It sounds like a joke, but Anthem gamers are indeed boycotting the game because they want to see a bug that BioWare fixed as “reappearing” as soon as possible.
Over the past few days, Anthem gamers have twice seen a strange bug appear in the game: the drop rate of terrible items (Legendary, Masterwork) suddenly increased, giving them a lot of equipment worth the price. For the first time, gamers mistakenly thought that this was part of a new patch that BioWare was about to release, but “complemented” when it was discovered that it was a bug and was repaired by BioWare shortly after that. The second drop-in item drops occurred soon after, but like the first, the bug lasted a few hours and was fixed by BioWare with a patch rather than staying with Anthem.
Anthem: BioWare has crushed its quintessence. Perhaps BioWare wants to use Anthem to create new things in its gaming style. But novelty is not seen. Only BioWare has destroyed what has built its brand.
However, this bug is what Anthem gamers look forward to. They want BioWare to overcome one of the most critical problems of the current game because the number of items dropped is too small, making them feel successful when plowing in the game. The vast majority of gamers agree that it takes at least 10 hours to pick up a Legendary item (the highest level in the game), but it is not necessarily suitable for the character. So in both cases of this bug, gamers rushed to remind BioWare that they needed this bug to stay in the game – the kind of “this is not a bug, but a feature” that we often joke about in The game is full of errors.
After fixing both bugs, BioWare responded to the gamers’ requests by announcing that they were indeed planning to increase Anthem’s equipment drop rate but could not “use one” by a dozen. times like the present. “We will introduce incremental changes to the item drop rate over the next few months,” is what Mr. Chad Robertson, head of LiveWare’s Bio Service Department, said, but gamers would not accept. Many people say that Anthem’s chances in the next few months are not high in the game’s current state.
And to emphasize his claim, Anthem gamers have begun a boycott of Anthem after the complaint or comment is not useful. Gamers encourage each other to stop playing for five days to send a signal to BioWare that they want a “bug” back. A post on the game’s subreddit received generous support by upvote and cash – gamers gave Silver, Gold, and Diamond (Reddit cash) to the topic owner to show their agreement. Many gamers also said that they stopped playing Anthem before.
You may ask the question that, after paying for Anthem, will these gamers quit playing to affect BioWare and EA? Quite simply, this is an online game, and it will have more new content updated in the future. The game does not have a “top of the line” storyline to keep gamers long. Still, it keeps the players by farming equipment (which gamers currently cannot find) like Diablo 3, and BioWare needs to continually launch new content, new equipment for gamers to plow hoes. The BioWare employees can’t eat the wind and drink the dew, so they need to maintain the game’s revenue – something only earned by a large number of gamers.
In my opinion, the exhortation to boycott Anthem at present is not necessary. BioWare knows what gamers want, but whether they accept those requirements or not is another matter. The fact that BioWare does not want to give “rain of items” is quite understandable because it easily creates power inflation in the game and puts pressure on BioWare to force them to release new content faster to serve the game. Prime has equipped max. A few years ago, Destiny had this situation.
As you know, BioWare is racing against the technical issues of the game, so the time to make new content is probably minimal. Even if we see positive changes happening after a 5-day boycott of the gamer, maybe it’s just the changes that BioWare has made before and only released on the right occasion.
Moreover, gamers do not need to stop playing Anthem – they can quit the game entirely because they feel Destiny 2 and The Division 2 are very inviting. Why do you have to plow Anthem’s Stronghold over and over for a few days to pick up an unlikely item you need. While Ubisoft’s The Division 2 promises to have a lot of end game content and everything to choose from? have you played the beta of Division 2 and feel that this game is really “above” Anthem in every way.
And finally, it is unlikely that a call like this will work, even though it is strongly supported. Gamers on forums are always very willing to express their opinions, but they may be just a few or say they will boycott the game but still log in plowing as usual. Remember that about a dozen years ago, gamers’ summer boycott Modern Warfare 2 because the game does not support its server. What about the result? Take a look at the picture below:
Once again, the game emphasizes that BioWare knows what fans want. The problem is how long it takes BioWare to meet those legitimate requirements and how it responds. There are many other alternatives to Anthem on the market, and the time for BioWare and gamer’s patience is limited.