Originally Posted by Diffident
But that is same as Baseball Cards, the cards of better players are worth more....over time some worth thousands of dollars. Baseball cards are also bought my minors. When I was young I would walk around school with a bunch of cards wrapped in a rubberband trading them throughout the day.
I understand your point, But what EA is doing is selling a game for $60 to $80. Now to play with the top rated players online, you have to put more money into the game with no guarantees of getting them.
There's a video on YT where one puts £5000 & still didn't get one of the two top rated players. And this is not an isolated incident hence not surprising for FIFA players.
And also, the game lasts only for one year & the cycle starts all over again. The game in itself is barely improved since 2012. The offline modes have only gone down.
The only things that have been upgraded is, more cards & packs.
Originally Posted by Ultracarpet
Would rather consumers decide what is acceptable rather than the government making that decision for everyone. Legislating EA and the rest of the gaming industry into the ground is not going to result in better games.
True, but unfortunately that does not happen. And that's the reason for various govt. laws & regulations.
Consumers making bad/stupid decisions forces the govt to step in, because ultimately people usually end up asking 'what is the govt doing?'