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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...3-is-underway/

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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.
EA, why do you not LEARN from your mistakes?
The same thing happened with Bad Company.

Here's the rundown from REDDIT.

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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.

http://www.reddit.com/r/gaming/comme...his_same_crap/

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) - jriccitiello@ea.com

Eric Brown (Exec VP, CFO) - ebrown@ea.com

John Pleasants (COO) - jpleasants@ea.com

John Schappert - jschappert@ea.com Chief Operating Officer

Leonard S. Coleman - lcoleman@ea.com Director

Jeff Huber - jhuber@ea.com Director

Gary M. Kusin - gkusin@ea.com Director

Barker, Ken - kbarker@ea.com Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer

Geraldine Laybourne - glaybourne@ea.com Director

Gregory B. Maffei - gmaffei@ea.com Director

Vivek Paul - pvivek@ea.com Director

Lawrence F. Probst III - lprobst@ea.com Chairman of the Board

Richard A. Simonson - rsimonson@ea.com Lead Director

Linda J. Srere - lsrere@ea.com Director

(Copy and paste this to your "send to" bar to save time: jriccitiello@ea.com,ebrown@ea.com,jp...,lsrere@ea.com)

(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

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011...3-is-underway/

Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/13/11 at 3:17pm
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I WILL BUY THE MISSING COPY'S!!!!!111

Christ if you keep doing this we wont have ANY fps game to play on the PC
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Not going to be surprised when half of my Steam list 'boycotts' and then 10 minutes later the status changes to "Playing: Battlefield 3". I seem to recall MW2 following the same behavior.
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Count me in for a pre-order. Mass grande for me please!
    
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Cant wait for this to fail. Going to do my pre order including the physical warfare pack right now.
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And 95% of the people boycotting will still buy BF3.

I can understand frustration over the DLC, but the complaining about weapons is just hogwash.

Unfair advantage? How about L2Play, yeesh...

I still use the noob weapons in BC2 and do just fine.

I just hope they release the pre-order on Steam. I really don't want a physical copy of the game, or have to go through EA for the download.
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Not going to be surprised when half of my Steam list 'boycotts' and then 10 minutes later the status changes to "Playing: Battlefield 3". I seem to recall MW2 following the same behavior.
I remember that day.
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Cant wait for this to fail. Going to do my pre order including the physical warfare pack right now.
I thought it would too, but then I looked at the track record.

Boycotters did the same thing with BC and EA backed down.
The boycott worked perfectly.
Edited by frickfrock999 - 6/13/11 at 8:33am
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Hey if they can make them change their mind, good for them. I will be buying it anyways.
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I'm not worried about some special ammo or guns killing me. I already got guys with shotties sniping me. I will just keep doin my thing and helping my team win...not making excuses and whining like a baby. There is going to be so many bullets flying, I won't know which is from a pre-order or which isn't. Just play the game, yall. Don't get sucked into to h8ters and drama.
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