Neoseeker : News : Dragon Age: Inquisition won't have DLC party members, because BioWare learned a valuable lesson
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bluexy Apr 14, 14
Ugh, that's only like a small portion of why DLC characters is a terrible, terrible idea. Can't wait to see what they've come up with in place of it.
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Aulis Vaara Apr 14, 14
bluexy You are so very, very right. Another part was that both in ME3 and DA2 we were already getting reduced character rosters. In ME3, Javik was clearly cut out for monetary reasons (seriously, half-way to the collector's edition for a single character?), unlike Shale for instance, who we got for free to boot.

In my humble opinion, this is very, very good news.
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DedValve Apr 14, 14
The reason is as pr as you can get but whatever at least their supposedly going to stop. Though their track record with telling the truth is incredibly shaky in recent years so I'll keep this game at arms length.
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Rendan Apr 14, 14
Bioware is like a political party....They're always full of crap and they never keep their promises.
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Wakaman Apr 14, 14
Watch it be that you can't use the characters until you buy DLC missions in which they get unlocked that way. Just you watch.
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Sébastien le Crow Apr 14, 14
I'm fine with DLC teammates, but not Day 1 DLC.
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tvethiopia Apr 15, 14
In a PAX East panel, it was suggested that they would still consider party characters that are entirely contained within the DLC mission, like Felicia Day's character in Mark of the Assassin.
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bluexy Apr 15, 14
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In a PAX East panel, it was suggested that they would still consider party characters that are entirely contained within the DLC mission, like Felicia Day's character in Mark of the Assassin.
Now this, this I think I absolutely support. I want my expansion content to be contained experiences.
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BlackScythe Apr 15, 14
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So really, there was never any good reason for fans to get upset.
Oh yea there was, the overwhelming majority of the data for the characters were on the disk. It's not realistic to accept that these characters are deserving of an extra fee when they were done as part of my original purchase.
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Bubbledust Apr 16, 14
I liked dlc teammates at least with them you get some kind of extra story/dungeon to play.
Unlike armor pack dlc the useless sh!t only ever last 2/3 (maybe 4 if lucky) lvls till you find better in game.
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Skindredz May 6, 14
quote BlackScythe
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So really, there was never any good reason for fans to get upset.
Oh yea there was, the overwhelming majority of the data for the characters were on the disk. It's not realistic to accept that these characters are deserving of an extra fee when they were done as part of my original purchase.
Here! Here! Even though anything on DLC is content in and of itself, and therefore, justifies a price tag, it's still a bullsh1ttin cash grab and everybody knows it! Not to mention the importance of every decision and interaction in games like these. Everything has an impact, and every impact effects gameplay in future games in the series. Therein lies the real problem. Although, DLC is essentially holding back part of the story behind a price tag (in all instances), it's especially pronounced in games like this. Thank you Bioware for actually listening.

I'm also gonna say, here and now, that everyone should try to be a little more optimistic. I know they have done plenty to earn our ire and lose our trust, but seriously wait and see what happens before you start spitting venom. Give them a chance to make up for past grievances. We've bawled them out enough, and it sounds like they're actually listening to fan criticism. All you are doing is creating your own misery by insisting upon the worst possible outcome before you know what's what. Chill, and don't put me in a position where I feel the need to defend them again. It's uncomfortable, yo.
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Justplayingitcool May 7, 14
Nothing wrong with having DLC members per se, it's just that they charge them for the price of fully DLC product and they also release them on the day of the game's realese. Which makes you question why it wasn't placed in the game in the first place.
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Skindredz May 7, 14
quote Justplayingitcool
Nothing wrong with having DLC members per se, it's just that they charge them for the price of fully DLC product and they also release them on the day of the game's realese. Which makes you question why it wasn't placed in the game in the first place.
You're talkin 'bout what they did in Mass Effect ain't ya? That was definitely a low ball move.
They really had no good reason to do that. I had definitely better not see that happen again. If I do....it's riot time.
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Justplayingitcool May 7, 14
Yeah, never bought that Prothean dude in the end. I'm also talking about Shale which cost around 1200 Microsoft points (around £10) for a decent party member and a short quest.
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