Originally Posted by Zero4549
People aren't disappointed that DLCs exist. We're disappointed that they offer less and less content for higher and higher prices. In many instances, things that used to be common features of free patches are now being sold as DLCs for 20 bucks or more.
It seems $15 will be the typical price for these packs and they offer a little more content than BF2's smaller packs which were $10..
Furthermore, all this focus on making new content that can be sold as a DLC distracts developers from addressing the real issues that should have and would have been patched by now had they not been so steadily pumping out new stuff for us to buy.
Don't most developers split up into different teams to cover different aspects of the game? I believe that is the case with DICE (I do recall seeing them saying something like that). One is working on new content, another working on maintaining the game.
You say it's no different than BF2's "expansions. BF2 has ONE expansion. It was a total-conversion that pretty much was a second game all together. It has two "booster packs" which you could equate to modern day DLCs - and even then those booster packs had far more content than the karkand DLC has for BF3. The total cost of all 3 of these additional items combined was 35 bucks - roughly half the cost of the original game. By the time BF3 is done with it's DLC frenzy, it still won't be anywhere near the content added to BF2 and it will have cost more than double the game itself. Never mind the fact that BF2 was modifiable and therefore the expansion/boosterpacks were entirely optional ways of getting additional content where as in BF3, they're the ONLY method.
One offered 3 new maps, 7 weapons and 4 vehicles, the other added 3 maps and a bunch of new vehicles. Karkand added 4 maps, 10 weapons, and 3 vehicles. Wasn't the combined cost of all of the packs $50? (the special forces pack was $30, no?)
I have no problem paying a moderate amount of money for a true "expansion" which offers significant content to an already-working game. I DO have issue paying more than the cost of the game itself, for a tiny update that still fails to address the core issues of the game.
Doubling the amount of content isn't really a "tiny update."
The core issues that most people seem to point out are either highly exaggerated or just plain unreasonable. Usually both.
To look at it another way, would you pay your MOBO manufacturer for a add-in card that magically gives your CPU the ability to overclock twice as high with no issues? Of course you would. Would you pay them for a BIOS update that unlocks higher numbers for all your settings, even though you're already getting BSOD on mild overclocks and your SATA ports keep bugging out? Hell no.
Bad analogy. Seems to be a popular thing on OCN.