This is huge for me, as this actually gives me the possibility of buying them! (looking at you Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order)
[edit: or does it? Either there’s a problem or it’s region locked cuz although the products appear in the email i got from humble (including a whopping 85% off SW Battlefront II ), they dont appear on the store itself]
i think there is at least some form of region lock
i went to the store and before i could even add anything to cart, “you must link your Origin account”, well okay, and then a giant note of "Please be sure your ORIGIN ACCOUNT matches the COUNTRY that you are purchasing this product from." in red , kinda smells of (some) region locks
and with strangely fewer games available, compared to EA games on Origin/Ea Store or even other places, not even titanfall 2
That’s illegal here for reasons related to national security and they don’t joke around with it either. If you use it, they might just say u did so for whatever reason and give u whatever sentence. Now I’m sure there’s plenty of ppl here who do use them, but just the fact that I’m quite religious (everything is relative ofc, but i am quite religious, lol, and that is apparent from my lifestyle and looks as well) is more than enough reason for me not to go there, if u get my drift
I know that VPNs have the biased stigma that they are only used for something illegal. But I really and seriously used it to increase my online security or try to protect my personal information since a lot of business and money is traded online.
Alright I bought Battlefront 2, and I’m loving it. It’s beautiful, fun to play, and really feels like star wars. Haven’t played the campaign yet, just jumped straight into multiplayer. lots of options and some cool classes, and while you tend to die really fast, you can take out your opponents similarly quickly.
Not gonna lie that whole fiasco originally made me say I was never gonna buy it. But I’ve got to hand it to dice, they put a ton of effort into improving the game, and since I had some humble credit and I’m a massive Starwars nerd I was willing to give it another shot.
I’m willing to hope EA is finally turning themselves around though with their upcoming Star Wars game. I used to love EA way back in the day.
I mean did they? They released the worst possible version of the game and then tuned down the microtransactions and shit like that and that means they ‘put effort’ ? This tactic is old as shit by now , all major publishers do this. Release worst possible version of a game , then improve on it ( both in terms of gameplay itself and paid shit ) and suddenly you are ‘putting in the effort’ . No they are not , it’s all part of the new model. Release intentional shit , improve on it and be suddenly praised as ‘good guys’ .
Dont be naive EA is a major corporation ran by shareholders who dont even play video games and dont give a f*ck about them and all they care is profit.
Very best you can hope for at this moment is for them to realize negative impact of bad publicity on their franchises and leave most horrible microtransactions for FIFA and such and give other franchises a bit of a ‘breather’ , keeping them open for exploitation at later date.