GameBlurb writes, "In the recent announcement for EA’s most anticipated shooter of the year, Battlefield 3 is getting some heat for it’s recent exclusive Pre-Order bonuses."
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I don't think weapon unlocks as pre-order bonus isn't out of bounds. However, when the weapons are exclusive, with no chance of the other gamers of eventually unlocking them, that is a very bad idea. It will cause a wealth of balance issues which I hear DICE may have to go through if EA continues to push this Physical Warfare pack. All the regions would have to their own personal packs sold to balance it out causing unneeded problems. I hope EA changes their minds and lets DICE handle the DLC the way they want.
Even if they were unlockable, it would probably take forever. And in between, you get incredibly useless weapons. In Bad Company 2, you constantly unlock weapons that are a SLIGHT bit higher in one category, but the other categories are half of what earlier weapons are, and don't get anything good until towards the end.
It'd be kinda cool if they based the DLC by region and made it where you could get American made guns in the U.S... European made guns in the U.K... and so on. Obviously, the guns would have to be equal to one another for the sake of fairness. That said, I believe preorder DLC should ALWAYS be made available to everyone eventually, rather by selling it on the store/marketplace or giving gamers an opportunity to earn it in-game.
If the weapons were fairly gimmicky, I wouldn't mind all that much. From the sounds of it, these "exclusives" seem pretty heavy stuff. Hopefully they release them after a period of time, I'd be surprised if they don't.
yeah how do we know if these weapons are even balanced for multiplayer? What if the type 88 is like the most OP gun there and everyone who preorderd has an advantage over those who didn't? That would seriously suck.
Didn't EA pull this shit last year with MoH, I remember when I first got it and joined a multiplayer game, tons of people had M60's. I got killed so much from it and when I checked to see what level you have to be to get the M60, it was never in the list of weapons And I'm pretty sure it was some exclusive preorder bullshit. I havn't played it since cuz it was so overpowered.
Gotta miss the simpler days when you can just earn a bonus weapon in-game from doing impossible stuff with bragging rights instead of popping out your wallet. Gaming's a business, yes, but back when the technology didnt allow it, gaming was more about other things than getting ppl hooked and spending money (cough WoW)
Oh my god people, let it go. Just preorder it if you are that concerned about it. It is just a video game and we as consumers don't have to buy it if we don't want to. When BF3 comes out I will be killing fools whether they have the type 88 rifle or not. When did some gamers become so needy and pathetic that they have to petition for content or lack of content?
You do realize that not everyone could preorder this 'package' correct..?
Ok, I'll use my last bubble since I was bubble raped after the whole "Tman Army Fiasco". Yes, I realize that not everyone can get this. But have you played Battlefield before? There are so many weapons to choose from already, and while they differ they do not break the game in any way. Why would I care if some guy in europe has some sweet sniper rifle I cannot get, I can still get up there and knife his ass.
wtf, this makes no sense. Every single person that is hardcore enough to follow this months before the release is going to be a person that is pre ordering the game and getting it on day one. So why are they putting up the fuss???
Because giving players that pay extra money or involve themselves in limited time promotions a possible advantage over those that do not, is wrong.
I follow tons of games months in advance and never preoder, I never see a need to, its not like the games are gonna run out of stock.
While I'm not disagreeing with the article, I'd just like to say there is a reason to pre-order often. That reason being that it's usually around $5-15 cheaper.
DICE needs to handle BF3, not EA. As far as I'm concerned DICE's games have been top-notch without this DLC bonus crap. there were pre order bonuses in BFBC2, but everybody could unlock the weapons in-game. This seems like only euro players get the guns and attachments, and I don't think that's a good idea AT ALL. DICE take control of your game. You made it, not EA.
Weapons as dlc is just a retarded and CODdish idea.BF3 should stay away from that.But again its coming from EA who screwed DA2 pretty bad.
The generation of DLC...
If the bonus weapons are just unlocked weapons that you can unlock at higher levels without the dlc I won't mind, that's what they did with BC2 - i got the defib, ammo box, and repair tool at level 0. If they created specific weapons only to give out to a handful of pre orderers in the UK then that doesn't make sense.
I really hope Activision takes a shot at this so EA will remove this stupid idea.. as much as I hate Activision someone big needs to push EA aside
You guys are bored and have too much time to whine.
How would u like to play a round of BF3 and get shot by a sniper hiding with a flash suppressor on his gun. You'd be like 'I need that so I don't get spotted too". Yet when you look for it, you won't have it because you are not European and will never be ble to unlock it. Wouldn't you feel ripped off if you payed the same amount of money yet didn't get as much as the other guy because of where they live?
Its a game, lol. You guys are too serious. Its depressing that when flaws about a game have been exhausted, flamers go to GREAT LENGTHS to whine about A GUN, A AMMO, and A SUPPRESSOR. 3 things are worth your time to complain about. That's saaadddddddddddd. Think about it from my view :-(
What so you think we should ignore them and just watch and wait as dlc prices go from 5 to 10 to 20 to 30 and so on? You can already see it with cracktivisions CoD pricing.
don't buy it, lol. Don't take games seriously, it just a gun, ammo type, and suppressor. They're not locking multiplayer. 3 things are worth your time to complain about. That's saaadddddddddddd. Think about it from my view :-(
I think you are missing the point, its not the items that matter. Its what they are doing with those items. This blatant pay-for-skill bs should be best left to asian mmorpgs.
And it's people who "bend over" all the time that are making publishers bolder and bolder.
Are u flipping kidding me. All the work that they are doing to make a phenomonal games and ppl are bitching and making an issue out of this. For one, all 1230 of these ppl most likely have the damn thing pre ordered. If u r a huge fan,u should love the idea as real pre order bonuses, not gimmicks, will have more ppl pre ordering over the competition like mw3. I'm not a huge online fps fan, but i have it pre ordered, and i love the idea of items that actually make it worth reserving it. It gives them a gauge on sales, and w the number of triple a titles this fall, many will wait to buy it on sale or used which only ultimately hurts dice. If u r such huge fans, go get these damn weapons for urself. Ifits not weapons, it needs to b something legitimate or ill pre order something else and get this on sale 2 weeks later. I'm fine w that.
you have an American flag as your sig. The pre-order bonus is only available in Europe. Also we do not know if the guns will be added later on. That's a big deal.
Seriously, I'm fine w it. If European ppl get certain weapons then instead of so many ppl complaining about how unfair pre order in game legitimate items are, ask them to provide a different set of them to us in America or in Japan. I love the idea of actually getting something real for ur pre order. And any hardcore gamer knows that ppl will trade and sell their dlc codes, if u want them that bad. Boycotting what is hopefully the cod killer is not the answer, especially over this. Simply ask them to make it fair. I have faith that they will. I mean they are offeringbattlelog for free. Their dlc will most likely b amazing, massive and reasonably priced. I guess I hate logging into n4g and seeing the number news item as being a boycotted of battlefield 3, really?
Speaking of "making an issue".... ^^^ Lol at you freakin out.
Better yet I think veterans should get exclusive content. And most dlc weapons suck anyways. I don't think it is that serious.
It's all really sucky stuff just to tell ya. LMG in all the BF games is terrible. Everyone is able to unlock the shotty so that doesn't matter. The special ammo is only good if you're shooting through wood or metal up close (When will that ever happen). Then you really don't need a flash suppressor. It actually makes me excited because if they are able to give exclusive weapons to each region then just imagine how many unlockable weapons/attachments are in the game.
I don't give a toss about any pre-order bonus. I just want to get online with Battlefield 3 and join the stampede to get a Jet. Tough luck pal. The F-35B is mine. Later.
ye americans should feel lucky. its usually europeans that get screwed and miss out on bonuses an stuff like this. I welcome change. Anyway it doesnt matter it one gun
Wow. So much whining over something so trivial. Americans Get so many pre-order bonuses that alude European customers for no particular reason and as soon as the roles are reversed theres an uproar.
Just because YOU don't care about something does not make it trivial. This is a serious issue if you actually take the time to read more than the title.
You assume that I don't care but I do and it is trivial though. It is an incentive to pre-order the game, one which I personally found good. I never pre-order games because I usually get them before they release, but this convinced me to wait and get the pre-order bonus. Pre-ordering a game is free, so while i can understand why people might moan, I don't really see what the big fuss is about.
"Pre-ordering a game is free, so while i can understand why people might moan, I don't really see what the big fuss is about." Because a few things: 1) It's only in 1 region 2) At this point you can ONLY get the items through pre-ordering, no other word at this time. 3) If people just start accepting this if it's truly legit, then it can start paving the way along passing the realms of exclusive-time only dlc. (As in getting it only before the game is out) What I don't get is people of anonymity thinking that "ignoring" issues will make it go away. It doesn't. Businesses are taking the aggressive stance now in terms of things. If you allow someone to do something, and it has of some concern yet no one says anything, they'll keep on doing it. Consumers are the blood of a company.
"This is a serious issue if you actually take the time to read more than the title.' Its self explanatory that all you have to look forward to is BF3. It that case, you've made your argument. But to everyone else who enjoys 'everything else' about Battlefield 3, this is the sadddddddest discussion about Battlefield 3. PS. You whiners should also complain to Activision about COD DLC maps arriving to xbox a month earlier than everywhere else. Next, whine to EA for PS3 version of Dead Space 2 getting HD Extraction and Medal of Honor getting the HD older Medal of Honor, for free. You should also whine to Ubisoft for giving the PS3 Assassin's Creed Brotherhood free exclusive DLC as well. Then complain about the price of console games being more expensive than PC games. Its not fair, no matter the answer. Take a crack at games that release exclusively on one platform. That's not fair to everyone else who plays the other ones. Attack developers and publishers who patch games on one platform before another one. It should be at the same time, damn it. It makes me furious when all this happens, not just with DICE/s
Map packs yes, weapons no.
I get that it's wrong, and should be changed. But most people will just end up finding a gun in-game they prefer and will never use the stuff in the pack..
6% of people like being shafted up the ass.
DLC's are bad enough, but purposefully removing weapons from the game so people will preorder it? C'mon, man. I may or may not use those weapons, but I'd at least like to have the option open.
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