Alright, just to clarify I will attempt to explain what the masses think.
People are generally fed up with how AAA pricing is currently being handled. Especially when games actually charge $60+ JUST for DLC. The people who think that the DLC is overpriced are not dumb, they have very legitimate reasons to be concerned.
TR has made an interesting decision to make sure the community is never split by making the maps free but charging for additional hunters/monsters. This keeps the community together, but it also presents another problem. People who do not buy the DLC will be playing along side others who do. This is a good thing AND a bad thing in several ways. You will be able to play with everyone no problem, that’s great! But now the person who has bought the DLC has more options to pick from than the person who did not buy it. This means the ‘pay to win’ argument is valid.
And TR has stated several times that they will balance the new monsters and hunters with the old ones. But we all know that balancing is never perfect, it’s going to take time to get it right. Until they do tweak it to get it too an appropriate spot, people will be throwing around ‘pay to win’. This is not the image they want to portray I’m sure.
A disclaimer, I have bought the ‘PC Monster Race’ package. I love Evolve and only wish for its success. But the way they are going about marketing the game is risky. I also don’t think the game will be pay to win and I’m sure the balancing will be figured out. But that doesn’t mean the public will think the same.
Do not exaggerate the ‘well those entitled people just want everything for free’. Seriously, you guys only make the community here look worse. Of course they don’t want everything for free, they just want it to be reasonable, to which I do sympathize with.