Did you buy a DLC?

Discussion in 'Civ5 - General Discussions' started by Teperi Blaze, Mar 2, 2011.

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Have you bought a DLC?

  1. Yes

    114 vote(s)
    44.4%
  2. No

    124 vote(s)
    48.2%
  3. I'm like you, still wondering.

    19 vote(s)
    7.4%
  1. neilkaz

    neilkaz King

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    Same here except I bought Spain/Inca. I don't expect to get Poly anytime soon as I really don't find anything other than Pangaea/Oval challanging.

     
  2. fliddermang

    fliddermang Chieftain

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    No, I haven't been playing the game enough to justify it. Hopefully now that it's been patched up a bit I will finally get sucked in, and then I will shell out for the extra civs and stuff.
     
  3. cman2010

    cman2010 King

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    No I did not buy the dlc I do not support gaming companys ripping people off, for those saying the price is not a big deal I see that 5.00 is not much but before dlc games gave updates for free, and if you did pay you got tons of stuff in an expo. If they come out with 20 civs you will wind up paying an extra 100 for the game.
     
  4. 501st Legion

    501st Legion Warlord

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    No substantial improvements = no sale. Simple as that.
     
  5. comatosedragon

    comatosedragon Emperor

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    I've bought them all. I'll get Polynesia on Wednesday. Of course I'm also one of those people who others like to say "Has more money than sense".
     
  6. Teperi Blaze

    Teperi Blaze Warlord

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    Hehe, I'm not stingy so I could buy them all right now if I wanted to, but to me the game wouldn't change much with another civ or three.

    BUT, since I've clocked over 500 hrs in this game and finished something like ....7 or 8, why not get those civs and play another 500 hrs for no reason at all...except that I do like the first 100 turns quite a lot.

    The poll is almost like a stalemate fight against a barb, very even. I thank you all for responding and some replies has been useful to me. I "might" get the Babs and the other one Inca/Spain, just to continue play around with this game.
     
  7. Sneaks

    Sneaks Brooklyn Bum

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    I have purchased all the DLC civs primarily out of my own completionist nature. It also helps that I am bigtime into modding Civ V, and I need the DLCs to mod the DLC content.
     
  8. CossackProblem

    CossackProblem Warlord

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    Hell no. I hate the very concept of DLC.
     
  9. Cashie

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    :goodjob: I'm with you, buddy. It's not that much extra - and it adds a bit of variety.
     
  10. NukeEm

    NukeEm Chieftain

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    I've purchased all the Civ DLC's to add more flavor the my game. Also, to add to my earth map. I have a giant earth map I play on all the time. On it I have all the Civs and as many CS's as I can squeeze in and DLC's always make that earth map more interesting and give it an added value for me. So DLC's are worth it. Also, in principle I like DLC's... often they extend the life of games I really enjoy. To each their own.
     
  11. Tapewormlondon

    Tapewormlondon Warlord

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    yep i bought all of the available ones so far and probably will puy the new one.......have not played with any of the new civs in a main game yet, but love the scenarios
     
  12. Alexastor

    Alexastor Warlord

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    Same with me ;)
     
  13. Clement

    Clement Layman

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    I bought babylon when it became available, but thats the only one, i don't think i'l be buying any more.
     
  14. Snoopster

    Snoopster Chieftain

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    Got all the dlc civs but not the maps (why do I need those?). Will get the new one this friday.
     
  15. skallben

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    True that, I guess I forgot it was free. I have considered to get Inca/Spain though as it's two civs in a DLC. I rather see them working on an expansion though, reworking some features in this game would be better for the future of the game.
     
  16. Drawmeus

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    Probably going to buy Polynesia, but I didn't buy the others.

    Nothing specific against them, they just didn't sound $5 interesting to me.
     
  17. ImperialGuard

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    Babylon is a very cool civ. Very good unique attributes. I always select them as one of my opponents, they seem to do very well
     
  18. BritishSeaPower

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    I tend to use the Beer/Hamburger method to decide the purchases as well, I like the game enough and the cost of a DLC is a drop in the pan.
     
  19. awesome

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    i haven't even bought the game.
     
  20. Rusty Edge

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    I guess I am silly:hammer2:

    Let me tell you about a recent car buying experience. I'm not really a car enthusiast, but I do love a particular brand. I've been buying and enjoying model after model, year after year, collectors editions included. They've been great! They keep packing new features and systems into the models. I've been able to discuss them and compete with other brand lovers, just for fun or to test my skill/knowledge, you know? I love this brand so much I don't have time for or interest in other cars.

    So, when the new model V was announced, I knew I had to have it. I read every press release I could find. Every, ad ,article, or comment by a salesperson. I did do my homework.

    Sure, I was upset when I learned that all the new models would be delivered inoperable, because they would be equiped with the "S" dealership security sytem standard &need to be taken to the "S" dealership to get them started. The "S" delearship had a reputation for selling aftermarket options, but they also hosted competitons and contests. So while I had my concerns about various versions of the new model available for pre-order being unable to enter into the same competitions, I had to yield to the logic of others that it would not make any sense to build them that way. The V model was designed for competition from the beginning.

    I of course decided on the Collector's Edition and pre-ordered. How could I not? I always thought that the brand had been too boxy and square, and campaigned for more surfaces. The V model boasted 50% more. I had often longed for more power to run all of the gadgets and sytems. The variable displacement V model could run one or as many as 8 cylinder cores! More than enough to handle the new additional features !Money was an issue for me in the model II era, but no more.

    I continued to do my homework in eager anticipation. I read about layoffs at the factory with concern, but that was a sign that the model was nearing completion and ready for delivery. The test drivers raved about the great performance, even if none of them got to go beyond Medievalville.

    In spite of doing my homework. I don't know if I new what I was getting into or not. Afterall, my extensive experience was limited to this brand, ( which was excellent the way it was) not industry trends and practices. Yes, I knew there would be some nifty aftermarket extras of some kind, and I do appreciate my free Mongolian luggage rack.

    When I took delivery I thought it the most beautiful model I'd ever seen. I was disappointed as I gained familiarity. It seemed as if there was only one way to drive it. Some- too many- of the features that made those long road trips and tours more interesting and enjoyable seemed to be missing or malfunctioning. It used to be that I had to keep on driving just to see what was in store beyond the next turn....
    My new car had a tendency to sputter, stall, or crash at a certain distance from home .
    So while I drove it many hours each week, I seldom got where I was going. Not to worry, I knew they'd fix it. Even if they didn't, the cutomizers would.

    Over time I got to thinking that "streamlined" meant stripped down, by design. The premium price confused me. I got to thinking that the factory layoffs were premature, and either stuff didn't get attatched, or adjusted properly in design and assembly. I got to thinking that the ad campaign and salespeople may have mislead me.

    So, I checked my owner's manualopedia to figure out what features I actually purchased and how they were supposed to work. But there seemed to be some mistake. There was a table of contents, but the pages had only titles on them, there never seemed to be descriptions or explanations when you wanted them.

    Model V was to be "the most moddable ever", but the guys in the custom shops were still waiting on the shop manual to be released before they could complete restoration of major sytems.

    I began to wonder if the new parent company deliberately sold a shoddy product. Afterall, the more time I spend back at the dealership due to recalls, the more time I spend in the showroom hearing about Spanish seat covers and Polynesian boat towing packages.

    So I parked the mark V ( I already got my money's worth anyway. ) and went back to the customized mark IV, and I'm really enjoying it.

    So when they offer me a bunch of DLC options, and I go of on a rant, it's because I resent being forced to return to the dealership
     

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