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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
94. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 15:39 SpectralMeat
 
Mordhaus wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 15:34:
I will say this, at least SC gives refunds to anyone.
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
78. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 14:59 SpectralMeat
 
FU wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 14:54:
Haha pretty much tough shit for backers who played. Especially if you back it, you dabbled with it a little.
Not really, I for one am not affected by the least by no offline mode. To be honest I wasn't even aware of this being promised.
As long as I can play single player on my own, on the pc that is always connected to the internet anyways I don't care one way or another.

"I will never pay for kickstarters" well might as well write Early Access down as well because it is the same shit, no refunds for EA either.
This should be pretty clear to everyone gamble their money on funding game development. It is not a finished game you are "buying" it is a to be developed game your are "founding"
Promised features may not make it in the game due to timelines and overall founding or in this case due to their vision for the game.
If you are not okay with that just don't give them your money, wait for the finished product.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
19. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 13:40 SpectralMeat
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:34:
Advanced Warfare may have been screwed with PC users because of the lack of dedicated servers, but still, 10 BILLION dollars from this franchise? Activision is never going to lose that cash boner in our lifetimes.

Expect yearly entries into CoD and the various spinoffs every year, regardless of nuclear apocalypse, global flooding or whatever other paltry events might foolishly try to interrupt the cycle.
Yep whatever happens there is one thing you can always count on, there's going to be a new CoD game out next year.
Oh and one more thing it will have paid DLC!
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
44. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 13:24 SpectralMeat
 
Cutter wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 13:12:
Do you not understand concepts like principles?
Yeah it is too bad it doesn't work the other way around. They actually deliver more content than what was promised in the kickstarter campaign but noone got upset about that, you have to log in to their server to play the game and everyone wants to burn Braben in hell fire.
I know it is upsetting that they cut something so important to some people but I mean realistically they've had to have some sort of DRM and Braben also mentioned in his letter that they were trying to make this offline mode work until the last minute which is why they did not want to upset people.
This can sound like BS for most people but up until this point Braben and studio didn't give me the vibe that they are bullshitters.
The man behind that other space game however, well
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
11. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 12:53 SpectralMeat
 
Doesn't dedicated servers also usually means mod tools?
So people can play modded games on their private servers vs official?
I mean if there are mod tools that means $0 in DLC sales.
Horse armor and what not.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
86. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 20, 2014, 12:45 SpectralMeat
 
I wonder why they don't start doing digital copy trade ins? That way when your traded in cd key gets sold again at a reduced price devs can have a cut too, and it would also boost new game sales.
I have a shit load of old games on my account I will never touch again, if I could trade those in even for $1 a piece I'd have much more incentive to pick something else up.
As of right now I just look at my list of games and think nahh I have plenty of games to play as it is, even though there are only a few in that huge list I really want to play, the rest just collects digital dust.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
110. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 12:38 SpectralMeat
 
Creston wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:36:
NegaDeath wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 12:03:
"Console Player experience is a top priority for us."

Hahahaha, right. That explains the god-awful PC UI...
Fixed it
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
14. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 11:44 SpectralMeat
 
garrywong wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 11:39:
I don't understand the reasoning behind the "If you've been playing the game as it is now, you are not allowed to expect that it would have had single player offline mode at some point in the future".

Why not? What if I bought the alpha with the full expectation (because they said it will) that it would at some point have offline singleplayer, and now they pull the rug from under me?
I think because they are giving out refund to those that physically can not run the game with the always online requirements.
If you've been playing the Alpha/Beta you clearly don't have that issue. It sucks that they cut a feature that was promised but unfortunately that is their final decision.
I fully expect them to try and make it up for people by giving an extra copy of the game or in game goodies or something.
I am not 100% sure on the terms of Kickstarter but I wonder if some people can sue them for this. How pissed some people are I fully expect to see lawsuits.
 
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News Comments > Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective
84. Re: Far Cry 4 Piracy Perspective Nov 20, 2014, 11:35 SpectralMeat
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 11:22:
Everything calls home in some way. At the very least they can see how many people are in their servers vs copies sold, or how many gamertags have unlocked achievements vs copies sold (which is not a fantastic metric as many systems have multiple tags, and many gamers bring discs to buddies' houses, but is still a metric you'll hear discussed inside studios in the weeks following launch.)
Not to mention the rather large used game market.
I think this is why Microsoft wanted to do the game locked to your gamertag type of deal like what we have on the PC.
Not only that would have eliminated the used game market, it would have gave them more control over legitimate vs pirated.
I am pretty sure that is why both Sony and Microsoft are pushing digital game delivery vs physical media.
 
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News Comments > Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's "Biggest Entertainment Launch"; Series Tops $10B
3. Re: Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare 2014's Nov 20, 2014, 10:23 SpectralMeat
 
JohnBirshire wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 10:12:
How hard is it to have dedicated servers, when games with $70,000 budgets have them?!?!
This has nothing to do with how hard is it to make dedi servers available to the masses.
The $70,000 game made by a single person has to pull all the string to attract consumers.
CoD? Nahh. People will buy it anyways.
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
10. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 10:11 SpectralMeat
 
Darks wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 10:04:
I'm glad I didn't back or buy this game. Still awaiting Star Citizen, which I think is going to blow this game away.
I am still glad I've backed Elite, and wish I could get my $40 back I paid for SC. Different strokes for different folks
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
6. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 09:56 SpectralMeat
 
PunkiBastardo wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 09:53:
They can't really refund the people who have played already or massive amounts of customers are just gonna ask for a refund to their overpriced alpha/beta purchase and get the much cheaper release version in a few weeks.
Yeah I guess that is the main reason why they do not want to refund the Kickstarter people
 
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News Comments > Titanfall Deluxe Edition Released
9. Re: Titanfall Deluxe Edition Released Nov 20, 2014, 09:51 SpectralMeat
 
They must have pushed this out the door quick so they can announce the sequel before the holidays.  
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition
104. Re: Ships Ahoy - Dragon Age: Inquisition Nov 20, 2014, 09:44 SpectralMeat
 
Verno wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 09:41:
Oh and the minimap is totally pointless and might as well not exist in its current implementation. Thanks for pointing out my goal but not telling me that the 5 minute trek up the mountain I took was blocked by a boulder.
LOL!
 
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News Comments > Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy
3. Re: Elite: Dangerous Refund Policy Nov 20, 2014, 09:39 SpectralMeat
 
Theo wrote on Nov 20, 2014, 09:34:
Ironically this the least appropriate way to go about it, people who backed early should be treated with more respect as it was a early promise.
Yep, this is kind of backwards.
Kind of reminds me of Canadian telecommunication companies that gives better deals to new customers than to those that are loyal to them for decades.
I wasn't expecting this from Frontier.
I will still enjoy the shit out of this game but yeah I wish they were more upfront about this issue and would handle the refunds differently.
Not cool.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
313. Re: Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped Nov 20, 2014, 08:09 SpectralMeat
 
clint wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 17:19:
I have serious doubt this would have got funded if MMO and not offline was in the sales pitch. As well of the not giving out refunds if youre not happy bit too.
That is the point.
Exactly.
I will still play the game but this certainly leaves a bad taste in the mouth of many people.
I don't regret kickstarting this game but I won't defend them either for making bad decisions.
The $40 I've paid for SC, well yeah that I regret.
 
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News Comments > Morning Consolidation
25. Re: Morning Consolidation Nov 19, 2014, 16:13 SpectralMeat
 
Xero wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 16:02:
Rockstar knows their audience! lol, the more they use the words sex and controversy, it raises an ear.

Nerds are like,,, Virtual BJs??? YES!!! In First person??? OMG!!!!!! I'M THERRRRRE!!!!!

lol.

Rockstar meanwhile is like, $$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Killer ap for Oculus Rift!
 
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News Comments > Forza Horizon 2 Listed for PC?
24. Re: Forza Horizon 2 Listed for PC? Nov 19, 2014, 16:07 SpectralMeat
 
|RaptoR| wrote on Nov 19, 2014, 14:07:
The only interesting looking racing game scheduled for the PC is the crew.
To be honest after playing the crew beta my initial thought was that it is a shittier version of Forza Horizon 2.
 
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
301. Re: Into the Black Nov 19, 2014, 16:04 SpectralMeat
 
Yeah that confused me as well.  
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News Comments > Refunds Demanded as Elite: Dangerous Offline Mode Scrapped
299. Re: Into the Black Nov 19, 2014, 15:48 SpectralMeat
 
Latest newsletter has a Q&A session with Braben about the offline mode.
Anyone interested click here
 
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