Because in-game credits are handed out on a time-played basis, rather than an accomplishment basis, one user calculated it would take 40 hours of playing just to unlock Luke Skywalker's character.
An EA representative has responded to these problems and also managed to break the record for the most unpopular comment on Reddit with 145k downvotes.
EA adjusted how it handles loot crates in Battlefront II after strong negative feedback during the game's open beta. However, Star Wars: Battlefront II is being blasted by the community since the weekend for its blatant pay-to-win model and this is exactly what has been toned down from the review copies.
It doesn't get much nicer if you scroll down the page. "You can not ever attain a sense of pride and accomplishment from that, because most sane people will give up long before this". The heroes, similar to the locked weapons for Troopers, are sidegrades instead of upgrades (Darth Vader should be on similar power level as Darth Maul, etc). So, rather than have them potentially lose interest as other players do, publishers let them access them early - for a cost.
And another user observed: "If I had a credit for every downvote you've gotten I could finally unlock Darth Vader!" Say for example that a Star Card reduced the cooldown of a hero's ability by 10%, upgrading that Star Card with Crafting Parts might increase it to, say, 20%. For launch, we're having another iteration and there will definitely be more iterations as we evolve this game post launch.
The issue came to a head Sunday, when a person on Reddit launched a thread titled "Seriously?"
The dev team will be around Battlefront II for a long time.
We're four days away from the first Star Wars video game story since Star Wars Kinect, but few people are talking about what Star Wars Battlefront II's campaign might look like. Even before the game has released however, the anger over Battlefront II and the way it is dealing with the ever controversial micro-transactions has eclipsed any outrage over the previous game.
Gamers are far from impressed with EA and its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2.
Heroes earned through Credits: The intent is to provide players with a sense of pride and accomplishment for unlocking different heroes.
Others took the incredible amount of downvotes to make a point while telling EA that their actions and the way they've handled not only Battlefront but many recent titles makes it seem like they just don't care about their consumers, "UPDATE: We have taken your +300k downvotes into consideration".