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News Call of Duty: Elite premium content revealed

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 7 Sep 2011.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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  3. MrJay

    MrJay You are always where you want to be

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    Lets rinse all the 12 year olds and their parents for £34.99 a year..
     
  4. blackcell1

    blackcell1 New Member

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    hell no
     
  5. DriftCarl

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    LOL
    GL WITH THAT
     
  6. Centy-face

    Centy-face Caw?

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    I hope constantly covering this and ignoring other games brings in a lot of page views.
     
  7. r3loaded

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    They're already being rinsed of £40 a year with annual COD games, why not see how far it extends? :p
     
  8. Bungletron

    Bungletron Well-Known Member

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    Not sure whehter this will be worth it, after the year if I do not continue my subscription do I lose all the DLC? Seems rather cynical to me.
     
  9. mikeuk2004

    mikeuk2004 What you Looking at Fool!

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    Seen this coming a couple years ago. Wont be long before the UBI passport, VIP pass etc to play online become a subsciption service insted. You buy the game and if you want to play only you pay another £40 a year to do so for each game.
     
  10. Denis_iii

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    Never played MW, and now I have more reason not to.
     
  11. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Translation:

    18 maps, rehashed from old CoD games or straight up copied. 2 pieces of DLC not map related.
    Prized* events
    Prized* operations
    Prized* tactical operations with in-game playlist and modes
    Prized* clan operations
    Official leagues that will, no doubt, be barren of reasonable, non 14-year old, players.
    Level up your clan through clan operations, because everyone needs a bigger number than the other guy
    Unlock clan level benefits, such as clan themed weapon skins
    Unique in-game gold clan tag, unique to every gibbon buying this service, anyway.
    Exclusive in-game clan player cards and emblems some 2D **** we get off WordArt during coke parties
    Access to all in-game clan title cards. Which do nothing of any use for anyone.
    Access to all in-game clan emblems. See above.
    Access hours of pro video guides for every weapon and map. Stupid enough to buy this toss, you'll need these guides.
    Professional tactics and help. See above.
    Share expert community playbooks and strategies fro every map and mode. See above (side note: Was this copy/pasted, or re-typed? Because someone ****ed up "For" - Were they laughing too hard?)
    Join premium groups. Exactly the same as regular ones, but called "premium" to make insecure people feel better
    Early access to test new Elite features. We're not paying to get this **** beta tested, you're paying us to do it.
    Eight times more HD video capacity for video uploads Eight times nothing is still nothing.
    Four times more user storage for match replays and two times greater video export length. See above.
    Access to Elite TV - episodic video entertainment made by top talent**

    *Prized content might actually just be re-skins of existing content, and not very good ones at that.
    **Top talent may be substituted for ****tards like Fatal1ty***
    ***Even those ****tards might be too expensive, you might get the mailroom guys.
     
  12. goldstar0011

    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    As a consumer I refuse to pay annual prices for games, already pay for xbox live so why would I pay more.

    From a business POV, the targetted consumer group are happy to pay up
     
  13. salesman

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    Agreed
     
  14. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Well I think it's good value considering I buy the map pack's etc for the game when released to expand the game.

    Considering the map pack's are normally around £12 per map pack and there is either 3 or 4 map pack's then it does save you some money, while giving you the chance to potentially win real prizes not in game stuff but real prizes.

    Now this is the interesting part they say 20 pieces of DLC not 3 or 4, and I don't think they mean 20 map's or something like that but there more than likely will, be different in game item's that you can get with Elite that you can't get without it and then stuff for the Spec Op's mode and Survival mode.

    I think most of you need to get of your high horses and just realise you are not forced to buy this you have a choice, and if you cannot see that this will actually give you more for less money I think you need to go back to math's class and learn this time instead of sleeping through it.

    As for if you get to keep the DLC or not yes you do keep it considering they have already said that you will keep it, and if this is the 1st place you have seen what comes with Elite just go to Google and search for the information before making post's when you are not fully informed.

    As for liratheal saying "Access hours of pro video guides for every weapon and map. Stupid enough to buy this toss, you'll need these guides." I will be buying this "toss" as you call it because it will save me money instead of just buying the DLC separately and I don't need these guides but they will be interesting to look at and see other people's point of view about gun's and map's.

    Not to mention that apparently if you buy the hardened edition of the game you get 1 year free membership anyway so it's just like buying the game and Elite, on there own but you get more for your money although it look's like us pc gamers are left out again when it comes to the hardened and prestige edition's.

    I will be buying Elite and MW3 simply because I enjoy the Call Of Duty games and I pay for the map pack's, which by buying Elite I save money compared to not buying it and I get to compete for prizes if I want to.

    PC gamers

    £35 or £40 for the game and then 3x £12 is either £71 or £75 then if they release 4 map pack's that goes to either £83 or £87.
    Take Elite and the game will cost either £70 or £75 so abit of a saving there really, which could be more beer money or something depending on how many map pack's are released.

    Xbox and PS3 gamers

    £45 for the game plus 3x £12 for map pack's - £81 or 4 map pack's £93
    £75 for the hardend edition includes all map pack's and elite
    Game plus Elite is £80.

    So again the console players can save money and so can pc players so I don't think it's that bad really considering.


    Oh and those prices don't take in to account any other DLC that may be released for non multiplayer mode such as Spec Op's and Survival mode, which could add anything from £5 to £60 to the total price without Elite.
     
  15. Vo0Ds

    Vo0Ds Fake potato

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    Or play Battlefield 3.
     
  16. Blademrk

    Blademrk Why so serious?

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    This isn't going to effect me in so much as I haven't played a COD game since COD 2, however, I think this is a slippery slope - If gamers pony up for the Elite package (which they undoubtedly will) I can see more of this coming up in future games. £80+ for a game? not for me ta.

    Linky
     
  17. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    I found it really difficult to read your response. Please break your sentences occasionally with ",".

    Disclaimer: That's not an "attack", just a request. I assume you don't speak that way, so.. Please don't type that way.

    Using previous exorbitant pricing to try and reason out the exorbitant pricing of something else doesn't really work as a defence.

    20 pieces of DLC will, absolutely no doubt in my mind, be maps. CoD6 had, over two "packages" ten maps. Crash, Overgrown, Storm, Bailout, Salvage, Strike, Vacant, Carnival, Trailer Park, and Fuel. Four of which (Crash, Overgrown, Strike, Vacant) were straight up copies of older maps. 40% of paid for content was the same ****, different day. Not what I'd call stunning value.

    However, given the popularity of both packages, I suspect that a good number of maps will be re-released as they're "fan favourites". I'd wager that, again, there will be around 40% of paid for content just being the same stuff, re-packaged.

    We're not on a "high horse" of any sort, we're just laughing at the notion of paying that fee for, when you look at the list of "features", things that exist in their droves elsewhere on the internet. I suspect "pro video guides" for weapons, maps, etcetera, can be readily found on youtube. For that whopping sum of "free". Most of that list, in fact a good majority of it, feels like padding. The things that carry most weight seem to be the "DLC", which I have every suspicion will just be maps, regardless of what "mode" they're for. If I remember rightly, the two packages for MW2 (CoD6) were around £12 each - So we're up to £24 for two map packs, and freebies on the "videos and guides" side - Which leaves £11 unaccounted for in this little equation.

    Does the rest of that list sound like £11 worth of stuff? If it does, I've got a great "Life Leveller" scheme - It's only £20 a year, but you get access to exclusive goodies that you can use in real life, and exclusive gold badges for your clan - Although, we here at Life Leveller prefer to say 'Family'.

    Activision are money grubbing jerks at the best of times, so I highly doubt this £11 is going to go anywhere but a pocket.

    CoD: Elite is a money grubbing joke, and at best, it should be casually laughed off the face of the world.
     
  18. SexyHyde

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    I went to math class and by your calculations i will be saving around £80 by not buying any of this dross. And just because Activision charge a price for something doesn't mean its worth it. I have been playing games for a fair few years and just because Activision charge £12 for an update and call it dlc doesn't mean its worth £12. All my other games give me there own version of dlc and don't charge me for it. My life skills tell me Activision are trying to rob their customers while trying to convince them they are giving them a service. I'll be with all the mw haters on karkand, pew pew.
     
  19. bagman

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    Well if you always buy all the map packs you should get the CoD elite, because you get the extra service of the elite as well as the map packs so tbh not that bad value. If you guys actually looked aswell elite does have some very good and unique features. It also depends how much you play the game because a years subscription with WoW costs £108. But compared to BF3 which is a one off payment it is bad value.
     
  20. damien c

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    Yeah but you all still think that pc players are the elite gamers and deserve everything handed to them.

    I have been a pc gamer since the old day's gaming on a old 486, and I have gone with the change over the many years.

    I was under the same impression when I 1st heard about paid for DLC on the PC I wanted it for free but then I realised that console gamers have, to pay for it and the only reason we were not is because of companies like Intel sponsoring the DLC with regard's to the Call Of Duty games.

    There are companies who release DLC for free and yeah they are good, and yeah you can probably get most thing's from Elite for free on the net but, I have no problem paying for it if it wraps it all up in to 1 package that also gives me the DLC for Call Of duty basically for free.

    I am just waiting for someone to say they gave free DLC for Battlefield Bad Company 2 when infact they didn't all they did was unlock the map's for the 3 gametypes instead, of being locked down to 1 game type or 2.

    As for the DLC on MW2 yeah they released 2 map pack's with each pack containing 2 of the best map's from Call Of Duty 4, and I am glad they did because simply it gave the game something that is was missing in balanced map's for most gun's.

    We do not know yet how many map pack's are going to be released only for multiplayer it could be 2 or it could 10 we do not know.

    PC gaming is changing and you either change with it or get left in the past with your thought's of "We use to get this for free so we should now as well".

    PC gamers have had DLC for free for quite a while and now the game companies want us to pay for just like the console gamers have ever, since the start and I have no problem with that happening as it is only FAIR that we pay just like they do.

    I am only 25 and I think I understand thing's more than some of you here considering I can see this as a business that wants to make, money from it's customer's and if that mean's selling add on's and other services for games then so be it, I am not being forced to buy them in order to play the game I have a choice which some of you seem to be forgetting.

    Also I do speak like I type but atleast it is broken up and not just a massive wall of text like some 12 year old kid would type, as well as using comma's which are there to break up the sentence which is where you would normally take a breath when speaking.

    Now me I am saving money by not buying a game called Battlefield 3 and it's not because of the reason's that most of you will think, as I enjoy that type of game but what I don't enjoy is being told what gametype I can play on what map and only have a choice of 4 gametypes with, vehicles that are allowed in the enemy spawn ready to take them out the second they spawn.

    I don't like games where you cannot move out of your spawn because you cannot spawn simply because of the sniper's who take you out the second you do spawn regardless of where you spawn, which is also why I am waiting for MW3 and now mainly play Cod 4 or Crysis 2 because Black Op's is just as bad.
     
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