LOD on Steam Early Access. More Info
This is a follow-up to this earlier (http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1s24opq) post about this release.
Line Of Defense Tactics, which is the companion game and features missions based on that conflict, is over here: http://lodmmo.com/tactics/
The Tactical Advancement Kit Level IV is described here. http://lodmmo.com/faqs/what-are-tactical-advancement-kits/
In addition to that, the Commander Perks include items that nobody else will have in the game. Ever. That's over here: http://lodmmo.com/faqs/what-are-commander-perks/
That's over $50 (individually priced) right there.
Plus, the vehicles in those perks are not available for sale in the game. If you have one, it means that you were in the Early Access program.
And you get a special medal as well. If you have one, it means that you were in the Early Access program.
So you are getting a lot more for $99 than you would if you weren't in the EA release.
In short, I would rather cater the EA release to those who are interested in the game and who can help us tweak and fine tune it up to its release. And the only way to get that sort of "quality" gamer, is by attaching a price tag to the EA release.
It is a massive game and I would rather spend money on the game, than on servers for people who aren't interested in this type of game or who can't provide us with meaningful feedback. There is a reason that the $99 price tag exists and why you will get so many things to offset the cost.
I hope this clears things up.
Of course, unless you want to, nobody is asking you to fork out $99 for the game if you want to wait until the release later this year. Except that this EA offer expires ahead of the game's release.