Battlefield 3 "Shortcuts" DLC released.

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  1. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    http://ps3.ign.com/a.../1221665p1.html

    I do not play Battlefield 3, but IMO this would be absolutely terrible if it came to any game I play (Not to mention very expensive). This definately gives in to the "Pay to Win" atmosphere most FtP MMROPG's have taken on. Next thing you know, there's going to be an instant "Unlock All" option in racing games heavily online and skill-to-unlock-things focused, then some way to "Shortcut" to all items and the end bosses in Zelda games. This is a massive downward trend imo.
     
  2. Click This

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    I worked hard for my unlocks.
     
  3. Nathan Drake

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    There are kit shortcuts in Battlefield: Bad Company 2, also. This isn't a new concept. It's shortcuts for those who have cash and don't care/don't have the time to unlock everything, but still want to enjoy all of the other content. This is an FPS. It might have mattered when the game was new, but now, not so much.
     
  4. raybattousai

    raybattousai GBAtemp Regular

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    I get the reasoning behind these packs, but jesus christ those prices man.
     
  5. gokujr1000

    gokujr1000 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    o.o Really Dice/EA/Whoever came up with this idea?
     
  6. Zekrom_cool

    Zekrom_cool I respect faith, but doubt is what gets you an edu

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    Such astronomical prices for all this! Whoever had this thought did not think right. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. Seraph

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    I don't mind this type of dlc but man those prices. I've still wrecked shit with inferior loadouts but it depends a lot on the players skills (with that said I'm only decent with a tank). This would be great for if the rare chance I want to use a helicopter but I wouldn't pay for it. But then again, probably only the most desperate would pay those prices.
     
  8. ZAFDeltaForce

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    I remember a few years ago, I bought Call of Duty 4 some 1.5 years after it was released. Everyone on every server I was on was at the maximum level, and I felt severely handicapped. Nonetheless, I didn't give up and eventually made my way up to the top.

    If back then, "shortcut" DLC packs were released for me to buy, would I have been suckered in to level myself with the rest of the players? No. No I wouldn't.

    But hey, some other spineless prick would, so there you go
     
  9. kevan

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    Guys... the prices are perfect. The higher the price. The less people who buy these 'shortcuts'.
     
  10. prowler

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    Battlefield 3 has been out since October 2011. Everyone who gives one about the online would've already unlocked it.

    It's not pay2win, it's pay if you can't be bothered unlocking them.
     
  11. brandonspikes

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    I dont mind the shortcuts, I mind the insane prices.
     
  12. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    I wish more games would let me skip playing through the pesky game part and just buy my way through. It's the way of the future!
     
  13. Xuphor
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    Xuphor I have lied to all of you. I am deeply sorry.

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    Yea, as Fox Trot's Adrianna Fox said one time:
     
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  14. llllxxGOWxxllll

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    I am eagerly waiting for Close Quarters DLC and a Premium Service which will release along with CQ on June 4th. :rolleyes: