Defense #1: "[i]It's only been out for seven hours. Why are you angry that you have to level up? It's like that every DLC."[/i] Yes, it's been out for seven hours, and the only DLC related thing I've done is kill powerful enemies with power weapons for quest steps. The main meat of the DLC, which is the forge, requires a power level that will take at least another week or two of milestones to even comfortably participate in. I don't want to do the same shit I've been doing for the past 2 months to play the new content. Just imagine if the first story mission of forsaken launched at level 50 with a 500 recommended light. I came into this update thinking I was going to grind the forge and get some new gear. Turns out, I have to grind old shit still just to even [i]consider[/i] grinding the forge. Defense #2: [i]"The annual pass was only 30 dollars, that means each update was roughly 10 dollars each. What did you expect?"[/i] See, I didn't pay 10 dollars for black armory. I paid [b][i][u]THIRTY.[/u][/i][/b] YOU HAVE TO PAY 30 DOLLARS OUT OF THE GATE TO PLAY BLACK ARMORY. AND THIS IS WHAT WE GET FOR PAYING THIRTY DOLLARS. THEY ARE NOT SOLD SEPERATELY. My friend, who got the DLC this morning, dropped THIRTY DOLLARS to play this wack ass update. There is NO EXCUSE. Defense #3 [i]"This isn't an expansion, though. Don't treat it like one."[/i] Yes, the -blam!- it is an expansion. You have to pay money for additional content that expands the game for you and adds new activities. That is DLC. It is an [i]expansion.[/i] A terrible one. Defense #4 [i]"It's just the first day. More is coming later on."[/i] More content [i]later,[/i] doesn't excuse what we have [i]now.[/i] What we have [i]now,[/i] is an activity that barely anyone is able to complete because for some odd reason, they wanted to set the light level to 15 above what the max was [i][b]yesterday.[/b][/i] By the time the raid and the second forge come out, most of us will just be nearing the point where we can actually beat the [i]first[/i] damn forge. If I drop 30 dollars on something, I expect to be able to play the content it brings. I can't do Black Armory Forges, which was the main -blam!-ing selling point. I'm not high enough yet. I have to keep running the same milestone hamster wheel that I've been running since last expansion until I am. That isn't good. That isn't fair. The verdict is: If you haven't bought the annual pass, then DO NOT BUY IT UNTIL: *They lower the light requirements of the forge and allow people to start playing and grinding what they just -blam!-ing paid for. *They sell the expansions separately for 10 dollars. *Until every content rollout up til March has released. This literally feels like a free update with a 30 dollar coat on. Keep in mind, this cost more than Rise of Iron from D1. Let that sink in. This is unacceptable. I don't think Destiny has ever put this much of a bad taste in my mouth.
It doesn't cost 30 dollars for Black Armory. That is an incredibly stupid and illogical argument made to make your claims seem legit when there's no substance to it. 30 dollars for nine months of content, delivered over nine months. You cannot judge whether that was worth it from one day of those nine months when a tiny fraction of said content was even available. Yes, you had to pay 30 dollars for the bundle. But there's no way to know if it will be worth it until all that content has been delivered. You knew (or should have known) before you made the purchase that this was the delivery method. If you were uncomfortable with that, you shouldn't have bought it. Seriously, this need for instant gratification is ridiculous, but even on top of that, twisting the facts in order to make your spurious arguments which basically all boil down to "I WANT MY TOYS NOW AND I DONT WANT TO WORK FOR THEM" is inexcusable. You have no one to blame but yourself if you spent your 30 dollars and didn't understand what you were paying for. Bungie has been extremely clear about what they were making, when it was becoming available, and what sort of content it was (end game). Whether you play the content today or next week doesn't change the quality of the content. Maybe you'll like it and maybe you won't, that's not for me to say. But you're still getting what you paid for. It's the same crap people were bitching about when Last Wish first came out. "Wah wah, how dare they release something I'm too low-level to participate in!" Well guess what- just play the damn game and that problem will go away. We have /three months/ of Black Armory, and this will literally only be a problem for the first week. -blam!-ing gamers man, I hate them.