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ganoncrotch said:
kitler53 said:


it isn't being locked out of the new content that bothers me,.. it is being locked out of the old content.  no more weekly stikes, no more nightfalls, no more eries bounties, no more stike playlists, a fraction of the pvp modes.  destiny isn't a game i bought for $85,.. it is a games i borrowed from destiny for a year at $85.  


While in other mmos say WoW for example it would be possible for you to enter lvl 60 raids or pvp with vanilla version of the game, it simply isn't possible to really gather up 40 other people who haven't gotten any expansions and to go and do vanilla raiding content as it was in the original game, either people will have gotten item drops from beyond the first expansion with far greater stats or are just players who aren't willing to commit an extra 20 euros to play the game and as such are definitely incapable of doing vanila raids.

Not sure if you get what I mean, but the tl:dr of it is that content could be left open, but really it can't be accessed still as it was in the original version of WoW.

How expensive is the taken king even? 20-40euros? for effectively a years worth of new content, is that really so expensive when the next Fifa is coming out which can cost almost double that and wont offer a full year of content?

except it isn't even close to a years worth of content.  and in about ~4 months the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that one my TTK content will be a worthless as my vanilla destiny, the dark below, and house of wolves content.   ~4 months after that the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that one my vanilla destiny, dark below, house of wolves, TTK, TTK dlc pack1 will all be worthless.  ~4 months after that the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that my vanilla destiny, dark below, house of wolves, TTK, TTK dlc pack1, TTK dlc pack2 will all be worthless....



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kitler53 said:
ganoncrotch said:
kitler53 said:


it isn't being locked out of the new content that bothers me,.. it is being locked out of the old content.  no more weekly stikes, no more nightfalls, no more eries bounties, no more stike playlists, a fraction of the pvp modes.  destiny isn't a game i bought for $85,.. it is a games i borrowed from destiny for a year at $85.  


While in other mmos say WoW for example it would be possible for you to enter lvl 60 raids or pvp with vanilla version of the game, it simply isn't possible to really gather up 40 other people who haven't gotten any expansions and to go and do vanilla raiding content as it was in the original game, either people will have gotten item drops from beyond the first expansion with far greater stats or are just players who aren't willing to commit an extra 20 euros to play the game and as such are definitely incapable of doing vanila raids.

Not sure if you get what I mean, but the tl:dr of it is that content could be left open, but really it can't be accessed still as it was in the original version of WoW.

How expensive is the taken king even? 20-40euros? for effectively a years worth of new content, is that really so expensive when the next Fifa is coming out which can cost almost double that and wont offer a full year of content?

except it isn't even close to a years worth of content.  and in about ~4 months the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that one my TTK content will be a worthless as my vanilla destiny, the dark below, and house of wolves content.   ~4 months after that the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that one my vanilla destiny, dark below, house of wolves, TTK, TTK dlc pack1 will all be worthless.  ~4 months after that the next destiny dlc will be released and if i don't buy that my vanilla destiny, dark below, house of wolves, TTK, TTK dlc pack1, TTK dlc pack2 will all be worthless....


Only one way out of those systems then! Don't buy into them and stick to games like CoD which along with a season pass should give you all the content at least of that numbered game until the next actual full retail release appears.



Fancy hearing me on an amateur podcast with friends gushing over one of my favourite games? https://youtu.be/1I7JfMMxhf8

Gamers do expect to much nowadays. But if they are taking stuff out of the original to shift their DLC, it wrong and the "deal with it " attitude just opens up another doorway for publishers to exercise another bad practice to get more money.



SWORDF1SH said:
Gamers do expect to much nowadays. But if they are taking stuff out of the original to shift their DLC, it wrong and the "deal with it " attitude just opens up another doorway for publishers to exercise another bad practice to get more money.

first bold: They are.

second bold: I feel based on Destiny's success (hell I bought TTK and am loving it despite my feelings regarding their current DLC practices) we will see this avenue explored much more in the future, especially on new IPs.  Though it wouldn't surprise me if they implement on established IPs as well.



that's pretty despicable on their part.



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Looks like I made a smart decision to sell the original game two weeks after release. Wish I did the same to Evolve T_T.



mymuro said:

Looks like I made a smart decision to sell the original game two weeks after release. Wish I did the same to Evolve T_T.


I bought Evolve digital.  I feel your pain.