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Duh? So they make the content non-exclusive to preorders?
Duh? YES, that's the point of pre-ordering. You are investing and that's what you get for it. Welcome to the world of business!

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But I am forced to pre-order if I want those extras. THAT'S THE POINT! You're still not getting it after 5 pages...
I understand your argument, but your argument is circular and futile.

You could draw similarities from the following:

You: 'I want an Aston Martin'
Salesman: 'Ok then, if you pre-order then you get a free jacket?'
You: 'Well can I not pre-order and get the jacket after I have driven 15,000 miles?'
Salesman: 'No.'
You: 'WHAT!? That's not fair, I'm going to get people to sign a petition and boycott buying Aston Martins.
Salesman: Deal with it, now get out of my showroom you pathetic tit.'

It's quite simple, if you want the extras you will have to pre-order, if you don't want to pre-order then deal with not having the content, that's what's happening so stop moaning.

To be honest if money, as you assert, is not the cause for complaint, and the pre-order with the content will be the same price as the game without the content on release, then what the hell is the problem?

IF YOU WANT THE CONTENT PRE-ORDER THE GAME it's not a difficult process, and to what disadvantage does it put you?

Eddie.
Edited by PriceEddie - 6/13/11 at 12:29pm
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My friend loves Battlefield, I'm sure he would like to get the most out of the game just like you or me who can afford the $60 right now, but he cannot, if it comes down to it I will pay for him until he gets a job or OSAP stops screwing with him and fund his damn tuition.

Not everyone has $60 upfront for the game, that doesn't mean they deserve any less.
if he can manage to save $3 a week. he can buy the preorder before the game comes out. A low price of putting $3 each week into a jar and having the will to not take money of of it until oct 27. Then preordering it.

Honestly, if you cant afford $3 a week, you should not be paying for internet access or video games.

If he does it this way, he will even get to play the open beta first and find out if its worth his money.
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Add the weapons to the back to karkland pack... problem solved.

You get both free for preorder... or buy it later

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My friend loves Battlefield, I'm sure he would like to get the most out of the game just like you or me who can afford the $60 right now, but he cannot, if it comes down to it I will pay for him until he gets a job or OSAP stops screwing with him and fund his damn tuition.

Not everyone has $60 upfront for the game, that doesn't mean they deserve any less.
True, I am currently on and off work, and depending on how often the company needs me I can be out of a job for a while. Stack college classes on top of that, and prices going up(no financial aid for me), I cant afford to put money into something ahead of time.
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True, I am currently on and off work, and depending on how often the company needs me I can be out of a job for a while. Stack college classes on top of that, and prices going up(no financial aid for me), I cant afford to put money into something ahead of time.
see post #231 on how you can handle that situation.
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if he can manage to save $3 a week. he can buy the preorder before the game comes out. A low price of putting $3 each week into a jar and having the will to not take money of of it until oct 27. Then preordering it.

Honestly, if you cant afford $3 a week, you should not be paying for internet access or video games.

If he does it this way, he will even get to play the open beta first and find out if its worth his money.
Student housing, comes with internet, and is necessary for communication and work. He's also a student in game design, he kind of needs a rig. I'm sure he could save up $3 a week, but that would be the cost of half a bus fare to go home each week to visit family/gf, the cost of a hotdog when running late to class/test and not having breakfast, other things more important than entertainment. My point is he can afford it later, not now.

As for pre-orders getting special content, that is fine and perfectly reasonable, putting down money ahead of time to support the developers should warrant something special, but not exclusive.
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My friend loves Battlefield, I'm sure he would like to get the most out of the game just like you or me who can afford the $60 right now, but he cannot, if it comes down to it I will pay for him until he gets a job or OSAP stops screwing with him and fund his damn tuition.

Not everyone has $60 upfront for the game, that doesn't mean they deserve any less.
Sure, but the game is over four months away. Your telling me that you can't set aside $60 in four months for one of the best (if not the best) games of the year?

I personally hate when companies do this, but this will be the first game I preorder ever.

It makes no sense why they keep the content exclusive, instead of just charging for it afterwards. They would make more money that way...
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Student housing, comes with internet, and is necessary for communication and work. He's also a student in game design, he kind of needs a rig.
can he manage to save $3 a week?

No one says he has to preorder today. Best of all, preorders extend until the day before release in 99% of the cases. why? because everyone keeps theirs going in order to pull in more preorders.
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Well I officially went from "buying the game for sure"

to

"damn I dont like this decision.... idk if I want anymore....."


In all likely hood, I still want to buy the game, but this decision sucks. I dont like EA at all..... I hope dice moves elsewhere!
 
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Well I officially went from "buying the game for sure"

to

"damn I dont like this decision.... idk if I want anymore....."


In all likely hood, I still want to buy the game, but this decision sucks. I dont like EA at all..... I hope dice moves elsewhere!
They won't/can't do that because EA owns their stock.
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