some of the biggest streamers Madden The community has announced it will create a hashtag and go on a ‘pack strike’ refusing to spend money Madden 23 Ultimate Team mode until publisher Electronic Arts makes some changes.
What is Ultimate Team?
Both Madden and FIFA have a hugely popular multiplayer game mode called Ultimate Team, where users can create their own team of all-time greats. The catch is that you have to get players through cards, those cards are sold blind in sealed virtual packs, and those packs are paid for with real money.
As polygon reportstreamers — who in sports games like this gigantic Be part of our online community — create the hashtag #packstrike and all Players who refuse to spend a cent on Ultimate Team, let alone content creation buddies, until EA addresses their concerns.
Speaking on behalf of both himself and “other creators in the community,” Zirksee shared the group’s demands earlier today, notably “better rerolls” and “better packs” when opening more expensive players. He said he was looking for odds. Packs and restoration of rewards that were offered in the game (including those originally offered in the first week) Madden 23 release) has since been removed:
as i said only this week, there is no amount of tweets, reviews and comments that can bring the publisher back to the extent it monetized a major sports game series in 2022. Money is the only thing that moves the needle in these companies. The only way for a disgruntled player to understand his point is to withhold the money.
So it’s heartening to see content creators mobilize as a means of protest!In the decade that turned sports games into Shakedown, things have gotten so bad that people are “strikes” to keep the mode from being thrown away, or even made it completely free considering you’ve already spent $60 on the game. It’s wild to think that has been normalized. Instead, we want to make some of the game’s most exploitative systems a bit Not exploitative.
It’s like asking a prison warden for a fluffy pillow. Of course, how successful this “strike” will be remains to be seen, but hopefully it sets a precedent for at least sports game fans if it has any impact on EA Sports. As they say, tired of this constant nickel and dimness, they start taking more drastic action.