Originally Posted by Vesmir
Say what you want about the ending of the Single Player Campaign, but Bioware really stepped their game up with the MP. Could have easily charged for the packs, had less content or even abandoned the mode (as is the case with other games with tacked-on MP). I still have fun with friends grinding out gold and platinum modes. Good stuff.
While I agree, it's important to note they made it free because they get more money that way. Most wouldn't have paid for MP and I know of 5 people myself who would buy $50 cards to get a headstart on unlocking equipment
Really hope ME4 MP is released standalone.