I get it. It bugs me somewhat but obviously not as much. I do get it. There were multiple ways to handle this whole shebang and it wasn’t exactly handled in a way that I agree with. Personally I think it was a bit of a mistake to price the season pass the way they did. The pricing was fine to me. All 4 pieces are worth $10 each to me. And getting them for $30 in a season pass made that even better for me. However, not everyone sees as much value from each piece in the season pass.
Here’s the problems as I see it.
a) TPS released and no xbox one version announced until 4 months later to be released 2 months after
being announced. - solution? IF they knew it was going to be released for xbox one, they could have announced that it would come out for the xbox one back then. Some people would have waited. - counterpoint? We should suspected that it would be released on next gen at some point. Seems inevitable.
b) TPS season pass didn’t specify exactly what it would contain - at this point we know it has at least 2 characters, 1 super arena + 10 levels, and 1 campaign + 10 more levels. - solution? they could have told us precisely what they were planning to throw into it. Counterpoint? Us consumers could have waited until more details became available and/or the content was released.
c) TPS shorter than BL2. They told us that it would be. I think it’s length is just fine. Feels longer than Borderlands 1. And I like the improvements that were made to player classes and the new mechanics.
d) TPS season pass too pricey; should be cheaper now that handsome collection is out; should be cheaper regardless. Somewhat covered above. I don’t think it needs to be cheaper just because of the handsome collection. Primarily because I think of the handsome collection as a new release for a different platform altogether. That said, I think it would be wise to make the season pass cheaper. @Jack_Frost does have a point in his thread. Even though it got out of hand. The people on the older platform would definitely appreciate a discount. It doesn’t help anyone who already bought the season pass though.
e) level cap raises released in two parts. 10 levels here/then and 10 levels there/now. Would have been nice of them to let us know they were going to do that. Counterpoint? I suspected it was going to happen. It didn’t surprise me.
All of that being said I think Gearbox and 2k have their reasons for doing things the way they do. Maybe those reasons make sense, at least to them. Personally I would have preferred more open communication about their plans when they knew their plans. Counterpoint? Perhaps they plan all kinds of things but prefer to only announce things when they are absolutely certain IF they will be implemented and WHEN they will be implemented. Maybe they have plans/ideas to release 2 more DLC for this that would be included in the season pass. But perhaps they aren’t sure yet.
And finally, sure I’d like more communication if only so the players will be happier about all of it. Personally I’m fine with all of these “issues”. I don’t find any of this too surprising or insulting the way things did happen.
Continuing the discussion from Please Discount the BL: TPS Season Pass on the 360: