I also agree with Kle: the mission packs are a good idea, but I do think very much that we'd get less backlash and more interest if they were released in between seasons. Personally, I would have tried to pony up the money as soon as I could afford it, but it would hurt really bad financially, especially all at once or close together. But I would have felt compelled to, or risk 'missing out' on some really fun stuff. In between seasons is affordable and keeps people going: mid season could indeed confuse storylines and turn people off because of having too much, actually. Like the old agage says: always leave them wanting more. All the mission packs right off the bat is overwhelming and pricey. While the pricing is reasonable when explained logically, logic doesn't ease the giant bite out of one's bank account.