Anthem players have had enough of loot problems which is why they are now planning to boycott the game as a protest. It’s no secret that BioWare is ignoring the main picture while the players are struggling with loot drops.
Players are reporting that the game, especially in its end game, is lacking loot drops. This results in a continuous grind for the players to earn even a single piece of quality loot in the game. A bug introduced in Anthem improved loot drops but BioWare fixed it. Now the players are requesting the developers to bring the bug back so they can finally enjoy the game rather than wasting hours to earn nothing.
This boycott is organized by a Reddit user and asks the disappointed players to stop playing the game until March 15. The post has received a very favorable response from the Reddit community and currently has over 12k upvotes along with 20 silver, 10 gold and 8 Platinum awards.
The planned boycott period is not for that long but the participants are hoping to get their message delivered to the developers. You can check out the boycott description and its mission below.
Protest to revert Loot drop changes. Bring back the Bug and let us taste the Lootshower. Get your point across, simple as that. Stop Playing the game for a whole Week (Hopefully with the support of the entire Subreddit) to show BioWare that all it’d take for us to really enjoy the game, is to receive loot. Time Invested Vs. Reward is a complete Joke at this point. Getting Gold and Platinum thrown at you for just stating that is more than enough to prove that point. But are you willing to stick to your beliefs?
Prove it. Drop the game completely dead for a week and we’ll see. Shit like that won’t go unnoticed by Investors nor the Developers, Bioware, themselves!
Basically, the idea is to hurt developers as the game uses microtransactions as a way to support its live service model. This way, BioWare and EA will make less money out of the game thus will be forced to improve the loot system.
The result of this boycott remains to be seen. Personally, I don’t think that there will be a large number of players ignoring the game just for the reasons above.
EA’s online multiplayer action role-playing game remains in deep waters. The latest Anthem patch has brought in some brand new bugs instead of fixing the previous ones. Anthem is also reportedly bricking PS4 consoles so it’s better for us all to just boycott the game until it’s more playable and fun.