Servers get all DLC map packs free, clients pay?

PapaCharlie9

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Is that how this is going to work? Or do I have to pay to have the DLC map packs added to my server as well?
 

sgTsTuFz

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That's half of the $64 question - the 2nd half is ... will PC players have to pay for the expansion ... We only got a 2gb download on Monday, and had been told that it would be a 3.9gb download. I have one clanner who bought the Premium package, and his download on Monday was the same as ours. Now the CQ pak doesn't come out till the 26th, and Premium buyers can get it activated on the 12th - does that mean the remaining 1.9gb will then be downloaded, on the 12th ?
 

Kalms

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Servers automatically support all expansions. Clients pay for access to expansions.

The Close Quarters update comes in two parts; a game update and a separate package. The game update is what was published to all players on Monday. The separate package will be released later, only for those who have purchased Premium / Close Quarters, and contains the Close Quarters maps themselves.

The main reason for splitting the update into a game update and a maps package is to reduce the amount of unnecessary downloading for people who are not interested in the expansion.

We discussed having this kind of split for Back to Karkand as well but decided to release it as a pure game update because 1) a large majority of customers were going to purchase Back to Karkand anyway and 2) we were short on time to set up the build systems and distribution mechanisms properly.
 

PapaCharlie9

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Servers automatically support all expansions. Clients pay for access to expansions.

The Close Quarters update comes in two parts; a game update and a separate package. The game update is what was published to all players on Monday. The separate package will be released later, only for those who have purchased Premium / Close Quarters, and contains the Close Quarters maps themselves.

The main reason for splitting the update into a game update and a maps package is to reduce the amount of unnecessary downloading for people who are not interested in the expansion.

We discussed having this kind of split for Back to Karkand as well but decided to release it as a pure game update because 1) a large majority of customers were going to purchase Back to Karkand anyway and 2) we were short on time to set up the build systems and distribution mechanisms properly.
Thanks for the confirmation and additional detail. This split makes sense, given that the DLC is, well, DLC, as in not mandatory.
 
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