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  • Paying to win.

    Ben Cousin's pretty open GDC lecture on Battlefield Heroes.

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    42 minutes? The topic interests me, but not that much.

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    • #3
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      Just went to play heroes. I stopped after 10 minutes because of all the people with super mega weapons. This guy had super run running around the whole entire map invisible with his upgrades coming behind you taking out his smg ON A COMMANDO killing everything in sight.

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      • #4
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        Hmmm... Im bored so I decided to watch it (hell, if im ever doing an economics assignment that involves us studying a company, I might use this) and from what I gathered, PEOPLE wanted the permanant weapons paid for with IRL money, as well as stat advantages. And Easy were reluctant to... to a point. If they were truly reluctant they wouldnt have done them anyway. But hey, a company has to make money. But still doesnt mean Im going to play BFH again as much as I want to.

        Edit: They also seemed to do it so they could keep their jobs in the wake of EA layoffs

        Edit 2: and to our dismay... It actually worked. Basically it was like the MW2 fiasco. So many people said "I'm Nut G0nn4 buy it!" yet you could see so many people in the MW2 boycott steam groups with a copy of the game.

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        • #5
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          I'll just leave this here.

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          • #6
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            what is it? I know the cost is insane... but whut?

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            • #7
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              A bird you put on your shoulder for 50$ (US). Shows you the cupidity of EAsy.

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              • #8
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                Wonder how many people paid for it?

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                • #9
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                  I've seen 5 so far.

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                  • #10
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                    Is that alot by scale?

                    (wow... the small talk in this thread...)

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                    • #11
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                      Thats already 250$ and i've only played 3 rounds. So expect more of these soon.

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                      • #12
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                        Woah... Though personally, after seeing that, If I could be bothered to pay for some upgrades I would actually give it a shot. but I dont atm so meh.

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                        • #13
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                          ben cousins quit his job, no?

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                          • #14
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                            Yes he did.

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                            • #15
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                              Originally posted by 5t3v0
                              PEOPLE wanted the permanant weapons paid for with IRL money, as well as stat advantages. And Easy were reluctant to... to a point. If they were truly reluctant they wouldnt have done them anyway. But hey, a company has to make money. But still doesnt mean Im going to play BFH again as much as I want to.
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                              Thats not the way I remember it. I didn't see anybody on the forums demanding weapons that could only be bought with cash.
                              No, the way I saw it EA realized that they couldn't make enough cash from just selling flashy clothing, they needed to sell something tangible. Like improved weapons.

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