It’s not long at all. Thank you for replying, and being so gracious with the words you use. You’re one of my favourite people on Qt3. Among many others =).
I hope people don’t come away with the impression that I’m angry with the developers or anything. I’m basing my refund decision just on the DLC. Both it’s approach and pricing.
I have the observation to make.
DLC’s are principally sold on the basis on making you feel that you “need” the feature to have a “complete” game experience. (As are all products.)
It worked psychologically on me. That is, I’ll feel weird that I did not buy the DLC even if I am perfectly ok with a base game, (much more so when the DLC with mechanics is announced before the base game is even released.)
Therefore, their marketing psychology is spot on. It triggers my “need” for the DLC, yet I refuse to buy, because I had deemed the price will be too high. I’ll not spend beyond $60 for a good game nowadays, due to many other factors like bargains, time, other priorities etc.
So the DLC strategy had convinced me that I in fact needed them to be “complete”, and yet I do not value the game (base, DLC+base or whatever) at the price they want to extract from me.
So I find it ironic that I do not buy in, despite me buying into their marketing… =)