So I want to share some of the things that struck me as... odd with this whole mess. I was reading up on some of the Kickstarter things and I found something that I think is interesting. On the kickstarter wikipedia page (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kickstarter
) I came across something and I think this game really applies to it. Under the Guidelines section it reads
"The guidelines are designed to reinforce Kickstarter’s position that people are backing projects, not placing orders for a product. To underscore the notion that Kickstarter is a place in which creators and audiences make things together, creators across all categories are asked to describe the risks and challenges a project faces in producing it. This educates the public about the project goals and encourages contributions to the community."
Which links to:http://www.kickstarter.com/blog/kickstarter-is-not-a-store
The part that I thought was interesting is where it says "The guidelines are designed to reiforce Kickstarter's position that people are backing projects, not placing orders for a product."
So if kickstarter is not a store, then why was this thread started?
"[UBER Thread] Pricing and the Kickstarter
Our pricing for this stage of early access was determined by our Kickstarter. The stages of our early access for ALL users, which was determined during our Kickstarter, is:
June through August: $90 for early alpha access, during the time where we're still locking down features and making tweaks to the flow of the game. Clarification: this is a permanent access - Alpha, beta and retail. (Galactic edition equivalent with all addons)
September through November: $60 for beta access. The game will be much more complete at this time, but with a lot of balance work still to do and more optimizations to get it working on as many systems as possible. Again, permanent access: beta and retail. (Warfare Edition equivalent with all addons)
Retail: December 2013 (Combat edition equivalent)
This is the pricing determined over a year ago. Our Kickstarter set these levels, and while we understand people may not like it, it's the decision we had to make.
But that is the schedule if you want to wait until the price drops to a level you're more comfortable with.
Garat / Marc Scattergood
Producer, Uber Entertainment"
Something weird here? What do you all think?
My personal opinion sorta on/off topic: So why do people think that just because they pledged $90 to help support A PROJECT that it wouldn't be fair to sell it cheaper then what you pledged? YOU DONATED, you didn't BUY it. They gave you the game as a gift!!