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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...
The exclusive content is what really bothers me as well, and it doesn't make sense for them to make it exclusive, which is why they will likely "change their minds" and release it anyways for like $10 to make more money and use the "exclusive" part to get more pre-orders now, thus maximizing profits.

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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.
If it is in fact pre-order up until release my friend will be happy about it. But for those who cannot order before release, "too bad, sucks to be you?"

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They won't/can't do that because EA owns their stock.
Unless EA goes down in flames and has to sell something, Dicey Valves anyone?
Edited by OrangeBunnies - 6/13/11 at 12:36pm
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see post #231 on how you can handle that situation.
Well it is easy to plan something out. I don't pay any bills what so ever, In fact I had never even payed for internet access. All my money goes in my classes, supplies, and gas. My classes and the things I need for them can easily reach over 500 dollars, and that is not including how pricey gas is at the moment. That is why I am currently enjoying my good old LoL since I don't have to pay squat and almost everything is available in game without paying in advance.
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If it is in fact pre-order up until release my friend will be happy about it. But for those who cannot order before release, "too bad, sucks to be you?"
yes, that is how it is.

why should dice get this content as a thank you to those who preorder, which makes dice look good in EA's eyes, allowing them more free control of their product, which also results in us getting better games, give it to those who didnt support them?
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Hmm.. hopefully this is a clever ruse for more marketing/hype/publicity for the game. As we get nearer they will go JK guys, and all will be well.

Otherwise, meh... But even if you don't get the exclusive weapons/ammo, have they ever been enormously overpowered in the previous games? Seem's like the bonus weapons released for preorders and such are usually more novelty than actual unbalanced uber weapons.
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I won't be buying until I play the open beta and ensure that the game is worth it... Pre-orders are a scam anyway.

I will most likely purchase the game but this DLC is just complete bull****. I understand providing DLC as post launch support but day-0 DLC is just ridiculous.

What happened to the days of public dedicated servers, mod tools, map tools, and more? Now we have a corporate model based on $30/mo dedicated servers, no modding tools, and overpriced DLC. Sometimes I wish we could go back to the 2007-era of games with Call of Duty actually being good and Crysis not taking a dump on its fanbase. This decade's business model is horrendous and I hope the gaming market goes through a severe crash until companies can pull their crap together.

While BF3 still might be a good game worth my purchase, I refuse to allow myself into the hype machine like I did with Crysis 2.

This Day 0 DLC leaves a sour taste in my mouth and I refuse to support it with a pre-order.. If the game proves itself at beta and launch then I will buy the game, but I will give EA the finger on DLC and hopefully they realize that pulling this **** simply is not ethical, profitable, or healthy for the video game economy.
Edited by Talon95 - 6/13/11 at 12:44pm
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I won't be buying until I play the open beta and ensure that the game is worth it... Pre-orders are a scam anyway.

I will most likely purchase the game but this DLC is just complete bull****. I understand providing DLC as post launch support but day-0 DLC is just ridiculous.

What happened to the days of public dedicated servers, mod tools, map tools, and more? Now we have a corporate model based on $30/mo dedicated servers, no modding tools, and overpriced DLC. Sometimes I wish we could go back to the 2007-era of games. This decades business model is horrendous and I hope the gaming market goes through a severe crash until companies can pull their crap together.

While BF3 still might be a good game worth my purchase, I refuse to well myself into the hype machine like I did with Crysis 2.

This Day 0 DLC leaves a sour taste in my mouth and I refuse to support it with a pre-order.. If the game proves itself at beta and launch then I will buy the game, but I will give EA the finger on DLC and hopefully they realize that pulling this **** simply is not ethical, profitable, or healthy for the video game economy.
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This Day 0 DLC leaves a sour taste in my mouth and I refuse to support it with a pre-order.. If the game proves itself at beta and launch then I will buy the game, but I will give EA the finger on DLC and hopefully they realize that pulling this **** simply is not ethical, profitable, or healthy for the video game economy.
you got that right, it definately doesnt make EA more money to include the DLC for free in pre orders, or the weapon kits available for free with preorders.

perhaps we should convince them to hold them for a month and then release them for a price.
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The boycott already succeeded in damaging EA's so far untarnished BF3 marketing campaign. News of this boycott is on every major gaming forum/blog/news site. With the uber hive-mind Reddit behind this, it's only a matter of time before EA caves in to dispel the negativity--especially since Activision could use this opportunity to flaunt MW3's supposed balance and non-exclusive weapons (note - this is an empty statement, I don't know anything about MW3 I'm just assuming there's no exclusive weapon DLC or pre-order weapon bonus).
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you got that right, it definately doesnt make EA more money to include the DLC for free in pre orders, or the weapon kits available for free with preorders.

perhaps we should convince them to hold them for a month and then release them for a price.
Or like how ethical companies work, they provide all their customers with the full product that they worked on, and then they can create post-launch DLC content and sell it as they wish?

Pre-launch created DLC is literally EA giving their potential customers the middle finger. Last I checked, I don't get exclusive features or compatibility for preordering Windows, or only get three doors of a car if I don't preorder a Ford.

It's not acceptable in other industries, so why are people so willing to take it up the ass in the gaming industry?

@ Azianai: exclusive maps and weapons (while maps are sold later at an extra cost) are much different than BC2's early unlocks.... That is a HUGE difference.
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What i don't understand is what is wrong with pre-ordering the game..

People go on and on how the game will be epic and will definitely buy the game hands down, and that they don't need to wait until the game comes out and see the reviews to buy it. Then we learn that if you pre-order you get free stuff that it will possibly give people an advantage and people go crazy.

And you pretty much already tell that the game is going to be good from what we have seen so far..
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