Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer

Rising Storm/Red Orchestra 2 Multiplayer

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DokHope Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:29pm
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Typpi Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:34pm 
Also paid for it a while ago, then there was rising storm which also included RO2 so i was allready disappointed. But now it becomes free for one day? What the hell did i spend money for then?
It was one of the few games which i didnt buy on sale because i dont have much money to spend for video games, and now you get fooled like this? Didnt ever see such thing in my video game life.
Anyway, everyone who gets it for free have fun and enjoy the game.
Last edited by Typpi; Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:34pm
joejoebuckbuck Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:38pm 
It's a general rule of thumb that you should never ever preorder anything unless you trust the developers completely. With most games it's just too big of a risk, why should you buy something before it's even out? A smart consumer waits until reviews come out so they don't end up with a $60 bland or bad game. The only games I'm going to be preordering are The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth and Mewgenics, because I trust Team Meat and I have over 300 hours in the first Isaac.
[TW]Yoshiro  [developer] Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:45pm 
We have added free content to RO 2, and will will continue to add more. However with RO 1 we overspent and almost ran ourselves out of business. With KF we have found a way to monetize new free content with some DLC.

We didn't think the DLC route would work with the RO fan base so we went with the expansion route (Rising Storm, which also added the most content to any of our game ever). But as I said, we continue to work on more content for RO 2 (and RS), we just have to be a bit more financially responsible about it then we were in the RO 1 days.

I'll be able to talk about our next content update in the near future.
AhPeckas Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:50pm 
Outside of my last console game purshase (Guitar Hero) RS is the only game that I have pre-ordered. RO2 had that much of an effect on me. Tripwire does LOTS of sales and this is actually not surprising at all. If you like the game and the company, consider your purchase a "donation" and if it left a sour taste in your mouth, dont do it anymore. I personally dont buy any games full price, or above $5-10 for that matter.
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Critical Tony Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:51pm 
The game is nearly 3 years old now and it is just a stunt to entice more players which will hopefully give the game more life.

I can see where you are coming from, but you did get perks when you pre-ordered.

I agree on the no pre-ordering message. I can't think of one time where I've pre-ordered and it has been a good thing. All games seem to be broke or not fit for purpose on release these days.
Abel Apr 23, 2014 @ 3:54pm 
This is the same argument as the "I bought the game and now it's on sale for less than what i paid" threads
Fuse Apr 23, 2014 @ 4:38pm 
It was the logical thing to do I guess, the only way to boost the current player-base and attract potential customers to buy other Tripwire products. So you can say this is beneficial to all parties.

I think the sales just reached a certain low where you practically have to give the product away just to keep customers interested in what you have to offer. That's why RS will be on sale this weekend, to boosts sales and actually make some money out of the franchise. Also these people might buy future DLC for the game or maybe even RO3. It's a great way to promote your company because people love things that are "free".

It's a very simple and effective business strategy which is used by lots of companies. Every time you see a commercial where something is "free" or you get a "discount" it's purely to persuade you to buy something else, usually things linked to those products.

Another persuasive strategy is the extras you get with pre-purchasing something. Just like "free" people also like "extra" or "special".

Also there's been lots of free content for both RO2 and RS and don't forget you got to play the game for almost 3 years before it went F2P(for a short time). This is just the next logical step to take for the company and their community.

I am glad I've payed full-price on both games, money & time well spent. My money keeps Tripwire going and Tripwire's new content keeps me going.
Last edited by Fuse; Apr 23, 2014 @ 11:31pm
UnluckyDuckie Apr 23, 2014 @ 4:50pm 
You get more people to play with, after all these years since RO2's been out and almost clear of a playerbase. How can you be complaining at all?

Seriously some people spend like $49,99 and feel like it's some sort of blood oath with the developers. News flash: It isn't. The game's been dead for a while and now they've brought it back under the hopes people will like it enough to support by purchasing Rising Storm (something you didn't).

Keeping the game at base price with no interest vs. potentially getting more people into the series by distributing it free for a day. There's no contest on what's the wiser choice.
SCUM Apr 23, 2014 @ 4:56pm 
It is kinda naff paying for something and then seeing people get it free later down the line, but its about playerbases more than anything. RO2 had a really, really rough start and Tripwire did deserve multiple slaps for that (rule I have: Wait a year with future Tripwiere products, on release they are usually a bit messy). The end result was a lot of hype from magazines and sites such as PC Gamer etc... and a really big mess that was quickly abandoned by a lot of people. Without a playerbase, you have no multiplayer game.

With Rising Storm you have the full product now and RO2 is kind of the broken second choice. Its not really the game you want and, as such, its sales are gonna be rather poor to an informed customer. If you have a bargin bin item nobody wants, give it away. Its a good way of promoting a product.
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Arthur Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:05pm 
Never pre-order anything. It's a scam to make you get a poor game before the reviews have hit. Spend MORE money to get the game an hour earlier while missing reviews, sales, and everything else?
No thanks.
As for Tripewire: support-schmort. I'm partially disillusioned what with how much DLC they're farting out on Killing Floor.
Fraggin' Dragon Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:38pm 
Hang on, are people getting the game forever or is it just for one day?
CharlieDontSurf Apr 23, 2014 @ 5:46pm 
Preorders are silly, just don't take part. What you should of been angry about is that RO2 is not near as good or complex as RO1. It is inferior to its predecessor. Basically the worst games I've had of DH and RO1 were still more fun than my best games of Ro2. No exageration. The lack of meaningful updates didn't help.

I don't see why you are angry about the RS situation, apparently the company never explicitly said RO2 buyers would get a free full version. It's nice of them to demo it the way they did, hell, maybe they should let anyone with a steam account play as rifleman in RO1 and RO2, it's not a bad concept. Just let players pick up fallen equipment on the field, but start them with a bolt action rifle and maybe a handgun. This would ensure that servers would always be full. But, hey, that would be a good idea that would make them lots of money.
dirtyCAT Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:11pm 
Its a multiplayer game.
By going free those, like myself, who paid full price will now have more people to play with. Depending on what region you live in - that is a HUGE deal.

So we are getting MORE value out of our original purchase now that it has gone free. Who cares what others pay or paid. You purchased the game and you get your own enjoyment from it.

So if you are crying about this. Grow up. If the initial spend was enough to cause you stress this far down the road then you really shouldn't be spending that money on games.
Galleon Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:28pm 
I feel you man.
First of all i don't understand why people flame you for having an opinion.
You invested in this game and i feel that it is your right to have a second thought on the complany and this free day especially since you preordered.
As a RO2 owner I understand the need to increase the playerbase but i think it's weird that you needed to make the game free and not just have a bigger discount.
Also there is nothing to differentiate between you and the a guy who got it for free.

My only complaint about this is that Rising storm buyers got more of a bargain than RO2 ones.
Since you are limited to a certain class.

All in all i'm rather okay with it except some of the points there but i still think it's weird you have to make it free and not just make a discount on it.
Fuse Apr 23, 2014 @ 6:33pm 
Well it has been on Humble Bundle for a dollar :)
So I guess this is a way to lure in all the people who don't know HB or still weren't sure to buy it(even for a dollar or a fiver).
Like I said earlier, this is more of a strategy to increase playerbase and potential customerbase.
Last edited by Fuse; Apr 23, 2014 @ 11:28pm
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