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    Post DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    For the past 13 years we have worked very hard to make Sven Co-op the foremost enjoyable free gaming experience. However, with the decline of the Half-Life community and the rising costs of webhosting, as well as the continued bleak outlook of the economic climate, we have been forced to make some critical decisions to ensure the long-term future of Sven Co-op as a free Half-Life mod.

    We would love to continue developing Sven Co-op for another decade, so we will be introducing the latest gaming industry model to our own mod: Downloadable Content (DLC)! This is a model that has long been enjoyed by luminary industry leaders such as Electronic Arts. The base version of Sven Co-op will of course remain completely free of charge, but for a small fee you can have more of the Sven Co-op experience! Our unique content will be purchasable through the Steam Store!


    As you can see, you will be able to buy unique Weapon Packs, including the SAW, UZIs*, Sniper Rifle, and of course our lord of destruction: the Minigun! Monsters can be added to the game by buying one of our Monster Packs, such as our Xen Overlord, Tor, and the adorable Baby Garg! Beware! If you do not own one of the monsters, the monsters will appear invisible, and your bullets will go straight through them - but they will still be able to attack you! This makes your co-operation with other team members who have the monster DLCs even more critical!

    Another feature we will be adding is Unlockable Map Areas. For a small fee, you will be able to unlock parts of maps crucial to finishing the mission! More than ever before, teamwork will be essential to win maps as your teammates who do not have access to the grand finale of the map are separated from your squad! Get your teammates to buy the Map DLC and you'll be able to experience co-operative play like you have never seen before! Don't have access to Area 2 of Osprey? Get someone who does!


    Our extensive single player campaigns will also be available as DLC in the near future, so keep an eye out for the upcoming update. Because we care about our players, we will also throw in a free limited edition version of our Blue-Shift conversion pack when you buy the Half-Life and the Opposing Force packs!***


    Were sure all players will be excited about these changes and will support our development by purchasing our new DLC! Available from the Steam Store as of April 1st!

    * Please note that all donors will lose their golden Uzis and electric crowbars** from the next version of Sven Co-op. In order to access them again, please purchase their respective DLC.
    ** Please note that in order to access the electric crowbar DLC, you will need to purchase the crowbar DLC.
    *** Note: all boss monsters will still need to be purchased through an additional DLC pack.


    What people are saying about Sven Co-op DLC:
    The Sven Co-op Team have shown real vision and acumen to come up with this solution to their capital raising issues. This has convinced me that we should focus on more mini DLC packs, rather than releasing full games. Switching to this strategy may result in further irrecoverable delays to future titles such as Half-Life 3, but we think it's worth it. -Gabe Newell

    As a champion for customer service in the video game industry, we are both pleased and excited that the Sven Co-op team have followed our lead in releasing DLC - or, as we call them, 'value' - packs. We encourage them to look more closely at their profit margins and see whether there is more content they can strip out innovate into DLC. -Electronic Arts


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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Blue-Shift DLC?

    Schweet.. Whens the Decay DLC gonna come out
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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    So the DLC thing means they will get the items upon purchase of the DLC rather then waiting for an update of the game?


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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Quote Originally Posted by Sven Viking View Post
    Because we care about our players, we will also throw in a free limited edition version of our Blue-Shift conversion pack when you buy the Half-Life and the Opposing Force packs!***


    We�re sure all players will be excited about these changes and will support our development by purchasing our new DLC! Available from the Steam Store as of April 1st!

    * Please note that all donors will lose their golden Uzis and electric crowbars** from the next version of Sven Co-op. In order to access them again, please purchase their respective DLC.
    ** Please note that in order to access the electric crowbar DLC, you will need to purchase the crowbar DLC.
    *** Note: all boss monsters will still need to be purchased through an additional DLC pack.
    Very very nice. You *cough* forgot about Decay *cough*. Exciting new features indeed, good sir!

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    What the fuck? I payed for that crowbar!

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    Exclamation Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    What the fuck? I payed for that crowbar!
    You can always gaze at mine and I'll tell them you loaned it to me?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dynamite View Post
    What the fuck? I payed for that crowbar!
    YOUR MONEYS ARE GONE, GWHAHAHAHA!!

    Another note: Hezus' account? Naughty naughty Hezus

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Looks like im not updating

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    Haha that was awesome!
    Hey

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Maybe someone could run a contest on their server for whoever can complete puzzle map the faster then they can get DLC item like gift? Think would encourage people to pay Sven even more harder?

    Just Ideas... For those that want more...


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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    As part of the team i gotta say: DLC is *****. It's a lot more work to pack all of it individually, test it, apply fixes, pack it again, test it again. BLAH.
    Do it with passion, or not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Puchi View Post
    As part of the team i gotta say: DLC is *****. It's a lot more work to pack all of it individually, test it, apply fixes, pack it again, test it again. BLAH.
    True, but it doesn't get us the cash we so desperatly need. I charge at least 20$ an hour for my photoshopping skills.

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    I wonder how long it will take for people to start pirating this...

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    Sad, I would much rather have seen you take Sven Coop commercial, moving from free to money to play the whole the game. I do not support dlc so I guess all be leaving when you release the next update. Had you chosen to go commercial I gladly would have paid $40 - 50 dollars for this game as it is very enjoyable and have all ready spent loads time playing this game.

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Quote Originally Posted by Hezus View Post
    True, but it doesn't get us the cash we so desperatly need. I charge at least 20$ an hour for my photoshopping skills.
    there we have it.
    not even i get payed that much for my current fulltime job. though i'm quite near.
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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Quote Originally Posted by druidii View Post
    Sad, I would much rather have seen you take Sven Coop commercial, moving from free to money to play the whole the game. I do not support dlc so I guess all be leaving when you release the next update. Had you chosen to go commercial I gladly would have paid $40 - 50 dollars for this game as it is very enjoyable and have all ready spent loads time playing this game.
    It's funny you mention it, because we are planning something simular to that. Be sure to check the news later today or early tommorow!

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    cool that's gonna look great

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    WITH dlc he meant of course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by druidii View Post
    Sad, I would much rather have seen you take Sven Coop commercial, moving from free to money to play the whole the game. I do not support dlc so I guess all be leaving when you release the next update. Had you chosen to go commercial I gladly would have paid $40 - 50 dollars for this game as it is very enjoyable and have all ready spent loads time playing this game.
    You raise a reasonable point, but I think the issue is we can't afford for people to only pay $40-$50 over their lifetime. Instead we need mutliple pay outs, that over the course of a consumers' lifetime could equal $1000's. This is a far more cost effective solution, as there are many costs for the mod nowadays. Not least: mod tax, seminars in the caribbean, bonuses, company cars, video game allowances - the list is endless.
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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Don't forget escort services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mutant View Post
    You raise a reasonable point, but I think the issue is we can't afford for people to only pay $40-$50 over their lifetime. Instead we need we need mutliple pay outs, that over the course of a consumers' lifetime could equal $1000's. This is a far more cost effective solution, as there many costs for the mod nowadays. Not least: mod tax, seminars in the caribbean, bonuses, company cars, video game allowances - the list is endless.
    Definatly, and ever since Sven started watching How I Met Your Mother, he's forcing us to wear suits. Those Armani suits don't come cheap.

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    Sweet! I finally get my golden opportunity to re-purchase my crowbar and gilded uzis! TAKE MY MONEY! TAKE IT ALL! I LOVE DLC! Damn it, make the player skins DLC too (base game gives 3D stickmen), and the GUI too (base game won't have one, you have to GUESS how much ammo you have, and how fast you'll die). Hurry up and get the DLC system up and running! I want to buy and donate because I have too much money to spend for myself!
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    DLC, it's about bloody time, yeyyyy!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nih View Post
    Don't forget escort services.
    What? I diidn't get in on any of that. Damn!

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    Re: DLC coming to Sven Co-op!

    Shut up and take my money!

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