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amusquiz Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:07pm
I lose interest every year...
You know two or three years ago I would've purchased this game full price no problem. But every time there is a sale the dlc size increases and its still 10% off for 30$. That's a lot of money for an indie game and when you put into account the complaints on this forum from new players about the combat and other issues.

50% off is reasonable, 10% is a slap on the wrist for not wanting to pay full price for a game that might sit on your library for years. Its not like the developer isn't making anything off of it either, he added 50$ worth of dlc to it. Now before you say "He worked hard on it!" this is a game that has an active mod community.

A mod community that has kept this game on life support, let that sink in for a second. We're paying 34$ or if my conspiracy theory is correct 30$ for a game that you must mod in order for it to become playable? Its not like its 50% off and he's losing money, he has an entire portion of the community who hold off for a sale that'll never come.

When I researched into the problem I only got an outdated reddit post from three years ago. This game is a full release now, with paid dlc not some cheap 5$ game where 50% would murder it. And I'm aware development is hard, I've been modding for six years now. Even working deadlines to the point of needing to release emergency patches. But if I made a similar game I'd make sure to make it a fair price and not rely so heavily on the modding community.

Though this isn't a post on if the game is good or bad, there is a lot of well documented good games I wouldn't buy due to the dlc price alone. And a lot of terrible games I paid full price for like fallout 4 or DayZ (added day 1 dlc a soon as it got out of early access) I'm not about to make the mistake again.
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Hoki Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:08pm 
... and here we go again... :giselledeadpan:
MortVent Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:15pm 
No loss for anyone if you don't buy but you. The game is worth it at full price, regardless of any complaints about sale prices on a luxury item.

After all you don't scream and throw tantrums outside a car dealership for only offering a 10 percent drop in price on that sports car
identity001 Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:15pm 
There is not a Tripple A title in existence anymore that doesn't need to be modded to life. And if you enjoy the vanilla version of literally any Tripple A title that has come out in the last 10 years, you will enjoy the Vanilla unmodded version of this game.

I have a 4.2k dollar computer that can literally play literally anything on maximum everything and here I am, playing Rimworld.

Seriously, this game is amazing. Take your whiny ass somewhere else we don't need you in our community.
Astasia Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:24pm 
You don't need to mod the game to enjoy it, it's not on "life support" as it's still getting large updates from the devs. Most complaints on the forum about things are people not understanding game mechanics, it's a deep game and takes a bit to master. There's a reason it's one of the highest rated games on Steam.

If you don't want to pay $31, don't, go play something else. Nobody really cares. The dev doesn't need your lunch money, he has chosen to respect the investment made by early backers for as long as possible. You aren't going to get the game for less than backers paid for probably a few more years.
Clam Slamwich Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:41pm 
Right on schedule!
amusquiz Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:42pm 
Originally posted by Astasia:
You don't need to mod the game to enjoy it, it's not on "life support" as it's still getting large updates from the devs. Most complaints on the forum about things are people not understanding game mechanics, it's a deep game and takes a bit to master. There's a reason it's one of the highest rated games on Steam.

If you don't want to pay $31, don't, go play something else. Nobody really cares. The dev doesn't need your lunch money, he has chosen to respect the investment made by early backers for as long as possible. You aren't going to get the game for less than backers paid for probably a few more years.

"Devaluing backers", you paid for a game to be made, a game you claim you're so happy with. If that is the case why would it feel bad if someone got a copy for less? You got what you wanted and the developer was given the funds to make it.
Astasia Dec 25, 2020 @ 2:51pm 
Originally posted by amusquiz:
"Devaluing backers", you paid for a game to be made, a game you claim you're so happy with. If that is the case why would it feel bad if someone got a copy for less? You got what you wanted and the developer was given the funds to make it.

Nah, you misunderstand. When he releases his next game in an early alpha stage I'll probably be right there on day one putting my money down feeling good about the idea that it's not going to quickly go on sale. I'm not here to donate money to charity, I want to buy a game at a fair price, but I'm willing to buy it early if it helps the dev and I'm not getting ripped off.

$30 is a fair price, I have 1500+ hours in the game, it's the best deal I've ever gotten on anything in my life.
amusquiz Dec 25, 2020 @ 3:40pm 
Originally posted by Astasia:
Originally posted by amusquiz:
"Devaluing backers", you paid for a game to be made, a game you claim you're so happy with. If that is the case why would it feel bad if someone got a copy for less? You got what you wanted and the developer was given the funds to make it.

Nah, you misunderstand. When he releases his next game in an early alpha stage I'll probably be right there on day one putting my money down feeling good about the idea that it's not going to quickly go on sale. I'm not here to donate money to charity, I want to buy a game at a fair price, but I'm willing to buy it early if it helps the dev and I'm not getting ripped off.

$30 is a fair price, I have 1500+ hours in the game, it's the best deal I've ever gotten on anything in my life.

1 year maybe but the game's been out for years and well out of kickstarter. Plus if he did make another game it probably won't be on kick starter.
MortVent Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:11pm 
The main reason you see sale prices dropping to 1/2 off is because of economics. Aka the game is not selling well enough, which is not the case for rimworld.

Major discounts happen because a game has poor sales performance or is not moving units at a reasonable rate.

You'll have to wait till Rimworld is not a top seller on multiple sites for bigger discounts. Complaining and begging for a bigger discount if anything will convince him to avoid it, for the better class of customers.
1.21 gigawatts Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:12pm 
*puts on top hat and monocle while twirling mustache and laughing in dollar signs*
zebra03 Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:16pm 
Originally posted by Astasia:
You don't need to mod the game to enjoy it, it's not on "life support" as it's still getting large updates from the devs.
Last update was at September 12th and also royalty is the only major content update
Last edited by zebra03; Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:18pm
amusquiz Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by MortVent:
The main reason you see sale prices dropping to 1/2 off is because of economics. Aka the game is not selling well enough, which is not the case for rimworld.

Major discounts happen because a game has poor sales performance or is not moving units at a reasonable rate.

You'll have to wait till Rimworld is not a top seller on multiple sites for bigger discounts. Complaining and begging for a bigger discount if anything will convince him to avoid it, for the better class of customers.

Top selling games on steam go on sale all the time, just not this one. Even among us goes on sale despite being a youtube sensation and f2p on mobile.
Astasia Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:23pm 
Originally posted by zebra03:
Originally posted by Astasia:
You don't need to mod the game to enjoy it, it's not on "life support" as it's still getting large updates from the devs.
Last update was at September 12th

Ya and there's something else being worked on in the dev branch codenamed "Kepler" which is probably going to be a new DLC or big content patch, and an update to internal testing 2 days ago. There was a year of silence and 0 updates between 1.0 and 1.1/Royalty, the dev is not very vocal and doesn't seem to feel the need to hype things at this point.
Bozobub Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:26pm 
Originally posted by zebra03:
Last update was at September 12th and also royalty is the only major content update
And you missed the epic whining, when that update went live, as all the users whom forgot to use a mod manager and make local copies of mods, found out rolling back updates is a pain in the butt without some forethought.

So yeah, no. The game is neither static and dead, nor is it banging along at a breakneck pace. There's been no lack for consistent, real updates to both the "vanilla" game and the Royalty DLC, but they haven't been *irresponsible* about the process in any way.

Whine less, please. It's perfectly legit to not want ANY product any ANY price, but that doesn't somehow make it a moral failing of the seller. Just don't buy it and move on, but know that leaves you in the minority, as assessments of the game tend to go.
Last edited by Bozobub; Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:26pm
MortVent Dec 25, 2020 @ 4:33pm 
Originally posted by amusquiz:
Originally posted by MortVent:
The main reason you see sale prices dropping to 1/2 off is because of economics. Aka the game is not selling well enough, which is not the case for rimworld.

Major discounts happen because a game has poor sales performance or is not moving units at a reasonable rate.

You'll have to wait till Rimworld is not a top seller on multiple sites for bigger discounts. Complaining and begging for a bigger discount if anything will convince him to avoid it, for the better class of customers.

Top selling games on steam go on sale all the time, just not this one. Even among us goes on sale despite being a youtube sensation and f2p on mobile.

And that ignores the fact the dev determines if the game is selling well enough without catering to people begging for a discount. Where others are ready to get the most sales possible.

Seems Rimworld is about quality of customers over quantity
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