|Burning Typhoon said:
You mean to say disc. But it's not a shady practice at all. If a company decides you are going to pay for a particular DLC, you're going to pay for it. Since that much is known about the content, then the question becomes how to get it to the player. If they do not have the DLC files locally, they cannot see the DLC. If I had DLC costumes, I want the person I'm playing against to also see me using it, and not the default. Since everyone then needs the files, that means they have to be installed on the Hard Disk or be printed directly on the bluray disc.
Most people never complain about having to download DLC to their hard drive, yet that exact same data that is needed becomes a problem when it's on the disc? That means less data is on the server, less data needs to be downloaded, and it can be made cheaper since it's not taking up as much space on the server. It means when you're done playing the game, you don't have the entire DLC on your HDD.
If you are not licensed to use the content, you're not licensed to use it. Regardless of rather or not it's on the disc, that's not how the law works. Otherwise everyone would buy the physical disc game to get the dlc for free, which wouldn't be fair to anyone who downloaded the game. Same exact data, just stored in a different spot.
As an end user, think about it-- it makes no difference where it's stored.
That's not the only thing I can complain about, it's the only thing I chose to mention. The game has game breaking bugs. You can fight outside of stage boundaries. There is no excuse for that. Bugs happen, but if the game wasn't rushed, that would have been discovered. Like Yoshimitsu's glitch in Soul Calibur VI.
And yes, the company can charge whatever they want for the DLC. Just like I can call them out for bad consumer business practices, charging more for 60 costumes and 2 characters, than the entire game is worth. If other companies try this, it's bad. It's a season pass, mind you. In 3 months, it's going to be another 93 dollar season pass.
Look at lootboxes, EA, and star wars. Battlefront 2 is dead. There will be no battlefront 3. Yeah, we voted with our wallets. Now a game is dead.
So, guys, vote with your wallets. As if that wasn't what we were going to already do anyway. Not only am I not buying the DLC, I'm skipping the entire game because of how incompetent this company has been for consumer relations. And with an acronym like "D.O.A., it can't afford to have something like this happen to it. This is going to kill the series. But, at least we voted with our wallets.
Its not bad consumer practice to charge whatever you want. Instead its just bad business to overprice your product. The thing is, what you feel is overpriced someone else thinks it acceptable. The key would be if your opinion is shared with enough consumers to make a difference.
As you state Battlefront 2 is a prime example. Wrong decisions has consequences but I doubt that another installment of the game will not happen because of lootboxes. If anything the company just goes back and think of another revenue goal to see if that can work.
As for purchasing the game, i will do as I always do. When I believe the main game is at a point I like, it will get my money. I really do not care how much they charge for DLC when the game release because I am never in a hurry to purchase any game. Usually by the time I am ready, everything will be reduced to a price Point I consider worth my money.