BF3blog: "The boycott of Battlefield 3 by gamers is partly due to EA's DLC policy, but the biggest reason is EA's lack of clarity on the whole DLC/Pre-order/Limited Edition offering"
Honestly the stuff offered as exclusives really isn't that great. LMG sucks in every BF game, flechette ammo is only good if you know the guy is behind a wall and you're right next to the wall with a shotgun (something that would happen once in like 25 games), flash suppressor hides your flash (ya, like that's really important). I doubt anyone will ever use this stuff... Actually, this makes me a little excited because if they are willing to give out region exclusives then that must mean they have a ton of unlockable stuff.
But it's still kinda frustrating to know that you can only have a certain gun by pre-order at a certain store. You can't buy them later on as DLC or unlock them by playing.
Go do some research to find out just how many Dev's have done this with their own games. It's nothing new at all. Heck, recall RDR gave out 3 different types of preorder bonues items depending on where you bought the game from. People are making such a big deal over this. All for nothing more then feeding the drama. Anybody can go preorder this for $5. Otherwise people are just crying for nothing.
@ZBlacktt: True, but just because everyone is doing it, it doesn't make it less frustrating for gamers.
Not everyone is in a region where the store who holds the pre-order bonus is present and usually they don't make the content readily available to those markets, which means all those people are unable to have the full game. Also there's a lot of people who prefer to buy their games digitally (in case of PC gamers), don't have the said store in their neighborhood or city (should someone be forced to drive to another city to buy the complete game they could buy in their city? And we know a lot of people don't trust online retailers) or simply prefer to buy on another store where they have credit for discounts. I agree that usually the pre-order bonus aren't major stuff by any means, you can totally skip those without ever missing them. But don't change the fact that this policy only helps retailers, not gamers.
When gamer's want something. They know how to get it. Even making Euro and JPN PSN accounts. Or like every other game ever put out like this. Watch, ebay, Craigslist and so on. They will all be popping up within the coming weeks after it's release.
@ZBlacktt Yes, you can do that, deal with expensive importation mailing and taxes as well as the online seller on e-bay or craiglist feels like profiting and a 60 dollars pre-order become... What? An up to 200 thousand dollars game for those "who want it". Isn't that cool?
I don't see what the big deal is. If you want the exclusive dlc that much just order it from the store that offers it. It's not like having that exclusive dlc will make you a better player.
Sometimes the "store that offers it" isn't right down the block, road or highway. They should atleast release it "to buy" online.
Agree. Or the "exclusive" items could be items that can be unlocked later one, but if you pre-order at that store, you get the items earlier on.
What if that store happens to be in another country?
K...so now that BF3 fans are boycotting the game, is it ok to like MW3 again or do we hate them both??? Someone tell me so I can fit in and bash what I'm supposed to bash!
DICE already said the U.S would get it's own pre-order weapons pack so STFU !
it's funny how all you BF fanboys get your panties in a wad defending EA/DICE over this. What they're doing with the pre-order only bonus is pure extortion plain and simple. But the fanboys will never see that cuz how dare someone say anything negative about a Battlefield game.
All this crying about unfairness and balance is pathetic. I'm sure that two weeks after release EA will unleash the $15 Unlimited Ammo Commando Weapon Pack DLC and the another $15 Invisible Cammo DLC thats only available if you buy it directly EA's new digital game download service. As you can see, for a low, low price of $30 more you can have a perfectly balanced BF3 experience....that is until they release the vehicles and class based DLC packs. But those probably won't come until after the first month or two so we'll have plenty of time to starve ourselves to save up money. Don't worry it'll be worth it.
LMAO! Pathetic, isn't it? I mean it's only gonna cost $30 or more to have the same weapons that others got for free. C'mon, $30 is nothing because all of us are filthy-rich millionaires who use $100 bills to wipe our asses and burn briefcases full of money just for the heck of it. How dare some people call EA "unfair" when they're clearly not favouring anybody by making some weapons exclusive to pre-orders from specific regions. Maybe we should bring in Activision's name in every argument to defend EA's "totally impartial" treatment of their supporters.
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