A representative of EA Game'sBattlefield 3 has told Aussie-Gamer that Australian PlayStation 3 owners who purchased the new "Premium" service before the embarrassing price drop will have the difference refunded.
haha...the launch of BF3 premium was nothing but a disaster...Glad all the mistakes are getting fixed, but still...that was ridiculous.
Wait, are they making it cheaper for people who already have B2k? Cuz I'm not paying for something I already own.
Don't think so. Premium already has b2k and if u already have it tough. U get 2 weeks early access though. I also have b2k. I'm gonna get the expansions as they release even though it'd prolly b cheaper to buy at once. But $50 is too much to shell out at one time for me.
Tough for us? or tough for them? Because I won't be buying it either, but if they acknowledge we already have B2K then maybe.
yeah i bought b2k, im not shelling out 49.99 for prem unless they minus the cost of b2k for users who already purchased
Why are you guys even buying this crap?? This is clearly EA being EA, ripping people off is what they love doing. I already bought BF3 Limited Edition, we should get this for free!
I preordered BF3 with B2K for $19. Premium costs $26. WTF.
lol I used to love BF. But BF3 is the lowest quality I've seen in a battlefield game :( I won't be buying the premium service.
It's not just bad that people actually buy these "console ports". But to also waste money on a premium service for a game that will have a sequel in a year...priceless!
Emilio are you retarded? 5 expansions, $15 each total $75 if you buy em separately. Even if you already have B2K that would still be $60 for 4 if you buy it separately which is way higher than the $50 cost for premium. So you save between $25 - $10. Pretty good deal if your planning to get all expansions anyway. And your not getting just expansions either
Didnt I see you complain about this earlier? You got b2k for free and you want even more of a discount for something you didn't even pay for?
Same here, not buying until I get the deduction for B2K.
ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME, get over it my god talk about whinny little kids.
When has a launch of something been successful in this day and age? Lol
agree.. never heard of successful launch this gen...
The spoiled little brat mentality of everyone is most likely the cause of this. When everyone feels entitled nothing makes them happy.
So true. And now we're getting beta tests for single player DLC. What happened to internal QA?
They probably already have removed at least most of the cost of B2K just so you know. I'm pretty sure this premium membership comes below the the cost of the next 4 DLC packs even without totaling in B2K. So that would make sense.
'ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME, get over it my god talk about whinny little kids.' Sorry nobody likes taking the shaft from EA as you do apparently. WE should feel bad not YOU for being a mindless drone.
What a disgrace. EA should be ashamed of themselves. Xbox gold??!! Everyone should just play it on PC. It's way better on PC anyway.
I have had nothing but problems trying to play online with BF3 on my pc, that is if I can ever connect and get into a game. I gave up trying to play months a go.
Dunno, but yesterday I played for the whole evening and had 0 problems.... ok, minuss the ECM jammer on my jet, I just can't get it to activate when I want it or I just don't know how to use it properly.
Well the problem I've been having isn't anything new if you read the forums. EA isn't interested in fixing their game, they leave that up to us to come up with our home made solutions. I think it has everything to do with origin servers.... but what do I know?
I'd like a refund here in the states as well. Thos assholes are giving DOUBLE XP to everyone this weekend. In other words "EXCLUSIVE DOUBLE XP WEEKENDS FOR PREMIUM users" doesn't mean shit and was all a lie to get more sales...
Erm wouldn't premium users get quad xp? That's if it stacks. I see no reason why it shouldn't. It happens on CoD. Just saying.
there are later planned double xp weekends for premium only members
Wait, yer just mad that everyone got a Double Exp event? lol of all the things to get a refund for... Regardless, they are doing Premium exclusive double exp events later.
in cod and dbl xp weekends, if u use a token to get dbl xp, it don't stack, ur just wasting a token
Another pointless complaint. Yes, as you said, this weekend it's for everyone. The premium XP event is at a later date. What did you think non premium players would never get double XP ever again?
lol, these Elite/Premium subscriptions are horrible stuff. It's true, nobody is forcing you to buy these things... But for anyone who owns an Xbox and wants to play both COD and BF3, then you will have to pay over $250/yr lol. Xbox live subscription + games + subscriptions. It's crazy. It's why I choose not to buy these things to begin with.
... or you can, you know not buy the extras and enjoy the game as it was released (with patches of course). Personally, I don't mind extra content for my favorite game. I'm unlikely to sign up for both CoD and BF3, simply because I don't have the time nor any interest in specifically BF3 and to a lesser degree CoD. I bought Gears of War 3 and a season pass, and was quite happy. Wish Epic released more maps.
What "embarrassing price drop"?
The odd question is, why is the PS3 version more expensive than the Xbox 360 in the first place? Also, why is it listed on the Australian website as costing AU$ 49,- while actually costing more? Lots of weird things going on.
Can't say I didn't see the price drop coming, once again unbalanced since premium members get more opportunities to level up than regular users with 2X xp thing... What happened?
I told you. It was a simple mistake, and Sony owned up to it....but hey lets spin it and make it seem like it was all on purpose to rip people off......
Does the premium stand for premium prices?
dont forget in order to get the DLC on XBL you need to spend $88 on 5000 points as 4000 point is not offered. they need to honour the $50 price on their website as a good will gesture. EA are ruining my favourite game just as they did when my favourite game at the time was skate3. at least the servers work for BF3, skate went over 6 months with nothing and no response from EA. EA are SCUM to make things worse the Close Quarters maps are crap, switched back to rush after about an hour of playing them
Dice are overrated developers and EA is a money scheming corporation.
in which world is 20 maps a ripoff especially 20 good sized ones? If anything elite is the ripoff and I don't hear people whining about that. It's already mid year yet I only got 6 maps on the ps3 from elite like really wtf!?!?!?!?
I'm so tired of listening to you Americans complaining about the "high" price of 50$. Here in Denmark we pay 100$ just for the game itself, and then 68$ for this Premium Subscription. So fuck off with all your shitty complaints.
I'm glad I got into Starhawk. All DLC will be free and the game has gotten 2 good balance updates in the past 2 weeks. I think I will wait till there is a sale before getting the new BF3 expansions.
I have my fingers crossed that PS+ will get a $10 off discount.
Yeah or even a 50% discount would be nice. I doubt it will happen anytime soon.
Should get a discount considering it was pre-released and 80% of the BF3 owners have it. The premium pack should have been available at launch so that it would give gamers a choice instead of forcing them to pay for a map pack they already owned 6 months ago. I will pay as I go from now on.
80%? BF3 pre-orders hit about 2 million, and they shipped 2.5 million limited edition copies from what I remember (3 million at most). There are 15 million copies of the game floating around out there (including retail). Assuming it was 3 million LEs, and 13 million total sold, that's 10 million copies without B2K. And I highly doubt that 7.5 million of those people bought B2K (which would be 10.5 of 13 million, or 80.8%) via XBL/PSN. I'd be surprised if that number were above 50%.
GuyManDude-Your basing your numbers off people who bought the LE. How many people do you think bought B2K? Lemme give you an idea...about 80% of the people who play online bought that map pack. It was free for people who bought the LE, but not everyone bought the LE version like you stated and my comment wasnt based off buying the LE version. So next time, take that disagree and shove up your a--. The game has been out since October and I am quite sure no one bought it for the SP aspect.
I don't get why people aren't understanding this whole thing is a combination of an error and the country's already high taxes. If you thought the price was wrong, then you shouldn't have bought it to begin with (not talking about you). Otherwise, here in America, even already owning B2K for free, the Premium package is still cheaper than buying them individually.
Your reading comprehension skills are horrendous. I didn't base my numbers off of only LE copies. How dense are you? I said there are 15 million copies of the game in existance (a number EA gave right before E3). There were only about 2.5 million LEs, but I was generous and rounded up to 3. I also assumed that about 13 million copies of the game have been sold to consumers. That leaves 10 million non-LE copies that people have in their homes. Now, to get to 80%, 7.5 million of those 10 million would have to buy B2K via XBL/PSN/Origin. You're telling me that 3 of 4 people who bought the game also bought B2K? I find that very hard to believe. How many people bought the game, didn't like it, and put it down? How many people didn't want the maps? How many people couldn't afford them? I'd be very surprised if 3 of 4 people who didn't get LE copies bought B2K for $15. I don't know why you think that's realistic, but it's not. No game gets 75% of their users to buy DLC. It just doesn't happen. By the way, I wasn't the one that disagreed with you. To prove it, I gave you your second disagree. Enjoy.
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