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Dhruin August 19th, 2011 23:45

Dragon Age 2 - Item Pack 2 DLC
 
Greywardens.com has news via a GamesCom Livestream that a new item pack DLC for Dragon Age 2 will be released next week. There are also possible hints of additional DLC or expansions, though nothing solid. From the article:
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While dodging a question about the possibility of new DLC or an expansion, Melo announced that a second Item Pack will be available Tuesday. Melo said the package will add a couple new weapon and items to spruce up your appearance, but didnít give any major details about what to expect to see.
Thanks, Archmage Silver!
More information.

darkling August 19th, 2011 23:45

Dumb things are dumb. :( More content pls.

Garrett August 20th, 2011 01:02

agreed - who needs new items 6 months after the release?

DeepO August 20th, 2011 01:34


Grimlorn August 20th, 2011 06:59

Release games for full price with little to no items.
Release multiple item packs for $5-10
Profit.
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Originally Posted by Garrett (Post 1061087704)
agreed - who needs new items 6 months after the release?

There was so much wrong with DA2 that they probably couldn't crank another one out until now.

I bet we'll see the same crap with ME3 again. Maybe worse than ME2.

Couchpotato August 20th, 2011 08:27

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Originally Posted by Grimlorn (Post 1061087740)
Release games for full price with little to no items.
Release multiple item packs for $5-10
Profit.
There was so much wrong with DA2 that they probably couldn't crank another one out until now.

I bet we'll see the same crap with ME3 again. Maybe worse than ME2.

I agree just look at ME2 with the weapon and armor dlc. Its a disgrace but apparently people are more than happy to pay for it.

kalniel August 20th, 2011 11:52

They are addressing the needs of their fans, just like they said they would.

DoctorNarrative August 20th, 2011 18:05

Support good DLC, ignore this trash.

Grimlorn August 20th, 2011 19:18

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Originally Posted by kalniel (Post 1061087777)
They are addressing the needs of their fans, just like they said they would.

No. They are creating a demand for their fans to profit off of. What good RPGs were released 10-15 years ago with such crappy item lists? None. Now that they've seen people will pay for them with ME2, they will continue to do so with all their games.

And their fans will continue to buy into their PR shit of caring for their fans by charging them to fix the game or add 2 hours of content for $10. We should all be grateful that Bioware is so benevolent.

blackcanopus August 20th, 2011 19:47

Can't wait. I am dying to play this game again, with this item pack.




Yes. I was being sarcastic.

Motoki August 20th, 2011 23:44

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Originally Posted by Grimlorn (Post 1061087740)
Release games for full price with little to no items.
Release multiple item packs for $5-10
Profit.

You forgot the 'Sell your basegame on a popular game portal with lots of traffic to get a lot of copies out there, then refuse to sell the DLC there and force players to buy it directly from you, eliminating the middleman and maximizing profits' part.

Eisberg August 22nd, 2011 04:26

When it comes to Bioware games, I have decided to not buy any of them till they re release the game that includes all the DLC in one package. Paying $5-10 for 1-2 hours of content, or just some items is not worth it to me.

Motoki August 22nd, 2011 05:08

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Originally Posted by Eisberg (Post 1061088096)
When it comes to Bioware games, I have decided to not buy any of them till they re release the game that includes all the DLC in one package. Paying $5-10 for 1-2 hours of content, or just some items is not worth it to me.

The thing that's annoying with them is that even when they do that, it still requires their online activation system to authorize the DLC and you need to create a Bioware account to do that. In the case of Dragon Age: Origins there have been issues where the servers don't authorize properly the DLC that you own even if you have the Ultimate Edition.

By the time the Ultimate/Gold/Game of the Year/Uber Platinum Velvet/whatever editions come out all that DLC is old anyway. Just put it all in the game installer and let people run it when the game starts and call it good.

Alrik Fassbauer August 22nd, 2011 13:12

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Originally Posted by Eisberg (Post 1061088096)
When it comes to Bioware games, I have decided to not buy any of them till they re release the game that includes all the DLC in one package.

Same here.

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Originally Posted by Motoki (Post 1061088103)
The thing that's annoying with them is that even when they do that, it still requires their online activation system to authorize the DLC and you need to create a Bioware account to do that.

I fear that they might even withhold some DLCs for their "indirect DRM" scheme (like with ME1) … This "authorization" is to me nothing but "indirect DRM" as well. It's so less painful that even the biggest DRM haters don't notice it.

Everyone who doenloads abnd "authorizes" a DLC is in principle nothing but … a non-pirate, in their eyes, I guess.

And even if I delete the DLC from my harddisk - then I'd have to download it again.

In principle, there's no way for me to store the DLCs on self-burned discs for later use … At least I wouldn't know how.
And the same is true for "authorized" DLCs - I wouldn't know how to transfer this "authorization" so on a self-burned disch that i would be able to use it even after EA has de-activated the "Authorisation Servers" … And I'm sure they'll do it one day ! - They have de-activated MP servers already, so i believe that everything is possible … But on the other hand I guess that the games of now wouldn't be able to run on the contemporary OSses the day EA de-activates their servers anyway …


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