Honestly I expected this to happen, and still think it's BS i mean the game as complex as it is, is actually quite simple compared to most games. I mean warband started as a mod for the original M&B so it really should be an add-on rather than a stand alone, this is a total money grab. Don't get me wrong I thoroughly enjoy M&B and would pay say $9.99 for an expansion, but realistically the game is simple and in many ways NOT on par with other pay games, I mean we can get so many more professional looking games for free online. I love the concept but when i purchased the original i always thought it would be completed later, and in my opinion really wasn't, they just closed it off, cloned it, then produced an almost identical game, with features that should have been worked into the original anyway as there isn't really a point to the original other than checking out a test platform for a good combat system, but that's all it really is, is a glorified test platform.
My suggestion to TaleWorlds, is this: for all those of us who bought the original M&B we should be able to get Warband and (when completed) With Fire and Sword, for no more than $9.99 i would say both included but lets assume they are broke and need to pay the programmer who drove himself mad designing all this. anyone who has not purchased a M&B game should have to pay full price as it is still a good game, with lots of modability. I believe this to be a fair compromise, and i have been eagerly awaiting something like this since M&Bs beta days.
Just a personal opinion here, Hell I would settle if they let me upgrade from M&B to Warband, since there's really nothing to do in the original anyway. What was the point of that anyway?
well rnough ranting from me, good luck everyone, our wallets, and sanity need it.