HI , I need some help or to see how many people have been affected by the new icon swaps and baby icon promotion?
I spoke with EA who basically said bad luck and there is nothing they can do, which has really worried me that this buying packs business is making them lots of money with no regard for there customers or young people who do not have the finances to play the game as EA intent people to do. When I approached the EA agent ( who was a decent guy just following instructions from the studio) I was told the studio may or may not even get back to us.......lol this is so bad and deceitful from a huge business I'm absolutely gobsmacked the lack of responsibility
my son who is 14 years old was over the moon when he had the chance to earn an icon swaps player using skill to obtain the player of his choice .....which was 88 rated Nesta and he was very happy with his choice hence why he choose it.
after umming and arring he decided to do the ICon base Challenge that costs around 500k to complete the 4 sections which is great , he was happy to do this and to be honest
I thought he would end up with a lower tier Icon as per what happens in normal packs.
after completing this challenge I was gobsmacked to see he had got another nesta 88 rated that he had to discard wasting 500k coins and god knows how much money ......he has gone to school today absolutely devastated.
the standard of player he got is not the issue , my issue is to run one promotion on skill and then allow people to try and get the dream of a Pele or a Ronaldo costing them 500k which is a lot in ££££'s , My opinion is that some kind of safeguarding needs to be put in place to avoid duplicate cards when the only option is for them to be Untradeable which avoids people losing a lot of money.
I know this must sound like sour grapes but how many people have spent hours playing the game to get an icon swaps player for then to do the base icon challenge and get the same player.
if EA are reading and there is people there that actually give a crap about its customers then I do have some solutions rather just moan about a negative.
1st solution : EA recognizes that when doing the Icon challenge if they decide to run a an identical promotion whereby its going to cost a lot of money they remove the player you choose through icon swaps from the baby ICON SBC they will put something in place to stop you getting a duplicate especially when this challenge is one of teh most expensive to do.
2nd solution : if you run one promotion that is untradeable and you run another with the same cards available then you make one promotion trade able so at least you can sell your card and not lose as many coins.
I want to take this further and i'm talking with trading standards about speaking to EA about this from a safeguarding situation.
EA have informed that pack opening is a randomized Lottery which is gambling......my question back to EA is I didnt realize that kids under 16 was allowed to gamble by law