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What if BF3 has a paid DLC plan like Dragon Age, Mass Effect or Sims? Will you still buy it? That will end up costing more money than the CoD map pack DLCs.
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Oh look, the BF3 has evolved into an MW2 copy!
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If they really are expansion packs like RtR, SWW, or Vietnam, I'll pay a reasonable price. Map packs? Probably not.
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Ill be a pawn and pay. This game is my new addiction.
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Count me in. All the people complaining don't have to buy it. This game is awesome and I support DICE for making it.
    
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The only people that have a problem with DLCs are:

A) Those who can't afford it.

B) Those that don't WANT to afford it.

C) Those who have a sense of entitlement and feel like anything past a base game should be released for free, even if the paid expansion/DLC has enough content to justify a separate purchase.

That's really all there is to it. You either can't or don't want to afford it, or you feel like you should get it for free. These days, no one ever takes development time into consideration. Battlefield 3 along with the Back to Karkand expansion is A LOT of content for the price (how many $50-60 games have we all been disappointed by lately?) - I mean, is there any other shooter that rivals it? Battlefield 3 was worth the price of admission, and a lot of people even scored deals on it to get it around $40~ on launch. I, for one, appreciate just having a game that really pushes the graphical envelope and makes full use of my hardware, rather than re-badged console port. That it has a lot of content to offer is icing on the cake.

Having said that, the sad thing is, even if the future DLCs add a considerable amount of content, people will still whine that a company is still going to find a way to make money, even if the content is worth it - because, you know, this isn't a capitalist society or anything, and EA doesn't have a business to run or shareholders that they're held accountable to. No, instead, they should slave away their dev team's time to make free expansions for everyone for the next decade, with nothing to show for it, and set a standard that everything SHOULD be free down the road...right?

Is the future DLC worth it for you? Great, buy it if you enjoy the game and want more content. Not worth it for you? Don't buy it, cause no one's forcing a gun to your head and asking you to spend a few more dollars. Such a simple concept, yet people would rather whine and moan about it.
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say you work minimum wage. ~8 bucks or w/e. work 2 hours buy dlc get 30,40,50+ hours of fun. Why is this that bad of a thing? Most people will go to a bar and buy a drink for 8 bucks that last 15minutes and think nothing of it.
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post #38 of 197
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Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
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Not excited DICE... I'm disgusted. I hope no one here buys it.
I was completely ecited to see this post and go to the news article, and then there is your quote.

you are "disgusted" that a game is releasing extra content that they are in absolutely no way obligated to do so? every great game has worthwhile expansions to extend the life of the product and keep it fresh. You expect everything to be free?

your reaction blows me away. how do you people feel so entitled?

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Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
Read the quote, it is the "expansion packs" that we are going to be getting a lot of.

They got their share of the £30.58 I paid for it, they are not getting a penny more.
Well you are welcome that you got a new engine and a massive multiplayer experience that is a leap in the future direction of games for less than the price of a yearly CoD rehash.

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Originally Posted by no1Joeno1 View Post
All this DLC added up will likely cost over double what you paid for the game. Are you serious?

You are the reason we no longer get free maps or mod tools.



wow...
No, people buying expansions is not "the reason" why there is no free maps or mod tools.
A. There is free maps, you get back to Karkand which ALSO includes new weapons, and surely a new vehicle or two. That is 13 maps guaranteed with purchase. 13 maps that each have multiple game mode variations.
B. there is no mod tools because every graphical feature is licensed by DICE from a company that makes it. DICE did not develop this entire engine without some third party software. That is why it is as fantastic as it is.
And they do not have the right to give away that third party software. The fact that you haven't already learned and realized this shows how ignorant you are.
C. If the DLC costs 10-15 dollars each and there is SO much of it that it "doubles" the initial cost of the game then I couldn't be more elated to know that there will be that much new content coming out for this title.

what is wrong with you guys? Battlefield 2 had a ton of expansion packs and that was what made it so classic. We can all agree that CoD expansions are crap, and they all come out within 1 year of release date and cost 15$ each, but this is not the case. I think the problem is that you are so in fanboy love with Valve's DLC policy that you don't realize that a nerdy kid can practically develop a game on his own using thier primitive engine (that which they have exclusive rights to and CAN give it away.)
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This game is awesome, i just jave the access to Karkand expansion,so i am set.I played yesterday with friend in squad and the expierence is unreal.

This game will be the latest sensation.i guarantee it.

At last only problem we have is Origin. I hate it.
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People seem to have forgotten that Dice took away the ability to mod the game so they can sell us these DLCs.

I loved the modded stuff people made more and we used to dowload them and have a hoot with them and as an added bonus they were free and potentially unlimited.

Wake-up, now we're forced to buy these restrictive/limited DLCs.
 
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