MMGN.com writes: After months of rumours and speculation, EA has confirmed that a premium service in the same vein as Call of Duty Elite will be launching on June 4. Hang on a second, could you repeat that please?
I don't need to spend more money on this.
If you pay for Premium you save $15 on all the DLC. How is that bad?
I know! everyone gets so pissed off about battlefield premium, even though it costs $50! all of the dlc was going to be $15 no matter what, so all they are doing is giving us what companies like rockstar and Turn 10 call a "season pass." Yet, no one gets pissed off at them! What they are saying is "Do You like our game? Are you going to buy all of the DLC? Heres a discount." some people are so dumb...
Exactly. I think people just want to hate EA because of their track record. 4 DLCs for $15 is $60. Premium is $50. SAVING MONEY and GETTING EXTRA CONTENT. I don't get people.
Really so no one got pissed off at Call of Duty elite then?
@ Tachyon_Nova Elite is equally as bad of a service. 50 bucks for the little amount of maps they've released?!?! Are you kidding me? The only reason it's doing well is because call of duty players are basically walking zombies, they'll buy anything Kotick shoves down their throat. PS. This is not a good deal, specially since most people got Back to Karkland for free already... So really, we're not saving any money here. Well done EA, you failed once more. Weren't they the ones getting on Activision at E3 last year because their service was free, and Activision's was paid?!?!? Whatever happened to that?
They are pissed because they killed mod support and made up a lie. Then said our tech is too complex for modders bullshit. They planned this from the start they knew with modders we wouldnt buy their overpriced crap. Look at what moders have done with crysis and Skyrim why would you buy their overpriced crap when you can get maps that look just as good or better for free.
Elite did the same thing. If it got slammed, then BF3 premium deserves it too. Based on the leak, it's not just DLC that you get with premium, there's also other bonuses and some of them aren't exactly fair. Some of the stuff are things that all player should have access to. Things like queue priority are kinda unfair... while features like saving BattleReports and having doubleXP events should be available to all players. That is why this isn't the same thing as a season pass, because (again, according to the leaked info) non-premium players would essentially be 2nd class citizens. They'd be missing out on more than just map-packs. That, and based on EA's previous attitude toward Elite, it is hypocritical for them to now follow Activision's lead with a service that is more or less identical.
Elite got bad press because it was originally reported as not including any DLC. At least, that's when I was mocking it.
It's bad because a large portion of their marketing campaign, and effectively their promise to gamers, was that they wouldn't launch a service like their competitors, namely Elite. Then they went ahead and did it anyway. If you read the article, I point out how the content and savings is great, but it goes against the principals that the studio put forward leading up to launch.
The problem I have with it is that people who buy this get priority in server ques over those those who don't who have waited longer. How is that fair?
I've never been in a qure before and if I have ive been the only one in it so I don't see the big dead there
I do not like it because we arent going to know if we like the expansions or not. Might be just crap and we will pay full for it already.
I stopped playing Call of Duty because of "Elite" I will now stop playing Battlefield, it was a fun run.
You do know this isn't mandatory, right? Just like COD Elite isn't mandatory it's just an option to get more of your money. Just don't support it like I am.
You can still be an Elite member without having to pay a single dime. Elite Premium requires the 50 bones to get the other 10%-15% unlocked (DLC deals among other various things).
The only problem I have is the fact that one of DICE's senior guys said that they would never charge for DLC and that they also dogged COD's Elite service. It's just so hypocritical and I like DICE. All of this is making me lose respect for them.
They charged for BFBC2: Vietnam, where was the hate then?
That included a different time period, dialog, character models and weapons specific to that time period. I believe what he said was that "We will never charge for maps."
Well, all of the BF3 expansions come with additional weapons, vehicles, maps, dogtags, etc. The BF3 are almost exactly like the BF2 Booster Packs of old. Only difference is they're not standalone, or sold at retail. BFBC2: Vietnam is, to date, the ONLY piece of DLC I've ever purchased. I have every intention of purchasing the other BF3 expansions because I know I'll be playing that game for the next few years. If Back 2 Karkand is any indication of the level of quality that we are to expect, then I'm all for it.
He NEVER said they wouldn't charge for DLC. They said they would never make you pay for battlelog. which they havent. As I said in my reply to Hufandpuf, this is basically a season pass.
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No, for Bad Company 2 they did specifically say they would not charge for maps. I have heard no such claims for Battlefield 3, though. That said, these expansions were never going to be free, so this shouldn't be a surprise. I am OK with Battlefield Premium since you actually end up saving money in the end by prepaying for all the DLC.
I didn't get into Elite and I wont get into BFP...
I don't see why everyone is so upset. It's optional, and it really doesn't affect the other gamers in any real way that I am seeing. Battlefield 3 is a fantastic shooter, and while I won't buy this "premium" content, I'll happily pick up the newest map pack when it rolls out.
so you are paying extra money for the same thing (minus a few pointless extras), why?
No, I'm not paying money for anything. That's the point. It's OPTIONAL. Why don't people see that?
You guys just a bunch of cheap skates who only want shit free..Get a job and stop collecting welfare cheques
You shouldn't pay for things you shouldn't have to pay for. WANTING to, or NOT CARING if you do is pure ignorance. Ironically, that's exactly what your comment is.
remember to pay for live...or you can play online
lol N4G is a land of hypocrites. The way people are praising this when not to long ago...
I'm sorry, how much?!?!?!
how about they finish the fucking game first! where is the voip dice? where is the battle recorder dice? where is the ps3 input lag fix dice? good deal- yes you save money bad- what good is it if the game is completely fucked from lack of fixing support!
This is what I think about all you guys that think all these DLC should be for free.. http://youtu.be/woySeSNBL3o
Not supporting this Premium Service. EA better have options for those people that just want to get the DLC and not the service.
Stop Crying people. "Dice is selling DLC boohoo hoo.. SHUT UP. Times are changing and this is how it is. Elite got hate because lets face it.. its Call of Duty. If you want the map pack bundle get it. If you dont then go sell your damn game and go play future poser or starqueer.
BF Premium saves you money if you were to buy all of the DLC packs, I don't see the problem here?
Im sorry i have officially lost faith in the gaming industry. Most companies have gotten greedy and its not like they aren't making any money because they are, they are making a shit ton. Most stuff is now a cash grab.
Life is but filled with greed. And then it's concentrated into industry. Such as gaming and the like. As long as you get something in return, I find greed to be a good thing.
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