From what I heard and it makes sense, this deal they're offering is because of how terrible the maps are. They're just trying to give incentive to by them. Word spreads quick, and if you're a PS3 non-premium member you've more than likely played the maps prior to being able to buy them, considering you have to wait 2months for them to come out
That's exactly what happened. They had to wait still for DLC, non premium had to wait longer. The DLC is even anything to worry spending money on. There really isn't a win in it period. A few bucks? I smoke cigarettes... So that shows what I think about a few bucks saved.
Hardened Edition, Prestige Edition, Elite Premium, Elite 2.0, Pre-order wave 1, Pre-order wave 2, Pre-order wave 3, Pre-order wave 4, X-Box DLC dates not PS3, DLC drop 1, DLC drop 1.5, DLC drop 2 (etc.), map pack/bundle 1, Default Playlists Only, DLC Playlists, Nuketown 2025, free poster, Prestige token (for another game entirely), Double XP token (4 hours), Double XP token 2 hours (8, 10, 12, 16, 20, etc.), Timeline theme, skin/background...
I could go on.
Does anyone else feel like there's less of the planned forethought and order of modern day multimedia megabrand and more of the chaos and insta/add-on sale of a treasure-desperate open suk or market of the eldre world?