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EA Earns Guinness World Record For Infamous Defense of Star Wars Loot Boxes

Star Wars Battlefront II's loot boxes left a lasting impression on fans and games alike, for all the wrong reasons. Now, EA's defense of the practice has set a Guinness World Record for most-downvoted comment on Reddit.

A Reddit user took a screenshot of the page in the 2020 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records and posted it in the Star Wars community page. The record notes that, at the time of publication, EA's defense of loot boxes had earned 683,000 downvotes.

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The original post, which appeared online in November 2017, reads:

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

As for cost, we selected initial values based upon data from the Open Beta and other adjustments made to milestone rewards before launch. Among other things, we’re looking at average per-player credit earn rates on a daily basis, and we’ll be making constant adjustments to ensure that players have challenges that are compelling, rewarding, and of course attainable via gameplay.

We appreciate the candid feedback, and the passion the community has put forth around the current topics here on Reddit, our forums and across numerous social media outlets.

Our team will continue to make changes and monitor community feedback and update everyone as soon and as often as we can.

The second most-downvoted comment has over 88,000. So EA's defense will likely maintain the record for quite some time.

(via Kotaku)

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