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Originally Posted by sugalumps View Post

Or customer walks in - "how much for the game"

BB- "the usual price for a video game + optional dlc that you dont need to experience the game"

- customer makes informed decision wither or not they want optional extras

Exactly
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Originally Posted by frickfrock999 View Post

Don't blame the developers for that. It's because of the exorbitant royalty and licensing fees that record companies demand for using their music.

It's not Harmonix's fault at all.

I blame the people who actually pay for it and sustain this ridiculous DLC scheme.

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Consumers with the mentality of defending such atrocity, is what made DLC's happen.

Now enjoy!
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Originally Posted by MerkageTurk View Post

Consumers with the mentality of defending such atrocity, is what made DLC's happen.

Now enjoy!
OK enlighten me. Why is adding additional content for additional cost an atrocity?

I'm really curious here. This seems to me to be the correct way of handling DLC. Otherwise the songs would be unavailable. Do you think the entire library of songs would just magically appear? The are already porting previous purchases to the new platform at no cost (Which is the right thing to do) So i can't believe this to be a straight up money grab.

Honestly, The cost to licensing the songs and development times should be enough of a hint that these aren't free. Do the Devs make money off the DLC sales? I damn sure hope so. Revenue is what keeps companies in business.

Knee jerk reaction to DLC is wrong. There have been a few companies who have done a pretty good job of offering content for cost in the past. I know there are plenty of examples of "bad" DLC. but just because it was wrong for one instance, you shouldn't damn it completely.
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Anyone complaining about this has not been following Rock Band series or it's DLC. These are songs were released on a weekly basis during a 2-3 year time span. If you've been buying songs on previous games, you still get them in RB4. Rock Band 4 didn't just release with that much DLC. Absurd.

If someone still understands this and is still complaining, then they simply don't understand how real life works. A company can't just release songs on a weekly basis, for free, while eating the licensing fees and time needed to chart the tracks. Paying for the rights to a song is EXPENSIVE.

Games like this are one of the few times where DLC makes sense. No one is forcing a user to buy all the songs, and no one is expecting them too. There's literally thousands of them.
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Yeah, because throwing your money away is so rational, right?

Bottom line is you can come up with every excuse in the book as the why you think DLC is acceptable. Those of us that have been around longer than you have, KNOW we're being shafted in the name of higher profit margins for game developers. Rational thought? That's not possible with your damn eyes closed.


Since you all love and support DLC so much, let's see you go out and spend the thousands of dollars on this DLC, and then come back and tell us how your investment is sound and was a good purchase. Try to do it with a straight face.

Who on earth do you think you are? How can you tell someone they are throwing their money away when they are buying a product they enjoy?

If someone enjoys this game, they can easily get $4000 worth of entertainment out of it. I know people that have 3-4 thousand hours of playtime in this series. Assuming they bought all the DLC, which they didn't, that's $1/hour and you'd be hard pressed to find a better value today.

If someone pays for something, it's worth that to them. Nothing you say or do will change that fact. Come down off your cloud.
Edited by Murlocke - 10/22/15 at 2:27pm
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As I mentioned I understand you can still enjoy the game with a few songs and do not require ALL songs to play. What im saying is that we are at a point where a full game costs four grand to own. Nickled and Dimed at every turn AND songs are not the only way this game makes income. Plastic toys people- a complete band set will cost you more above the cost .............

you know what, forget it..... its all good. Enjoy your game thumb.gif

This is flawed because these songs have been released over all the Rock Band games. Even if this game was still 4k Star Citizen has a package that is 10k that includes all the ships. If you buy everything sometimes games can be expensive. In rock bands case it has to pay license fees and they have to make the notes to hit for 4 different settings. In Star Citizens case they are doing it to fund the game. Both cases I have no issues with what they charge.
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

...people that have 3-4 thousand hours of playtime in this series...

Yo! guitar.gif

In terms of replay value, RB has probably been the best game I've purchased. Better than Skyrim. Better than all of my MMOs.

I do have somewhat of a social life, I promise! biggrin.gif
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I meant DLC in general not this specific one.

My point was why complain? If you have the urge to purchase it than it's their to be purchased; if not than good for you.

I personally think it's just a load of shambles; but it's their as an additional product for the consumers to have a choice.
Edited by MerkageTurk - 10/22/15 at 8:27pm
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I just dont see the point of playing a fake instrument. Learn piano or guitar at least you can play it to your partner down the track.


It is pretty dumb if you think about the actual concept of it, actually. I mean sure you can get "good" and master levels but I think it would be much more rewarding dumping 1000 hours into the real thing.
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It is pretty dumb if you think about the actual concept of it, actually. I mean sure you can get "good" and master levels but I think it would be much more rewarding dumping 1000 hours into the real thing.

Yeah I mean why play video games at all? GTA5 is so much more fun in real life rolleyes.gif
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