I think the guys who are complaining here on price never were planning to buy the game in the first place. They just like something to whine about. If you are a serious wargamer and you appreciate the time and effort that is put into a good game, then you don't complain about it, you save your money and you buy it.
I think those of you who are whining aren't REAL GAMERS, you're pacifists with too much time on your hands. Real gamers bought the game and are playing it or are reading the boards, saving their money and waiting until they can afford to purchase it.
This thread is not only the most ridiculous diatribe I have ever seen, it's the most wasted time any group of people have spent their time on. I feel bad that the good gamers have become bogged down debating this topic with these time wasting whiners.
If you want something to complain about, go down to the Gulf and bother BP. Then you would be doing something constructive.
Geez, how lame. Now you just wasted some of my time.
There's nothing I hate more than someone who calls another a whiner. It's rude, condescending, and insulting. I also commented on the price in this thread as many others did. A lot of us provided some good arguments as to why we think it's too much green for a game. However, despite the cost, some of us plan on purchasing it. And I'm sure there are some on here who will never even consider it.
I'm so sorry that you feel that this is the most "ridiculous diatribe" you've ever seen. Personally speaking, the next time I post or reply to a thread, I'll think twice to ensure I don't piss you off.
I'll bet you are one of those people who go down to your favorite product company and stand outside with a sign in front and complain about how expensive their merchandise is. How ludicrous. Only on the internet do people do these kinds of things.
You've deduced all of that from my reply to your arrogant attitude? Congratulations! If you'd done any fact checking at all, you wouldn't have made such a comment. But sometimes a defensive, knee-jerk reaction is understandable--even if you're implications are completely uncharacteristic of your target.
Seriously bretg80, people DO feel this game is way over-priced. However, it's not as black and white as you make it seem. A lot of the folks that had gripes kept a keen eye on the BfTB forums. Some of them realized that the game is actually really damn good and decided to make the purchase. Others still are biding their time and waiting to read more reviews. And some folks are saving their pennies so they can eventually afford to purchase it. In the end, if Panther's made a good game, which they have, it will sell.
While you look at this as whining and complaining, Matrix and Panther Games understand where people are coming from. That's why they allow us to speak our mind here. I don't think anyone's feelings are getting hurt in the process. Everyone here knows that Panther Games makes excellent products, and Panther Games knows we know. So, I don't think they take any of this personally. If anything, they can learn what their fanbase is thinking and use it to their advantage from a marketing perspective in the future.
Do I think it's expensive? Hell yes. Will I buy it? Probably as I have all of their other products. That doesn't make it a moot point though. I'm just sayin...
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