Elon (Banned) Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:14am
Grossly Overpriced Alpha Game
I am embarrassed to have been excited and supported this game from the beginning... To grossly overprice their game at an ALPHA stage is purely a means to try and make as much money as possible before release. I will not be buying this game at all if they continue trying to rip off customers and then justifying it by poiting the finger to Kickstarter. They should be greatful they got the funding and offer the game at a reasonable price rather than being ♥♥♥♥♥♥s about it.
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moralitis Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:15am 
The game will be $40 roughly £30 at release in December, probably less when the sales season starts
edit; also please read the stickies or at the very least the store page in full
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Meldiron Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:17am 
They don't have the capability to handle a huge amount of alpha and beta testers.
Why is it so hard to just wait until release? There are MANY other games you can play until then.
Bolexle Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:19am 
SO WAIT
You supported it from the beggining? So you kickstarted it then? If that's true, then why are you here on the forums complaining instead of playing your Alpha? OH WAIT.

Does "Supporting" to you mean "I saw this game and thought it looked cool."
Dag Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:21am 
"am embarrassed to have been excited and supported this game from the beginning"...you sir are a ♥♥♥♥ing liar.
illylax Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:21am 
The game is 40 dollars on realese, you're not forced into the alpha test.
Devils Never Cry Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:24am 
Originally posted by Imperius:
"am embarrassed to have been excited and supported this game from the beginning"...you sir are a ♥♥♥♥ing liar.

they probably just ment looking forward to it coming out.
Elon (Banned) Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:26am 
You can support a game through different ways, not just money dumps. It doesn't matter if they can't support a large number of Alpha testers. If thats the case they should make it invite-only. The problem is making a game grossly overpriced, even for a short period to simply add extra funding. Thats not a morally correct business model, considering the amount of backing they got prior.

I wouldn't expect feeble minded children to understand, so its okay. I stand by what I said, regardless of why you think its justified.
Micket Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:31am 
Originally posted by Meldiron:
They don't have the capability to handle a huge amount of alpha and beta testers.
Why is it so hard to just wait until release? There are MANY other games you can play until then.
Did you pull that out of your hat, or are you serious? Because if they can't handle a lot of alpha testers, what the hell are they doing on Early Access at this time?
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Meldiron Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:33am 
Originally posted by Mickit:
Did you pull that out of your hat, or are you serious, because if they can't handle a lot of alpha testers, what the hell are they doing on Early Access at this time.
I don't know, maybe giving early access to a few by putting up a paywall?
Like, extending the offer they made earlier to get in a few more, but not a horde?
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Elon (Banned) Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:35am 
Originally posted by Meldiron:
Originally posted by Mickit:
Did you pull that out of your hat, or are you serious, because if they can't handle a lot of alpha testers, what the hell are they doing on Early Access at this time.
I don't know, maybe giving early access to a few by putting up a paywall?

Right... You clearly don't work in the gaming industry. A game would never enter Early Acess/Beta/Alpha unless they can handle the load. For a game of this caliber, I am guessing 10-20% of total expected sales should be provided for in this stage of the game. If you crunch up the numbers, thats A LOT of people.
Kirito Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:37am 
I think they got it backwards... isn't it normally less for alpha?
Elon (Banned) Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:39am 
Originally posted by SSJ 3:
I think they got it backwards... isn't it normally less for alpha?

They think their game is so high and mighty that they want to price it as the most expensive, single, alpha stage game in Steam history.
Meldiron Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:41am 
Originally posted by Belligeravi:
Right... You clearly don't work in the gaming industry. A game would never enter Early Acess/Beta/Alpha unless they can handle the load. For a game of this caliber, I am guessing 10-20% of total expected sales should be provided for in this stage of the game. If you crunch up the numbers, thats A LOT of people.
Maybe... i don't know... they are a small developer that would stand no chance in a very warm place to process the feedback from such a big number of testers?
And you also seem to confuse alpha testing with server stresstests and the glorified demoes that some developers release as "betas" now.
OldBoy Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:45am 
Originally posted by Belligeravi:
To grossly overprice their game at an ALPHA stage is purely a means to try and make as much money as possible before release.

I'm sure they could make a lot more money if they priced the alpha somewhere between $20-$30.

Originally posted by Belligeravi:
If they do not change the price, I will simply not buy the game and just pirate it. Thanks.

Why, ♥♥♥♥ you!
CGEX Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:52am 
I understand the need for funding and the fact that perhaps thier aim is to make money in the first stages but it would surely be more beneficial if they priced like many other games in this stage, anything from £20-£40 for alpha early access and the stages beyond, they will attract surely more interest and customers this way.

Then again saying that, they could simply be doing this as a means to promote thier game, anyone who would be into this type of game will have some idea of gaming news etc, and what better way to advertise your game then too have it talked and reported about? regardless of peoples views (mostly bad) they are getting known by people and then when they think they have enough interest they can simply lower the game price, and there you go all the people brought it up or knew about will go "thats more like it" buy it and they will probably have better sales because of it....... just a theory, they could just be greedy !
Last edited by CGEX; Jun 16, 2013 @ 4:54am
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