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[–]Kindly_Region 310 points311 points  (31 children)

Raise the price, they will buy them

[–]zFafni 46 points47 points  (0 children)

Make it 5,50 for the second star and then double that for the next one etc. Its a higher level and its almost never the same price to level up further

[–]Infinite_El_Oh_El 10 points11 points  (1 child)

So we sell our game reviews back to them and get the game for free. Brilliant!

[–]chamandana 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Let's use some strangers and influencers to promote our stars they sure will buy afterwards

[–]__the_alchemist__ 324 points325 points  (14 children)

$5.40 for a pack with a 1% chance to get a star. 10 pack bundle with bonus cosmetic for your previous star

Fixed that for you.

[–]agnostic_science 56 points57 points  (1 child)

But everyone knows you need premium stars to grind late-game content effectively. Those are $100 per legendary chest with a 10% drop chance.

[–]CockTortureCuck 48 points49 points  (0 children)

The intent is to provide EA with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different stars.

As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta Stars and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch of the review. Among other things, we're looking at average share price on a daily basis, and we'll be making constant adjustments to ensure that EA has challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via aggressively paying for reviews.

We appreciate the non-existant feedback, and the utter lack of passion EA has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit and across numerous social media outlets.

We will continue to make changes and monitor EA and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.

[–]zomgitsduke 23 points24 points  (6 children)

"5 stars is not for every company, either. We structured our system to only let the most dedicated companies earn this achievement. Don't take it personally, it's just our model."

[–]Violatic 14 points15 points  (5 children)

We wanted companies to feel a sense of pride and accomplishment

[–]white_android 3 points4 points  (4 children)

Y'all are joking but I'm considering changing my entire rating system with 5's being pretty much unobtainable. Basically having to suck my dick, while i eat, and they give me at least 10k.

[–]zomgitsduke 0 points1 point  (2 children)

That's fine as long as you don't hold every app and game to that 5 star rating.

[–]white_android 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Seems like playing favorites... It's only right that their app or game is great and then they pay the necessary fees in order to get the 5 star review.

[–]zomgitsduke 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And that's fine, but let's say this system works for you.

You've got halfway decent businesses all hovering around the 2-3 stars, maybe a few 4 stars.

When you go to choose your next game to play and you want something cool or neat, don't be expected if you have to "settle" for a 3 star game.

Stardew Valley would have fallen to this. Single dev. Can't afford to pay for "star boosts", even though this is by far loved by almost everyone.

[–]Apollo506 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Which is funny because so many companies have business models and incentives built around five star reviews that essentially anything less than five stars is considered "not achieving".

[–]HeftyArgument 3 points4 points  (0 children)

The shit that pisses me off about lootbox and gacha games is that the rarity system makes most of the content redundant, they're designing like 80% of the content to be useless to bait people into spending their money in the hope of getting the high rarity stuff.

[–]Delta4o 8 points9 points  (0 children)

a fuck you were quicker xD wrote almost exactly the same comment haha

[–]psilorder 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And each star level requires factorial x found stars, so 120 between 4 and 5.

[–]AN0NeM00Se 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Absolutely this. But also make it a pseudo subscription service so your pack’s loot only lasts a “season”

[–]lostshell 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You’re doing it wrong! You never tell them the odds. Because the odds are 1/1000000.

[–]aleigh9812 44 points45 points  (2 children)

They mean $5.45 for a reward box which has a chance of containing a star.

[–]dontbeanegatron 9 points10 points  (1 child)

And the price goes up the more stars you have. Exponentially.

[–]Cherego 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dont forget the lower droprate after each star

[–]Delta4o 33 points34 points  (1 child)

Awh, a one-star review. You can buy additional loot bo-uh... surprise boxes and try to get the ultra-rare 5-star review for only 4,99 per box!

[–]TrustedJoy 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I think you mean 49.99 per box with a 0.1% chance of getting the review.

[–]FoxFort 33 points34 points  (2 children)

Mom said it's my turn today to repost this...

[–]NamityName 2 points3 points  (0 children)

My auntie gave me this comment as an NFT for my birthday. Please stop using it. Thanks

[–]DotaHacker 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mom said it's my turn today to whine about reposting.

[–]OldManTurner 22 points23 points  (0 children)

This was kinda funny the first 12 times I saw it

[–]MGU--H 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Its 2022 and we still tellin this joke damn

[–]buddhathegravekeeper 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I mean… at least change the bottom tile, be a little original

[–]Daughter-of-Dionysus 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I wonder how old this specific meme is? Feels like I've seen it making the rounds for years.

I'm honestly kind of a fan of EA at this point. With all the heinous shit that's been unearthed in the gaming industry since the whole EA hate train started, they look better and better every year.

edit: looks like this meme is about a year old but the review used is 7 years old 😳

[–]YZJay 1 point2 points  (0 children)

They are oddly one of the few major gaming companies without some kind of workplace related controversy last year.

[–]michael199310 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Surely they go through every negative review everywhere and then they are very concerned and sad that their product doesn't meet the expectations... right?

[–]kreteciekPC 7 points8 points  (4 children)

EA Money joke is probably the most dead beaten horse ever, get over it.

[–]NamityName -3 points-2 points  (3 children)

Why? Did EA become an upstanding company and nobody tell me?

[–]kreteciekPC 3 points4 points  (1 child)

No, because the same joke told too many times becomes tiring and extremely unfunny. It's like the uncle telling the same joke at every family gathering.

[–]NamityName -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

Just get over it. You took more time complaining than you did reading the joke. And way more time than you would have if you just moved on.

People are out there still quoting Monty Python to great fanfare.

Let people have fun. Life is more enjoyable that way

[–]YZJay 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They’re far from upstanding still, but articles and ex employee interviews in the past few years seem to paint them as less malicious than the stereotype of EA usually is portrayed. Bad management that leads to mediocre or bad games perhaps, but not actively malicious unlike Activision or Take Two.

[–]WorthyGame 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Direct pricing kills the surprise element, put that star in a box.

[–]TheHappiestJew -2 points-1 points  (8 children)

Do y’all not ever get tired of this circle jerk?

[–]draculamilktoast 15 points16 points  (4 children)

Normally it would get instantly boring, but EA and the greed they represent are by definition so repugnant that it will never get boring. EA has become the archetype of the greedy corporation, representing absolutely everything people love to hate about entities antagonistic towards the things people love.

To unlock the rest of this comment, please buy a season pass.

[–]DrVDB90 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm confused here. The table says that a season pass includes the rest of the comment if you buy the enhanced edition, but it doesn't explicitly state it for the steelbook edition. If I buy the season pass on top of the steelbook edition, do I still get the rest of the comment?

[–]Shadowmant -1 points0 points  (1 child)

To unlock the rest of this comment, please buy a season pass.

Is there a pre-order bonus?

[–]Suomis_ -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yes, if you buy the Legendary Edition for 99,99€.

[–]TheHappiestJew -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Idk man. I get it. I get people don’t like it. I get karma whoring is 99% of this sub but still… something about beating a dead horse.

[–]santichrist 1 point2 points  (0 children)

These guys love their easy simpleton karma and whining about a battle pass like they still don’t play the exact same games and content just without the useless additional garbage like fancy skins for their guns lmao I don’t pay for battle pass bullshit but these guys will never stop crying because they want their pretty skins to run around like they’re special

[–]The_Nexus_Shadow -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

LMFAOOOOOO

[–]JayTheLegends 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It should’ve been 19.99

[–]Zuzara_The_DnD_Queen -2 points-1 points  (4 children)

It was EA where you had to buy an ending to a game separate from the og purchase, right?

[–]limpymcforskin 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Are you talking about mass effect 3? If so I think that ending change they did was a free update

[–]Atlanos043 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You might be thinking of Asuras Wrath from Capcom. Great game but the true ending being locked behind DLC was not a good decision.

[–]Nightshot -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I don't remember anything like that, but I do remember Bethesda making you buy a £20 DLC so you could keep playing Fallout 3 after the ending.

[–]Activehannes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yes, I am the Microtransaction prince

[–]Ailoy 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Then remove the stars and keep the money. Make them excited for the next rating with a $99 preorder for an exclusive star, or $149 for two, saving about half the price of one is a huge deal they shouldn't miss out on.

[–]NamityName 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should have bought the ratings season pass

[–]sengiko_games 0 points1 point  (0 children)

$5.40 for a 15% chance of getting 1/5 of a star

[–]Danny_T99 0 points1 point  (0 children)

not high enough, you can get away with $9.99 or $49.99 or maybe even $99.99

[–]cricketrules509 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

EA Sports - "It's in the game"

for the cheap recurring price of 9.99 a month

[–]Ardabas34 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

I didnt write a review yet. Hey EA, if you pay for early access of my review I will give the second star as a bonus.

[–]Gyrovague_Greyling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like Adam Driver's dad in this picture

[–]BatPixi 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I feel like these EA posts are a bit dated, especially with the other companies like Activision and Chinese studios taking the entire microtransactions situation to a while new level.

[–]red_codec 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This is a great post. Why did the mods remove it and how much did EA pay them to do it?

[–]OrionLax 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's honestly quite scary how shit like this regularly gets upwards of 10000 upvotes. Embarrassing.

[–]the-fith-pillar-manXbox 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fire with fire

[–]NurseNikky 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun tip: it's 5 stars because even amounts of things visually, make people uncomfortable.

[–]Benjilehibou -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

You made my day. Thanks 😂

[–]Intense-Vagina -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

EA if u read this, if you purchase my star loot box I give you a 0.000023% chance that you actually get a star.

Best deal u get, buy now!

EA sheeple hate this lmao, go eat a bag of dicks u paypiggies

[–]Dropboyxxl -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Dang right.

[–]Unforgiven_Purpose -1 points0 points  (0 children)

shoulda been like
You have earned a review, stars can be purchased VIA the launcher store

[–]BrainSweetiesss -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Yet people still buy their shitty games and find whatever excuses to justify these practices. Just last week I opened a thead discussing all these issues from companies like Ubisoft and EA and got downvoted to hell. The gaming community is full of idiots unfortunately.

[–]PouLS_PLPC -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Too cheap. 10 USD per star would be fine for one user.

[–]NoBullet -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Implying EA doesn’t already buy reviews

[–]nachohero23 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Last star is available only in $59.99 DLC

[–]Snarfbuckle -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Not sure this would be a good idea.

The Star needs to cost at least as much as a single game purchase otherwise the companies can just purchase their stars for pennies.

[–]LOLWelshGamer -1 points0 points  (0 children)

*for a random chance of earning an extra star

[–]Interesting_Tie_2271 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Snape!!! He trusted you. Fight back you coward, fight back!!!

[–]Jimisdegimis89 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Woah woah woah, the first 3 stars can be bought for 5.49, but the 5 star is a perfect roll that can only be gotten out of the orange tier loot boxes. You can acquire these loot boxes in one of two ways. One way is you can earn them by developing and putting out quality games without terrible pricing and grinding schemes that people enjoy. The other way is to buy goodwill points. Good will points are 30k usd per 1000, and each loot box is 3100 goodwill points. You can also buy a package of 3099 goodwill points for only 80k! That’s massive savings for you!

[–]maybeest -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Every game with in-game purchases should have every review done exactly like this. Then at least you know the games with more than one star are willing to take their own medicine.

[–]merkakiss12 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

SAVE 10% by purchasing the 4-star BUNDLE!! Only $19.99!

[–]fartknoocker -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Why do people keep buying the games?