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Old 09-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #1
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Borderlands 2 Pre-Order Bonus?



Gearbox has announced that the Mecromancer character class will be
available as a pre-order bonus or as $10 DLC.
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:41 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:44 PM   #3
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Does anyone else think it is a bit scummy to hold back a character class as DLC? The game wasn't even finished and Gearbox was talking about DLC like the Mecromancer and the "Season Pass".

It makes me want to just skip the game and wait for the Gold box edition. (Which is what I did with Borderlands.)

Why pay $60 for the game and another $50 in DLC when a year from now you can get the whole package for $20?
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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I have enough games right now. That's exactly what I will do, Evil.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:38 PM   #5
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I was/am really looking forward to this, but Guild Wars 2 has consumed me, so it's taking a back seat...
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:41 PM   #6
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I doubt they need much defense, and I know you say things to drive up page views(And does it ever work); however, the DLC was worked on after they had nothing else to do, as it was started as they waited on the certification process on Xbox/PS3, and the game was going gold... Rather than rushing out a half-finished character to meet release/the small window they had...

Gearbox has tended to side on the views of Valve more than once on their thoughts of DLC, albeit not 100% as they aren't charging 0$ like Valve does..
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:44 PM   #7
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This is just confirmation of what most developers do anyway with day 1 DLC. They hold back parts of the game and sell it at launch. Bullshit, I say. Bullshit.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:51 PM   #8
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This is just confirmation of what most developers do anyway with day 1 DLC. They hold back parts of the game and sell it at launch. Bullshit, I say. Bullshit.
They also use the excuse (lie) that a separate team of people began working on it after the game was already finished. I know for sure Gearbox lies about that because people found Duke Nukem Forever DLC assets in the DNF demo files.
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Old 09-11-2012, 07:52 PM   #9
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... however, the DLC was worked on after they had nothing else to do,...
Linkage to your claim?
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:49 PM   #10
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I'll wait and grab it for 33-50% off during Steam's next big sale.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:51 PM   #11
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Wow, even some of you old timers don't understand post-gold DLC. Sad.

I have no problem with this, and will enjoy it as I pre-ordered.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:58 PM   #12
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Old news. Also this was made post-gold. Gearbox ain't Capcom.
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Old 09-11-2012, 08:59 PM   #13
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Day one for me too. I don't whine about a couple bucks here and there for my hobbies.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:23 PM   #14
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Day one for me too. I don't whine about a couple bucks here and there for my hobbies.
Couple bucks here and there add up when every damn game has a $30 season pass/loads of paid DLC downloads to get the full experience.

We're not far from that.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:24 PM   #15
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Not to mention online pass purchases for used titles.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:39 PM   #16
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I will be enjoying this on day 1. I love me some Borderlands. Take my money Gearbox.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:01 PM   #17
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Why was this article posted? It's already been announced quite a while ago...
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:03 PM   #18
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They earned my business with the first game so I preordered. It's the only new release I'll be buying all year.

But I'll wait till the DLC is 75% off.
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They ripped that head of an 80s Decepticon. Wish I could remember which one....
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:48 PM   #20
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in the olden days they were called mission packs lol
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