I'm not sure why you think I needed any of that painstakingly restated...
Look at the parts I quoted from you two.
You're both acknowledging the advance, and that royalties are not paid until the advance is recouped. That's all I was pointing out.
The negotiating part is something else, and I didn't include it in my quote.
Just seems to make sense that if the publisher makes more (due to a more favorable cut from the storefront) theoretically they would recoup that advance faster and thus pay out royalties faster. Right?
Which seems to conflict with this:
The EGS 88/12 split, unless a dev is acting as their own publisher is not guaranteed to aid the developers in any way.