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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    IMO it's fine. If you have the game in any capacity, literally all you need to do is log in to unlock the episode while it's live. That's 3 full months to simply log in, get it unlocked, and then log out. It's a "reward" for active players, and unlike S1 they've kept the episodes around so you can replay them for folks who missed content or want to replay it.

    It's a fine way to sell content that was originally never intended to stick around outside of its shelf life and it's another monetization tool that's not exploitative. It would be great if they were free, but I can't begrudge Anet for monetizing the content for lapsed/new players while giving that same content away for free to any players that log in. Even when I wasn't playing during HoT it was still painfully easy to log in once a quarter to unlock the LS episode and then go back to not touching the game.
    Eh I think if I had to pick one gripe with this game out of the few I have that would be the biggest personally. It's just one I don't agree with.

    I mean yeah 200 gems per episode is cheap but still...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eleccybubb View Post
    I mean yeah 200 gems per episode is cheap but still...
    It is cheap. The story content alone is at least 1-3 hours depending on the episode, which is definitely worth the roughly $2.50 it costs. Tack onto that achievements and related zone content? That's a bloody steal.

    There's more value packed into that even if you just do the story and zone completion (no achieves, no farming etc.) than there is with pretty much any similar DLC I can think of off the top of my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Edge- View Post
    It is cheap. The story content alone is at least 1-3 hours depending on the episode, which is definitely worth the roughly $2.50 it costs. Tack onto that achievements and related zone content? That's a bloody steal.

    There's more value packed into that even if you just do the story and zone completion (no achieves, no farming etc.) than there is with pretty much any similar DLC I can think of off the top of my head.
    Oh yeah not denying it's not a fair price.

    I just think that this is a thing they could remove and not suffer for it. Especially with how cosmetic heavy their store is.

    I'm just of the belief story should come bundled with the expansion full stop.
    "Enough expository banter! Now we fight like men! And ladies! And ladies who dress like men! For Gilgamesh...it is morphing time!" Gilgamesh. (Final Fantasy 5)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Svifnymr View Post
    I can understand that they want money for stuff, but... eh. I don't think this is where to make it. At the least they should age-out older LS seasons or just charge a little bit. I have them all from logins, and certainly don't feel slighted if someone else gets it for free.

    I don't think they're really mandatory though. The zones still have some population though.
    I don't think it's for the money but rather to get people to log in. Still, there are better ways like rather rewarding people than penalizing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Matter View Post
    I don't think it's for the money but rather to get people to log in. Still, there are better ways like rather rewarding people than penalizing them.
    Well, the free content is the reward. It's a super low-effort ask for any current player - you have 3 full months to install/log in for 10 seconds and log back out. Even during the near year of HoT where I wasn't playing the game because I hated the expansion so much I still managed to log in to get every single LS episode without issue.

    And there are already other rewards for logging in...the daily rewards : P

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