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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.

Or release modding tools so the community can do that job for you, forever extending the life of your game and encouraging people who might otherwise not buy to do so (i.e. Half Life 1, Half Life 2, Quake, Doom, ARMA).
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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.

It's obvious he's being hypothetical
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Well BF3 Premium was a huge success so this is just normal. Obviously most people who purchased premium thought it was worth the money. So i don't see it as milking at all. Milking is releasing dlc with things like guns and camo imo. As soon as they start not giving value for money in the consumers eyes they will fail.
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Well BF3 Premium was a huge success so this is just normal. Obviously most people who purchased premium thought it was worth the money. So i don't see it as milking at all. Milking is releasing dlc with things like guns and camo imo. As soon as they start not giving value for money in the consumers eyes they will fail.

Yeah, but non-premium don't get any of these camo's thorugh unlocking or anything, therefore it sucks (just one of many reasons). I would've prepurcahsed the next X number of DLC for £39.99 no problem, but this Premim stuff has got to get out. It's not something I want to see more of.

Also, I'd argue that people only bought Premium because you got the next lot of DLC slightly cheaper.
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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.

£60 for all 5 expansions
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Yep, if you bought Premium you're encouraging them to do more crap like this thumb.gif well done, guys ¬.¬

You should blame all of the other developers/publishers for making one crappy FPS game after another. If there were better FPS games out there then EA and Activision wouldn't try to milk BF and COD brands. Besides CS, BF and COD there really isnt much out there for those type of FPS games. Maybe if Ubisoft could make another great R6 game like Raven Shield or if anyone could make a FPS game where the game doesnt die off in 3 months, I would have spent my $50 on that instead of buying Premium.
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ea is going down the drain anyway.. its not like some crappy dlc subscription service will save them
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I'm surprised that so many people feel cheated for having to pay for additional game content. It's one thing if the game really was incomplete without the DLC or if it was ready at the launch of the game and just left out to cash in later, but I don't feel either is the case with this game. They're making a long term commitment to continue releasing content for the game. I don't expect that for free.

Valve does it pretty often, and it would be nice. I surely don't expect it, though.
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