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Bring it to steam
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I would preorder it if it was on steam >.<
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Originally Posted by Iceman23 View Post
It boggles my mind too. People defend it like it's a family member or something - and no one has even played the game yet . Just goes to show how easily the masses will follow something.
That argument works both ways you haven't played it either so on what grounds are you basing this boycott. We at least have EA's word that it will not unbalance the game which is more than you do.

Eddie.
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I will still buy the game because I want it, but I agree totally with what the boycotters are saying. I think including actual content that gives advantages or elements that aren't otherwise available that actually make a gameplay difference is wrong.

One of the best examples of bonuses I can think of was Halo Reach giving different armour models / the flaming helmet for people who bought legendary. Regardless of what the item/feature actually is, as long as it can differentiate and reward the players who pre-order without actually altering gameplay or the experience of the game I think it's fine.

So, superficial customisation or similar is fine. But cutting out something that should be part of the game (map pack and guns) is an obvious money grab by EA. I don't see why this forum isn't really annoyed about this! Just because it's Battlefield 3... If it were any other game, there'd be a massive outcry (and has been in the past) where companies charge for features that are already present and ready for the game. It's the same as day 1 DLC. If anything I care less about the guns issue and more about the map pack, as it should be part of the actual game on disc or download when you buy it.

Both of these things are only going to split the community, and neither are good for the consumer. Fair enough DICE had nothing to do with it (so they say), but I just don't understand how pro-BF3 most people here seem, where this is a blatant marketing ploy designed to get more money, and in no way does it benefit the community. They should just put the map pack and guns in with the game itself. Remember the 'unlocks' from past EA games everyone got so annoyed about? The downloads were tiny, and it obviously just unlocked a gun that was already on the game disc. This is basically the same, just it's a map pack which you have to buy unless you preorder and some guns that you can never acquire unless you preorder
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post #45 of 324
They're just trying to get more pre-orders.

With a game like BF3 you either buy it or you don't. It's not one of those games that you "wait-for-a-review-until-I-buy" kind of game. It's the next installment of Battlefield for f's sake.

As long as they don't pull a COD scam I'm actually fine. Dedicated massive online servers FTW.
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so? people who preordered SHOULD have an advantage. unfair or not, they paid months in advance.
they placed 100% of their funds and trust into the developers without any single review telling them if the game is great or not. the devs have the right to reward their customers for this trust.
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not concerned, EA has always treated me right and not let me down. Pre-ordered and waiting.
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Didn't people still get the guns in BC2? And the guns are ones that people cry about most of the time anyways? Who cares? Honestly.
 
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After all that hype and how awesome BF3 is going to be and how much we as PC gamers have been praising it, all the sudden a few have the idea to bite the hand that is feeding us? Maybe the hand wants to pet us a few times while feeding us. Because our money is soft and cuddly. Or the money they get for preorder bonus deals with retailers is soft and fluffy to pet. So what? We can't have the cake AND eat it too. These guys need to make money as part of their business model. I want to applaud DICE for their efforts and we'll show EA and other publishers that these are the games we want most.

Can't be solid like a rock. They bend a little, we as gamers need to bend a little too. These aren't games like the old days. These take more money to make. More time to make. I'm pre-ordering as soon as I am able to!
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Originally Posted by downlinx View Post
not concerned, EA has always treated me right and not let me down. Pre-ordered and waiting.
Did you pre-order MoH 2010 and Crysis 2? Dragon Age 2 as well? Lucky for me I only suffered pre-ordering the first two. I learnt my lesson after that.

The BF3 Beta will be the catalyst to many people either pre-ordering it or not. Lucky for me, by pre-ordering that turd of a game known as MOH, I'll be able to play it.
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