Joe of the Jungle :
True. 1 TB HDs are quite cheap to adquire too. People complaint just because they CAN.
While it does suck that it's a 50GB file and a smart installer would be great the whole game was developed by 60 people on a relatively limited budget (for a AAA title). All the money seen going into advertising belongs to EA not respawn since as the publisher its EA's responsibility to market and distribute the game, while respawn's responsibility is to provide a product. So before you slam them for not providing a smart installer just think about the amount of work creating a game this big with only 60 people.
It's also very common for the publisher/distributor to pressure the dev team to release to game as soon as possible. It's not uncommon for the dev team to want to wait and polish the game. But since the publisher is paying the dev bills, the dev house is usually powerless to not release something that's less finished than they would like.
Did someone really say 7TB cost 500 dollars? Pathetic.
Yes, I did say that. Go back and check the original claim when I gave that response. 7TB made up of four drives plus one 512GB SSD ( actually the poster listed terabits and gigabits, but I'll give him the benefit of the doubt that he meant bytes. )
1TB @ $50 x 1 = $50
2TB @ $80 x 3 = $240
512GB SSD @ $240 x 1 = $240
Total Cost = $530
Care to take your condescension back?
Lack of capacity on older machines isn't really a valid reason to be upset about this either. Sure there are tons of 40GB and 80GB HDDs still in use out there but they are not likely "gaming machines". Even machines stuck on a PATA interface are capable of 160GB drives and I think I've seen a 200GB or 250GB WD PATA drive, that exists. Point is, the devs have a more valid argument for including everything in the installer if your counter argument is capacity on older machines.
Yes, it's possible that those machines aren't "gaming rigs." However you're making the mistake of thinking those are fresh drives. A six-year-old 250GB drive has six years worth of data and files on it as well. I'm not saying they don't have room on them as is, I'm just saying that if this game were to push my drive capacity to 85% full, I'd be a little ticked. It's like an AIDS vaccine that has cronic rash and malaise as a side-effect.