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at the current rate, if you own dragon age origins with no DLC and want to buy all 9 DLC along with the expansion (awakening). you will run into a price tag around $70.

whereas if i went out to best buy or steam and bought the ultimate edition. i get it all including the orginal game for $40.


what gives?

this is my situation anyway: Ive owned dragon age orgins since it first came out and own the steam digital deluxe version. ive never gotten aroudn to play it until now, and im just looking at whats available. just wanted to point it out. not sure. but at this rate i think im just going to head out and buy myself a physical copy of ultimate instead of spending money on bioware points for $7-$30 for add ons.
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Dragon Age origins taught me to wait for the complete packs.
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at the current rate, if you own dragon age origins with no DLC and want to buy all 9 DLC along with the expansion (awakening). you will run into a price tag around $70.

whereas if i went out to best buy or steam and bought the ultimate edition. i get it all including the orginal game for $40.


what gives?

this is my situation anyway: Ive owned dragon age orgins since it first came out and own the steam digital deluxe version. ive never gotten aroudn to play it until now, and im just looking at whats available. just wanted to point it out. not sure. but at this rate i think im just going to head out and buy myself a physical copy of ultimate instead of spending money on bioware points for $7-$30 for add ons.
well that really isnt Bioware's fault... they have been releasing DLC incrementally for a very long time... they released the Ultimate Edition the same as say Bethesda released Fallout 3 GOTY.

It honestly sounds to me like you wasted 50 bucks when you bought a game you didnt play for over a year.
    
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Yes there's probably a lot of monetary incentive for the DLC, but I also like to think that it's an incentive to the players to buy the game as opposed to pirating it.
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Dragon Age origins taught me to wait for the complete packs.
And Fallout 3.

and Mass Effect.

And soon Mass Effect 2

and Soon Fallout New Vegas.
    
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well that really isnt Bioware's fault... they have been releasing DLC incrementally for a very long time... they released the Ultimate Edition the same as say Bethesda released Fallout 3 GOTY.

It honestly sounds to me like you wasted 50 bucks when you bought a game you didnt play for over a year.
wasting money? not really. i still own a copy, but lets do some simple financials here which lead me to my conclusion in my original post.

i bought the digital deluxe version which had a few extras in it on steam which originally cost me $60.

original copy plus bioware dlc ($60 + 70) $130 (if i decided to spend money on the points anyway.

original copy plus ultimate edition($60 + $40) $100 (so i still save $30)

so in my situation i never really wasted money. now you can argue that I would have just spent $40 if i just waited until now to buy it. but the reason why I never got to play it is because i just was interested in other games at the time and with work and what not I just wasnt interested in investing time to play it. and now I DO have time to play it.
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wasting money? not really. i still own a copy, but lets do some simple financials here which lead me to my conclusion in my original post.

i bought the digital deluxe version which had a few extras in it on steam which originally cost me $60.

original copy plus bioware dlc ($60 + 70) $130 (if i decided to spend money on the points anyway.

original copy plus ultimate edition($60 + $40) $100 (so i still save $30)

so in my situation i never really wasted money. now you can argue that I would have just spent $40 if i just waited until now to buy it. but the reason why I never got to play it is because i just was interested in other games at the time and with work and what not I just wasnt interested in investing time to play it. and now I DO have time to play it.
and if you had time to play it... you would have probably bought the DLC incrementally... so it wouldn't have been an issue at this point.
    
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Wait for the next Steam sale. It was $25 last time, I'm guessing it'll go down again by summer.
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Wait for the next Steam sale. It was $25 last time, I'm guessing it'll go down again by summer.
and it was just 20 from EA directly until this morning...
    
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