Elite: Dangerous brings back lifetime expansion passes before Horizons

    
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The first expansion for Elite: Dangerous is on its way, but as a buy-to-play title there’s a bit of confusion about who gets what and when. An official post on the forums breaks down the precise pricing and availability for the various options for players who do or do not own the game now depending on what you want to access; the lifetime expansion pass is back after having been removed pre-launch, albeit at a higher price point.

Some players are upset that the lifetime pass has returned and that not everyone who backed the game on Kickstarter will get the expansion for free. The official post on who gets what makes it very clear that loyalty discounts are available for those who backed the game at a high level but did not get a lifetime expansion pass, but it’s still not free. The original Kickstarter also notes that future updates to the game will be released costing money.

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LuciferHate
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EricCartmanboy Yeah I agree with you 100%! They did it with the “Limited Edition” flag paint jobs and now this crap. They dont deserve peoples business, all they deserve is to be out of business. They have done so much lying and shady advertising it is ridiculous.

GoJammit
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GoJammit

I have a lifetime sub in Champions online collecting dust. Then again had I spent that on STO, I might actually be getting some use out of it.

Gas Chamber Gerhan
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Gas Chamber Gerhan

Well while I know for a fact that ED has at least one part of the core game that makes for infinitely annoying tediousness, SC isn’t releasing anytime soon. On the other hand, “lifetime” anything’s have been historically terrible investments, so yea, ill save my money to use on hardware upgrades and better products.

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GoJammit

ElMutharino TronSheridan EO_Lonegun Oh there’s plenty of special to go around.

ElMutharino
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TronSheridan EO_Lonegun LOL yeah but SC fanbois are….special

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EO_Lonegun Let me see, and access to all ED content for life…or one ship.  LOL.  Yeah, I can see the dilemma.

GoJammit
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I mean the same price for the expansion minus the base game. As it sits the cost of the game is 45 and the expansion is 15, if you look at the pricing of the preorder and the current game. If you already had the game, however, the cost of the expansion is 45, with their thinking I guess being your getting a discount over what the new people are paying so you should be happy.
Essentially it would be like when Burning crusade came out rebuying the game and shelling out for the new expansion. If they want to charge 45 bucks for an expansion of a game that launched barren and is barely a year old, that’s fine. But charge everyone the same thing for the expansion that has yet to prove it has any value.
Ok there was a little snark in there. I haven’t been back in the game since wings and maybe slightly before. It could possibly be a fun vibrant game now.

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GoJammit rioinsignia You mean, same price as the “vanilla” game as it is right now (£29.99), or the same price as it was during the KS campaign (i.e. £20 iirc)?

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rioinsignia GoJammit I’d be satisfied with the same price at least.

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GoJammit Personally I think the exist backers deserve a bigger discount.