ORIGINAL: Oleg Mastruko
Hm. I see where you come from, but 30+ GPB is not all that much really, for a game that will give you hours and hours and HOURS of enjoyment.
I have two kids and wife to feed as well, and I gotta feed them (OK wife works too ) on a Croatian wage (salary? whatever is the correct term) which is like, well I don't know how much excatly, but certainly significanty lower than your average UK pay. I see you're software engineer, so you gotta be making some decent money in UK.
So I'd understand if you said something to the tune of "I hate paying excessive shipping costs" (as we all do) but to say 40 GBP is too much for a game as revolutionary, important, polished and enjoyable as HTTR - I simply don't buy it. I respect your opinion though, and won't be "harassing" you to buy something you don't want
Well...I didn't want to start WWIII!
No. I understand that the game will give hours of enjoyment. And I'm sure, if I were to weigh up how long I would play it and how much it costs, for example with a £31.00 subscription to torture my body at the gym, then I see exactly what value I would be getting.
What I really meant to come from the post was this....sure I'm not short of a bob or two....neither am I loaded. But I have a limited amount of money I am "willing" to spend on games. This enables me to have money for other things (family included). Right now, I am sitting with £65.00 in GAME vouchers (for birthday presents). Now, if HTTR were in GAME, it would be for £29.99 and I'd buy it. But I'm not paying over the odds for something when I shouldn't have to...
If I'm lucky, I'll buy 1 game every two months. The sad fact is...if HTTR were in a store in the UK now - I'd have it...unfortunately, my GAME vouchers will be going to Doom 3 and Half Life 2 and - if I can beg borrow or steal money from somewhere - Far Cry.
I may be giving the impression that I am not really a wargamer....not true. Whilst I am certainly not a hardcore wargamer, I do love the strategy of war.
As for our lives being similar - may I suggest Oleg - that you don't understand English woman - where you are in charge of your household and it's finances, I am merely a servant to the great one! (that was humour)
I AM the Law!