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Virsalus May 29, 2016 @ 4:18am
Making people pay for promise certificates...genius
Just in a very devilish way.
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zarf_home  [developer] May 30, 2016 @ 9:04pm 
Thanks! I was hoping people would be amused.

(And I hope some people will put down money for it, of course. But that's not a requirement.)
I think it's cute and I see the tryhard l33t "I beat Dark Souls in an hour" bros buying it.

very clever and I hope Steam forum posters see it as just a joke and don't pull out the pitchforks on you, because Steam forum posters are really, really, really dumb.
Virsalus Jun 6, 2016 @ 3:12am 
It's not just the Steam forums though... The internet itself tends to attract people of a rather toxic attitude.
Andeh Jun 20, 2016 @ 8:52am 
I'm not interested in the game, or DLC. Only saw this on 'new releases', and it caught my eye because it was a high price DLC.

I get that it's a joke, but you're probably gonna get a few angry folk buying it because they don't read and think it's a DLC full of content. It's a cool idea though, I guess it can act as a method of donation if people like the game enough to feel they wish to reward you further. But maybe the price is a bit too high?

I might follow this DLC just to see what happens.
Treadlight Jun 20, 2016 @ 11:36am 
I personally see and appreciate the DLC for what it is; I think it's kind of amazing.

However, the rather high pricetag on it—and the fact that it can actually be purchased—seems to make the people I show this to feel slightly unsettled by it at first...
Gaz Blackheart Jun 20, 2016 @ 1:44pm 
yea I was like lolwut are they seriously charging like 4 times the price of the game for nothing.
This is a hilarious joke and if anyone gets mad at the DLC they are complete idiots.
then again, this is the Steam Forums... the cesspool of the internet.. we're not exactly dealing with bright people here.
zarf_home  [developer] Jun 20, 2016 @ 6:00pm 
Really, I think everyone gets the joke. I haven't gotten any really angry comments.

Sure, there's always someone who says "It should be cheaper!" but that's true of every price tag on Steam. You learn not to sweat it.
Virsalus Jun 20, 2016 @ 9:54pm 
Will probably go on sale at 99% off at some point anyway.
Namekujisennin Jun 21, 2016 @ 2:36am 
I feel obligated to tell the author that Steam seems to be posting the DLC free: a bad-intentioned soul could save the image, edit the watermark and print it!
Edit: Ah, nevermind, I didn't notice the smudged signing.
(By the way, awesome work on the client: the autosave on quit is such a wonderful luxury.)
Last edited by Namekujisennin; Jun 21, 2016 @ 3:06am
Virsalus Jun 21, 2016 @ 6:50am 
Do you mean the big fat watermark that says "SAMPLE"?
zielo3 Jun 21, 2016 @ 7:24am 
I Promise i bought this DLC in next 2-3 weeks when i will work in McDonald for Got money for this <3
zarf_home  [developer] Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:37am 
Autosave: thanks! This feature is also available in the Lectrote interpreter (an IF interpreter for Glulx games, which I used as the base software for this app.)

I can promise that the DLC will never go on sale. :) In fact maybe I should increase the price slowly over time...

Yes, the sample certificate image has a rubbed-out signature as well as the watermark. I also reduced the resolution and washed out the fine detail, just to make the point.
Virsalus Jun 21, 2016 @ 8:50am 
Please release the DLC sale numbers at some point. I would love to know how many people actually let themselves be suckered into buying it.
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