OK, people here need to get 2 things straight: This is a FtP game in early access, so Trendy absolutely MUST have revenue coming in from players, and due to the low playerbase, sets those prices higher than other, more popular games. Additionally, they are trying out a new system and the prices will/should vary. there is a thread on that stickied to this very forum! Now, by no means am i advocating this steaming pile of bogus. I can just see why they do it. My personal feeling echo what most of you guy/gals are saying. I only have a few things to add, the rest just echo what people have said. 1. Paying $15 for a new way to play an old, stale, game that I have spent 164 hrs in without any fundamental GAMEPLAY changes feels like a ripoff to me, for that $15 i could buy Enter the Gungeon, a game with over 150hrs of replayability, and the AL doesnt add that replayability FOR ME. 2. I understand Trendy wants to work on new, exciting stuff to possibly draw in more customers, but when they lose more players a day than they gain, maybe they should look at the reoccuring complaints and fix a few/all of those before adding new characters/costumes/etc. A few off the top of my head are map design feeling stale, towers feeling weak, and character/tower balance. 3. DD1 was a very successful game that i put almost 2000 hrs into, and it got my girlfriend (now wife) into playing co-op games. It was a paid game with 4 expansions ($5 each) on xbox live. new characters were bought on pc, but they were not $15 apiece. It seems a bit like milking your few remaining fans for money to charge the price of 3 maps in DD1 for a single new hero in a game that will have 4 or 5 guaranteed new heroes and plausibly many more. 4. a good way to bring back many of the long time, burned out players of this EARLY ACCESS title was to introduce new content. I myself lost interest in November 2015, came back for 2 hours after the Harbinger update as it just added a new boss map with interesting mechanics, and i was stoked for the AL, but, as stated above, $15 or grinding for 1.33 months on the same old maps, with my same 6 lvl50s, with no new mechanics but lane resistances removed, to get a new hero just made me disgusted with this. I paid for this game, and have bought costumes, and could easily afford this hero, but i most likely will not play for a long time/ if at all. Also, how i think AL should have been introduced is as a minion of the Harbringer who was enslaved, and you have to find him/free him on one of the maps where he shows up for one wave. now that wouldve been cool. anyway, theres my $.02, bye.