If there is one quote that sticks out in the Star Wars and EA gaming scene, it is one that goes a little like;
The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking differnet heroes
If you are unfamiliar with the post, here is a quick rundown. After the release of Battlefront, Redditor MBMMaverick took to the StarWars subreddit to publicize the disgust they felt after seeing that Darth Vader was locked after purchasing the full game for $80. The response from the EA Support Team quickly receiving thousands of downvotes after saying that the locking of characters was to allow players who grinded for countless hours for them, a sense of accomplishment, but the problem was that you were able to drop large sums of money and just get it without doing any of the hard work, making the unlocking process discouraging. As of September 8th, has 667,822 downvotes, making it the most downvoted comment in Reddit history.
An eagle-eyed reader of the Guinness World Record 2020 edition, -amsha-, posted this to the /r/StarWars subreddit;
The world record was first previewed in the 2018 Gaming edition of the series, but this is the first entry in the official book series!
So… congrats EA on this amazing(?) achievement!
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