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Fans attack EA over exclusive Battlefield 3 content

By Matthew
Jun 13, 2011
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  1. I think a point that is being missed is these unlocks are PERMANENTLY exclusive: once the game has been released, these weapons will never go back on sale as DLC according to EA. If it was going to be sold later people would just be bitching about bad practices by EA etc, but these will always be exclusive, so if it turns out you gt a different set elsewhere then unless you buy 2 different copies it is impossible to get all of the items available in the game.
     
  2. if they want to beat COD then they better not be dodgy and provide exclusives. The Limited Edition map pack is fine as long as they release it free later, but the exclusive weapons is unfair. At this rate they need to stop being greedy or they'll end up like Activision.
     
  3. not true the shotgun is available in game
     
  4. all you lot complaining are obviously rubbish at the game
     
  5. Honestly it doesn't bother me. The consumer's sense of entitlement these days is disgusting. You aren't entitled to the DLC or the game for that matter. You have the opportunity to own the content provided to you by DICE/EA. It took a lot of time and effort to create the game and the DLC. If they feel they should charge for it, so be it. Anybody else that has an issue with it obviously doesn't understand Capitalism.
     
  6. Continuing from above, who cares if there are exclusives depending where you buy it. It isn't a big deal, and it wont break the game. If it does, it will receive balance.
     
  7. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    ExcuuuuuUse me, princess. I'm so sorry for having standards. Maybe I should just hand over my money for nothing in return. This is how capitalism works, no?

    I don't have a sense of entitlement. I paid for a game, I expect my game in full, not to be chopped up into bits and sold at later dates or in pre-order bullshit. I'm not some drone who believes everything I'm told. They did the same with Dragon Age DLC and ME2 DLC, they cut it out of the game and release it later as "new content", which is total bullshit fed to you so you won't question why they're charging you $5-$10 for 1 hour of gameplay and recycled items (Return to Ostagar anyone?). EDIT: And with the armor packs in ME2? You could clearly tell that some of the pieces missing from the modular sets were released later in DLC.

    I don't trust EA in the least, they're just the kettle calling the Activision pot black. They're no better than they are and I wouldn't be surprised if they adopt the same pay per month crap that MW3 is trying to peddle if it succeeds. They did it with the $60 price tags for PC games.
     
  8. What I don't understand is why people are getting mad at EA for the DLC being exclusive to certain retailers, you do understand that EA doesn't just give the DLC to two retailers and call it quits the retailers themselves pay big bucks to make it exclusive to their store. Not only that but if you really want the DLC just pre order the game, stop bitching that you will have to pay for the DLC when you have a few months to pre order the game, there is no reason for people to be complaining, quit blaiming EA for retailers paying to make certain items exclusive to their store, and quit bitching about paying money for DLC you can still get in when it is still free.
     
  9. CraftyDiam0nd

    CraftyDiam0nd TS Rookie

    My stance on this kind of thing is that if it was made during the main production of the game it should be in the final game, no matter where you buy it. You wouldn't buy a book and be missing some pages just because you decided to buy it at a different retailer, or you get different endings depending on which version you buy. I'm fine with DLC as long as it's good, worth the money, and made AFTER the initial game is finished.
    EA were looking good for a change against MW3's stupid elite service and now they've ruined themselves again by doing all this exclusive and micro-DLC stuff...
     
  10. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    It's called being a sellout. This is what most people are angry about.
     
  11. Sell out how, god forbid a company is in for money, what it comes down to and you can't deny it is if you were selling a product and there were accessories for said product would you not want to make it exclusive to a store that is willing to pay you big money for it or release it to all stores for no money, if you are going to say all stores your a dip **** who doesn't understand business and you are just trying to save face. Personally i understand what they are doing here I don't care what store the DLC became exclusive to because unlike some who are getting angry i waited until they announced what special pre order packages you will get, and like a smart consumer i waited to pre order from a store who would get the best special items included in my pre order.
     
     
  12. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    It's called principles. Just because you can go outside and sell yourself for money doesn't mean you should.
     
  13. jonelsorel

    jonelsorel TS Rookie Posts: 72

    I think everyone paying for the game, regardless whether it's on Steam or a physical game box - should be on a level playing field. EA's just not learning from their own mistakes..
     
  14. "Although the company said it believes in rewarding its loyal customers with special offers..."

    What about the loyal customers in the forums that are unhappy?
     
  15. Gee, I hope EA doesn't get hacked over this. wink wink, nudge nudge.
     
  16. ramonsterns

    ramonsterns TS Enthusiast Posts: 752   +12

    What exactly is a loyal costumer to EA?

    According to EA it's the first sucker who spends money on them. They did this with an offer, where if you bought Dragon Age 2, you got Mass Effect 2 for free, and the advertisement said exactly the same, "reward its most loyal fans". (Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLm0NrWVbj8&feature=related)

    Here's a newsflash EA, your loyal customers already own your games, I threw you $50 each for DA:O and ME2, because I pre-ordered them and then what do you do? You release another version of the game where all of the DLC is free to anyone who wasn't sucker enough to buy your game on release day.

    Then you have the nerve to call people who don't own the games "loyal fans" and ban the people who disagree with you from your forums? (And then they tried to ban from their games as well, but backtracked and undid it, blaming it on a "bug")

    Does this make sense to anyone else?
     
  17. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 973   +99

    Not really the developers fault rather more then the publishers... EA is a joke.
     
  18. who cares about the shotgun still kick *** with what ever weapons are available although ill be more likely be in a helicopter or jet kicking *** most of the time........nothing can put me off this game but i am getting sick of dlc content paying too much for what should be included in the beginning should be one version unless you want a mod packand join a seperate game with other gamers using same mod pack.
     
  19. stewi0001

    stewi0001 TS Enthusiast Posts: 331   +23

    I hope they fire who ever thought of this dumb Idea
     
  20. Just to point out a fact, that is no longer the case. In Team Fortress 2, valve has set up a sort of "micro transaction" system, where you can buy weapons, among other things. True, these weapons are attainable by merely playing through the game; however, they are awarded at random times and are randomly selected (Sometimes they end up being an item you actually have to pay to redeem.) Regardless, Valve has come to this result as well, and I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the road we saw the same system implemented again.
     
  21. RUMOR MILL : Ea to charge for Multiplayer Soon.
     
  22. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    If people would actually make a stand and not buy the game, EA would be your b*tch. I'm not buying it..but for a totally different reason..I'm not interested in it. If enough people vote with their dollars, you will make a difference. Good Luck
     
  23. Darkshadoe

    Darkshadoe TS Guru Posts: 566   +105

    I totally agree ramonsterns. These game companies are worse than used car salesmen. They try every dirty trick they can to get you to buy their product.
     
  24. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 934   +106

    I may only be one, but I will never buy another EA title again, they have been releasing garbage game after garbage game year after year and yet people still hand money over to them. Everyone remember APB? Well I was lucky enough to get a $20 coupon valid on the EA store (Yeah thanks, EA store…) So I bought the new Hot Pursuit with hope that Criterion made it right. Sadly EA put their useless little fingers into it and messed it up to the point where its not even fun to play. I’ve personally worked at EA as a tester and can confirmed they take the easy way out instead of fixing the issue at hand. Now they seem to be ruining the Battlefield franchise with their make as much money as possible off their consumers tactics. The pre-Order map pack was nice, no issue with that. Except for the fact that it’s not on steam and as the other comments said having two game clients is more than annoying. But now you have to find a store that has been selected by EA to get exclusive content that will not be available otherwise. With all these **** hole hackers floating about why not go after EA? That would be fun to see…
     
  25. I think people need to get a grip to be honest. I laugh my backside off when I hear people whinge about paying $60 (+5-10 for DLC) for a multiplayer game. In Australia, the price of pc games has DECREASED over the last five years (can't speak for the rest of the world). So ripping ppl off is not a game publishers objective. Secondly, I personally have over 500 hours on BC2. My friends have at least 100 hours, but lets say for arguments sake a minimum of 50 hours over the life of the game. Someone tell me how much it would cost to get that amount of entertainment time at the movies, or with legally bought DVD's and music. Yeh sure as **** not 60 dollars. Well an average movie goes for two hours, at say 10 dollar per movie. Yep 250 dollars, for the same time and not even interactive. Not that you would go watch 25 movies in a year lol but still, get some perspective.

    Even if they charge for DLC, you have the right NOT to buy it, and I can tell you now it won't break game play. You can have your shitty bipod all you want when I nade your proned ***. Or your silenced sniper when my one hit sniper defeats your two hit kill, lol. Also, I doubt this was an executive decision from DICE but rather EA, but that's just my opinion.

    Anyways, nerd rage more.
     


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