Imagine how much better BF2 would of been if they kept fixing the bugs and adding maps, I would of paid $50 for that to happen too.
We just had to wait ~4 years or so for them to release the patch for this to happen... which by then they had easily made their money...
Considering prices for the expo's of the previous games, $50 isnt that much, and i would say the karkand + close quarters is worth it, let alone the 'benefits' of the premium service...
a once of fee to get priority in queue's, yea, worth it.
DICE haven't yet made any maps that proper veterans would enjoy anyway, which could've been done had mod support been in. Conveniently it was left out to maximise profits of a COD induced audience.
err, i'd be looking at the next dlc to drop, sounds like its good 'ole huge maps.
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