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Old 03-01-2021, 02:50 PM   #1
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Hypothetical Fighter DLC Packs

Let's say EA Sports came out with some hypothetical fighter DLC packs. You can buy as many as you want. Which ones are you buying?

(I know some of these guys would never allow it. That's why the packs are so expensive).

Pride Never Die ($40)
Fedor
Cro Cop (prime)
Sakuraba
Wanderlei Silva (prime)
Shogun Rua (prime)
Igor Vovchanchyn
Takanori Gomi
Josh Barnett
Mark Hunt
Ricardo Arona

Strikeforce Never Die ($30)
Overeem (prime)
Paul Daley
Frank Shamrock
Gilbert Melendez
Josh Thomson
Cung Le
Gegard Mousasi
Jake Shields
King Mo
Marloes Coenen

TUF 1 ($25)
Stephan Bonnar
Kenny Florian (prime LW)
Josh Koscheck (prime WW)
Mike Swick
Chris Leben
Nate Quarry

Former UFC Champions ($25)
Benson Henderson
Rich Franklin
Matt Serra
Jens Pulver
Pat Miletich
Nicco Montano

Former UFC HW Champions ($40)
Randy Couture
Maurice Smith
Kevin Randleman
Bas Rutten
Ricco Rodriguez
Frank Mir
Shane Carwin

All currently ranked fighters not in game ($30)
As the title suggests. Here is a link to the current UFC Rankings.
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:12 PM   #2
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Re: Hypothetical Fighter DLC Packs

Charging money for fighters would be pretty unprecedented in UFC but it is very much a thing in other fighting games via season passes. However, in those games the characters are clearly more distinct and defined so charging for them is more justified since they get new animations among million other things. Moreover, those games are designed with balance in mind so theoretically you get viable characters whereas someone like Nicco Montano should obviously be pretty weak which also discourages people from buying her bundle.

I don't think they should introduce priced bundles until the base roster is more refined (=considerably more unique animations etc) but after that I wouldn't mind bundles focusing on legacy fighters assuming they have meaningful additions other than the model itself, such as animations, commentary clips and offline content. New contenders (e.g. Chandler) should still be added for free though since it is a biannual sports franchise.
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Old 03-01-2021, 03:26 PM   #3
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I would definitely consider the Pride/Strikeforce packages as that was the most exciting time in my personal experience as a fan. I'm sure I'm not alone here. Shelling out 30$ though: not gonna happen. You're not purchasing a WWE superstar with his own trademark taunts and moves. You're getting a skin and that's it. Only a handful have their own special move. The experience of playing with someone's likeness isn't worth much to me.



I would probably pay to get gear or arena's, though, that is: if it's interesting. So far that's a big dud.


And indeed: Nicco Montano? I saw that TUF but honestly: why would she even be in these lists? I had to sherdog her record to see if I missed something... Who wants to play as a 2-fight fighter with no legit non-UFC background? Add Gina Carano, though, and you'll get a bunch of sales in no time after her Hollywood exposure.
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Lol. This was sort of supposed to be a fun discussion. But it is another enlightening moment why we aren't gonna be a priority anytime soon.

Also, Nicco Montano is in there because there actually aren't that many former UFC champs that today's fans might know who aren't in the game.

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Old 03-01-2021, 04:13 PM   #5
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Re: Hypothetical Fighter DLC Packs

Those are dramatically overpriced.

I'd pay $10 max for any of those. If they were actually unique and not cookie cutter like most DLC I might pay $15.

$40 seems reasonable if it included all those packs you listed and added some more modes, rulesets, skins, etc.
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Lol. This was sort of supposed to be a fun discussion. But it is another enlightening moment why we aren't gonna be a priority anytime soon.

Also, Nicco Montano is in there because there actually aren't that many former UFC champs that today's fans might know who aren't in the game.

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I'm not really sure what your problem here is. So far everyone has been somewhat open to the idea with some caveats such as the pricing. Even the Nicco point is good because if you want to add priced bundles then it's worth discussing which fighters are worth paying for.
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I'm not really sure what your problem here is. So far everyone has been somewhat open to the idea with some caveats such as the pricing. Even the Nicco point is good because if you want to add priced bundles then it's worth discussing which fighters are worth paying for.
Apologies if that came off harsh.

Considering that all these packs include at least one licensing nightmare, I didnt think they were all that overpriced. Also the point about Montano is that she isn't the only fighter you'd get in the pack. She would be a noteworthy addition to a shallow weight class (two actually) so that's not nothing.

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I just don't see EA ever prioritizing the roster unless it makes them money. The guys people seem to request in here will come at a price that EA simply doesn't deem worth their time.

If you're only willing to pay $10 for a pack, it's probably not happening since there isn't a sizeable group willing to pay anything at all.

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