dear ladies and gentlemen of gearbox,
i know in these trying economic times it is considered a moral imperative to turn a fast (and loose) buck. to say things like "leaving money on the table" even though there is no money in play unless something is offered for money and there is no table unless someone says (or types) 'table' to call one in to existence for the purpose of imagery (a place for the money to be before being grabbed by the quickest crook). please do not tack on meaningless useless unproductive tat to this game. please just remove the GfWL. sell it for 20 bucks (5 bucks for owners of GfWL version on steam, origin, uplay). yes. twenty dollars. even to xbone and ps4. you bought the franchise. let everyone play the game unrestricted by platform, archaic drm, or paywalls. let the game be as good as it can be w/o milking it w/ microtransactions. build yourselves up as good guys. believe me, you need that last part more than you know. you did not create or develop this game. it is a done deal. a finished product. you dont even need to clean up the language, b/c you are gearbox.
then, when the dust settles and mobs stagger off home(ward), make Bulletstorm 2: Money on My Table. add microtransactions. release it at 60 bucks even when you know the pay model means it must eventually be free-to-play. sell 'skins' for a dollar even though they are only recolors of the default and 'premium' and 'collector's edition' skins. save the pain for when ppl trust you. fan(atics) will defend you to the last trash mob. there will be a reddit war thatll keep your marketing going while you send marketing off to the carribean for a week.
in short, you have a _major_ money maker in your hands. just this once, please, think about the long game.
thank you for your time and kind attention.
your enemy in this life and any that may follow,The Evil