Originally Posted by H3XUS
-but WE DON'T KNOW that they are doing this.
From what I've experienced with Dice, is that they are a modest company that enjoys making money on the same token of making a great game people will enjoy.
The pack is ONLY $10. Any Call of Duty map pack is AT LEAST $15 to around $20.
IT ISN'T THAT MUCH PEOPLE.
I would most certainly suspect Activision of pulling such greedy stunts.
Dice? Well the answer to that is 'no dice'. They play the game fair, and are an EXCELLENT company.
You probably don't know that BFBC2 was never intended to be a success so they made a crappy PC version... Which was full of glitches, bugs, ran horribly and you couldn't even aim since they hardcoded it for console controllers.
They probably felt ashamed and that's why they gave PC the "map packs" for free.
Also, 10 bucks IS a lot of money when compared to the cost of the full game. It is irrelevant whether COD charges 15 for their packs or not, giving such reason is conformity and should not be encouraged.
Imagine the game comes out with... 12 maps. And then they make 5 Map packs each with 4 maps and charge 7 for them. 5*7 = 35 + 50 = 85 Bucks for full game. Even if it's 20 maps, that's more than half of the price for the whole game, which included a SP campaign and a Theoretical 12 maps.
You also have to remember that locking people's maps separate communities.
I personally believe that they're not releasing MOD tools at release because they want to sell some maps or something related. They did promise MT for BF3, but for all we know they might pull a Crysis 2 on us, since they never specified a date.
It's DICE, but they're also EA. Dice aren't the good guys and EA aren't the bad guys, DICE employees won't quit simply because EA might go OMGReedy with BF3, and EA will most likely Give them bonuses for coming up with ideas to milk the consumer.Edited by ilam3d - 6/12/11 at 9:06pm