Zidders wrote:Either the dlc is minor content, in which case it's disrespectful of your own story if you build up the focus of that content and make it an extremely important part of the plot and then use it as minor content...or, it's treated right-as a major part of the story-in which case it proves that they're being manipulative. I seriously can't believe a company that used to respect its fans SO much has gotten to this point. Screw EA for what they're doing to Biowares' legacy. They've ruined so many of my favorite studios, it's not funny. I still can't forgive them for what they did to Westwood.
Good post there, Zidders. I'm still mad as hell about Westwood too.
If Bioware is telling the truth, they should have worded the release of the DLC differently. I mean come-on, how hard is it to say. “Due to the demand of our fans, for the extra content available with the collectors edition (extra character and quest) we have made that content available as a DLC on release, for those who can only find the standard edition.”
How simple is that? Anyone who has looked at the CE knows that it comes with an extra character and quest. Most fans of the game know the collectors edition has been sold out for some time, and extremely hard to find. A lot of those same people want the extra content that gos with having the CE.
Well, they make it available and look at the back-lash, because of bad wording in an announcement.
Bioware now has a choice to make. Stick to their guns and charge for the DLC, or piss off the collectors edition buyers by giving in to the demands of the others who didn't pay for the extra content.
Okay, I'm done playing devils advocate.
Personally, I don't like 0-day (pay extra money) DLC releases, unless they are cosmetic and are part of a collectors edition being made available to standard edition buyers. Nothing pisses gamers off more, than buying a CE and having the content given away to a bunch of whiners who don't want to pay for it, or having to pay for a DLC that should have been in the game to begin with. I haven't bought an EA game since HG:L, and before that, since they destroyed Westwood studios. If more people did that kind of thing EA wouldn't be what it is today, if they would even still exist.