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Couchpotato June 25th, 2013 04:42

Company of Heroes 2 26 DLC Packs!
 
I came across this on bluenews that just boggles the mind. The soon to be released Company of Heroes 2 has 26 dlc packs!!!!

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Tomorrow is the global launch date for Company of Heroes 2, Relic's military real-time strategy game sequel. Since it's already tomorrow in some territories like Australia, the Company of Heroes 2 website is tracking the progress of the game's release. This is also reflected on Steam News and the Steam page for the game also reveals an eye-opening amount of DLC, 26 packs in all (thanks nin), offering the chance to buy up to $55.74 in add-on tactics and skins for the $59.99 game, though these are all available as a $40 upgrade.


DArtagnan June 25th, 2013 07:44

That sounds incredibly stupid :(

stealth June 25th, 2013 09:02

You said it. If DLC had a bad name name before then this certainly won't help.

Nameless one June 25th, 2013 09:24

I was very interested in this game but they are not getting money from me, I don't want to support this kind of DLC policy + acording to previews games is pretty much same as first one.I might buy it on sale one day, until than there are other RTS that are just as good or better and without idiotic DLC policy.

joxer June 25th, 2013 11:25

26?
Are they trying to beat Sims3 record?

Alrik Fassbauer June 25th, 2013 12:49

Oh, Relic, how deep have you fallen since the great "Homeworld" !!!

DArtagnan June 25th, 2013 13:01

I doubt Relic had anything to do with that decision.

Couchpotato June 25th, 2013 13:07

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Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061204901)
I doubt Relic had anything to do with that decision.

Definitely Sega's since Creative Assembly has been doing the same thing since becoming part of them. Must be standard practice.:)

Or it could be Relic's as they need the money after THQ went under who knows.:greedy:

DArtagnan June 25th, 2013 13:13

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Originally Posted by Couchpotato (Post 1061204902)
Definitely Sega's since Creative Assembly has been doing the same thing since becoming part of them. Must be standard practice.:)

Or it could be Relic's as they need the money after THQ went under who knows.:greedy:

I doubt any developer really want to split their work up like that. It's just a standard part of any contract these days, I'd imagine.

Carnifex June 25th, 2013 16:20

Wow, do people actually buy all that crap? Really??



-Carn

Fnord June 25th, 2013 21:20

If it's cosmetic stuff, I really don't mind, but won't buy it (unless it is in the form of a heavily discounted complete pack). Give the art team something to do before the next game.
If they decide to give us new units & such, like they did with CoH 1 but, without adding any additional campaigns, then I might be interested in buying it in the form of DLC. After all, CoH is one of those games that I've quite enjoyed playing with my friends, and more variety is always a good thing.
If it is in the form of more powerful stuff, then I will mind. But as long as it remains entirely optional, I don't think it is such a big deal.

Couchpotato June 26th, 2013 03:33

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Originally Posted by Fnord (Post 1061204965)
If it's cosmetic stuff, I really don't mind, but won't buy it (unless it is in the form of a heavily discounted complete pack). Give the art team something to do before the next game.
If they decide to give us new units & such, like they did with CoH 1 but, without adding any additional campaigns, then I might be interested in buying it in the form of DLC. After all, CoH is one of those games that I've quite enjoyed playing with my friends, and more variety is always a good thing.
If it is in the form of more powerful stuff, then I will mind. But as long as it remains entirely optional, I don't think it is such a big deal.

Over half is cosmetic, some are cheats,and some is cut content only available with preorders. It's a smorgasbord of dlc.

Zloth June 26th, 2013 04:31

<shrug> Inflation happens. Gamers throw a fit if the price goes over $60, though, so publishers are playing hide-the-price-tag. Eventually some brave soul will actually charge $99 for a game and people will buy it "just to avoid the DLC hassle."

txa1265 June 26th, 2013 12:30

Looking at the list 22/26 are skins and textures - i.e. 'Horse Armor'. Throwaway stuff that if people want to buy, fine.

But the first 4 are actual commanders with specific tactics - in other words things that impact gameplay. THAT is where stuff starts to bother me.

DArtagnan June 26th, 2013 12:35

But even if we're talking skins and textures - it's still such an obvious way of trying to hustle people.

Sure, if you're informed and you know exactly what you want - you can avoid buying them. But lots of gamers don't really know exactly what they want - and many will end up buying something they expect to be worth the price.

These things put such a high demand on the consumer and makes the process of buying the right product almost a strategy game in itself.

I just hate that bullshit. I guess that's just me, though.

txa1265 June 26th, 2013 13:00

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Originally Posted by DArtagnan (Post 1061205045)
But even if we're talking skins and textures - it's still such an obvious way of trying to hustle people.

It is, but sadly it works … and because of the success of these DLC packs on consoles they have spread and become even MORE popular on mobile devices, which are now very often making much more money as 'free' games than they ever could by charging!

More and more we hear developers saying that $60/$50 console/PC games are unsustainable from a cost standpoint … so they sell DLC to augment their bottom line.

Apparently from the point of view of publishers they feel people would rather pay $60 and then tack on $$ in DLC than pay $75 up front. Personally I would rather get a game where I know that - unlike in Dragon Age 2 - anyone selling me stuff is talking about in-game currency and not trying to trick me into spending additional real money. But as we all know, we represent a minority opinion.

joxer June 26th, 2013 13:21

50, 60, 90, 100… Guys what are you talking about?
IMO all of those are still acceptable prices. But we're not getting that. We're getting this (click on "SEE ALL" for the total):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/47890

That's not 100. But a bit more.

Nameless one June 26th, 2013 13:53

Believe it or not Sims 3 is not worst of them all when it comes to DLC.Train simulator has 95 DLCs(it's possible they added more by now)in total worth of 2033 $.

Fnord June 26th, 2013 15:41

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Originally Posted by joxer (Post 1061205051)
50, 60, 90, 100 Guys what are you talking about?
IMO all of those are still acceptable prices. But we're not getting that. We're getting this (click on "SEE ALL" for the total):
http://store.steampowered.com/app/47890

That's not 100. But a bit more.

But here you have the option to not buy the stuff. And yes, I'm unhappy about the tactics thing, but the cosmetic things are things that I would not really use anyway, so if they sell them in the form of DLC, instead of selling the game for 10 more, then I'm fine with that.

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Originally Posted by Nameless one (Post 1061205056)
Believe it or not Sims 3 is not worst of them all when it comes to DLC.Train simulator has 95 DLCs(it's possible they added more by now)in total worth of 2033 $.

Train Simulator is a bit of a special case though. A lot of the DLC is not actually made by the people who made Train Simulator, but rather by other companies/people. And this is why we have such an insane amount of DLC for that game.

joxer June 26th, 2013 18:59

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Originally Posted by Nameless one (Post 1061205056)
Believe it or not Sims 3 is not worst of them all when it comes to DLC.Train simulator has 95 DLCs(it's possible they added more by now)in total worth of 2033 $.

O_O

Things like this should be declared illegal.
2K for one game, OMG


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