From: Reading, PA
Some good points have been made about 1.87 being a beta. Those of us that wanted to keep up and help be a contributing factor in the evolution of this game are stuck with a beta if we decide that we don't want to buy or cannot afford the commercial version coming out next week. That leaves us in a bit of a pickle because I'm sure that a free 1.86 is no longer being made available. Does anyone really think that we would have willingly upgraded to a new beta if we knew that it was the end of the line for that version without having to pay for a new one? And I'm getting a little tired of seeing the line to the tune of 'you may want to buy it because a) you want to support the product or b) you feel good about all the free stuff you've been given.' Your Jedi mind tricks will not work on me. No one made any one give anything away so drop the subliminal guilt tripping in post after post. It just makes me less inclined to spend my money at Wolverine. Hell, I still have a virtually unplayed OOTP X to go back to.
From the OOTP website:
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I don't think i'd complain about price if this is the case?
I'm not really sure what you're getting at. Hundreds, maybe even thousands, I don't know the customer base, were able to buy OOTP X for $29.99, $5 less than what Wolverine is going to be asking for Puresim. Even now, OOTP is only $5 more than what Wolverine is going to be asking for Puresim. If I was in the market for a game, compared the list of product features, reviews, fanbase, etc., I'm quite sure I would pick OOTP if it was only $5 more, as there is much than $5 difference under the hood. The only thing that enticed back into the baseball fold in 2007 or 2008 was that Matrix was offering Puresim 2007 at a discount. I think I paid $19.99 for it. It was listing for $29.99, I believe. After playing it for a year or more, and seeing that I could now OOTP, after demoing it, for only $10 more, I went for it. I still like Puresim better but long for some of the features that are in OOTP. My point at the end of this post is that $35 for Puresim seems steep to me, and I'm curious as to why someone would pay that if they can get OOTP for $5 more. Those are the only 2 games in the genre I'm familiar with so I can't make a comment about how any others compare.
J.G. Wrathchild, Manager, St. Louis Cardinals (1900-1906), Brooklyn Superbas (1907, 1908)