|DICE silences Battlefield 4 criticism, restores it after outcry|
|Posted: 26.11.2013 04:33 by||Comments: 2|
When DICE announced a "players appreciation" for Battlefield 4 launch issues , which included double XP for a week and a formerly-exclusive pistol scope, most fans were happy, but not all - and one fan's popular letter was mysteriously silenced on the official forum before it returned.
The letter in question stated, “I personally find it insulting that EA/DICE think a week of double XP and a pistol scope is some kind of token of appreciation. Many of us paid over a hundred dollars for a game that was so clearly not ready for release and while I truly believe that some DICE devs are sorry, I don’t see flipping a few switches to give players extra experience as anything but damage control.
“If EA/DICE are truly sorry, they can show it through action. More developer-player interaction, involve the community in balance decisions, constant updates on patch progress, FULL patch notes, Premium content that isn’t camo. I won’t want to be so negative. I’d like to see double XP as a start. I sincerely hope that EA/DICE follows through.”
The post got upvoted by over 2000 "hooahs", but then those upvotes turned into downvotes, outraging gamers who accused DICE of censorship.
DICE claimed it was a "bug", and the downvotes were turned back into upvotes again, not too long after the situation was broadcast by Reddit.