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EA to start building micro-transactions into all their games.

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I got my Fleet Defiant by grinding for dilithium and converting it to Cryptic points.. ermm. Zen. Only 81 dilithium per Zen! That's really good compared to what it used to be. 350 per zen, etc..
That's exactly how I buy my stuff, thanks to a little help from the Ferengi asteroid, and STF. :)

Currently on a Galaxy Dreadnought.
 

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I play Star Trek Online Free2Play, and the amount of real money people spend in that game is astounding. The game gives you free ships, but you need to spend at least $25 on a ship that's worthwhile (which you can at least win PvP with), and another $25 equipping it right. There are tons of trivial garbage in the game make you spend real money on. The people in my fleet (equivalent to BF3 platoon) I sometimes chat with say they spend anywhere between $50 and $75 on the game per month. Compare that to the ~$50 EA charges as a one-time payment for Battlefield 3 (you can unlock everything there is in the game, play for as long as there are servers).
In a F2P game I don't have a problem with it. But I doubt EA is planning on releasing every game they make F2P, or even considering reducing the initial sale prices of their games to compensate.
 
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I play Star Trek Online Free2Play, and the amount of real money people spend in that game is astounding. The game gives you free ships, but you need to spend at least $25 on a ship that's worthwhile (which you can at least win PvP with), and another $25 equipping it right. There are tons of trivial garbage in the game make you spend real money on. The people in my fleet (equivalent to BF3 platoon) I sometimes chat with say they spend anywhere between $50 and $75 on the game per month. Compare that to the ~$50 EA charges as a one-time payment for Battlefield 3 (you can unlock everything there is in the game, play for as long as there are servers).
That's true, the game industry is changing as a whole and its not just EA..I have spent hundreds of $$ combined on Micro transaction games like LoL and LOTRO.

Though for Single Players game I still find it hard to see the point, but like I said to each their own.
 
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I prefer more substantial content in one go rather than being fed smaller content at a faster rate. It's a business and that's why they decided to move in this direction. Maybe people think they get value for money because content gets released faster and they can pick and choose more but that content is less substantial and more diluted content imo. You feel compelled to buy more because it doesn't feel like you got a lot to play with.
 
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That's true, the game industry is changing as a whole and its not just EA..I have spent hundreds of $$ combined on Micro transaction games like LoL and LOTRO.

Though for Single Players game I still find it hard to see the point, but like I said to each their own.
So its your fault EA think this is a good idea :p
Balls to Ea
 
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Some website needs to get started to boycot EA and not buy any of their future games. I would love to see EA go under.

Last night Crysis 3 was the last EA game I am buying. EA shall not have anymore money. If BF3 wasnt already ruined, BF4 will with this junk.
STFU man, I know damn well you are gonna pre-order BF4. You aint foolin anyone! Ill be right there beside you with lube in hand. :laugh:
 
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