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I'm not saying stay quiet - I'm saying choose what to be loud about.

The price of all available DLC is stretching (since there is no reason to assume ANYONE will buy them that way), unless there are significant portions of the expected game tied up in the DLC. I only hear people complaining about the price of all DLC, so I have to take that as the reason people are upset. But honestly, that is more just a passing point to make, and not something to be upset at because no one is making you buy anything.

DLC practices, etc deserve some criticism, but again, they are optional components and the price of them all together is irrelevant. The point I would be more upset about is people buying into the DLC rather than a company offering it. I've relegated companies to making financial decisions, so it isn't surprising and I don't think that anything can be done to stop their practice besides NOT BUYING the DLC.

I wish people would criticize things in detail and specificity. They are on the right track by pointing out the cost of all DLC, but they don't otherwise address their point besides saying "sure is a bunch of expensive DLC"

What's wrong with that? What should people do about it? Why are you complaining? Where's the beef?
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Mechdog Companion – A faithful sidekick to keep you company on board the Normandy.
^^ worth the $10 hike alone biggrin.gif Nah, the artbook is worth $10 for me, the rest of the DDE is bonus imo.
As for the point you had about Action/RPG/Story.... I nearly threw up when the demo offered those choices, but I managed to facepalm instead. I'm also pretty sure that there is no difference in story between RPG and Story, just combat being a lot faster/easier/less frequent in the latter. Action just turns it into Halo where you don't do anything during convos.

I know there isn't much difference, but I'm sure that it actually impacted the game's design early in the process; how it impacted the design I have no idea. I don't feel like I'm getting the same quality of work simply because of this prompt. It says to me "we know there are some hardcores out there, who have purchased every game and DLC, but we need to cater to new players, so you have options, ya know"

Not to mention the day one DLC about the protheans. IIRC didn't that happen with ME2 and why it ended up being free (atleast that wasn't curcial to the over-all story arc)?

The thing about Halo though, is it was consistent. There wasn't many new things, just new content (ODST doesn't count), and frankly I think that was the best way to go.
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Pricing out the entire available product line of any offering will be absurd.
My only issue with this is the wrangling of content that SHOULD be in the game to DLC to get extra money. Otherwise, don't like don't buy, no worries. I think it is dumb, but I'm not forced to look at or buy anything on that list and it certainly wouldn't keep my from playing the game unless it in some way impacted the vanilla game being inadequate or incomplete.
For as good of a point as it makes, I also feel like bashing the title for being misleading and sensational.
"It will cost you around $870 to get Mass Effect 3's DLC"

Shhh.... how dare you bring reasoning into this here place! ;P.

My worries revolve around the way these decisions impact the vanilla game, as it's all I will be purchasing. I'm sure my step-son will end up spending the xbox live points we get him on the DLC, so I'll end up in-directly supporting the business model that I so despise... but woe is life frown.gif.
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Keep complaining then. If paid DLC becomes such a issue, they're going to do free DLC and just move the cost of base games to $70 or $80. It's been coming for a while, they just made up the difference in DLC rather than upping the base price.

They will never do free DLC, you give them way too much credit. Making games cost 70-80$ will happen though.

Also don't be ignorant, games already cost me 70$ when you consider the tax I pay.
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So are a lot of the items lsited duplicates as they appear to be? I won't be getting the game... I hear talk of Origin. tongue.gif
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Keep complaining then. If paid DLC becomes such a issue, they're going to do free DLC and just move the cost of base games to $70 or $80. It's been coming for a while, they just made up the difference in DLC rather than upping the base price.

They will never do free DLC, you give them way too much credit. Making games cost 70-80$ will happen though.

Also don't be ignorant, games already cost me 70$ when you consider the tax I pay.
Mass effect 2 had a lot of free Dlc if it was new so free Dlc isn't so far fetched.

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Mass effect 2 had a lot of free Dlc if it was new so free Dlc isn't so far fetched.
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Yes, but they don't seem to be following that path the 3rd time around. frown.gif
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The real sad part is that there will be plenty of people willing to buy all that crap just to get everything. If people flat out refused to pay for it, the companies would stop doing it.

Yep. A lot of people seem to forget this. There's always a group of people that will buy it anyway. There was a great screenshot once of the "boycott MW2!!!" ocn steam group. It was after release and 19/20 of them were playing MW2.
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The funny thing is, you can get that crap in-game.

Don't say i didn't call it. Heck, you can play the Facebook recruitment game to unlock recruitment packs that unlock stuff in multiplayer. None of this gives you an edge....you just get the stuff faster.

That said, i did drop $80 for the physical collector's edition from Gamestop just cause they give away exclusive preorder armor/weapons for the same price as getting the physical CE everywhere else. Only exclusive i won't be getting is the Origin AT12 shiotgun....all the other mutilplayer stuff is unlocked in-game.
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The funny thing is, you can get that crap in-game.
Don't say i didn't call it. Heck, you can play the Facebook recruitment game to unlock recruitment packs that unlock stuff in multiplayer. None of this gives you an edge....you just get the stuff faster.

Thats like saying that the FAMAS in B2K doesn't give you an edge. It's there, and those that can utilize it, will. It's all about playing smart wink.gif.
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Thats like saying that the FAMAS in B2K doesn't give you an edge. It's there, and those that can utilize it, will. It's all about playing smart wink.gif.

Depends on the situation though doesn't it?

I'd much rather have an M16/Mk11 at long range than the FAMAS.
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