The developer has made a recent post on the Steam forum that may be of interest to those who are considering purchasing or who have already purchased Wars Across the World:
Pricing and DLC Policy
It semes we have made some wrong assumptions when designing or release offer and that created justified upset on the community.
We are at the moment checking with the publisher the changes required, but here are the great lines:
1 - Expanded Collection: the name was poorly chosen by us and we will make it contain all the classic and expanded DLCs, as people assumed that would be the case
NB: for those who bought already, Steam will upload automatically the missing scenarios and you should get them with the next update.
2 - DLCs: we put everything in the list, but due to the scope of them, the addition reached a financial amount that has looked frightening. Indeed, some DLCs added up in the price while they were already in packs, doubling up of sorts, so the unecessary ones will be removed (as already in the packs). And we'll make a a launch promotion on the extras to keep the tally low. (see 3 below too)
3 - Special Release Bundle: we are checking right now with Steam and publisher to make a special release bundle that will include everything, with an adapted price.
We hope this will clarify a bit the situation which we did not anticipate as being hard to grasp. That's the usual issue when a team is so much inside its project that it fails to see the point of view of outsiders. Plus the fact we are kind of 'newbies' here and not fully aware of the market's behaviors and habits.
Of course, while our publisher works on that point, the team stays focused on checking gameplay and issues that may be found.
Thanks for your understanding.
This war is not about slavery. --Robert E. Lee