|FYI, at full price all this is way more than I even paid for the DA II!|
This leads me to the heart of this letter, Why? Why does Bioware/EA not want my money? I mean I buy DLC all the time, I just, 99% of the time, buy it on sale, which I might add Steam does ALL the time, but Dragon Age II is not on Steam it's on Origin, and even then the DLC isn't on Origin, only the main game is and the DLC must be purchased from the Bioware Social site (Dick Move EA/Bioware #2), and to top it off I can't buy it for money, I have to buy "Bioware Points" then buy the DLC with that (Dick Move EA/Bioware #3). And while some cases the DLC matches an exact amount of the purchasable "Bioware Points" (800 points DLC = $10, 560 points DLC = $7, or 400 points DLC $5) other DLC has no match to any normal purchasable amount of points (6x 240 points DLC - no purchasable amount of points will equal clean one or all 6 purchase of this DLC leaving me with wasted money in some virtual currency I never wanted in the first place (Dick Move EA/Bioware #3.5 - hard to make this one a new Dick Move, but it does make #3 more Dick than the rest of this letter).
|Do I report BioWare points on taxes as capital? Oh great now I'm confused!|
So my request to you EA/Bioware:
1. Can you please either advanced your Origin Store or get rid of it and put your stuff back in Steam, I don't want the workd, just a little more cooler for the consumer, you know like Steam, as it stands now I don't even launch your stupid software unless I am playing one of your games that explicitly requires it to run (Dick Move EA/BioWare #4) - move DLC to your Origin store (or Steam if you decide your little adventure in store fails as hard as it will if you don't improve it), make it all purchasable for REAL money, not lame ass points, ok? NOBODY I know uses Origin EXCEPT when you make us, forcing customers into your store to play a game, lame, really lame.
|I know it is! But all my friends are on STEAM!|
2. Sales, everyone's got them, Walmart, Target, Steam, well JC Penny doesn't anymore, but they seem to do monthly price changes that act like sales, they just don't call them sales anymore, but when my jeans are $20 in May instead of $30 in April or June, that's a sale - so if the idea of "sale" scares you, call it something different, I'm cool with that, though you put full games on sale, so opening your mind to *wait for it* put DLC on sale *gasp* should not be that far fetched.
|I own all this DLC, why? Because it goes on sale!|
Ok so there is my open letter to EA/Bioware, I would send it to customer support but I've been there before, no thanks, plus it much more fun to take greviences to the Internet, especially Nerd Rage ones.