Parallax Abstraction wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 14:59:
jdreyer wrote on Jun 26, 2019, 14:42:
You can't sell for $45 on EGS and $60 elsewhere.
What about the exclusives then? Because that hasn't been happening with them either. Epic is asking us to use a feature barren, insecure store and literally offering no incentive to do so beyond "The devs get more money" (which shouldn't be the consumer's concern) or "It'll lead to lower prices maybe" (which it hasn't.)
You compete by doing things better than the other guy, not by spending the money you could be using to do that, to bribe other companies in an attempt to strongarm your way into a market you aren't prepared for.
And those are the other major points Sweeny doesn't seem to grasp. Security, a good UI, actual customer support, feedback, and localized prices are all important to consumers. None of which the Epic store has. If it was some indie startup - and they weren't engaging in anti-consumer behavior - I'd give them the benefit of the doubt and maybe send some business their way. Epic on the other hand has oodles of money and can easily hire top shelf people and pay for all this as afterthought. They're actively choosing to be cheap. And I hate cheap people.
"Hot air hangs like a dead man, from a white oak tree. People sitting on porches, thinking how things used to be. It's a dark night...dark night."