17-04-2011, 01:21 PM
(17-04-2011 12:28 PM)St0mpy Wrote: [ -> ]Usually id say great, another freebie, im buying BF3 anyway- except i can preorder at GAME in the UK for 29.99 but to get the reward I can only preorder in the EA shop for 39.99.
So basically UK people are being charged a tenner ($16US) for a low grade old shotty and a hat that you probably have a green one of already.
Buying BFs 1540 costs me £8.98. 1540 would buy me the BEST Battlefund weapon for my class (AUG/M95 costs BF980) and choose from 2 berets, a flight helmet, shemagh or any accessory in the shop up to 560BFs (and have £1.02 left over) if I DONT buy this preorder deal.
When will EA realise that virtual clothing has almost zero opportunity cost. It looks like some dummy in the marketing department costed it out as if the 870 and beret were 1) necessary to play the game and 2) had some kind of real world commodity value with significant costs of production like real world goods.
They dont. Its a modeller/ps artist (probably 1, maybe 2 people) knocking out a few items a week released to us in batches.
EA could have given us:
- a whole BF3 outfit/uniform
- a decent Vet shotty or a vet M1911
OR even 1700 BFs to choose to spend as we wish (£10 worth)
And it wouldnt make a single bit of difference to their costs, BUT it wouldnt look so tight and mean, which frankly is what this offer looks. Tight.
The annoying thing is I liked the idea and would preorder if the virtual deal wasnt insulting, but thats just a lowball rip off.
MEET TF2 PREORDERS thats what ea doing here