Why does early access even exist?

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  • crabman169
    12841 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    GreenRey wrote: »
    I get that it's business but I love how most these people commenting simply accept the garbage business practice that EA/DICE continues with. Almost sounds like some of you are even defending it. I guess that comes from being a battlefield fan all these years right? I believe this is part of the reason EA is moving towards greedier business practices, because people like these just accept it.

    Maybe because we are adults who work for a living not kids clutching mummy's credit card

    Show me a season pass that matches bf1 premium in price and content; it's okay I'll wait
  • Maestro-FIN
    617 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    premium is not worth it anyway. like it was in bf3 and bf4 there will not be so much players playing anything else than vanilla maps after few months because it just cuts the small community half.
  • Hilldo67
    65 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Early access exists to give premium players 2 weeks of excellent gameplay without blueberries flooding the servers.

    Servers are great just now with very good players on both teams.
  • Maestro-FIN
    617 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Hilldo1987 wrote: »
    Early access exists to give premium players 2 weeks of excellent gameplay without blueberries flooding the servers.

    Servers are great just now with very good players on both teams.

    lol why would there not be noobs as they can allso buy the premium..
  • doctorrocktor
    1790 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    It's cheap.
  • TEKNOCODE
    10761 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    edited March 2017
    I don't know *anything* else, never mind a computer game, that would give 650 hours and counting of top-notch entertainment for £100.

    Equivalent cinema tickets would cost maybe £3500.

    What the hell do people want these days?
    I just bought tickets to Hamilton. It should not cost more for us to sit in the 6th row, when you can see the entire show from the balcony. For the price, the run time needs to be 1,200 hours and include dinner. I already feel ripped off.
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  • thebudworth
    56 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    crabman169 wrote: »
    GreenRey wrote: »
    I get that it's business but I love how most these people commenting simply accept the garbage business practice that EA/DICE continues with. Almost sounds like some of you are even defending it. I guess that comes from being a battlefield fan all these years right? I believe this is part of the reason EA is moving towards greedier business practices, because people like these just accept it.

    Maybe because we are adults who work for a living not kids clutching mummy's credit card

    Show me a season pass that matches bf1 premium in price and content; it's okay I'll wait

    You're joking. There's nothing special about being drip fed a few new maps and guns for almost the price of a full game. Games like The Witcher 3 gave you 2 MASSIVE expansion packs, one of which came with an entirely new map to explore filled with way more content than most "full" games and just for £25 for the season pass
  • EmothicVH
    973 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    BigF33t_13 wrote: »
    st0ry wrote: »
    Why does early access even exist?
    MONEY

    Don't mind OP. Kids these days don't understand capitalism.

    I blame this current Socialist/liberal generation.
  • Mike_V1987
    597 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    It's to squeeze that extra 10 bucks out of you.
  • trinaryejw
    100 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    Poor people suck. Dlc 16 new maps. How many does vanilla have ? New weapons and perks. It's like getting another whole game. There is a lot there, and worth the money. Skip a meal out once and a while and buy it. If you don't want to buy it, quit looking for a hand out. simple....

    I love how you made this a class warfare issue. You are not special because you were willing to spend $50 on a video game. People who see it as a waste or silly are not poor.

    Rainbow Six siege is a great example of how to grow a player base well after launch. Free new maps keep a game fresh and don't break up the player base. There are other ways to monetize a game.

    My problem with the expansion pass system is that the dlc servers will be empty in just a few weeks or months. The maps can be great, but if nobody's playing them what's the point.
  • jjsf24
    314 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1 Member
    ..ps4, west coast. Im not experiencing your problems regardless of time of day. This game has its flaws, but the DLC features isnt one of em. (Aside from the unlock challenges).
  • ad_matthew
    175 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, Battlefield V Member
    GreenRey wrote: »
    I get that it's business but I love how most these people commenting simply accept the garbage business practice that EA/DICE continues with. Almost sounds like some of you are even defending it. I guess that comes from being a battlefield fan all these years right? I believe this is part of the reason EA is moving towards greedier business practices, because people like these just accept it.

    Wow you are genius. Walmart and Best Buy and all these other businesses are doing it all wrong. The best way to make money is to let people walk out with stuff for free. BRILLIANT.
  • TEKNOCODE
    10761 postsMember, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, Battlefield V Member
    jjsf24 wrote: »
    ..ps4, west coast. Im not experiencing your problems regardless of time of day. This game has its flaws, but the DLC features isnt one of em. (Aside from the unlock challenges).

    I jumped on yesterday at 7:30am PST. Found multiple west coast servers. Seven thirty a.m.
  • plain_ole_pain
    276 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE, BF1IncursionsAlpha, Battlefield V Member
    GreenRey wrote: »
    I get that it's business but I love how most these people commenting simply accept the garbage business practice that EA/DICE continues with. Almost sounds like some of you are even defending it. I guess that comes from being a battlefield fan all these years right? I believe this is part of the reason EA is moving towards greedier business practices, because people like these just accept it.

    You're a special snowflake that must walk on water and fart rainbows.
  • GreenRey
    403 postsMember, Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline, Battlefield, Battlefield 1, CTE Member
    edited March 2017
    Typical. People don't like what they hear
    I don't know *anything* else, never mind a computer game, that would give 650 hours and counting of top-notch entertainment for £100.

    Equivalent cinema tickets would cost maybe £3500.

    What the hell do people want these days?
    Youre missing my point. It isn't about the content, in fact I love all the stuff the DLC contains. It's about why DICE insist on early access. I don't benefit from it, as I'm sure others don't as well when they paid a premium price to play these new maps.

    Cheers to everyone who's replied with real answers so far and continuing the discussion. Those snarky comments will be ignored.

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