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Season passes are a non sense

#1SophaerLamPosted 1/16/2013 12:32:13 PM
They wants us to subscribe yearly to play there dlc stuff but they release a game every year can you find the logic in that?
#2toadiemanPosted 1/16/2013 12:33:29 PM
Nope. It's a scam.
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#3Elements012894Posted 1/16/2013 12:34:38 PM
That means the game has content to keep you entertained till the full fledged sequel comes out. So your constantly playing that companies games
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#4theshovellerPosted 1/16/2013 12:37:42 PM
I don't think they are. It's optional stuff and it's one cheaper price than if you bought it all piecemeal. If you're hesitant about the quality of all the pieces - I heard Borderlands 2's DLC has been getting progressively lower-quality, for example - then wait until it's all out before getting any of it, or the Season Pass for a game that has it.

Plus, it's a one-time-only thing, like if you bought, say, one individual DLC. It's not a subscription service.
#5hockeybub89Posted 1/16/2013 12:37:54 PM
From: toadieman | #002
Nope. It's a scam.

How is a season pass a scam? You're paying for multiple pieces of content at once for an overall lower price rather than buying them individually for full price. And you only have to buy a season pass if you like. No one is forcing you to even buy any DLC for a game in the first place.

As for the games released yearly thing, you could count the number of annual series (not counting sports games) on one hand and the number of ones that have season passes on a few fingers.
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#6notSFFPosted 1/16/2013 12:41:39 PM
Its not a scam at all. You're basically preordering the game's DLC at a lower cost then you would pay buying the DLC individually.

Its not a scam, its a steal.
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#7SophaerLam(Topic Creator)Posted 1/16/2013 12:45:48 PM
Aren't map packs a better choice ? lets says you pay 60 $ for 5 maps, they will be yours no need to subscribe another year.
#8_tanjil_Posted 1/16/2013 12:46:00 PM
that's the funny thing about games with a yearly release. Like cod for example, they'll have 4 map packs at $15, essentially you ended up buying 2 full games, and the last map pack is released so close to the next CoD. And most CoD players that I know always move on to the next CoD. So it makes the map packs a waste of money.

That and since the game is a yearly release, do people honestly need the DLC? If the vanilla game so lack luster in content that you need to shell out for DLC?

I understand for games like borderlands, they don;t come out every year, so the DLC adds to the longevity, but it really is a scam on CoD. My friends and I fell for it during MW2 and never bothered with it again after that
#9hockeybub89Posted 1/16/2013 12:52:45 PM
From: _tanjil_ | #008
That and since the game is a yearly release, do people honestly need the DLC? If the vanilla game so lack luster in content that you need to shell out for DLC?


COD map packs are overpriced and typically suck, but I don't get your logic on DLC. The developers don't make DLC because they are insecure in their vanilla games, nor do gamers buy DLC because they feel a game has no content. The developers do it because they will make more money since the people who like the vanilla game will buy them. As a gamer, if you don't like the vanilla game, you aren't going to buy DLC. And if you do, you deserve to waste your money.
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#10Dave4202Posted 1/16/2013 12:54:36 PM
SophaerLam posted...
Aren't map packs a better choice ? lets says you pay 60 $ for 5 maps, they will be yours no need to subscribe another year.


When the season pass expires you don't lose last years stuff lol. It's the exact same as buying map packs or add ons, you just pay for them all up front at a reduced rate instead of one at a time for full price.
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