From: Alexandria, VA
Irrelevant's hit the nail on the head...
The people interested in this game have been waiting for it since Pacwar came out. There aren't many of us, and the sad fact is that a game like this will not likely appeal to the VAST majority of gamers out there. We wanted this game since Pacwar came out, just like GG did, and we would pay any price for it. Grigsby created the game he always wanted, and 2by3/Matrix knew they weren't going to make a ton of money on it. Break even was I think the original goal. Basically this game was built for a small market, and other games such as HTTR, the Mega Campaigns, etc., were the "popular/profit" types. While it would be great if more people bought WiTP, chances are that we've come close to getting everyone who will.
The fact that someone is complaining about a $70 price tag for this game tells me (and I truly mean no offense) that WITP is probably not for them. Hardcore grognard does not mean someone who boots up the flight simulator, even one as nice as Pacific Fighters, and calls it quits after an hour or two. WiTP is a multi-year commitment for most of us PBEM players, and given that fact, $70 is pennies compared to the enjoyment we're getting out of the game. And trust me, I'm on student loans right now, so $70 is ALWAYS a big deal to me.
So in closing, if the $70 is a problem for you, maybe you'd be more comfortable with a HTTR or similar type game. This one's the big dog, and it really isn't for everyone. You'll be playing it for a decade or more, or else you'll hate it. There's no in between.
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