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First time i hear someone saying Desura and AAA together...
That depends mostly on the vague-ness of terms like 'indie' and 'AAA' which are very personal and not set in stone.
But Paradox eg has been on Desura for quite a while now, they're fairly AAA to me.
Yeah, agree on that. I was VERY impressed Summer Sale on GOG. They, ofc, had their own foxy rules to force customers spend more they they was willing for, but still impressive.
Ditto. Summer Sale at GoG was awesome. I don't think there may even be a need to add a big workload for IGS. Make sure they have the tools, remind them maybe by newsletter 'hey, xmas is coming and we have this and that to make you have a nice event' maybe get a few names on board first. The chicks will follow each other across the pond..
Actually, this case force me to ask how can ShinyLoot force such sale like Mark Leung: Revenge of the Bitch for 1.40 and IGS still not managed to feature this game? I seen several times deals on SL which really biting IGS.
My point exactly! They charge the retail (premium) price but without any benefits that come with it then complain sales are behind.
I'm skeptical about the use of sales in the store, rather than leaving sales to the IGS feature page.
The point is not so much that there NEEDS to be a sale but avoiding/banning sales as you suggest are just bad for everybody involved. Plus if you're more expensive than other due to a sale or not, it sends the wrong message to devs and buyers both.
You don't want to start a pricing war; leave that to the big guys to fight over. You don't want to be like SL either that doesn't price-match ever really and is more expensive to begin with. Let the devs decide whether they want to match prices w sales on Steam or whatever like Humble does, but don't take away the right or ability to do so. It's on them then.
We're definitely not opposed to getting developers together and doing a 'sale event' but how about we focus on wishlists, user reviews systems, etc first?
On that note, a very useful feature (I think) could be a private comments/bug reporting feature that would only be visible to the developer and users who own the game. It would be great for developers to be able to receive and respond to bugs, features etc - especially for alphas/betas - without having the problems distracting on the store page from actually buying the game.
A 1-on-1 sounds awesome. Valuable to 'us' to know somebody gets our complaints/pats on the back/DxDIAG reports and for them as they know that the feedback option is there and who to go to and where. Reviews are touch-and-go, don't go like Desura eg. Most don't enter why they voted what they did so it's useless. Nor do you want to make it into a shout/complain box
since they known for selling both good and AWFUL games.
They have good games? They're my Jowood from the UK to be fair.
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Side note: Seems we all basically agree even if the wording is different. Apart from having sales then >glares<
That's a rare thing I'd say..