Dear games publisher, I am outraged at your marketing principles and business strategy (in which I am a master and an expert). I point blank refuse to buy your game, currently residing at number one in the charts for the 5th week, because you have already released a patch since the game went gold (to fix some game balance issues and bugs). Furthermore, I am disgusted that since the game went gold, you have announced a substantive DLC package that has been produced between the gold date and now.
This SICKENS me to the core!!!! WHY are you robbing me???????? Do you think I am STUPID??????? WHY would I pay £40 for this CRAP when you are NOT giving me the WHOLE GAME???!??!?!?!?!?!?!
Well, let me just cross my arms, stick my lip out petulently and go and sit in this corner facing the wall for a couple of years gathering dust and f**king cobwebs until you release the same game WITH the DLC included. Ha. Then you'll be sorry. Releasing the WHOLE game. Ha. So holdouts like me waiting for the TRUE game can buy the COMPLETE package. Ha.
Of course... I'll probably be on the forums moaning that the graphics are a bit "last year" and arguing my principles against a slew of people who bought the game AND DLC during myriad Steam/XBLA sales or down CeX for less than the price of admission of this edition, but I'll have my shiny box and a glow of self satisfaction that I WON, Mr publisher. I BEAT YOU. I maximised your profits by paying full price for a game including DLC 2 years after the game sans DLC was released. But My principles remain in tact.
"if you dont like it do one elsewhere. stop getting up in arms as someone doesnt agree with you." - svd_grasshopper