Release List Reviews Shop Join News DVD Giveaways Video Games Advertise
DVD Reviews | Theatrical Reviews | Price Search Buy Stuff Here
Video Game Talk
HD Reviews
 



Go Back   DVD Talk Forum > Entertainment Discussions > Video Game Talk

Video Game Talk The Place to talk about and trade Video & PC Games

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 11-13-17, 09:30 AM   #126
story
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 6,871
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Lame. Hey, here's a Mario game. You're Luigi. Pay to unlock Mario. Feel your pride swell. What an accomplishment.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 10:01 AM   #127
fujishig
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 22,328
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

That reddit post is currently at -287,000, with 12 people giving reddit gold so you know there are some upvotes mixed in. For context, the old record holder was something like -24,000.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 10:27 AM   #128
stingermck
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 12,955
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Well I wont be playing as Luke or Vader thats for sure. Maybe I can unlock this guy:

via GIPHY

__________________
"We wouldn't have to "regress" so much if it wasn't for that weird period in comics history when EVERYTHING in comics had to be awful and bleak. Characters died, became killers, were crippled and had lots of pouches and belts on their costumes, and we, this generation of creators, represent the undoing of that." - Ethan Van Sciver.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 10:29 AM   #129
Rob V
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 9,169
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
That kind of sucks. This is a gift for my 8 year old son so it doesn't bother me too much. But it is kind of crappy he won't be able to get 2 of the more known characters since he isn't grinding and isn't paying.
If he's anything like my son, it'll be the only game he fires up for 2 years... so you never know, he just might unlock all the characters.

As with most games, I suspect the price to unlock will either go substantially lower or free at some point. People will lose interest, Battlefront 3 will be announced, etc.
__________________
"i remembered this movie i watched it with my family is's perfect special and adorable" - Mahmoudshawer
XBox Live = Stiffy Goat11
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 10:36 AM   #130
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 32,442
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

so how much does it cost to unlock Vader? are those with those Star Crystals or whatever i see on XBOX site?
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 10:39 AM   #131
nmr1723
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 333
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deftones View Post
That kind of sucks. This is a gift for my 8 year old son so it doesn't bother me too much. But it is kind of crappy he won't be able to get 2 of the more known characters since he isn't grinding and isn't paying.
I'm in the same boat. I'm a casual gamer at best and have logged some decent hours into the first one (for me). My 9 year-old son LOVES the first one and he loved the beta. So yeah, It's downloading as I type. However, we're not spending a flipping dime on this loot crate nonsense. For those of us that can't make it a full-time job to play, it will always be an incomplete game.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 11:10 AM   #132
fujishig
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 22,328
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
so how much does it cost to unlock Vader? are those with those Star Crystals or whatever i see on XBOX site?
To be clear I'm not sure we know how much Vader and Luke cost, and they are available if you don't buy anything, it's just how onerous the grind is. Basically they estimated a good 40 hours of gametime with average rewards to unlock either one, without spending the grind currency on anything else in the meantime.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 11:18 AM   #133
spainlinx0
DVD Talk Legend
 
spainlinx0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: NJ
Posts: 14,176
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

And apparently progression is completely based on time played, and is not affected at all by how well you perform.

Enjoy playing MP with a bunch of people away from the game just leaving it running to accrue XP.
__________________
XB1: Scorpy Gkar
PS4: ScorpyGkar
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 11:38 AM   #134
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 32,442
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
To be clear I'm not sure we know how much Vader and Luke cost, and they are available if you don't buy anything, it's just how onerous the grind is. Basically they estimated a good 40 hours of gametime with average rewards to unlock either one, without spending the grind currency on anything else in the meantime.
ugh. that doesn't sound fun...
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 11:46 AM   #135
fujishig
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 22,328
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
ugh. that doesn't sound fun...
But think of that feeling of pride and accomplishment once you play 80 hours to unlock both of them!
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 11:47 AM   #136
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 32,442
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by fujishig View Post
But think of that feeling of pride and accomplishment once you play 80 hours to unlock both of them!
80 hours in a normal gamers world to me is like 1 year or so. no joke. guess i'll have to live without or at least unless they go at a decent price for dlc...
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 12:09 PM   #137
Rob V
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 9,169
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

I played the first mission of the SP and it was good fun. The MP was much tighter than BF1 and I actually could get some killstreaks going. If I had a gripe it's that I was finally able to unlock Luke during MP play and he was "in use"... thus not available to me; and the game ended before I could use my credits
I am enjoying the hell out of the game -- more than CoD WW2 so far.
__________________
"i remembered this movie i watched it with my family is's perfect special and adorable" - Mahmoudshawer
XBox Live = Stiffy Goat11
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 12:13 PM   #138
OldBoy
Inane Thread Master
 
OldBoy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Are any of us really anywhere?
Posts: 32,442
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

yeah, that SP trial is great. just so much fun to be in that world and do stuff and go places you know and grew up on.

so will my progress transfer from trial to full game?
__________________
"be kind rewind" Movie collection
"Even though I am no better than a beast, don't I have the right to live?"
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 12:21 PM   #139
lopper
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,796
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

So, just for clarification, in the beta, if you earned enough points in a match, you could spend them to use a hero for that particular map. I think it was Rey, Solo, Darth Maul, and Boba Fett on that Naboo map.

Is that what's gone away in the retail version of the game in favor of this new unlock system? For example, even if I get 100k (just throwing a number out there) in a match, will I not be able to choose a hero if I don't have them unlocked?
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 12:33 PM   #140
Bandit03
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Bandit03's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,257
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by lopper View Post
So, just for clarification, in the beta, if you earned enough points in a match, you could spend them to use a hero for that particular map. I think it was Rey, Solo, Darth Maul, and Boba Fett on that Naboo map.

Is that what's gone away in the retail version of the game in favor of this new unlock system? For example, even if I get 100k (just throwing a number out there) in a match, will I not be able to choose a hero if I don't have them unlocked?
No that hasn't gone away (as far as I know). Here's how I understand it. You accrue credits with each match you play. You use those credits to unlock the hero for use in MP. In the match, you have to accrue enough points to spawn as that hero. So if I'm in a match and I accrue 10k points, but I haven't unlocked Vader with the 60k credit price tag, I won't be able to select and spawn as Vader. So essentially you have to spend 60k in credits to be eligible to spend your match points for that hero.
__________________
Live Gamertag/PSN ID: Bandit03
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 02:27 PM   #141
Rob V
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 9,169
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandit03 View Post
No that hasn't gone away (as far as I know). Here's how I understand it. You accrue credits with each match you play. You use those credits to unlock the hero for use in MP. In the match, you have to accrue enough points to spawn as that hero. So if I'm in a match and I accrue 10k points, but I haven't unlocked Vader with the 60k credit price tag, I won't be able to select and spawn as Vader. So essentially you have to spend 60k in credits to be eligible to spend your match points for that hero.
^^ Oh, that is bullshit. I don't care if I'm not always playing as a critical character... but that shouldn't allow for one hyped up person to always be unlocking a beast and thrashing the rest of us.
__________________
"i remembered this movie i watched it with my family is's perfect special and adorable" - Mahmoudshawer
XBox Live = Stiffy Goat11
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 02:27 PM   #142
Rob V
DVD Talk Hall of Fame
 
Rob V's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: On the lake
Posts: 9,169
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldBoy View Post
so will my progress transfer from trial to full game?
It should, yes.
__________________
"i remembered this movie i watched it with my family is's perfect special and adorable" - Mahmoudshawer
XBox Live = Stiffy Goat11
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 03:02 PM   #143
lopper
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,796
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bandit03 View Post
No that hasn't gone away (as far as I know). Here's how I understand it. You accrue credits with each match you play. You use those credits to unlock the hero for use in MP. In the match, you have to accrue enough points to spawn as that hero. So if I'm in a match and I accrue 10k points, but I haven't unlocked Vader with the 60k credit price tag, I won't be able to select and spawn as Vader. So essentially you have to spend 60k in credits to be eligible to spend your match points for that hero.
Yup, that is some next level fuckery right there.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 04:12 PM   #144
stvn1974
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
stvn1974's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 3,839
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

My bother and I canceled our pre-orders. I guess we will wait to see how people like it once released. So far I am not impressed with what I have read.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 04:55 PM   #145
rocketsauce
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
rocketsauce's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,499
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Well, that was quick

https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ba.../1100-6454902/
__________________
PSN Gamertag : chicubfan
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 04:57 PM   #146
Deftones
DVD Talk God
 
Deftones's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 1999
Location: Arizona
Posts: 72,172
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Good for fans for speaking out about this bullshit.
__________________
John Henson: McDonald's has dumped Kobe Bryant as their spokesperson and have replaced him with Yao Ming. Apparently McDonald's prefers Yao because he is a bigger international star, and he doesn't rape so much.

"You are everything that's wrong with this forum".---SleepyW
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 04:59 PM   #147
lopper
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
lopper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 1,796
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Yup. Just came here to post that. That's really great, but it's ridiculous that it had to go this far in the first place.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 06:33 PM   #148
stingermck
DVD Talk Legend
 
stingermck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: NC
Posts: 12,955
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Power to the players!
__________________
"We wouldn't have to "regress" so much if it wasn't for that weird period in comics history when EVERYTHING in comics had to be awful and bleak. Characters died, became killers, were crippled and had lots of pouches and belts on their costumes, and we, this generation of creators, represent the undoing of that." - Ethan Van Sciver.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 06:36 PM   #149
story
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
story's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Hope.
Posts: 6,871
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Looks like Amazon has it up for presale finally, $12 off, but I wouldn't get it until Nov. 21. Lame. Not sure which is worth it more to me, the price or the timing. I have the 20th off work completely, would maybe find a better place to buy. No GC for me, unfortunately.
  Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-17, 08:22 PM   #150
Bandit03
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Bandit03's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Ormond Beach, Florida
Posts: 1,257
Re: Star Wars Battlefront II... it's happening, not that you ever doubted it

Awesome news. Perhaps I’ll pick it up this week after all.

Really interesting to see how all the players banded together. Well except lopper who was acting like a whore
__________________
Live Gamertag/PSN ID: Bandit03

Last edited by Bandit03; 11-13-17 at 08:48 PM..
  Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:05 AM.

...
Rules - DVD Talk - Archive - Privacy Statement - Top

Copyright 2011 DVDTalk.com All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.2.0