You're welcome to disagree, but lootboxes and microtransactions are paths to disingenuous business practices. Full stop. Given I've played SWTOR and NBA2k for what seems like an eternity, I think I have some merit to my issues with it. I’m genuinely pleased Battlefront got the shit it did in the press (Jim Sterling and many others) and I’m thankful that it got EA to get their head out of their ass for five seconds. Now if only others can understand this before gamer apathy sinks them.
Also, NBA2k18 was getting shit on from about all angles for its microtransactions, so I don’t think you know what you’re talking about for once.
See, here's how I look at it. Feel free to laugh at me as much as you want (as it's clear you've already set your mind in stone) but look. A game that's not multiplayer costs the same as a MMO on a console, for the initial purchase - or at least relatively close right? Do we agree on that so far?
Okay, then what you are mad about is, the MMO team that continues to work on updates, fix errors, work on new content and expansions and a bunch of other things try to incorporate a way for them to get paid for their continued work.
But I see your point, they should do all that for free for years after the release, because you shouldn't have to pay for anything in this life. Games should be made for you free of charge. :P
Maybe they could make it to where the game costs like $120 bucks one-time-expense, and all content further on is free? That could give 'em enough momentum to continue paying the wages to support the game for a few years after the release. ***shrugs*** I dunno. Another thing is EA has kinda got a monopoly on the multiplayer industry for consoles, so maybe if another company gets their shit together we could get some competitive prices goin' on. Either way, EA isn't goin' anywhere and I look forward to Anthem still.