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I dont own big band anymore
So i used to play skullgirls on another computer now im forced to use a laptop, the thing is that i cant use big band here, it says that i have to buy him again but i do have squigly and the colour bundle any idea whats the problem?
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Koosalagoopagoop Aug 23, 2014 @ 11:52pm 
i still dont know what to do
Nyarlabrothep Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:50am 
dont think thats even possible, after all every purchased dlc is tied to your steam account.
what i could suggest is going to your games properties and see if big band is just not installed
If there really is no visible solution, I'd suggest shooting an e-mail to Lab Zero about this.
usurp paul Aug 24, 2014 @ 6:19am 
were you playing the beta previously and not the full game?
Hextravert Aug 24, 2014 @ 6:40am 
This has nothing whatsoever to do with the above-mentioned DLC (Squigly, Color Palette Bundle). After all, everything is sold separately. Big Band is no exception.

If you truly bought Big Band at one point or another, you should have a receipt somewhere. Check your e-mail and/or transaction history, contact Steam Support, and demand that they return Big Band to you.

You paid good money for it.

Originally posted by Saibaiman Rebelde:
So i used to play skullgirls on another computer now im forced to use a laptop, the thing is that i cant use big band here, it says that i have to buy him again but i do have squigly and the colour bundle any idea whats the problem?
Chrono_Tata Aug 24, 2014 @ 9:04am 
Go to your library, right click Skullgirls, select properties, look in the DLC tab. If you have really bought Big Band, then he should be listed there. If not, then you probably never bought him and you were just playing him on the beta.

If he's listed there, then try restarting Steam, or uninstalling and reinstalling.
Koosalagoopagoop Aug 24, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
Maybe im confused but wasn't big band free for whoever played him the first 2 months? well ive been playing this game since it came out on steam day 1 i though they gave him for free, anyway i checked that and it says that i have the squigly and the pallete colour bundle but not big band ansomething is really strange because i have played with him multiple times on the regular game , not endless beta.
Arcana Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:27pm 
are you sure it wasnt endless beta?
xl0e Aug 24, 2014 @ 2:28pm 
Originally posted by Saibaiman Rebelde:
Maybe im confused but wasn't big band free for whoever played him the first 2 months? well ive been playing this game since it came out on steam day 1 i though they gave him for free, anyway i checked that and it says that i have the squigly and the pallete colour bundle but not big band ansomething is really strange because i have played with him multiple times on the regular game , not endless beta.
This was a catch and I almost got myself caught.
B.Band was free for three months. During that time you could play him without owning DLC. But to continue playing him you had to go to DLC's store page and "buy" him for free. It was more of a ritual than something that actually make sense. Now you have to pay money for him.

My advice: wait for sale or ditch SG.
Chrono_Tata Aug 24, 2014 @ 7:00pm 
Originally posted by xl0e:
This was a catch and I almost got myself caught.
B.Band was free for three months. During that time you could play him without owning DLC. But to continue playing him you had to go to DLC's store page and "buy" him for free. It was more of a ritual than something that actually make sense. Now you have to pay money for him.

My advice: wait for sale or ditch SG.
It's not just a "ritual". Big Band is available for testing for everyone in the Beta version of Skullgirls (including people who haven't paid for him since would be kind of a ♥♥♥♥ move to ask people to pay to test things). If you want to play him in the full game, you have to go and get him in the Steam store, where he was free for 3 months after his release. The beta and the full game count as separate games and there wasn't really a better way for them to do that with the way Steam does thing. This has been communicated multiple times through several channels. I do sympathise with people who miss out on it because they don't follow Skullgirls regularly and haven't read up on this, but the fact that Lab Zero has been giving the DLCs out completely free even to people who didn't support the original crowdfunding campaign is more than reasonable.

Originally posted by Saibaiman Rebelde:
Maybe im confused but wasn't big band free for whoever played him the first 2 months? well ive been playing this game since it came out on steam day 1 i though they gave him for free, anyway i checked that and it says that i have the squigly and the pallete colour bundle but not big band ansomething is really strange because i have played with him multiple times on the regular game , not endless beta.
If you have played him on the regular game, then you must have "bought" him (for free) at some point and Steam should have sent you a receipt for it. If you have the receipt for it, then contact Steam support and then ask them to sort out the situation for you.
xl0e Aug 25, 2014 @ 1:39am 
Originally posted by Chrono_Tata:
It's not just a "ritual".
I did not say this is `just a "ritual"`.
I might be mistaken than I was able to play him before "bying" him. The one thing for sure: Big Band is shown normally at every character select screen even if you don't own the DLC.
This has been communicated multiple times through several channels.
From the way Big Band DLC was "communicated" on Steam it looks like a scam.

Let's start from positive example.
Here is how you tell people that you released a DLC that is free for some time:
The <Fun DLC>, all new content for <Awesome game> is Now Available on Steam and is absolutely free today only*!
<gibberish>
*Offer ends <some point in time>

end of citation

Now look at Big Band news:
Skullgirls: Big Band, all new content for Unknown app (sic!) is Now Available on Steam and is completely free for owners of the base game!
<gibberish>

end of citation
Notice there is not a word about Big Band being free for limited time.

And here is Big Band announcement in Steam community:
<freaking page of irrelevant gibberish (about Mike's heritage, I assume)>
<gibberish>
"Buy" him for free, anytime in the next three months. If you don't, you'll have to buy him for real, and goodness knows nobody should have to do that.
<gibberish>
<other game updates>
<picture of Bella's underwear>
<other game updates>

end of citation
Notice how information about Big Band being free for limited time are hidden between gibberish, game updates and pantsu shots.

So we have it: one really cool company was honest and clear about DLC being free for limited time (and it was really cool PR move); LabZero lied anf tried to hide the truth. Not cool, LabZero, not cool.
ath Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:10am 
man why are you still here?
we know you don't like the game, we know labzero is evil, for you've been telling us all this for ages (i've been here for only a month or so, but I imagine you were rampaging way before my time)
and now it's the crazy paranoia about DLC manipulation

you don't even PLAY the game do you?
please leave, you're making me sad
xl0e Aug 25, 2014 @ 2:22pm 
Originally posted by ATH:
man why are you still here?
we know you don't like the game, we know labzero is evil, for you've been telling us all this for ages (i've been here for only a month or so, but I imagine you were rampaging way before my time)
and now it's the crazy paranoia about DLC manipulation

you don't even PLAY the game do you?
please leave, you're making me sad
You've got wild imagination. I'm "rampaging" here for little over a month. I posted something earlier this summer but realized, that while I waste my time here on PR monkeys (they work for bananas, you know) from SH forums, I'm not getting better at SG - in fact, I'm getting worse. So I quit this forums to research and play the game. And you should do so: leave to play the game and get better.
I quit now, so it's time to apply knowledge and experience obtained.

Unfortunately, it is not "crazy paranoia" - this is how Big Band release was communicated to Steam users. And here is the result: confused users and forum threads created by them. This is all as real as can be here, proof links provided.

Why LabZero (or Marvelous AQL) announced Big Band's release this way? I see two possible reasons: stupid greed or general stupidity. I don't know which one, honestly.

I know one thing for sure. SG would be better without lies in news, poorly written announcements and players' confusion. But you know, if no one says that Big Band's release was announced poorly, the same thing will happen to Eliza, Beowulf and Robo-Fortune.

That's it. Be sad.
Arcana Aug 25, 2014 @ 6:51pm 
im pretty sure they have said several times that the said that if "you BUY [the DLC] for free then you own them forever" or something like that
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