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I'm mashing F5 on EA's site with credit card in hand34%34% - 23
Hell no I won't go39%39% - 26
I am indecisive25%25% - 17
Total: 66
Spidery_Yoda
Member
+399|5184
While I think Premium is a good deal and I like the random extras you get on top of the DLC discount, the server queue jumping was the worst idea in history.

It creates animosity between the 2 groups of people, and makes the Premium package look forced onto people. So do the "Premium Player" tags in the killcam. So unnecessary. Sell Premium because of it's own benefits, not by twisting arms and getting in peoples faces.
heggs
Spamalamadingdong
+581|5302|New York
I don't know, maybe I'm missing this "Premium and not Premium" animosity.

When I see someone that killed me with Premium in their killcam, it says to me that they spent $50 just like me on something that may or may not actually be worth it.

I really don't know what the big deal is. Maybe I'm so jaded lately that I refuse to get worked up about a video game anymore.
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Spidery_Yoda
Member
+399|5184
Well when I say animosity I'm thinking about my brief forays into the Battlelog forums.

Bitching everywhere.
Doctor Strangelove
Real Battlefield Veterinarian.
+1,758|5382

Spidery_Yoda wrote:

Well when I say animosity I'm thinking about my brief forays into the Battlelog forums.

Bitching everywhere.
That's the battlelog forums. People there are actively searching for things to get upset about, and premium is the newest thing so it's what people are going to get upset about.
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5414|so randum
the battlelog forums are like somethingawful and reddit had a baby, put it up for adoption with the dailymail and then was involved in an abusive relationship with youtube comments.
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globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5238|Graz, Austria

Doctor Strangelove wrote:

That's the battlelog forums. People there are actively searching for things to get upset about, and premium is the newest thing so it's what people are going to get upset about.
True.
Immediately after the changelog for the next patch has been released, they'll lock onto a new target to bitch about.
Evil_Black_Fox
Member
+18|4395

globefish23 wrote:

Evil_Black_Fox wrote:

This was something I remember as being common practice in the military. If you tried to go to an on base barber shop, the higher ranks could just walk in and sit down even if you had been there for an hour. The result was the people who constantly got line jumped eventually just finding other barber shops of base or not getting a haircut until they were forced to.
Sounds like BF3 got a bit more military realism added.
Sometimes that isnt a good thing. This is one of those times. Also you dont pay for rank in RL, you earn it.

Last edited by Evil_Black_Fox (2012-08-12 19:00:18)

Doctor Strangelove
Real Battlefield Veterinarian.
+1,758|5382
https://static.bf2s.com/files/user/22289/1JYdX.jpg

Yes reddit, that's exactly what it's like.
Ilocano
buuuurrrrrrppppp.......
+341|5581

Pffft.  Nothing to do with race.  All about the money, no matter your race, color, height, weight, looks, etc.  Same as getting "get in front of the line" passes in amusement parks, underhand money to the bouncer/club/restaurant attendant, getting free tickets to play-off games because you're a "buyer", access to events because you are a big donor, and on and on because of the money.
TopHat01
Limitless
+117|4819|CA

Spidery_Yoda wrote:

Well after 3 days of wondering whether or not my cheap-assed premium purchase from India would work, and no money being taken from my account, the money has finally gone this morning.

I assume that means it worked.
So did this work for you? I heard EA was getting wise to this and was starting cancel/invalidate purchases that didn't trace back to Indian banks/credit cards...
Macbeth
Banned
+2,443|4500

Was thinking about buying this for a second. Saw that it is going for $49.99
globefish23
sophisticated slacker
+334|5238|Graz, Austria

Macbeth wrote:

Was thinking about buying this for a second. Saw that it is going for $49.99
That price is less than buying all DLCs separately.
You basically pre-order them all for a discount, plus bonus stuff.

If you plan on buying at least 4 DLCs (for $60), you're already cheaper off now (even if you already own B2K and would only need the remaining 4).
For 3 DLCs you would pay $45, which is already close to the $50, but you might consider the bonus stuff worth the extra $5.

The decision is between waiting to see what's coming in the DLCs and paying full price, or trusting DICE and paying less now.
For me personally, the only essential content for a FPS game are the maps to play on.
And even the best maps will get boring at some point, and any variation will be good, so I would most certainly have bought every DLC anyway.
So, why not save money now, get bonus stuff and have no need to care anymore?

I'm quite sure that EA won't sell any budget compilation packs with all DLCs until well into 2013, after the last one is released.
Superior Mind
(not macbeth)
+1,755|5607
Battlefield games used to have a perfect solution for getting bored with maps. Community maps and mods.
Sup3r_Dr4gon
Boat sig is not there anymore
+214|5241|Australia
Looking at the origin store, I'm pretty surprised to see premium listed at $50 - same as the US - and not the $80 I saw the AU price quoted as in an article. Seeing as BtK has its original price listed as $20 getting premium will save me at least $30.

I still won't buy it though.

CQ holds no interest for me at all. I may get it at a steep discount at some point for the MP5K and SPAS, but those guns aren't worth the full price of the expansion to me. Although this means that with premium I'll still be saving $10 compared to buying the remaining 3 expansions separately, I simply don't have faith they'll be worth the money. AK looks pretty good, but EG and AM are still unknowns and going by the other BF3 maps I'm just not sure they'll be good enough to justify a $50 preorder.
As more expansions are released and discounted, as the early access times come and go, as more double XP weekends pass, I imagine that premium will go down in price over time and depending on the content of AK/EG/AM I could still probably get it and save money. For now, I just don't think it's worth it.
FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5414|so randum
the origin store listed it at $50 for me (UK lol), but after relogging it must have decided where i'm living and showed me the price in £
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Mutantbear
Semi Constructive Criticism
+1,431|4879|London, England

Kampframmer wrote:

FatherTed wrote:

the origin store listed it at $50 for me (UK lol), but after relogging it must have decided where i'm living and showed me the price in potatoes
cant hide from me

Last edited by Mutantbear (2012-06-13 11:37:49)

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FatherTed
xD
+3,936|5414|so randum
thanks mutant, reported him for racism.
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Stingray24
Proud member of the vast right-wing conspiracy
+1,060|5359|The Land of Scott Walker

Superior Mind wrote:

Battlefield games used to have a perfect solution for getting bored with maps. Community maps and mods.
So true ... Desert Combat ... ah the memories
Spidery_Yoda
Member
+399|5184

TopHat01 wrote:

Spidery_Yoda wrote:

Well after 3 days of wondering whether or not my cheap-assed premium purchase from India would work, and no money being taken from my account, the money has finally gone this morning.

I assume that means it worked.
So did this work for you? I heard EA was getting wise to this and was starting cancel/invalidate purchases that didn't trace back to Indian banks/credit cards...
Well so far I'm still premium. I've played some CQ and still have everything. I don't think I'm out of the woods yet though, I've heard that people are still discovering their Premium has vanished and that they have a refund. I won't be surprised if it happens to me one day as well.

I find EA's solution to the proxy problem rather hilarious. Instead of doing proper location checks and bank checks, their solution has been to double the price of Premium in India.
Evil_Black_Fox
Member
+18|4395

eusgen wrote:

Shut Up And Take My Money
Shut up and give me a refund.
bugz
Fission Mailed
+3,311|5226

gtfo and stop posting
Evil_Black_Fox
Member
+18|4395
Make me. If you manage to then share your secret so I can take it to the Battlelog forums.

Last edited by Evil_Black_Fox (2012-06-13 20:56:18)

UnkleRukus
That Guy
+236|3950|Massachusetts, USA
Quit being such a negative nancy.
If the women don't find ya handsome. They should at least find ya handy.
Evil_Black_Fox
Member
+18|4395

UnkleRukus wrote:

Quit being such a negative nancy.
Its hard to be positive after being lied to. Anyhow, I'm seeing no premium servers popping up so justice is prevailing. Also there may be a bug where premium members are also line jumping each other which is even more entertaining. Anyone that seriously enjoyed BF2 as much as I did feels the same way.

Everything we asked for was twisted into to sick perversion of what we wanted or completely left out.

Last edited by Evil_Black_Fox (2012-06-17 20:12:49)

m3thod
All kiiiiiiiiinds of gainz
+2,197|5585|UK
plenty of premium servers - most restricted to CQ but there is the odd vanilla premium server here and there.  dont worry you're not missing much, plus you're taking this to heart a tad too much.  have a wank or sutin.

https://i.imgur.com/EfYU9.png

Last edited by m3thod (2012-06-17 20:22:22)

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