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Shadowrun Returns $1M Milestone

The Kickstarter Page for Shadowrun Returns celebrates the $1,000,000 in pledges Harebrained Schemes' upcoming Shadowrun revival has attracted. This results in this trailer explaining how these funds will be used to add more elements to the game, and outlining their next goal, saying if they reach the $1.5 million mark they will construct a "backer's only exclusive mission" as a "little reward." The clip concludes saying they have "some pretty twisted ideas" of what to do if they receive even more funding (as if "more elements" wasn't twisted enough). Interestingly, some of the comments express unhappiness at the prospect of exclusive content for backers.

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32. Re: Shadowrun Returns $1M Milestone Apr 16, 2012, 00:23 Teddy
 
Flatline wrote on Apr 15, 2012, 23:45:

You're getting the complete game. Think of this game sort of like Neverwinter Nights, where you had a main story, plus you had a robust mission editor to create new content. Now imagine an ad that says "preorder today and get an EXCLUSIVE BONUS MISSION by the creators of the game!"

You're having some problems with logic. If there's an "exclusive bonus mission" that's complete at release and only given to certain people, then people that aren't getting it are ABSOLUTELY not getting the complete game. The complete game would be every bit of the game made in time for release.

Exclusive content is exactly the sort of thing that many people, including myself hate seeing from publishers as evidenced by those voicing against it. I'm sick to death of "pre-order bonuses" and especially vendor specific bonuses, wondering what I'm missing out on by going to my preferred vendor.

What you think is 'normal' for kickstarter is irrelevant. What the people handing the money over want is what's relevant. I sure as hell don't want exclusive content for me or for anyone else.
 
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