Let me ask you this. If you bought a product for 1.99 then a year and half later wanted to buy the same product for 24.99. That's fine fore collectables and coins but not for computer games. Enough said? Or do you want to debate this further ? It looks like there is a committee of "three"here.
Mr. E. hay mr I what do you think we should charge for this game?
Mr. I. . I don't know how much do you think we can get out of a three year old game?
Mr. E. I dont know how about 40-50?
Mr. I. That seems steep but we do want to go to Orlando this year...
mr. P. we better lock this thread if people found out they could buy this game for 1.99 All hell will happen. We want people to buy this game!
Mr. I. How about 39.99
Mr. E. holy sh@t 1.99!!!!! How about 29.99
Mr. I. What about 24.99 and promise the people a new dcl and patch?
Mr.E. would that work? I can delay a patch and dcl I'm really good at that.
Mr.I. Yes!!! I will promise an iPad version that I of course have no intention of delivering! Just like I did with panzer corps!!
Mr. P. your a genius mr I !!!! But then again we are from the same country!
Mr. E. I will lock this thread if it gets out of control and ban rogo727!
Mr. I. That will show him!!!
Mr. I. Agreed. Make it happen.
Mr. E see you in Orlando mr. I AND P
Mr. I. Take care see you then
Mr. p :)
ORIGINAL: The Gray Mouser
Please spare me. I'm not a "yes" man like you and most on here. And I can see by this you never worked a day in retail. Please don't BS me. I've seen it all. The way matrix/slitheine alienates its so called loyal customers is downright astounding. I often wonder how long a retail chain would last if they adopted matrix/slitheines polices. Not long I imagine. So you are saying a year and half ago I purchased a game illegally? I'm sorry this was not the "honorable " choice to make. And it's more like 22 bucks do the math.
ORIGINAL: The Gray Mouser
WOW , with customers like these , who needs enemies?
So , if I understand, Slith/matrix OWNS these games now and has set a price point so they can keep the developer alive for new games, as well as continue to support the old games ( and that support includes tech support which aint free)
As of yesterday, ONLY they own the games and anyone else selling them is doing so illegally.
However, they are saying even if you go out now and buy it illegally, they wont stop you BUT will still provide full tech support even if they dont see a dime from your illegal purchase...
I see that "lack of choice " as common complaint
if you bought legally for 1.99 back in the day, good for you, smart comsumer choice. You dont need to chose on the new price , you own the game and why post? Unless its to brag...or you are the advocate champion of the poor sad wargamer whom cant afford an xtra 10 bucks for a game...
lets look at the choices you have
*buy the game from Slith/Matrix or dont (the only honourable choice)
*rush out and buy it cheap while the gettings good, even though you know its illegal.
* and my favorite, rush out , buy it illegally and then post what youve done here so you can show everyone what high moral fiber you have
Gimme a break guys
Also, every penny you deny Aegeod is another setback to a strategic level 30 Years War engine I hope to see before I croak.
Ha ha , ok I guess I sorta had that attack coming, rereading my post it sounded way more personal than I meant, was supposed be be a little more tongue in cheek, pointing out the ironies of life etc..
As for the Yes man/ retail comments
I certainly am a yes man every time for women, “hey TGM, want some of this ?“ Hell Yes!
As for retail, done it, hoped I earned the right to never go back.
(and for the record I have never owned a single Ageod game, its really the because I like strategic or tactical, the grey area of Operational I have a hard time with..)
PON is different(strategic) and I likely will purchase it. Regardless of ones opinions, it really does look like its worth about 24 bucks… The anger over the pricing of GAMES is just beyond my simplistic beliefs system, ya know, live free or die, good vs evil, capitolism, etc.
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