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I dont support EA at all so I dont support EA games. They can keep there DLC cause I wont be buying it

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Sounds ok to me. I find it rather impressive that for a mere $50 you can have a title as popular as BF3 kept fresh for well over a year. I have to chuckle when i read folks saying that all content should be free. Makes me wonder what they do for a living. I'd love to have them give me their time and energy for free.
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Yeah last battlefield game for me.
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1. Milk customer
2. Stocks plummet
3. Milks customer harder

Maybe it will go better for them this time.
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Knowing EA they will trick you.

Say the new C&C game has 5 expansion packs to come within the next 2 years, Charge £60 for this DLC pack and you receive 2 of those packs when they were released and just right after that they close the studio of that game down and then you just payed £60 upfront for 2 DLC packs with it being underlined in the small print that you cant get refunds.

Basically every company can pull the plug when they want if they start releasing DLC pack things, You may save £10 - £20 IF all the DLC that was promised is released, But then you need to think either loose £10 - 20 by not buying the DLC pack but knowing i will possibly be safer going down that route, Or wait till they release the complete edition of the game for £40 (standard console game price)
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Addict1973 View Post

Sounds ok to me. I find it rather impressive that for a mere $50 you can have a title as popular as BF3 kept fresh for well over a year. I have to chuckle when i read folks saying that all content should be free. Makes me wonder what they do for a living. I'd love to have them give me their time and energy for free.

That is your opinion.

My opinion is that the content the game originally came with was crap. Not many maps because they know they could sell many people the rest of the maps later for extra money. When a game comes out it should be complete. When you know there is going to be DLC at launch it feels like you are buying an incomplete game to begin with. The only reason I bought BF3 was because I knew I was going to get the karkand maps for free. If I didn't know that then I would have never purchased it in the first place.

Although I won't purchase premium as I'm not going to buy the game again either because they were to lazy to finish it in the first place or because they are greedy as hell and shipped an incomplete game just so they could have "DLC".

It just seems games in the past came with much more content. And they came with custom mod tools. The community made custom maps for free.....yet if a dev creates extra content you have to essentially re-buy the game again to get it. The funny thing is, usually community made maps are better than the original game dev's maps.
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post #17 of 136
yes we will be milked even harder. I was against premium bf3 but broke down and bought it for the new assignments,

I can see it now, bf3 premium premium elite will be next I'm sure. I'm sure we will see Medal of Honor Teir 1 service next....
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That is your opinion.
My opinion is that the content the game originally came with was crap. Not many maps because they know they could sell many people the rest of the maps later for extra money. When a game comes out it should be complete. When you know there is going to be DLC at launch it feels like you are buying an incomplete game to begin with. The only reason I bought BF3 was because I knew I was going to get the karkand maps for free. If I didn't know that then I would have never purchased it in the first place.
Although I won't purchase premium as I'm not going to buy the game again either because they were to lazy to finish it in the first place or because they are greedy as hell and shipped an incomplete game just so they could have "DLC".

I agree there are several of the original BF3 maps that are terrible and it was a set-up from the get go. I do enjoy playing it however on what I consider the good maps.

Overall though the consoles ruined bf as we knew it (1942, BF2, BF2SF) a big map with all 4 or 5 maps all within walking distance from each other just drives me nuts.

While I'm on a rant, I also hate on the dumbed down "lock on" weapons (soflam, tank guided shells(should be like the tv missile from BF2), and all the air to ground missiles), give me back the M136 AT4 back please, actually took skill to use that and bombers with actual bombs.
Edited by mtbiker033 - 7/2/12 at 1:33pm
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I wish they'd just make better games in general sad-smiley-002.gif
    
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Quote:
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Knowing EA they will trick you.
Say the new C&C game has 5 expansion packs to come within the next 2 years, Charge £60 for this DLC pack and you receive 2 of those packs when they were released and just right after that they close the studio of that game down and then you just payed £60 upfront for 2 DLC packs with it being underlined in the small print that you cant get refunds.
Basically every company can pull the plug when they want if they start releasing DLC pack things, You may save £10 - £20 IF all the DLC that was promised is released, But then you need to think either loose £10 - 20 by not buying the DLC pack but knowing i will possibly be safer going down that route, Or wait till they release the complete edition of the game for £40 (standard console game price)

C&C:G2 pre-order costs £40 on Origin. You don't think £60 for expansions is a slight exaggeration?

Where are you getting your numbers from?

What you are suggesting makes no sense to a company that actually wants to make money. Sure they can pull the plug, but they wont get away with simply closing a studio and proceeding as normal from then as if nothing ever happened. That's pretty ridiculous.
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So I finally looked at what Premium offers...

Double XP?

New guns and camo?

Sounds like pay2win to me.


Queue priority?! Is that a joke? So people who are playing the exact same game as me, but have paid an extra $50 to EA, get to join servers faster? I can't wait until my SSD gets here, so when I do a fresh install of all my games I'll be sure to leave BF3 in the drawer.
   
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