Why isnt Karkand on PC Free?!?

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#1 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

My friends on xbox get this for free and I went to play on PC and it wants to charge me $30? Am I missing something?

#2 Posted by Commisar123 (1793 posts) -

Money

#3 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Seems bullshit I brought it day one off origin, not paying $30 for a map pack when the consoles get it free!

#4 Posted by Marz (5653 posts) -

it's a preorder / limited edition thing

i got Karkand for PC free :O

#5 Edited by Wipeout (261 posts) -

I thought it was? Mine was free. I think you had to buy BF3 within a certain launch window.

Check your email to see maybe if you got a code?

#6 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

Only free with the Limited Edition.

#7 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@SlasherMan: I brought it off origin, so i dont get how i could of got limited edition got no code in email either.

#8 Posted by damnboyadvance (4060 posts) -

The B2K map pack is pretty decent, but it is not worth $30. Keep your money.

#9 Posted by zaglis (910 posts) -

Because they have to force people somehow to pre-order.  Didn't pre-order? WELL FUCK YOU. You obviously aren't a true Battlefield fan, therefore you must pay, even if you bought the game for 60 motherfucking dollars.
 
Also, you might have added the DLC to your cart twice.

#10 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@zaglis: What do you mean i might of added DLC to cart twice?

#11 Edited by SSully (4188 posts) -
#12 Edited by pw2566ch (480 posts) -
#13 Posted by canucks23 (1087 posts) -

You had to pre-order to get it free. It's $15 now for the people who didn't pre-order.

#14 Posted by GS_Dan (1403 posts) -

It's not 30 dollars.

#15 Posted by deerokus (543 posts) -

And it's an auto-patch if you have it, you don't have to enter any codes or anything like that.

#16 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

Not everyone lives in america

#17 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

@deerokus: Thats weird I got a 3gb patch when i launched bf3 but when i went to the new map servers it said i had to buy it ?!?

#18 Posted by big_jon (5728 posts) -

I am on Xbox, I had to pay for it, fucking rip off.

#19 Posted by Franstone (1121 posts) -

When they told you all first print limited editions come with the Back to Karkand expansion pack for free...

Well, you should have listened.

The pack is damn good, got it free on PC.

If not, it's $15 across all platforms.

#20 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

It was free for me.
 
:D:D:D:D:D

#21 Posted by jetsetwillie (857 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

Not everyone lives in america

where else do they live?

#22 Posted by The_Nubster (2148 posts) -

This thread is almost entirely people saying they got it for free, which isn't what the OP was wondering, guys.

#23 Posted by Ezekeilpurger (322 posts) -

Christ, it's as if you have no idea how EA has been doing everything for the past 5 years.

#24 Edited by Superfriend (1554 posts) -

The age of free stuff for PC games is over. At least for the major publishers, who like money a whole lot and are trying to get more and more out of the big releases.

Now, this particular pack is actually a pretty good thing: New maps relatively close to launch and you get it for free if you bought the game early. 15 Dollars/Euros is probably a bit much for a couple of maps, but they are esteemed classics and you get some other stuff with the pack too. So it´s probably worth it for somebody who plays a lot of BF3... but then again, that somebody would have purchased BF3 closer to launch.

#25 Posted by easthill (351 posts) -

@Superfriend said:

The age of free stuff for PC games is over. At least for the major publishers, who like money a whole lot and are trying to get more and more out of the big releases.

Now, this particular pack is actually a pretty good thing: New maps relatively close to launch and you get it for free if you bought the game early. 15 Dollars/Euros is probably a bit much for a couple of maps, but they are esteemed classics and you get some other stuff with the pack too. So it´s probably worth it for somebody who plays a lot of BF3... but then again, that somebody would have purchased BF3 closer to launch.

Battlefield have never been in the age of free stuff. We've been paying for expansions/booster packs since 1942. Hell, giving it away for free to some user is more generous than ever for DICE/EA.

#26 Posted by The_Laughing_Man (13629 posts) -
@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@deerokus: Thats weird I got a 3gb patch when i launched bf3 but when i went to the new map servers it said i had to buy it ?!?

That was a normal patch so you could USE that DLC. Same thing when Vietnam came out. And you only got it free when you pre ordered. 
#27 Posted by Ben_H (3361 posts) -

You had to pre-order to get it. It's the only reason I pre-ordered that game.

#28 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

Anyone remember when IW released free maps for Call of Duty 4?

HISTORY WON'T REPEAT.

As for this map pack then I think it's pretty good for the price, mostly because they're 10x better than any of the maps on the original game. Hmphf.

#29 Posted by amir90 (2156 posts) -

I actually per ordered, but didn't get a copy because it was sold out.

soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.

#30 Posted by Ghost_Cat (1439 posts) -

I didn't pre-order it. I just popped into Target on day one and bought the game, with the box labeled "Limited Edition", and got the map pack. I love physical copies.

#31 Posted by Pazy (2581 posts) -

@Sooty said:

Anyone remember when IW released free maps for Call of Duty 4?

Though I agree with your point I think that pack was sponsored by Nvidia so its a little different but were done with free DLC for the most part. At least from big companies since they want to get paid.

#32 Edited by Fattony12000 (7416 posts) -

If your copy looks like the above, you dun fucked up.

If your copy looks like this: 


Then you're cool. EA did make this clear about two months prior to release.

#33 Posted by McShank (1629 posts) -

@Bourbon_Warrior said:

@SlasherMan: I brought it off origin, so i dont get how i could of got limited edition got no code in email either.

this is where you messed up. Limited editions got it free. Consoles dont get it free, just anyone with the limited get it free.

#34 Posted by MikkaQ (10290 posts) -

@Franstone said:

When they told you all first print limited editions come with the Back to Karkand expansion pack for free...

Well, you should have listened.

If by first print, you mean pre-order editions?

Cause I bought the game the very morning it came out and still didn't get it. I figured "Hey, I'm buying it digitally on PC, I don't need to pre-order, their stock is unlimited". So I get fucked for buying their game first day. No thank you, EA. I was done with BF3 when Skyrim came out anyway.

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#35 Posted by big_jon (5728 posts) -

@Franstone said:

When they told you all first print limited editions come with the Back to Karkand expansion pack for free...

Well, you should have listened.

The pack is damn good, got it free on PC.

If not, it's $15 across all platforms.

Oh shut up captain hindsight, some of us were given the wrong copy of the game, also if you buy the game at the same time, and pay the same amount as the next guy, you should get the same content, this pre-order shit is a total fucking joke, it fucks the customers in the ass when they pay their hard earned cash for a product.

#36 Posted by UberExplodey (942 posts) -
#37 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

I thought EA made it pretty clear that you'd only get Back to Karkand for free if you got the Limited Edition. : (

#38 Posted by Sjupp (1910 posts) -

@Azteck said:

It was free for me. :D:D:D:D:D
#39 Posted by twigger89 (278 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Franstone said:

When they told you all first print limited editions come with the Back to Karkand expansion pack for free...

Well, you should have listened.

The pack is damn good, got it free on PC.

If not, it's $15 across all platforms.

Oh shut up captain hindsight, some of us were given the wrong copy of the game, also if you buy the game at the same time, and pay the same amount as the next guy, you should get the same content, this pre-order shit is a total fucking joke, it fucks the customers in the ass when they pay their hard earned cash for a product.

If you were given the wrong copy of the game, then that is an problem you should have with your retailer, not EA or DICE (unless you bought it off origin). While I agree that pre order deals can sometimes go overboard (like Arkham City), EA did it pretty well. "Hey pre order this and get this one free thing, don't and you don't get it."

Seems pretty straightforward to me, especially considering they have been talking about Karkand months before BF3 even came out, so even if you were only tangentially following BF3 you woould have known about it.

#40 Edited by Franstone (1121 posts) -

@big_jon:

Calm the fuck down little_jon and learn to read...

It was a FIRST PRINT limited edition offer, NOT pre-order.

I know people who DIDN'T pre-order and still got it for free.

Just cuz you're slow ass couldn't get to the store in time or you had to wait for a reviewer to tell you it was a good game isn't anyone's fault but your own.

Ya did it to yourself.

Drop the high and mighty "this pre-order shit is garbage, blah blah blah."

It is what it is, they sell games, they try to entice you to buy their product ASAP by making these deals.

Captain hindsight, good one, never heard that one before cuz no one has bothered saying such stupid shit.

Don't come at me cuz YOU fucked up brah.

hah

Not my fault your favorite store (Wallmart) didn't have any extra Limited Editions.

Other stores did.

#41 Posted by PandaBear (1373 posts) -

@Franstone said:

@big_jon:

Calm the fuck down little_jon and learn to read...

It was a FIRST PRINT limited edition offer, NOT pre-order.

I know people who DIDN'T pre-order and still got it for free.

Just cuz you're slow ass couldn't get to the store in time or you had to wait for a reviewer to tell you it was a good game isn't anyone's fault but your own.

Ya did it to yourself.

Drop the high and mighty "this pre-order shit is garbage, blah blah blah."

It is what it is, they sell games, they try to entice you to buy their product ASAP by making these deals.

Captain hindsight, good one, never heard that one before cuz no one has bothered saying such stupid shit.

Don't come at me cuz YOU fucked up brah.

hah

Not wanting to fan the flames ... and also to the OP point about "not all of us live in america" ... I'm in Australia and the Limited Edition is still avaliable in stores and on eBay for the same price as the normal one. There's less of them, but hey that's what you'd expect. If you want it, look for it, but let's not get too mad about this. Video games aren't the only medium to do "limited editions" and "only in the first run" stuff.

#42 Posted by Franstone (1121 posts) -

@MikkaQ:

(Hear me out, not trying to be hostile like my buddy little_jon there, just wanna be clear.)

No, first print is whatever # of games they decided beyond pre-orders.

Yes, all pre-orders were included but there were a certain amount after that left over from the first manufacturing run.

They may have printed 7 million limited editions and 5 million people pre-ordered.

Whatever # was left over was up for grabs.

I've got no idea, I don't know the numbers, but that's the way it works, like it or not.

If the copy you purchased, pre-order or not, had the orange corner that says "Includes Access To Battlefield 3 Back to Karkand Expansion Pack" then you were good.

Like DICE said (and some1 else mentioned) months and months before the games release, all limited editions would include it, not pre-orders.

I pre-ordered on PC, I got it.

My cousin did not pre-order it for the 360 but he went to the store on day 1 and snagged a copy it was limited edition.

#43 Posted by Bourbon_Warrior (4523 posts) -

I brought it on origin, ugh this has put me right off the game to split up the player base only a month after release for some hd remakes, would of happily paid 3 months but 1 month is too soon.

#44 Edited by big_jon (5728 posts) -

@Franstone said:

@big_jon:

Calm the fuck down little_jon and learn to read...

It was a FIRST PRINT limited edition offer, NOT pre-order.

I know people who DIDN'T pre-order and still got it for free.

Just cuz you're slow ass couldn't get to the store in time or you had to wait for a reviewer to tell you it was a good game isn't anyone's fault but your own.

Ya did it to yourself.

Drop the high and mighty "this pre-order shit is garbage, blah blah blah."

It is what it is, they sell games, they try to entice you to buy their product ASAP by making these deals.

Captain hindsight, good one, never heard that one before cuz no one has bothered saying such stupid shit.

Don't come at me cuz YOU fucked up brah.

hah

Not my fault your favorite store (Wallmart) didn't have any extra Limited Editions.

Other stores did.

Shut the fuck up you pretentious little prick, don't start talking down to me because you are making ignorant claims while only knowing the half truth. Get off you fucking high horse, this is a stupid situation, me along with others were handed the wrong edition of the game while being told that we in fact had the correct ones, without seeing the limited edition box before hand how the fuck were we supposed to know any different?

I picked the game up at midnight you stupid fuck, I also pre-ordered, your point is invalid, have a nice day.

Also "little Jon", good one, I must make you fell pretty inadequate.

Lastly, I'm not too slow to know that you're=you are.

#45 Edited by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@big_jon said:

without seeing the limited edition box before hand how the fuck were we supposed to know any different?

Because Limited Editions usually say "Limited Edition" on them? I know all of EA's recent ones have. D:

#46 Edited by big_jon (5728 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@big_jon said:

without seeing the limited edition box before hand how the fuck were we supposed to know any different?

Because Limited Editions usually say "Limited Edition" on them? I know all of EA's recent ones have. D:

Once again, I asked the Gamestop employee that handed me the game, he said it was the same as all the rest, that they were all limited, like the first run of BadCompany 2.

Selling two Editions of the game at launch, making it a draw to see who is lucky is retarded, this issue is a big part the fault of EA and their stupid pre-order garbage. Also having two "Limited" editions makes it further unclear, as one is the box you pay extra for.

I only found out because my friend got the game on Black Friday, and I noticed that his box was different than mine.

#47 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4516 posts) -

Look at the publisher. Stare at it. Eventually it will come to you.

#48 Posted by DystopiaX (5310 posts) -

It's a preorder/15 dollar thing.

#49 Posted by Cloudenvy (5891 posts) -

@big_jon said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@big_jon said:

without seeing the limited edition box before hand how the fuck were we supposed to know any different?

Because Limited Editions usually say "Limited Edition" on them? I know all of EA's recent ones have. D:

Once again, I asked the Gamestop employee that handed me the game, he said it was the same as all the rest, that they were all limited, like the first run of BadCompany 2.

Selling two Editions of the game at launch, making it a draw to see who is lucky is retarded, this issue is a big part the fault of EA and their stupid pre-order garbage. Also having two "Limited" editions makes it further unclear, as one is the box you pay extra for.

I only found out because my friend got the game on Black Friday, and I noticed that his box was different than mine.

1. Don't trust Gamestop employee's.

2. It wasn't really a draw, a lot of places offered (including Origin) offered the Limited Edition as a seperate item.

I guess there's nothing to do! stop buying EA products or something then! :D

#50 Posted by big_jon (5728 posts) -

@Cloudenvy said:

@big_jon said:

@Cloudenvy said:

@big_jon said:

without seeing the limited edition box before hand how the fuck were we supposed to know any different?

Because Limited Editions usually say "Limited Edition" on them? I know all of EA's recent ones have. D:

Once again, I asked the Gamestop employee that handed me the game, he said it was the same as all the rest, that they were all limited, like the first run of BadCompany 2.

Selling two Editions of the game at launch, making it a draw to see who is lucky is retarded, this issue is a big part the fault of EA and their stupid pre-order garbage. Also having two "Limited" editions makes it further unclear, as one is the box you pay extra for.

I only found out because my friend got the game on Black Friday, and I noticed that his box was different than mine.

1. Don't trust Gamestop employee's.

2. It wasn't really a draw, a lot of places offered (including Origin) offered the Limited Edition as a seperate item.

I guess there's nothing to do! stop buying EA products or something then! :D

It was a draw, Walmart and the like that got half and half, I have friends who got it by chance and others who didn't.

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