Dungeon Defenders

Dungeon Defenders

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Zachagawea Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:58pm
Pay to win or not?
Is this a pay to win model or are all the things you can buy just cosmetic stuff?
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DN Ministries Apr 1, 2014 @ 9:23pm 
It's not pay to win nor is it all cosmetic. The dlc's give you an advantage in the game since depending on what dlc you buy you can have more character classes which are beneficial later on. Other than that , most of the other important dlc includes new maps that just expand the game. However, the only cosmetic stuff are the costumes you can buy via the dlc which doesn't do anything for your stats, gameplay nor ability to win or suceed in the game except having characters look nice and have a different look.
pew pew pew Apr 4, 2014 @ 2:53am 
Definitely not pay to win. The base game can be done with all the original stuff. Once you decide to buy the Etherian Shard maps I advise to buy also the additional chars Series EV and Summoner. Their towers make it so much easier for the new difficulty you bought with the shard maps but still not necessary.
airart Apr 6, 2014 @ 5:11am 
to me the DD (1) model is pretty close to perfect. You pay a little for the base game, and a little for DLC you can choose. Better yet, wait for the spring sale and get it all :)
GeoCharger Apr 6, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
you can play the DLC levels without actually having them. You just have to play with someone who does have them.
MOSHHOPPER Apr 6, 2014 @ 8:55pm 
some maps you have to own or you cannot jion them the shared maps and a few others
Tydo Apr 7, 2014 @ 1:53am 
I'd go about this question a different way, the problem is defining "win" in this game.

Can one defeat all the content that comes in the base game without getting any DLC?

Can reach the level cap without any DLC?

Can you wear any gear in the game without DLC?
Yes, if your character has the required level and class. Some things will only be available through trading with others.

Do you get access to NM without *some* DLC?
No, you need the shard pack / expansion. P2play.

Can you do all NM content (dlc or not), including survival, without DLC classes?
No, Summoner and EV become mandatory. Here it becomes P2W.

Do you need a BFD?
No, it just allows you to play braindead on NMHC lab assault. With a regular lazer you have to aim more. If not on NM: almost anything will do, just enough dps to beat the timer.
I would say that this is a pay to play, since 60% or more of the game is in the dlc's and the base game is 11€ and then if you want to play the rest 60% of the game you cant and then you need to pay 58€ to buy them which to me seems an abuse.
In my opinion game is awesome and if you decide to buy it DONT buy it if you dont buy the dlc's right away, also I would suggest you to wait for the steam sale like I am waiting for 2 months xD
Jim655321 Apr 8, 2014 @ 4:19pm 
Or, wait for another Bundle. I got DD with all DLC, for Steam and Android, plus a bunch of other games, for ~$5 in a Humble Bundle sale.
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Date Posted: Apr 1, 2014 @ 7:58pm
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