"I voted no, albeit I actually don't care one way or the other but there wasn't an option to choose that."
Don't care added.
Don't care would have been the right option for me as well if it existed when I voted.
Should the POE that was released have been more appropriately considered Early Access, rather than marketed as a finished product, based on these comments:
"Since the release of the game with have fixed around 1000 bugs with the help of the community."
Why were 1000's of bugs in a game that was released as a finished product?
"There are many of you, with many different playstyles. It isn't something that we can easily replicate on our side so we will gladly take any help that the community is willing to give us."
So why not early access?
The description of Early Access suits the released version of Pillars of Eternity perfectly, especially version 1.01:
"Early access, alpha funding, or paid-alpha is a funding model in the video game industry by which consumers can pay for a game in the early stages of development and obtain access to playable but unfinished versions of the game, while the developer is able to use those funds to continue work on the game."
"This Early Access game is not complete and may or may not change further. If you are not excited to play this game in its current state, then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development."
"These are games that evolve as you play them, as you give feedback, and as the developers update and add content."
Playable but unfinished version of the game: Check (Version 1.01 was not even playable due to some bugs.)
Pillars of Eternity is not complete: Check
Pillars of Eternity may or may not change further: Check
Pillars of Eternity is Evolving as we play: Check
Pillars of Eternity developers are getting feedback from the players and updating and adding content: Check.
If you (i.e the customer) are not exited to play this game in its current state: Check (for many customers) then you should wait to see if the game progresses further in development. (POE is developing further, with UI tweaks, bug fixes, additional features, balances and so on, except this was not mentioned as a disclaimer for POE, it was marketed as a completed product, which it is not.)
So next time, please release the game as early access and spare paying customers like me who do NOT want to get involved in the development of an unfinished product and who simply want to play the game.
This poll is solely related to POE, please do not make comparisons to "other" buggy released games to justify the label "Finished product." Simply weigh up the state of completion of POE on its release and consider the amount of changes and fixes brought into the game based on both community feedback and developer input. Also consider whether the game is "Playable but not complete." and if it is subject to "Further development" or not.
Edited by Baladas, 28 May 2015 - 10:06 AM.