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    New DoW II DLC out -- Tau Commander for Survival Mode. 6.45. What are they thinking?

    My mate just mentioned to me that the Tau commander DLC is out and about now. I was assuming they'd sell it for the usual 1ish price you'd expect for skins or cosmetic upgrades like that...but nearly seven quid for a single character for a minor game mode...what are Relic thinking?!

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    The same as what they're thinking with the rest of the DLC. 5 for skin packs, 2 for a few pieces of gear... Snort.


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    The price is ridiculous, no doubts about that, but unfortunately that seems to be rather consistent with their other DLC offerings for Retri. (Edit) This of course becomes more laughable when you consider you can buy The Last Stand mode itself for 6.25...for 6.45, I want a variety of heroes. Chuck in a Necron Lord and how about some other race 'leaders' while we're at it?

    In terms of the Tau Commander itself, at least you're getting a new play-style out of it. Supposedly he has no melee, but his ranged is ridiculous. I no doubt expect to be playing with a load tonight.

    EDIT 2: It's just occurred to me that everyone who already got that update clearly has the files for it too. Sigh. When did this become standard? To have the content, but not be able to use it? For shame.
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    You would think it'd be a free update...he is not a game-breaking character by any means, as my two Tau one Space Marine games attest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The JG Man View Post
    EDIT 2: It's just occurred to me that everyone who already got that update clearly has the files for it too. Sigh. When did this become standard? To have the content, but not be able to use it? For shame.
    But you need to pay for the hard work they put into textures and voice acting?!?111oneoneone11!!1IIII11!


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    It's cheaper than buying a Tau Commander for 40K, I guess.


    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    I haven’t bought any DLC since Dragon Age Origins, and that simply makes me better than most people.
    I haven't bought any DLC. #betterthanyounerrnerr
    Last edited by Jams O'Donnell; 20-10-2011 at 03:43 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    It's cheaper than buying a Tau Commander for 40K, I guess.
    Holy Censored Comments, Batman! That is expensive. I'm sure the Commander was only 15 when it first came out, if that?


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    I'm not going to buy it for that price. Shame, really. I would've done if it were 2 or even 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jams O'Donnell View Post
    I haven't bought any DLC. #betterthanyounerrnerr
    This isn't over.

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    I buy a fair amount of DLC #bendsoverandtakesit


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    Quote Originally Posted by lunarplasma View Post
    I'm not going to buy it for that price. Shame, really. I would've done if it were 2 or even 3.
    I think you're in a minority though. And next time there's a DOW2 sale on Steam it'll probably be that much then.

    Last Stand has been out for a while, there are quite a few people who really really like that will happily pay this as they already put 30 hours or more in to the regular mode. I mean, there are 6 characters for it, they all change play-style as you level up, and it takes about 10 hours per character to max out, if not more. To exhaust all the existing Last Stand content (level every hero to 20) will take a long time.

    And for those not that interested in Last Stand, it's unlikely they'll pick it up anyway.

    The only people it's unfair to are those that quite enjoy Last Stand but absolutely love Tau in the table-top game or DOW1.

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    holy shit, this is ten dollars.

    who actually fucking thought that the tau would be worth ten fucking dollars for last stand?

    what are they fucking smoking over there?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drake Sigar View Post
    This isn't over.
    You can extend your rivalry with our new DLC! This premium content adds over two hours!

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalangel View Post
    This premium content adds over two hours!
    if this premium content is not an opportunity to kick the people responsible for pricing the DLC for two hours with steel-tipped cowboy boots then it's no sale
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    I would probably have been willing to spend $5 on it, and even then knowing that I was probably making a bad choice, but this is ridiculous. Guess there's always Steam winter sales.

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    Weird responses... if you like Last Stand a lot, this is 10-15 hours of content (in leveling him up to 20 and unlocking everything).

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    Quote Originally Posted by deano2099 View Post
    Weird responses... if you like Last Stand a lot, this is 10-15 hours of content (in leveling him up to 20 and unlocking everything).
    yeah i like it when i bring my ranged ork into a match full of tau

    that means i have to play nanny for a bunch of people who refuse to use anything else just because i don't want to pay ten bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by deano2099 View Post
    Weird responses... if you like Last Stand a lot, this is 10-15 hours of content (in leveling him up to 20 and unlocking everything).
    Not really. It's 6.50 for a model, some achievements, some items and new voice clips. It's really not something you can measure in hours of content (Even considering the time it takes to level up to 20 and unlock all gear). DLC should be priced in terms of content, not how long you might get out of it. By that logic, Bethesda should charge 7.50 at least for the Gun Runner's Arsenal stuff for New Vegas as you could use some of that for the hours up on hours you get out of the game (I think, including adventuring and just aimlessly wandering for quests, you can easily rack up 60-70 hours on just one character).


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    I don't believe they are weird. From what I can tell, no-one is bemoaning the addition of new content, or indeed the amount of life you're likely to get out of it. What is being talked about is the price which is...consistent, but that's not necessarily good. When you can buy the entire game mode, with 6 heroes already, for less than this one hero, I think it's reasonable to call into question the pricing decision. They're selling texture packs, good ones, but texture packs regardless for 5.

    I think I stand with others on here; the DLC in general might be of interest to me, but I'm not going to pay it as is. When it goes on sale, maybe, but even then, with hesitation.

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