How do you feel about exclusive pre-order weapons?

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  1. Reoh

    Reoh Well-Known Member

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    Sourced from: Battlefield Blog

    But originally from some other article I can't find right now. Apparently you can get exclusive pre-order bonus weapons depending on where you order from. I read that this was a problem in MOH because some of the most powerful weapons were unattainable unless you pre-ordered from the right place beforehand. And of course, you couldn't do this post launch. Does anyone have a firsthand account of how that played out in MOH? Because it sounds like they're doing it again with BF3.
     
  2. DougB

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    I didn't buy or play MOH, so I don't know how that went. But surely they wouldn't do that...would they? If they did, then expect a pretty large back lash...

    The exclusive weapons (I think) are only for the Back to Karkand pack. So if thats the case, it wouldn't be as bad. I think people will play the old maps for a little while (except wake...*shudder*), just to see how Destruction changes them, and then go over to the "vanilla" version with the new maps.

    And on a side note, that pack is for GAME in the UK only (at this stage). I have pre-ordered from the local GAME store here in town. I asked them about it, and they told me we should be getting something here locally aswell.
     
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    Provided weapons are unlockable by all, then I don't think it's that big of a deal. If they're only available to those that pre-order from particular places, it's ridiculous. If pre-orders offer exclusive content, it should be content that does not upset the balance of the game. Skins for weapons, different clothing, unique tags - have at it - should only be cosmetic bonuses.
     
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    Exclusive weapons are never weapons that are so good that you can't live without it.
    They are mostly there for the looks but the stats are nothing special or identical to other guns already ingame.
     
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    no issues with preorder weapons as long as a similar weapon is available for unlock.
     
  6. DougB

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    I read somewhere that the DAO12 would be a global unlock, but the Flechette ammo for that weapon would be exclusive only. However, you can unlock that ammo type for "other" shotguns. I would hazard a guess that the same would aply to the Type 88 LMG and the flash suppressor.
     
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    They did it with 2142 as well, the pre-order SCAR sounded and looked quite different to anything else in the game, but it had the same stats as one of the default weapons. You could pick it up from someone you killed, if they were using it.

    That'd be a better idea. You have to find one of whatever weapon it is to unlock it. Like the viral spread of weapons...
     
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    LOL just kill'em and pick up their kit! meh
     
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    "Today's special weapon is Herpes! Pick it up from any random stranger you find laying on the ground! HOT DEAL"
     
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  11. The Horror

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    Arent these items for Battlefield Play4Free only?
     
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    Dice responds to preorder questions...
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    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.
     
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    Looks like I'll hang out a bit to preorder mine, just so I can get a varied unbalanced advantage :D haha
     
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    Since I'll probably be getting it from EA themselves, I'll probably miss out on this additional 'variety' of weapons.

    Unless all the stats are the same or below that of the communal unlockable weapons, the potential is there for the pre-order weapons to be unbalanced and provide an unfair advantage...?
     
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    Non-issue for me. I'm sure this will fizzle out like the veteran status unlock in BFBC2. Anyway, good players will still dominate and bad players will be the fodder, regardless of weapons.
     
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    I'm sorry but marketing speal saying "no it won't imbalance things" doesn't cut it for me. Give me hard stats thanks!
     
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    I personally don't see much of a problem except for maybe the shotgun shells. I doubt the T88 is going to be the best LMG in the game. The shotgun is an unlockable. The flash suppressor sounds stupid. When you have tanks barreling down at you, rockets going off all around, the muzzle flash of a camper.. I mean sniper... is the last thing people are going to see.

    Plus, they are likely to release the pack here. So you'll have your chance to buy it if you're that scared about it becoming unbalanced.

    I think people are over reacting about it. Yeah it's a marketing gimmick to get people to buy from certain locations. So what. No one is forcing you to buy the game.
     
  18. Doughboy

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    I have to agree with this. The most used weapon on BC2, with the vet unlocks, would have to be the 1911 Pistol

    I hardly see the Garand or the Thompson used. Can see what the hoo-har is about myself. They obviously want to get as many pre-orders as they can, to see what demand is like, so they can ensure supply on release. Makes sense to me
     
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    I did not really understand the outrage this had caused as said earlier people like myself could be given the wrath of god itself as a weapon and i will still suck.
     
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    Post of the week! Im sure I have been handed all the leet tools too and .....well ......im still pwned by the kids lol
     

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