I've just figured out how much money i put into the newer battlefield games.. at the release dates.. Heres the math well a good round of math. Just follow you and you will understand.
BFBC 60 at release.
Bought 3 map packs which were 15 a Piece. so thats 45
online started not to work so i had to Purchase a Online pass "Said mine was not valid after 10 months" so thats 10 more dollars.
Special Weapons Packs 5 a piece so i got 5 of those. 25 so that adds up to 105 So i spent $175.00 on BFBC "ALONE"
"A YEAR LATER EA RELEASES BFBC BUNDLE for $40.00 With EVERYTHING!"
With everything i bought including the Vietnam Pack
Totals out to an extra $125.00
"8 MONTHS LATER EA RELEASES A BUNDLE THAT ONLY COSTS $50.00 With Everything"
I'm At $300.00 when i couldve spent just $90.00
So That Puts me well over the EA Budget for purchasing anything.
So Battlefield 3 comes out... Of course im jumping on the release cause it looks sweet!
I purchase my copy for "$65.00" = $365.00
So they bring out these map packs and im like cool ill grab these "$30.00" for 2 of them" $395.00
Buy a few shortcut packs cause i dont play co-op mode to get special weapons. "$15.00" - $410.00
then finally my account starts working through the bf servers and they're offering premium edition for $50.00 with everything.
So i was like sweet maybe it'll make the game more intense.
"November 30th 2012 - January 1st 2013 Websites and retail stores offer Bf3 Premium Edition for $30.00"
So after i see that im heated knowing how much i forked out on the Stupid BF Series.. And the worst part is EA are shutting down servers left and right. Am i going to get to enjoy my 460.00 of BF within 2 years.. i dont think so. are the going to re-imburse us for all of the $$ we put into a title for them to cut everything by 75% and put it on the market.. i dont think so.
"3 Battlefield Titles Cost me $460.00" --- THINK SMART PEOPLE!
Battlefield 4 might have the looks and Glamour and Ownage of the last ones, but i am not buying it for a year.
For the simple fact after the first 12 months of the release they will release a Special Cool Edition for 20 dollars cheaper and it will have everything people put about $120.00 into.
Thanks! - Infektidlogik
So you're complaining about spending money on content for video games? Well then, you're in the wrong market. Not to mention your points are completely stupid. Yes, after a year, they release BF3 Premium Edition. That's 11 months after BF3's initial release. It makes complete sense and was expected. What exactly did you pay for BF:BC? BC1 had no paid DLC and no online pass.
If you choose to wait a year before buying BF4 just to save a little cash, go ahead. Or use your brain and say, "Hey, I'm getting hundreds of hours of content for a little over $100." Compare that to a $12 movie ticket. Just buy the **bleep** game.