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[Backer Rewards] Physical Reward Updates


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So i dont know if its just me but is it normal that my package WONT be delivered to my door ( at the request of the Shipper ), I have to pick it up at the post office. I will also have to pay COD as well, what was the point of paying shipping??? :banghead: :verymad: :down:



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oh no, I haven't paid cash-on-delivery since flowbee

 

I hope my hoodie is postage paid



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Sure I can preload a few games and keep steam in offline mode, but that is assuming I have access to the hardware I am running for the job before I reach the site and can download the games before I leave town and throw steam in offline mode. Those are all a lot of conditions I do not control on every job. Showing up on the job with 3 or 4 physical games is my insurance for getting to pursue my hobby.

Activate the game on GoG, get yourself some cheap external memory and throw the game's install executable on there. That's probably a way better idea then lugging discs around. Discs can get damaged or lost while you're on the road.
 

On a different side of things, maybe if companies were still expected to invest in physical disks still during initial release they might be more inclined to ship with a more stable 1.0.  We might also get more releases with sweet ringed binder manuals and amazing cloth maps that used to accompany RPGs, without the need for a higher price points. Nowadays its just "Well its close enough to ready, lets just end beta and use a larger sample to bug stomp from here on out."

We all wish we were still living in homegaming's golden era, but those days are gone. The game has to be profitable and the cost of stuff like printing hardcopies of manuals, shipping copies to brick&mortar stores and even the cost of developing the game itself has gone up compared to the good old days.

As for the state of the release build. Every dev wants the game to be perfect. But making bugless code isn't easy: It's time-consuming and as a consequence of that expensive. At some point it simply has to be "good enough" beause the money has run out.
Also I don't mean to sound condescending, but if you're suggesting what I think you're suggesting and games back then didn't have buggy releases, then you have some rose-tinted glasses. Baldur's Gate 2 for example was a mess on release.
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Why do people insist on a physical copy of a game that they are forced to update via internet later anyway. Might as well just download it all right from the beginning. Saves money, time and space.

Personally, even the box is too much for me nowadays. There's just no place to store all this stuff anymore.

Why on earth are you even in this thread? This is for people who SPECIFICALLY paid more for physical items, including the game, box, book, etc. Your comment could not be more irrelevant. Maybe stick to threads where your opinion provides some value. This is not it.

 

 

Please allow me to disabuse you of the notion that any thread on the Obsidian forum is not SPECIFICALLY for all posters.  Threads here are open to all users to comment on their own opinions and/or experiences. 

 

 

 

 

Why do people insist on a physical copy of a game that they are forced to update via internet later anyway. Might as well just download it all right from the beginning. Saves money, time and space.

Personally, even the box is too much for me nowadays. There's just no place to store all this stuff anymore.

Why on earth are you even in this thread? This is for people who SPECIFICALLY paid more for physical items, including the game, box, book, etc. Your comment could not be more irrelevant. Maybe stick to threads where your opinion provides some value. This is not it.

 

 

lol. Triggered much, huh?

 

 

Please discuss points, ideas, anecdotal evidence, gut feelings, facts and theoretical constructs not what motivations you've created in your mind as to why another posted may have posted what they posted.



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Please allow me to disabuse you of the notion that any thread on the Obsidian forum is not SPECIFICALLY for all posters.  Threads here are open to all users to comment on their own opinions and/or experiences. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This thread is SPECIFICALLY for physical reward backers. Keeping this thread to physical reward backers ONLY makes the most sense.
And if you're going to be a moderator try not condescending to other members.



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No condescension was intended, and I apologize if you perceived what I wrote or my word choice in a condescending manner.

This thread is an update to physical reward backers about fulfillment of those rewards.  This does not make the thread exclusive to only physical reward backers anymore than the thread would be closed to people who didn't even back POEII.  In short, there is no open thread in an open forum on these boards that are not open for all users to post in.  There is no 'gatekeeping' on threads.

 

A person posting in this thread something like "I wish I'd backed at the physical reward tier, the rewards look awesome" is just as valid as posting a question as to "why does anyone still want physical copies of a game?"  The former may lead to someone, for example, helping the poster connect with physical rewards in the secondary market, the later may lead to posts - as it did - that explains why some people may be reliant on physical editions of games. 

 

What I wished to convey, ultimately, and seemed to have missed the mark is that we request if you have an issue with a post or poster that rather than telling other users where they can/cannot post and acting as a self-moderator of these threads or forums, please report the post or contact the mods instead. Telling other posters that they cannot post in an open thread as a fellow user is at best not going to solve whatever issue is at hand and at worst is going to start a fight between you and other users. My apologies again if my message was lost in the delivery.


Edited by Amentep, Today, 08:01 AM.
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Everything I ordered came intact including Eothas and here's the proof! The only thing that's ghastly in this photo is my decade old oven and stove top and for that I beg forgiveness.

 

https://imgur.com/a/Z4ephBx


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