And that's the reason we ask the question.....because there is an answer that's better than "Who knows?" So let them answer the question.
As for the post above about the appearance to the casual gamer......you mean the way it appears to the majority of gamers......as in all of them who don't frequent this forum regularly.
you would think most would realize that if you only get the people who frequent this forum to buy the game,...the game will be a huge financial failure...so you might want to have an answer for those "other" gamers.
Actually i said the casual observer, and what I meant is that I can see very easily why people have a "WTF" moment when they see the price hasnt changed. I wasnt trying to draw a distinction between casual gamers and hardcore gamers, if that is what you were thinking. Overall, I don't fault people in the least for reacting, at least at the beginning, with a ?. Its definitely odd. But the fact that its still a good price and the fact, that most likely, there some constraints Matrix has on the pricing of the game (like if its too low it will eat into the actual board-game sales) I just dont see it as an issue to get too worked up about.
If they did lower it would I have a "WTF" moment and complain, because I paid more for books that I didnt necessarily want? Nope. The game has been worth the price, and I would have felt fine paying $99 for it without the books.
My mistake on the casual thing,...it indeed was what I was thinking.
My point is this game has to have a larger market audience than those few here on the forums.......those that now the whole story behind the pricing so far. So there will be a lot of people (hopefully) that will want to know why the download "no books" version costs the same as the physical "books included" version. Especially given the high quality of the books,.... they have to be a good chunk of the games cost.