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What I still don't understand about the BF3 'Premium' is this -
People paid $50 for a combo-package of DLC content which were promised, some with specific dates, others with absolutely no date and only a year given, and yet it's literally just maps and guns.
So.. what takes so long to develop maps, vehicles, and guns? Seriously? I don't get it at all. I can see vehicles and guns maybe taking some extra time to code into the game but I don't get it with the maps.
It's not like they're adding another campaign to the single-player story line.

Its called "the exact same strategy every season pass type system has used since forever".

Of course they could cram everything in and ship out at once at a later date if they really wanted to, but that's not what they want. Especially now that internet exists.

Also, given that we don't actually know what the contents of aftermath or endgame actually are....

Got any proof.gif

Not saying it is or isn't a certain thing, but making assumptions based on nothing is pretty pointless.
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So,what say you,does this means we can expect EVEN more rip-offs and milkage from EA in the future?
Discuss...

Of course, was there ever a question.
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are there even any aaa shooters out there besides bf3 (i wouldnt call something that uses the same graphics for 5 years or something aaa)? this is a serious question, as im no expert on shooters but i like bf3 since it reminds me of the earlier, non-adhd call of dutys (cod 2)
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Well, after BF3, I didn't plan on giving anymore money to EA or DICE, till they fixed their business model. But now, after reading this, I hold the exact same view point. Let me know when EA decides to release a FULL game that's not buggy, lag ridden, and have the horrible client side hit detection, then I might think about it. Till then, I'll keep supporting companies that actually care about their community/gaming base.
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$milking = 1;

EA, please don't ruin Simcity when it comes....
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Not surprised by this at all and not going to be surprised in the future when more companies do this also and it becomes the norm.

With the news about how many joined BF3 Premium, of course other companies will try this model.

Much like the now old video game preordering (old because they have been doing it for awhile), I am sitting this one out.

Anytime someone wants you to pay up front for something that you receive at a later time is risky, even if there are extra incentives to do so.

What if you don't like that game you preodered? The extras you got from preordering the game don't mean much.

Same thing with DLC preordering. Premium, Elite, Rockstar Pass, to me all sound like the same thing. A DLC preordering system.

What if I don't like a certain map pack or weapon pack or whatever DLC that I already paid for? Sure I could not install the DLC if there was that option, but I still paid for it.

The discount and extras from buying BF3 Premium sure won't be much if say End Game or whatever turns out to be the worst expansion of the game.

Or worse, what if Armored Kill gets delayed, delayed, then never released? Or changed? Or falsely advertised?

Instead of Armored Kill we get Armored MAV with new HD vehicle collision effects that 800,000 people paid for in advance.
    
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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)

Where the sales of goods acts comes in. If they break it, they have broken a legally binding contract with you. I have spoken to an EA rep on the chat service regarding this and they said i had to trust them. If i bought the Premium package and they didnt release the next DLC on time or not at all, they would be looking at a letter stating they would be looking in to a court case. No matter what their T&C's are, the Sales of Goods act over rules it.
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$milking = 1;
EA, please don't ruin Simcity when it comes....
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funny thing is that EA's mods are actually censoring this stuff on their forum..posts complaining about premium gets moved pages behind even when someone's just replied 2 seconds ago..
 
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funny thing is that EA's mods are actually censoring this stuff on their forum..posts complaining about premium gets moved pages behind even when someone's just replied 2 seconds ago..

Because that never happens to any other threads in a forum where people make a new thread every half a second?
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