Beelzebud wrote on May 2, 2012, 13:29: I wonder how long it is until publishers start bad mouthing people who wait for price drops, sales, and GOTY editions. You know it's coming.
Map making tools shouldn't be seen as hurting DLC, either. What is needed for people to care about DLC? An interest in the game. What keeps people interested in a game long enough to buy DLC? A strong community. What feeds a community? Map making! You may get a smaller percentage of buyers but you get them from a larger pool of buyers.
I mean, hell, it amazes me to see companies ship DLC 12 months after anyone last played their game.