Please tell me I'm not the only one who finds it absurd to release a GOTY edition without all the DLC? I get that the next gen consoles are just around the corner and that they can't wait too much longer to get this GOTY edition out, so this is kinda a special case, but the least they can do is include vouchers for the DLC yet to be released, something like a 2nd season pass or something.
But, knowing Gearbox, I'm surprised they even put all the existing DLC in the GOTY edition. I'm hard pressed to think of a greedier dev.
I wonder if the upcoming GOTY edition is going to be as weird as the one for the original. That one had two or three versions, one that included all of the DLC on disc with the main game, one that included it on a voucher that was one time use and I think one that even had a disc with all the DLC AND a voucher for the DLC in the case.
Let's remember these were for different systems. I think everything got the vouchers at first, which as we all know screws over Gamestop's used market and anyone who doesn't have internet access (a large part of the market for these GOTY versions to begin with). So they released the version with everything on one disc for PS3 and the 2 disc version for 360. Those shouldn't have come with vouchers; that's the first I've heard of that. I am happy they eventually released the correct version as vouchers totally suck, but man they sure screwed over those early buyers who'd been holding out for the GOTY edition.
Edit: In hindsight, vouchers for the newer GOTY prints sorta does make sense. IIRC, the GOTY content that came on the disc doesn't include trophy/achievement support for whatever moronic reason, so the only way to get trophies/achievements is to download the DLC directly from PSN/MS. Of course anybody who didn't care about trophies/achievements could just give away the DLC codes online and play the DLC on the disc, it would have just been simplier to enable trophies on the extra disc content.
they are basically getting rid of it , for the goty version
While that would make perfect sense, I'm not so sure. I still see new copies of the vanilla Borderlands everywhere (not just in pissant town shops, I mean online) at $15-$20 apiece.