulent on how it was shipped vs easily linkable promises made
Except of course you are completely wrong as they aren't selling expansions for this game- everyone gets them for free for the life of the product.
This is the exact reason I think they just sent the game out to die. Whatever was going on behind the scenes must have been a nightmare.Except of course you are completely wrong as they aren't selling expansions for this game- everyone gets them for free for the life of the product.
The only thing for sale, outside of the original game purchase, is optional currency to buy cosmetics- which actually might be the most perplexing thing in the game, to me- solely because you would expect since expansions aren't being sold, that the in -game store would be utterly LOADED with cosmetic armor pieces, unique colors, emotes, dances, avatars, avatar frames, and anything they might be able to sell.
But instead, there is barely anything, just a couple items available at a time, that only rotate, like every 3-4 days or something. and everyone pretty much can get anything they want from the tiny available selection thus far, from the free in-game currency right now, with lots of people just sitting on their ever growing stockpile free gold waiting for a worthwhile "purchase".
So, complain bout the game itself, bugs, perceived lack of endgame content/loot, whatever, but you absolutely can't complain about EA/Bioware being stungy or money grubbing "milking" fans for money, as this sure as hell didn't happen on this project.