I bought the map packs, but i do agree with not making a separate playlist. It was our choice to buy the map pack whether we would be able to play them or not. And i actually play the map pack maps quite often. Those who choose not to aren't necessarily being cheap either. Just cause something is affordable doesn't mean you should buy it. Should we expect to be able to play what we played for? Yes. Do we always get to? No. Its not exactly fair i agree, but not much in life is
Paid $60 for game - gets locked out of 90% of playlists cause didn't spend $10-$20 later?
When ODST came out I was pissed. Cause I didn't buy ODST I was locked out of everything even after i bought Mythic pack 1.
I understand you paid for a map pack and want to fully enjoy it in matchmaking but forcing people out is not the answer. There should be a option after picking a playlists to prefer people with DLC. The game will focus on those who have the map packs as well.
If they would just prioritize matchmaking to match you with other gamers who have the maps, all problems would be solved. Everyone could play all playlists, but you would be much more likely to be matched with others who have the same DLC content. This is how COD4 (not sure about later COD titles) did it, and it worked beautifully.
Did not see your post when I posted this. We have the same idea to solve it. LOL