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Does my preorder at GameStop give me the DLC for free? If not, I'm moving it.
 
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Originally Posted by Sushimaster;13843383 
oh now i understand what ea mean by bf3 will have 3 times more dlc than bfbc2. activision and ea both fking greedy ahole

MW2 had some maps for 15 bucks, that is greedy indeed. BC2 had a Vietnam add-on for 15 bucks which was well worth it in my opinion. EA said they will have only large DLCs which I will gladly pay for if they are decent.

EDIT: You edited your original post <.<-
Edited by Sanders54 - 6/12/11 at 7:10am
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Originally Posted by snoball;13843385 
Does my preorder at GameStop give me the DLC for free? If not, I'm moving it.

Every pre order is getting the map pack for free. I believe you can unlock the guns yourself ingame later. (as it were in BC2)
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Originally Posted by Sanders54;13843394 
MW2 had some maps for 15 bucks, that is greedy indeed. BC2 had a Vietnam add-on for 15 bucks which was well worth it in my opinion. EA said they will have only large DLCs which I will gladly pay for if they are decent.

Come off it. Vietnam was an map pack. A very well done one at that, but still a map pack.

So long as this "DLC" is actually available to unlock later, that's fine. But if this is charged content then I'm out. No BF3 for me later this year.
    
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Originally Posted by Viridian;13843403 
Come off it. Vietnam was an map pack. A very well done one at that, but still a map pack.

So long as this "DLC" is actually available to unlock later, that's fine. But if this is charged content then I'm out. No BF3 for me later this year.

By that definition BF2 Special Forces expansion pack would be an map pack aswell. It had a couple of new maps and some guns. And if you just preorder you'll get this for free anyway so I don't see the problem. If you dont like the game you buy you can just return it.
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Doesn't matter to me, I just want the SP...
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How about us in the US? I don't remember anything about a 'Physical Warfare' pack included with the pre-orders here, just the Back to Karkand pack.
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How about us in the US? I don't remember anything about a 'Physical Warfare' pack included with the pre-orders here, just the Back to Karkand pack.

IIRC, they would tell us about other pre-order incentives in other countries later.
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By that definition BF2 Special Forces expansion pack would be an map pack aswell. It had a couple of new maps and some guns. And if you just preorder you'll get this for free anyway so I don't see the problem. If you dont like the game you buy you can just return it.

Eh, legally you should be able to return it, but the reality isn't like that.

Oh and you say that so easily "if you just pre-order" as though it's a simple matter for all humankind (which it would be if shops took payment straight away!).

Point is, for me and it seems, most people, is that they're doing this Karkand map pack concurrently with the game, so by all rights it's using the same budget. So, you pay for that pack when you buy the game. However, they're charging people for it while giving it away for free. Given that shops don't take your money straight away, or a deposit, what incentive does preordering provide to the publishers? It's just a nice number of launch day sales to show off to shareholders. But what about the guy who just walks to the store on launch day and buys a copy? Where's his free map pack? Where's his unfair advantages? He didn't get the preorder discount, too! So that guy has paid more for the game and gets zero extras, thousands of people pay less and get rewarded mightily.

DICE and EA are playing with fire. I'm sure no-one has a problem with preorder incentives, but I'll bet most people have a massive problem with those incentives that give people an advantage, unfairly, in the game.
    
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