Over the past few days a boycott has been called for in regards to DICE’s Battlefield 3 over the announced pre-order bonuses for the game. It seems some disgruntled gamers believe that the Physical Warfare Pack pre-order bonus will cause an imbalance in the gameplay for those gamers who are too poor to drop a $5 advance on the game. They’re so inflamed that they’re trying to organize a boycott of the game, which drops on 10/25/11. For the life of me I can’t understand why these fools are so upset that they feel the need to organize a troll movement against DICE’s game. This is just another fine example of how extreme people can be when they’re sitting at a keyboard in their Mom’s basement.
DICE tried to ease the tension by posting a FAQ about the B3 pre-order on their forums, but from the looks of the comments it wasn’t enough to shut up all of the trolls. What I don’t get is why these people are so upset over a pre-order bonus? If they are planning to buy the game in the first place, then why not pre-order it to get some exclusive schwag? It’s not like you have to pay extra for a pre-order you f*cking whiners! All you’re doing is placing a $5 deposit on a game you were going to buy in the first place. Why is that so awful? I just don’t get their logic on this topic at all. They’re acting like DICE is charging a premium fee for this weapons pack when it’s being offered for free as long as you pre-order the game from a particular retailer. For those b*tching about fairness just pre-order the freaking game and get the weapons pack. Why is that so much to ask? DICE has said that the weapons won’t affect balance anyway, so what’s the big deal?
People that get their panties in a bunch over deals like this really need to get a life. These are the type of people that band together to feel like their measly existence has some sort of purpose. I’m guessing most of these douchebags are unproductive members of society and don’t have disposable income for new games in the first place, but what I don’t get is why they feel the need to express their anger over something that they aren’t buying anyway. Like I said, if you plan on getting a game why not pre-order it? You’re going to spend $60 anyway, so why not drop $5 early to make sure you get rewarded for committing to buy the game. Don’t give me this unfair advantage bullsh*t either! Do you really think DICE would make a pre-order bonus that would make you an unstoppable killing machine? Please grow up and get off of your parents’ payroll.
These younger generations of gamers who have grown up in the digital age feel like everything should be free, because they’ve grown up stealing music, movies, games, and other forms of digital media since they first logged on to a computer. What these people forget is that there is someone on the other side who has spent hundreds of hours fine tuning a product of theirs to sell and make money. Why do these artists not deserve to be paid for their hard work? I’ll give you the whole DLC BS when it’s just a 100KB unlock key for content already on a game’s disc, but if the developer sinks some additional man hours into making new content then they should be paid for it. If you think otherwise go out and create something original and then watch people steal it from you with 0 compensation.
The beef gamers have with Battlefield 3 isn’t really about costly DLC, but I believe the same line of thought is being used. You know, if pre-ordering a game is too costly for you then you shouldn’t be gaming in the first place. It’s not a cheap hobby, and it will only get more expensive as time goes on. If you’re planning on buying a game in the first place then why is it so awful to pre-order it to get a bonus that late comers won’t have? Personally, I think this whole boycott of Battlefield 3 is nonsense, and it’s just a way for turds to be heard. Some people in this World don’t fit in, so they take to causes like this to feel like their opinion matters when ultimately they do not.
If you really need to boycott something why not do it for Call of Duty: Elite? Now that’s something that is asking for extra money to have the complete Modern Warfare 3 experience, where the Battlefield 3 pre-order weapons pack is just a bonus for reserving a copy of the game. I can promise you that DICE will make sure that the game is balanced even for those gamers who have a few extra weapons in their arsenal. Get a life people, or at least a job, so you don’t have to get so upset when you’re given the oppurtunity to pre-order some exclusive bonuses in the games you love to play. Check out DICE’s official FAQ on the matter below. I’m impressed that they didn’t make it more sarcastic just to take some jabs at the boycotters. I’m also including some of the user comments, which will clearly show you how unintelligent some of these anger gamers are. You’ve been chastised for being a troll…
Battlefield 3 Pre-order FAQ
Q: Is the Physical Warfare Pack available in all regions, or just in the UK?
A: It will be available worldwide at select retailers. It was first announced in the UK. Exact details for other countries and retailers will be announced at a later date.
Q: Will Physical Warfare Pack imbalance the game?
A: The three exclusive items in the Physical Warfare Pack were specifically chosen not to be overpowered or imbalance or break the game in any way.
Q: Why do I want the Physical Warfare Pack?
A: Owning these items will give you a more varied arsenal, but it will not give you a significant advantage on the battlefield.
Q: Is the Back to Karkand expansion pack exclusive to pre-orders?
A: No. You can also buy it separately if you do not pre-order Battlefield 3. Back to Karkand will be available the exact same date after the launch of Battlefield 3 no matter if you pre-ordered or buy it separately.
Q: When will the Back to Karkand expansion pack be released?
A: We have not yet announced the Back to Karkand expansion pack release date.
Q: How much does the Back to Karkand Expansion pack cost?
A: We have not yet announced a price. However, it will be included in the Limited Edition at no extra charge.
Q: Do I have to choose between Back to Karkand and the Physical Warfare Pack as my pre-order bonus?
A: No. There is no way you can pre-order Battlefield 3: Limited Edition and not end up with the Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge. On top of this, select retailers all over the world will carry the Physical Warfare Pack. Exact details for other countries and retailers will be announced at a later date.
Q: Why do you offer pre-order bonus items?
A: Because we believe in rewarding our core fanbase with special offers — such as giving them the Back to Karkand expansion pack at no extra charge.
Troll Feedback to the Above FAQ
Nuck_Chorris123 wrote:June 13, 2011 08:49 AM
Get rid of this idea or i am not buying your game.Zugare wrote:June 13, 2011 09:01 AM
Forcing me to give my money early to a company i might not even want to buy the game from doesnt reward me at all. You are holding back content from me and thats a crappy thing to do to your supposed fans.rogueblade wrote:June 13, 2011 09:02 AM
Absolute bullshit having exclusive items in the DLC. I can’t believe you guys are selling out to this sort of thing.Jalh wrote:June 13, 2011 09:40 AM
i’m voting with my wallet in this one. Thanks for ruining the game.EggzOverEazy wrote:June 13, 2011 10:14 AM
*** you. Reward? How can you call it a reward if no one wants it? THATS PUNISHMENT, YOU IDIOTS! So get real. Stop being greedy. Suck it up, and give us the full game for $60, pre-order or not.yoimjon wrote:June 13, 2011 10:40 AM
And I just canceled the preorder. I’m not buying this promotional *** that you call a “game”.
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