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@Hektor True. So lets start with you. :-)
@ Jaitinder Singh
Good spot - thanks.
@Gaz I heard that alot too. Any news re Godus DRM or SP offline ?
@Cristari I'm glad you love Steam. One day it will bite you and you will remember my words :-)
@Cristari I think I might have to go and play Portal 2, for science. ;-)
RE Godus spike - Strangely,people are quite vocal about Molyneux's bad reputation for over promising.Isn't helping them.
I'm all for extra decals etc being available for real cash once the game is on sale if it helps pay for the server costs.
@Cristari That is why I would not buy those Nike's for example locally I WOULD order from America!! Not that I would ever buy NIKE due to fair trade.
I'll pop back in later on I have peoples heads to lob off in War of the Roses on Steam and then play some Planetside through Steam as well before going to work.
Have fun chatting!
If all 16,000(ish) backers pledged an extra £30(ish) we would reach out goal. (ish).
@T James Bye.
Personally if a game is available both on steam and no on steam I go for the version not on steam. I was several years before I gave in and installed steam on my machine and I'm still not happy about what I had to agree that they could do to my PC at the time.
@Charlie, actually, in keeping with the usual chav-mobiles, maybe it should be a clapped out Cobra Mk.I with massively stupid "upgrades"?
@Dave now you know why SP offline was such an important issue to so many people here like myself. :-)
@Styggron YAY I get to play this on Steam so all my friends know when they can join my game! WOOT I so love Steam :D
@Styggron: I'm trying to help you, yes! :)
BBL. Breakfast time. Happy jontying folks.
@Dave exactly. Anyway lets not go on with the merits or otherwise of Steam. :-) We know Frontier have SEVERAL delivery platforms available. :-) When I look at a box and sees "Steam required" I put it on the shelf. I vote with my wallet!
@Charlie, Maybe an Pimp-My-Cobra pledge level where you can have a Cobra MkIII with low-riding engines, farting exhausts and blue LED lights on the window washers and underneath.. oh and a sound system you can hear three systems away thumping. Maybe that the £10000 level, most of that for the amplifier.
Of course, with all that extra mass and the de-tuning effect of the exhaust ports, the speed would be reduced to a crawl.
I'm another that hates steam. Ive bought the game so let me play it. But for some games steam decides to download several gig before I can start. If my internet is broken I can't play. If steam wants me to download an update I can't play. I have to start steam and go through the pants interface before I can launch my game etc. etc.
I can see a single benefit in it other than saving games developers a bit of time in writing some patch downloading code to the game.
@Bill You just want me to catch up with Lars don't you ?
@Cristari Sorry I can't find it but it was mentioned that there are multiple ways of distributing ED and I know Steam is NOT the ONLY way....which explains why I am here so all I know is it won't be the ONLY way which made me happy and I am sure it will make you happy to and that is what matters :-) that we are all happy.
Life calls, catch up later...
Steams pricing is a pain in the butt but then again when isn't it a pair of Nike in H'America is completely different to that in the UK and in Aus even after exchange rates.
@Bil Poor @Styggron He was having such a nice day... ;-)
@Eric: It's a sport... wind up Styggron. Don't tell him though, it might not catch on otherwise. :)
The problem is, unless we get a lot more backers soon, we may have to be forced to increase our pledges.
@David I have to agree. If we lose all the smaller pledges we'll still go under. We need everyone, and negativity doesn't help because gamers think, "I don't want to part of *that* community, I'll go play Star Citizen instead."
I think we should add more to the £40 pledge to get most people to double their pledges. How about starting the game with a Cobra MKIV?
@Styggron, my experience with Steam has been the opposite, thankfully, and I've never not been able to play a game obtained with it because the network has not been working.
Still, each to their own. I can certainly see your view and respect it totally.
(What gets me are games sold on Steam which then require other company's malware DRM to be loaded, such as Windows Live, before I can play the game. Steam is at least unintrusive.)
@Styggron, i totaly agree, and steam per se not alowed to lock the licences on pesons account here in EU,
we have a law where we can remove a licence and sell it, but steam is not alowing us to do that, so if i remember Steam is looked at lawers in the eu system.
NO NO NO!!! Now you have done it! ;)
@T James :-)
I've never understood people need to resell stuff they buy. If i buy something it's because I like it I do not want to sell it off afterwords. Oh and on that front Steam does offer a means of selling your bought games in a way you can gift them in exchange for other games on steam that other people own so it's like a trade.
@Cristari - I agree that we need to help move this along, but your comment is unfair on those that have not pledged £90 (personally I have pledged a lot higher). It is Xmas and many people do not have the money to spare. Every contribution large and small should be appreciated and welcomed with equal appreciation.
@Bill I just explained it.
@Bil For government, yes, but I worked in the NHS and there's no need to sign the official secrets act, just keeping patient confidentiality as part of your standard contract...
@Styggron: Just curious, what's your problem with Steam exactly?
@Charlie I have doubled my original pledge and I am still Jontying
@Cristari Not everyone can afford it though and the cheaper tiers allow people to still enjoy the game and support the title. :-)
@Graeme: I presume you were a chef for a government department? From what I've heard, anyone who works for the government (including things like the NHS and Post Office) have to sign the official secrets act! :-/
@Styggron OK, with experiences like that I can see why you'd want to pull out their kidneys with a blunt rusty spoon... :-/
@Charlie I've been saying this for a while. If everyone that pledged under £90 moved their pledge to £90 we would instantly make over £1m. It's always the cheep seats that spoil the party!
@T James the list is long very long I don't want to bore everyone here but just very quickly first it is DRM, second extremely bad experiences from it, you can't transfer licenses I can't resell if I want rid of it like I can with a physical copy, prices are a joke...why is a title in the US 80% cheaper than what it is to Australia all for a DOWNLOAD. Sorry I hate Steam I don;'t want it on my system whatsoever. Friends had skyrim and steam insisted on downloading GIGS of data despite the fact they had the pyysical DVD there......and more and more and more and more..............sorry I know people like it but I won't tolerate it at all. :-)
@Charlie Great plan, although I know many who have "Jontied" (jumped up) their pledges already... but to anyone reading, please do!
@Graeme: saw that a few days ago. You could view it as a negative comment, another way to view it is a call to arms.
If everybody who has already pledged doubled their pledge we would be there already. Time to start the 'make mine a double campaign'. Or better still convince a friend to pledge.....
@Graeme I think that's a fare and reasonable assessment of the situation.
Remember, the "98% of Kickstarters projects which reach 60% get funded" pseudo-statistic comes from the USA, which has a larger population with potentially higher spare cash to give away and the ability to pay with PayPal. Also, most Kickstarter projects have goals an order of magnitude less that ED's.
It seems that from the small sample so far the UK's Kickstarters' experience does not follow the US based ones and hence we should not extrapolate directly from them.
@Styggron I'm not suggesting it as the only platform but your hate for Steam is your choice I personally love it I hate their server integration though. The fact that I can get an overlay with any game on it and talk to my friends while playing is awesome but I do hate their servers with a passion.
@Styggron Quite a few people do, but why? I've never had any problems with it...