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nickv2002
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DLC Sync Sat, 09 March 2013 20:33
Is there any kind of DLC synchronization in the digital versions of the game?

Basically assuming I can sign in to my DoW account from one version and buy DLC on that, when I sign in to another version of the game, will I get the DLC on that platform too (assuming it's available)?

Thanks for the info.
      
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Re:DLC Sync Sun, 10 March 2013 04:09
nickv2002 wrote on Sat, 09 March 2013 23:33

Is there any kind of DLC synchronization in the digital versions of the game?

Basically assuming I can sign in to my DoW account from one version and buy DLC on that, when I sign in to another version of the game, will I get the DLC on that platform too (assuming it's available)?

Thanks for the info.


I'm not entirely sure what DLC stands for...but I'll take a stab and answering your question... Very Happy

If you own the Steam version of Ticket to Ride and the iPad version, they are completely separate versions of the game so buying something in one system will not translate into buying something for the other.

For example, if you buy the Swiss Map on the iPad, you will still need to buy access to the Swiss map on the Steam version because it is a completely different platform. Same would go for any of the other maps for expansions.

I hope this helps. If not, ask again and someone can do a better job. Cool
      
nickv2002
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Re:DLC Sync Sun, 10 March 2013 23:45
Thanks that answered my question.

DLC is downloadable content. That's what Steam and many other services call things like the extra map packs that add on to a game.

FWIW, it seems like if you buy a map on one service you should get it on all of them. Other games like Hero Academy work this way...
      
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Re:DLC Sync Mon, 11 March 2013 03:22
I'm glad I could help. When it comes to buying te game in one format and getting another format for free, think of it as an entirely different product. It would be like me going into a store and saying, "Well, I bought this Lego set already. Don't I get this other one for free?" We wouldn't do that, and a digital version probably takes more money to create than a new Lego design.

Time, energy, and money went into creating both versions of the game and for DoW to make money they have to charge for both versions. It's not like the Map packs are just an easy port from one to the other...

I'm not familiar with Hero Academy, so I'm afraid I can't compare the two.

Enjoy the game! Cool

[Updated on: Mon, 11 March 2013 03:23]

      
DAC cazaron
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Re:DLC Sync Mon, 11 March 2013 07:06
nickv2002 wrote on Sun, 10 March 2013 18:45

Thanks that answered my question.

DLC is downloadable content. That's what Steam and many other services call things like the extra map packs that add on to a game.

FWIW, it seems like if you buy a map on one service you should get it on all of them. Other games like Hero Academy work this way...


FWIW, I do like the idea of syncing DLC, ie, tether to an account etc and be able to get all the iOS and PC maps with one payment. Issue is, it'd have to cost more, as DoW would be losing money with a 'one time pay' for those who want it on multiple devices. If the DLC costs more, fewer people will buy it, meaning that the one time convenience for you is a net loss for the company.

As a loyal fan with great respect for the wonderful (pun intended) Days of Wonder, this 'net loss' doesn't sit well with me.


Also, Days of Wonder, could we pay once for the online versions and get a free board version with it? Razz
      
nickv2002
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Re:DLC Sync Tue, 12 March 2013 23:28
I realized that the the Small World Kickstarter (which you should see promoted on either side of these posts) does implement DLC exactly the way I was requesting above.

Small World 2 Kickstarter Description

If you already own Small World iPad, and are interested in getting a copy of the game on another platform, no problem - Go ahead and pledge for this new platform, and your Bonus pack will automatically appear and be playable on all platforms you own Small World 2 on!


So my follow up question is, if this DLC sharing to all versions of the game under my account is possible and allowed for Small World 2. Why not do the same for Ticket to Ride? Is it a technical issue or something they haven't gotten around to yet or just a different policy for a different game?
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One additional semantic and less important point:
rasmussen81 wrote on Sun, 10 March 2013 19:22

It's not like the Map packs are just an easy port from one to the other...


Seems like if they designed the base game to be easily extensible; the expansions should slot right in without too much work.
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In summary, I'm not against paying for stuff (I just backed the Kickstarter project); I'm just not a fan of buying similar products twice.

[Updated on: Tue, 12 March 2013 23:33]

      
    
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