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Is 30 US Bucks for a season pass excessive?
I've bought DLCs before. I disliked Bioware's and EA DLC system, as I felt it was trying to rip people off.
But this is ridiculous. $30 for a season pass? Isn't that a little excessive?
And it's not like we can even use it right now!
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It's 4 Knoxx-sized DLCs. To me that's a good deal (and to me, better than spending $40 over the course of a year or two buying them individually). Your mileage may vary, of course.
You save about $10.
Each DLC will cost about $10 and there are 4 planned DLCs.
So spend $30 now or $40 later.
The $30 price tag gets you a $10 discount as opposed to buying the 4 individual DLC at $10 a piece. Simple as that.
You can buy now and save on the long run, or you can wait it out and buy the pass later...Or worse still, spend more money buying individually.
The 4 expansion packs are going to be more than just 20 minutes of cheesy DLC. Given BL1's history, they add a significant amount of content that is actually worthy of the price tag. Expanding a good deal on the original game, increasing level caps, adding new rare loot, and so on. Hell, more skill points to let me dig my nails deeper into these skill trees are worth it alone, IMO.
Plus you can go buy it for about $22.50 from GMG when they have one of their many 25% off coupons going. That's nearly half price of buying the expansions individually.
In total, I would think that as long as you think the base game is worth $60 or is good value, the DLC will *probably* end up being worth $30. 4 expansions should add quite a bit of extra playtime, the first one alone looks to have a few new raid bosses (or something of that scale)...
If you think the game is overpriced from the get-go then the DLC probably won't save it. But otherwise this should end up being worth it.
BL2 is a case where I'd have a hard time saying that any additional content up to the standard of the base game couldn't be anything other than worth the asking price. In 3 weeks time, it's put itself into my most-played Steam game, of all time...Sitting at ~160 hours or so.
If this first DLC drops next week as rumor says it will...I'll probably end up dropping the other $20-30 to get it. I mean hell, I spent $40 on the pre-order, which given regular price+Mechromancer would have been $70.
No one is forcing you to buy it.
You can wait until the DLC comes out to decide whether it's worth it or not. Season Pass are always available long after all the DLCs have come out.
You ususally get 1 DLC for "free" if you buy a Season Pass (4 DLC for $40, or $30 with pass).
Whether or not you think its worth it is on you. You might not even like some of the DLC that come out, and have no intention of buying them.
Next time you need me for something, just know I've more pressing things to pursue!
At greenmangaming you can get it for 22.50 with the sale code right now
your right, that 10 dollar discount is pretty excessive, maybe they should make it cost 35, they need to make a living.