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Can anyone explain this logic to me? I see it all the time on gamefaqs

#1JonWood007Posted 7/26/2012 9:02:13 PM
I know this board generally hates rage comic, but still, see the logic on gamefaqs all the time and I just don't get the logic here. Why do people praise EA for offering paid DLC but then call Tribes and other similar games pay 2 win for making money off selling weapons you can legitimately buy if you play enough?

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#2unsolidsnakePosted 7/26/2012 9:03:58 PM
I don't think many people here praise EA for anything... I actually think most PC gamers hate EA for a multitude of reasons.
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#3ChromaticAngelPosted 7/26/2012 9:04:27 PM
Ummm, I haven't heard anyone saying they like BF3 Premium.

Most of this board plays TF2 or CS:S, not BF3.
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#4xCrispy7Posted 7/26/2012 9:06:02 PM
I was under the impression most PC gamers hate paid DLC.
#5DEADLY_HANGMANPosted 7/26/2012 9:07:21 PM
ChromaticAngel posted...
Ummm, I haven't heard anyone saying they like BF3 Premium.

Most of this board plays TF2 or CS:S, not BF3.


I like BF3 premium. Expansion packs for cheaper? Heck yeah.
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#6jaredt13Posted 7/26/2012 9:08:06 PM(edited)
The only people who would be praising what EA is doing with BF3 would be BF3 fanboys, or people who just play the game so damn much that the investment is worth it.

As for the Tribes thing, the game is not pay2win, but unless you know exactly what you want and intend to play with just that setup, you're going to be investing a LOT of time unlocking stuff. This was even more of a problem when the game first came out and weapons cost an absurd amount. It was not a micro-transaction game for a long time, and one could still argue that the stuff costs way too much for it to be considered micro-transaction. The game may be free, but to be legitimately competitive you have to invest an absurd amount of time into it, or just pay $20 and stomp some newbs right off the bat.
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#7JonWood007(Topic Creator)Posted 7/26/2012 9:08:53 PM(edited)
I see a lot of people defend premium on the BF3 board at least....and I know a couple of them frequent this board too.

And yeah, I will admit it takes forever to unlock stuff in tribes...but still, without paying, you crap out of luck in Battlefield.
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#8jaredt13Posted 7/26/2012 9:08:27 PM
JonWood007 posted...
I see a lot of people defend premium on the BF3 board at least....and I know a couple of them frequent this board too.


ZOMG, BF3 fans defending BF3 content?

Shocking!
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#9lionheart5656Posted 7/26/2012 9:09:09 PM
O wow.

A game board defending their game.

How surprising.
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#10jake-sfPosted 7/26/2012 9:25:52 PM
I bash both if that means anything to you. The "you can get it in 500 hours in game" excuse really don't hold up. The "it costs 150$+ to get the whole game, and thats when it was just in BETA" is also unexcusable.

Nothing good there. Almost any monetization feature beyond simple games and expansions is an undefendable rip off.
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