You think we will be able to play with people who don’t have DLC just like Age of Empires 2 HD?
For example, I could host a DLC scenario/mod. But non DLCers can still join the lobby and play. But these themselves could not host the scenario/mod since they lack the DLC. There are still many players on HD who don’t have DLC.
The pain of non DLCers joining and scenarios who don’t have the right civ for fix civs maps is annoying. At least we can preset the civs for maps on DE.
I agree with @WoodsierCorn696. The game needs to focus on building/fostering the community it has. It can not afford to divide the community, the tournaments, the ranked play, etc. That is why I think having people pay for it, will cause a rift for equitable play and is a reason the original game ended up losing traction.
Yeah. That would be the only way for it to really work, but even so, I feel as it will end up limiting the over all play of the game - especially if it is the way they intend to keep moving forward. It is going to make the barrier to play larger shrinking the dedicated community.