Are you going to buy CiV DLCs?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by DirtyFinger, Oct 20, 2010.

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Will you buy Civilization V DLC's ?

  1. Yes, every single one!

    17 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Yes, but only interesting ones.

    40 vote(s)
    27.6%
  3. Maybe, if they bundle and sell it like an expansion.

    27 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. No, $5 per civilization isn't worth it.

    33 vote(s)
    22.8%
  5. No, I reject DLCs on principle.

    28 vote(s)
    19.3%
  1. DirtyFinger

    DirtyFinger Prince

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    2 DLCs are announced: The Mongols (free) and the Babylonians (~$4.99).

    Assuming future DLCs are comparable in scope to the upcoming releases: Are you willing to pay $4,99 (or the local equivalent plus fairy tale taxes) for a single new Civilization (and possibly a bundled scenario)?
     
  2. kuukkeli

    kuukkeli King

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    To even consider spending more money on Civ5 the patches need to fix huge amount of issues. Then there needs to be an expansion (or even better, just a patch) that adds considerable amount of meaningful choices to the game. Only then I'll consider DLCs.

    And assuming that the above has happened my poll option is closest to "No, $5 per civilization isn't worth it." They better include the DLC civilizations in expansions as well.
     
  3. MRM

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    No - i would buy an expansion, if it is a real upgrade. But not every tiny little piece via DLC
     
  4. Neofelis Nebulo

    Neofelis Nebulo Chieftain

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    I won't be going to purchase DLC for the easy reason I don't want to get myself a Creditcard just to buy things from Steam. I am not against DLC in general (though if they really plan on selling us 1 Civ+1 Scenario for 5$ then this is simply insulting) and if bundled and of good enough quality, aka being interesting and sorts, I'd by a retailed version.
     
  5. Ankh

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    I'll probably buy them all, ohh the horror!!

    1. I want to support my favourite Game, turn based strategy games are almost extinct so I want to keep the few game still available in the genre.
    2. 5$ Is nothing for me for the enjoyment I get from the DLC

    Now before people call me fanboy, I see a lot of flaws with Civ 5 (AI, Diplomacy to name a few) but for me it's still the best game in the genre.
     
  6. SpurnSpore

    SpurnSpore Chieftain

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    No.
    Why buy extra civs when Modder's are doing that already?
    IMHO they deserve a $ donation,not the company that has left it to modder's to make this game playable.
    If I am to give 2K/firaxis any more cash.It will be for CIV "Beyond the Dagger" Complete.
    all 10 patches/A.I fixes and an expansion that makes this game worthy of the name it bears.
     
  7. bryanw1995

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    already have babylon and mongols are free, so...

    In general I would pay $5 for a new civ if I was bored with the game/looking for more, but I'm at 198 hrs so far and still not bored at all. If this continues I'll probably wait for expansions instead and see if the new civs are included with them.

    Hopefully my wife never sees my steam info, she thinks I'm holed up in my office surfing porn or something respectable like that ;)
     
  8. SlothMD

    SlothMD Chieftain

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    ???
    Why would you have to get a credit card just for steam?
     
  9. Nadrak

    Nadrak Chieftain

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    5 bucks for an animated leader head and 2 UU units....? What the hell....?!
     
  10. eviltypeguy

    eviltypeguy Warlord

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    This is why the Steam Wallet exists. So you theoretically (personally) don't need a credit card. You can also use PayPal through steam.

    You can also use a Debit Card in some countries.
     
  11. Silverwave

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    That.

    Anyway, never been a huge fan of DLCs. Never bought one, probably never will. I still have voted "Maybe, if they bundle and sell it like an expansion." And by expansion, I meant not only new maps and civs but added content, new techs, new units, etc.
     
  12. cccv

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    No option for "just the ones I want the absolute most, when they go on sale for at least half off.... and probably after waiting to buy the game on sale too.

    ...and only after waiting for expansions to be released to make sure the civs don't turn up in the expansion that I'd buy anyway for the other stuff it adds to the game.
     
  13. DirtyFinger

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    well, that settles the future for DLCs in civ. people are strongly in favor

    14 outright approvals, 27 condintional approvals and 19 nos, which are really yesses if the dlc would be a bit more substantial for the price. and the 17 maybes approve of extensions, which can be interpreted as big DLCs.

    personally i feel it's not worth the bother to pay and download for a minor addition to the game like a new civ with - at best - marginal differences.
     
  14. drachasor

    drachasor The Undying Flame

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    I wouldn't buy a civ when it is just something that can be easily modded into the game.
     
  15. Camikaze

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    When I eventually end up getting the game, I'm pretty sure I'll occasionally splash some cash for DLC. It really isn't that high a price to pay; I could find many easier avenues of spending the money, that would probably provide lower quality and shorter lasting entertainment value.
     
  16. cussonet

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    same as many people here, I don't want to pay for a DLC. Especially when the base game is so un-finished ! we're already paying for doing the beta test.
     
  17. 501st Legion

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    No major improvements = no sale.
     
  18. Celsus

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    Since you have to pay for new civs, what's the chances we see MUDflation with the new content rather than actual balancing tweaks?
     
  19. ohioastronomy

    ohioastronomy King

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    It's a terrible direction for the game to go. DLCs provide incentives to leave features out of the core game and expansions. They provide incentives to produce imbalanced additions to drive revenue. And they are always terrible value for money. You can then add in the fact that you're moving to a model where you don't actually know the true cost of the complete game - as they may choose to sell off important chunks piecemeal later.

    Oh, and DLCs kill the market for freebie updates and the like. They toss in a bone or two to make people think they're getting a good deal. This pattern is as predictable as sunrise and sunset. I've seen it in MMOs and in BioWare products.

    The best possible thing for Civ would be to have poor DLC sales and for them to get a message that we're not gullible and don't like the model.
     
  20. eoc

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    no option : not decided yet
     

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