Red tide and the Cold War Collection bundle were released at the same time, as well as the news where the details of the bundle were mentioned and explained, both on the Matrix website and on Steam.
I am very sorry if someone in the "rush" to buy red tide has not read the description and seen the bundle,
but your considerations will be kept in mind for the next possible discounts.
Thanks for the prompt reply, and I can't speak for anyone else, but I was in a "Rush" to purchase Red Tide and only saw the discount after purchase.
I'm a loyal CMANO/CMO player and won't be like some and pitch a hissy-fit about missing out on a discount. Sure it would have been nice, but I was waiting with great anticipation from the first announcement of Red Tide. So, for me anyway, it's not like I will make some claims about poor communication or ripping off "old" customers. I don't think that, though who knows, maybe others will, sadly. I certainly hope NOT. Hopefully like you indicated, maybe this can be some sort of learning process for Matrix, Slitherine and others involved to work on the lines of communication for future releases.
I love the product, likely always will and this minor detail won't deter me from future purchases.
Time to go fire Up Red Tide for the first time, now that I am no longer at work or sleeping.
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