For a game of this size and scope, $99 is arguably ON PAR with other huge grognard games that Matrix has released. It was a steal when they released it (AND you got books!)
But people complained due to customs/additional shipping etc, and asked for a DL only version.
They gave it to you. End of story, guys. Sheesh.
What are you talking about... They still put on taxes which brings this game that has NO AI up to a total of
about 140$ us
Someone, dunno WHO, but someone has done some seriously wrong Price/demand calculations.
There are games out there that has cost hundreds of millions of dollars to produce and they sell for 70-80 bucks,
and said with deep respect for this one mans huge effort, it have not cost a fraction of that.
If they actually sold it at a resonable Price, more people would buy it, i know i certainly would. This would create
more revenue and they would earn more Money AND they would have a lot of very satisfied and loyal customers, instead
of no customers and small income.
Can you do us a favour please? Its easy to spout anything that comes into your head and present it as fact, but how about you provide some facts to support what you say?
On what basis do you matter of factly state the price/demand calculations are wrong?
On what basis do you matter of factly state that the price charged is not reasonable?
What prey tell, is a "reasonable price"? Reasonable for who? Matrix? The customers? The developer? ADG? who? Please confirm the economics of the deal to justify such comments and enable us to understand.
What research have you done such that you know a drop in price guarantees a higher revenue - where is that price, and how many people will buy at which price? If my local Mercedes dealer sold a CLK at a reasonable price I know I would certainly buy it. The price I could afford it at would bankrupt Mercedes, but hey, lets not let cold economic facts of life get in the way.
The game is the game at the moment, warts and all, good and bad. How will getting more customers, guarantee more very satisfied and loyal customers - what like Dabrion you mean?
No customers and no income? Please explain further.
Finally, if dropping price is a retailers nirvana for happy, prosperous trading, please tell us why any company goes out of business.
Thank-you. I look forward to your detailed response
Anybody is entitled upon his or her opinion on the price of the game. If it is too high, don't buy it...
These questions are way out of line and don't have to be answered by anyone, be it Matrix or any other person.
It's simple enough to disagree on what is a reasonable price or not.
I never went to university so lets make sure I have this right.
A poster comes on matter of factly stating that Matrix has the price completely wrong - such that they are unreasonable and, as a result, have no customers and no income.
I ask said poster to back up said "facts" - and that's out of line?
Yes. You don't have any facts either which supports the way Matrix set his prices. You don't know the contract with ADG, you know exactly the same as the poster, which is absolutely nothing, same as the poster who gives his opinion about the price of this game.
I could turn all those question around to you, asking you for the details to prove that you are right. You can't do so either.
Therefore, it's Matrix who can react, not anyone else. You aren't employed by Matrix and I don't think it wise to argue about the game price. It's set and that's it. And anyone here might say it's too high and Matrix isn't therefore maximising profits out of sales. That's their opinion and we should respect this and not ask questions which can't be answered by you (for proving the price is right) or by the other person (for proving the price is wrong).
Which means you have completely missed the point - I mean completely.
Please point to me EXACTLY where I have said at any time, that I know what the economics are, that I know Matrix have it right? I have said no such thing.
I have said that its for the shareholders of Matrix to decide what is right - they are the people with money invested in this thing, its their business, their right to charge what they want.
I have said previously, that I am happy with my purchase and that the game is worth the cost to me. I have said nothing about anyone else's view.
England expects that every man will do his duty. Horatio Nelson October 1805