The Back To Karkand expansion pack is (somewhat mistakenly) the focus of this ire, not only because it will mean those who buy the game on release will need to spend extra to have the same content as other players, but because they apparently won’t be able to get at all of it. The extra weapons and ammo that come in the Physical Warfare Pack are not to be included in the post-release version.
Buoying their activities is the memory that a similar campaign worked for Battlefield: Bad Company, organised by Sarcastic Gamer. Since EA backed down last time, it seems odd that they’re doing the same this time.
The same thing happened with Bad Company.
Here's the rundown from REDDIT.
As most of you know, EA recently announced an exclusive DLC for preordering BF3. If you don't purchase the pre-order or limited edition version of BF3, you will have to pay extra for the Karkand expansion pack. The only thing not included in the Karkand Expansion pack is the Guns and ammunition, which will create an unfair advantage people who pre-order. As well, charging people extra to play maps available on day one. This was a decision made by EA, and not DICE. DICE and all of us need your help to get EA to wake up and change their decision. The Hive Mind of Reddit has a GREAT influence over the internet, and a lot of the media as well. Whether the rest of the world knows or not. Please remember to be POLITE in these emails. A bunch of spamming telling them what dumb asses they are probably wont help much.
This thread points out that a boycott called by sarcastic gamer against BFBC1, that eventually caused EA to change their mind.
VOTE WITH YOUR WALLETS FOLKS, AND SEND EA EMAILS TO LET OUR VOICES BE HEARD.
Official Twitter/Facebook pages
EA Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/ea
BF3 Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/battlefield
EA Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/EA
BF3 Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/battlefield
Important EA emails
John Riccitiello (CEO) - firstname.lastname@example.org
Eric Brown (Exec VP, CFO) - email@example.com
John Pleasants (COO) - firstname.lastname@example.org
John Schappert - email@example.com Chief Operating Officer
Leonard S. Coleman - firstname.lastname@example.org Director
Jeff Huber - email@example.com Director
Gary M. Kusin - firstname.lastname@example.org Director
Barker, Ken - email@example.com Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer
Geraldine Laybourne - firstname.lastname@example.org Director
Gregory B. Maffei - email@example.com Director
Vivek Paul - firstname.lastname@example.org Director
Lawrence F. Probst III - email@example.com Chairman of the Board
Richard A. Simonson - firstname.lastname@example.org Lead Director
Linda J. Srere - email@example.com Director
(Copy and paste this to your "send to" bar to save time: firstname.lastname@example.org,email@example.com,jp...,firstname.lastname@example.org)
(thanks to exiva for the emails)
Phone numbers for EA Games
650-628-1500 - Redwood City
310-754-7000 - Los Angeles
EA support page: https://customersupport.ea.com/login..._next_page=ask
Link to original post on BF3 website: http://www.battlefield.com/uk/battle...pack-available
Link to the poll on EA forums: http://forum.ea.com/eaforum/posts/list/6801802.page
I figured there should be a post containing all this information for easier access to the Reddit community. Post any results/ information below. If ANYBODY gets a reply from EA, let us know what was said.
Edit: I think many people are missing the point. The point is that we don't want paid DLC that is going to split the community into groups of who does or does not have that DLC. You obviously can't join a server if its running a map you don't have. Bad Company 2 gave all its users the DLC for free. Now, I can see EAs reasoning about it from a console stand point (So that they still make a little money off of used games), but there is absolutely no reason for this on the PC. Obviously, you can't buy used PC games. EA, if you won't do this for everyone at LEAST do it for the PC community.
Edit: Rock, Paper, Shotgun has noticed
Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/13/11 at 3:17pm