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I wait and see what they do with the DRM before I start complaining. The online pass is little lame but I have the game pre-ordered so it's not going to effect me.
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post #82 of 136
This has already been rumored a few times. No surprise to me. Good thing I pre-ordered.

Shame the big devs are ruining the used game industry though, I seem to buy fewer and fewer titles each year...looks like that trend will continue.
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Not good news as a clan owner. I'd rather have privately admin-ed servers any day over corporate owned, with no admins on site ever. Our admins have to earn their way up the ladder through demonstrating responsibility, competency, dedication, and loyalty. Instead, we'll be seeing little to no admins. Or worse, incompetent ones. Not something to look forward to at all imho.

The thousands of players that are regulars on our servers very much appreciate having a well regulated, and strictly enforced rule structure.

As to the used game market and the effect this will have, I can see this being a plus both for DICE/EA. Not to mention that it keeps the game rental crowd from dropping in to make life difficult for the regular players. The rest however, is unfortunate and I may very well not buy because of that.
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Everyone is mad. Everyone will still buy the game.

Why should EA have to host servers for people that didn't buy the game from them? Use some common business sense. There is an opportunity for them to make money from the second hand market and they have taken it in such a way that still allows you to save money by buying the game second hand. If it costs AUD$90 new, you buy for AUD$45 and pay USD$10 on top you're only paying 60% of retail cost for a full copy of the game.

It's not like second hand games get worn out/damaged - the product is the same either way.

tl:dr Stop the QQ, harden up and buy the game new.
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you cant really buy PC games used anyways sooooo none of us here need to worry about it unless for some god forsaken reason we play on consoles.
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post #86 of 136
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The server cost reason is pretty much BS.

A new account is just a few additional database entries. The cost is probably like a penny per year even when talking about enterprise servers and support. The insertion of a new entry is already automated and requires zero work.
They probably mean the ongoing fees of maintaining the servers... power, bandwidth, space, etc. Presumably, once enough time passes, fewer people buy the game new so the publisher gets less revenue, and eventually the costs exceed the revenue. Of course, this doesn't happen in reality and they're BSing, unless the pass costs very little (<$1), but that's doubtful considering payment processing fees. There is some legitimacy, but it's probably just the scapegoat they're using to charge more.
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idc as long as i can play the game without getting screwed over by drm.
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This should make many people that prepaid upset. I know for sure if it is some monthly charge I'm out.
 
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Not good news as a clan owner. I'd rather have privately admin-ed servers any day over corporate owned, with no admins on site ever. Our admins have to earn their way up the ladder through demonstrating responsibility, competency, dedication, and loyalty. Instead, we'll be seeing little to no admins. Or worse, incompetent ones. Not something to look forward to at all imho.

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The PC version will still have privately managed servers, except that you have to rent your server from designated authorizers, however you can still manage your servers and appoint admins etc.

Again this concerns console users, people are jumping on the hate wagon for no reason, since pc gamers pay for their own servers. Also PC games have been cd key locked for years and I dont even think anybody sells used pc games. It seems when bf3 pops up or any big game people just look for an excuse to hate without reading the whole article.
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This should make many people that prepaid upset. I know for sure if it is some monthly charge I'm out.
Jeez guys please read what this thing actually is, it only concerns used games; bc2 had this as well. Why is everyone flipping over this.
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