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Pathfinder Ambassador Program -- Now Available!


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This DLC will upgrade a base version of the Steam game to an Obsidian Edition - free of charge.
 

 

This is crap.

 

I wrote and deleted this post like half dozen times, and it's probably for the better because no one needs the stream of invectives  this froth-inducing 'news' made me wanna spout.

 

So, instead, I'm gonna try to explain it as concise and civilized as I can:

 

- I wouldn't have liked it, but I would've accepted it if PC version was only available on Steam. Many devs overlook GOG at all, and I can only deduce there are sound business reasons behind it.

 

- I wouldn't have liked it, but would've understand it if no compensation for mobile users was available at all. In fact, I would've preferred it to what followed; at least, it all mobile users would've been treated the same.

 

- Getting the game on both Steam and GOG, but offering reparation only to Steam users feel like someone I supported just spit in my face

 

I've been with the game on mobile from day 1. My money have been on the game on mobile from day1. In the early days, I've been an active member of the community, and -I like to think- a constructive one at that. I'm probably in top 3 users by quantity of reported bugs. I helped new users get around the overwhelming ruleset and the sometimes unintuitive UI.  I never complained about the delays, or stability issues, or bugs - because I know what you have to deal with, and the ungrateful labor the devs had to go through to bring the complicated beast that is PACG to an interactive format.

 

And for all that, I now get a slap in the face, and being told that -on top of my current investment in the game- I now have to pay "wrong choice of PC store" tax that other paying users don't have to deal with, just because I have the audacity to prefer GOG. I'm literally* being shown that my money spend on mobile is worth less than the dollars of Steam users. (And regardless how YOU see the situation, this very definitely MY perception of it)

 

I can't believe it, but this 'compensation' actually made me want to buy the game on PC LESS, since shelling out 15$ more bucks than pretty much anyone else on my level of financial (let alone other) commitment to the game is just adding insult to injury - and that would be adding it *myself*, and I haven't really found to have any masochistic or self-humiliating tendencies.

 

 

I realize I'm in a minority here (most people are not only OK with it, they *love* them some Steam), so I don't expect Obsidian to have an incentive to fix my particular situation, but I'll say this: GOG is currently running a round of their "GOG Connect" initiative, where a user can 'import' the games they own on Steam into their GOG profile, and where "eligible games are made possible by participating developers and publishers". So I'll kindly look into the possibility of making Pathfinder Adventures available on GOG Connect. Should that be the case, I'd swallow my pride and common sense, and I'd actually get the game on Steam, "just this once" , knowing that I can then peruse it on my platform of choice. Thanks in advance for any effort you might make in that direction.

 

 

 

 

 

*not a literal usage of the word 'literally'

 

 

We haven't made an official anouncement about this, but one of the main reasons that the Ambassador Program is not available on GoG is due to the GoG version being delayed.

 

I can't get into the specifics, but our game requires an online connection (and PlayFab account) to make use of many of its features. We will be working with GoG to find solutions that they feel will give their community the best DRM-free experience possible.


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It nice if the gog Also gets ambassador program! I am happy Steam user, but there Are peoples who won't touch Steam, so different posibilities to customers is most welcome!
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Glad I saw this post. Thanks for listening to our concern about being an app user. 



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Just FYI, it looks like the game is 25% off on Steam right now. I might be wrong, but I don't think coupons can be combined with Steam sales, so it might be cheaper to just buy it now and then sit on it while we wait for the account linking and Ambassador Program upgrades to come along. 


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Just FYI, it looks like the game is 25% off on Steam right now. I might be wrong, but I don't think coupons can be combined with Steam sales, so it might be cheaper to just buy it now and then sit on it while we wait for the account linking and Ambassador Program upgrades to come along. 

 

Thought exactly the same and just bought it ;)

 

Question: What is with my gold I still have on my mobile game account? Will I get it on my steam game account once I linked the accounts?


Edited by DocMcJansen, 15 June 2017 - 06:15 PM.


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Just FYI, it looks like the game is 25% off on Steam right now. I might be wrong, but I don't think coupons can be combined with Steam sales, so it might be cheaper to just buy it now and then sit on it while we wait for the account linking and Ambassador Program upgrades to come along. 

 

 

I was just about to ask about this. Since the sale last until the 22nd I will hold off buying it for now, but unless there is a concrete answer before that I'll probably buy it, in case the coupon doesn't stack/isn't out on time. A 25% discount is much better than a 10% discount after all (a 35% discount is even better though).


Edited by ylvglo, 15 June 2017 - 12:28 PM.


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Just FYI, it looks like the game is 25% off on Steam right now. I might be wrong, but I don't think coupons can be combined with Steam sales, so it might be cheaper to just buy it now and then sit on it while we wait for the account linking and Ambassador Program upgrades to come along. 

 

 

I was just about to ask about this. Since the sale last until the 22nd I will hold off buying it for now, but unless there is a concrete answer before that I'll probably buy it, in case the coupon doesn't stack/isn't out on time. A 25% discount is much better than a 10% discount after all (a 35% discount is even better though).

 

 

I thought the code just upgraded the base game for free to the Obsidian version? I doubt the coupons will stack so I'll be getting the base game and hope that I qualify for the code. I have the iOS version and the full Rise bundle but I bought that a long time ago, no idea how much I spent.


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Yeah right now I'm confused if I should wait or not to get the Steam version.

Hopefully things will be cleared up before the 22nd when the -25% off discount ends.



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I thought the code just upgraded the base game for free to the Obsidian version? I doubt the coupons will stack so I'll be getting the base game and hope that I qualify for the code. I have the iOS version and the full Rise bundle but I bought that a long time ago, no idea how much I spent.

 

If you bought the RoTR bundle, you should be good.  The bundle was never discounted from the $24.99 price.

 

I just picked up the base edition on steam myself.  Whether or not the coupons stack, waiting for an extra 10% off amounts to less than $2.  I'll get more than $2 of play out of the game this weekend while we wait on the ambassador portal to go live.

 

GO GO GO!   :)


Edited by Ethics Gradient, 15 June 2017 - 12:45 PM.

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I thought the code just upgraded the base game for free to the Obsidian version? I doubt the coupons will stack so I'll be getting the base game and hope that I qualify for the code. I have the iOS version and the full Rise bundle but I bought that a long time ago, no idea how much I spent.

 

If you bought the RoTR bundle, you should be good.  The bundle was never discounted from the $24.99 price.

 

I just picked up the base edition on steam myself.  Whether or not the coupons stack, waiting for an extra 10% off amounts to less than $2.  I'll get more than $2 of play out of the game this weekend while we wait on the ambassador portal to go live.

 

GO GO GO!   :)

 

Yup,

 

just did the same! No reason to wait for less than 2$. There's always the hope that the coupon can be redeemed for future DLCs ,)



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Also Epic and Legendary cards DLC seems to be free atm. WAI? 



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I just picked up the base edition on steam myself.  Whether or not the coupons stack, waiting for an extra 10% off amounts to less than $2.  I'll get more than $2 of play out of the game this weekend while we wait on the ambassador portal to go live.

 

GO GO GO!   :)

 

 

Same here. I'll just kick it old-school without all the extra cards, as nature (well, Lone Shark) intended - not exactly a hardship!


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Also Epic and Legendary cards DLC seems to be free atm. WAI? 

 

That doesn't look right at all.



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Maybe you're right Ethics Gradient.  Either way it's late here and I'm too tired to play anything, so I'll wait until the morning at the earliest.

 

 

Apparently I'm just tired enough to click on the purchase button...


Edited by ylvglo, 15 June 2017 - 01:11 PM.

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Does the 10% stack with the Steam 25% discount?



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I just picked up the base edition on steam myself.  Whether or not the coupons stack, waiting for an extra 10% off amounts to less than $2.  I'll get more than $2 of play out of the game this weekend while we wait on the ambassador portal to go live.

 

GO GO GO!   :)

 

 

Same here. I'll just kick it old-school without all the extra cards, as nature (well, Lone Shark) intended - not exactly a hardship!

 

 

If I wasn't so attached to my first play-through on mobile, I might consider starting fresh again on PC. Instead, I'm probably going to play a bit more Pillars on PC over the weekend and pepper in PA on my phone.


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I have to say I'm not 100% sure what to do now. I'm quite eager to play on steam, but having played quite a bit of the mobile version and certainly having spent more than 25 euros on it, what is my best option here? 

 

Do I buy basic on steam now and wait for the ambassador upgrade? 



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Ok so,if the plan is to provide the obsidian version free of charge to players that supported earlier, wouldn't it make a bit of sense to make the Obsidian upgrade a separate DLC as opposed to bundling it with the base game,as it is now on steam? Then we could just purchase the game now for sale price, then devs could just send codes for the Obsidian content on steam(or a 99% coupon, however Steam works idrk).

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Hey folks! I may be just being a bit of a plum here, but how exactly do I link my Playfab and Steam IDs to my Obsidian.net account to qualify for the Ambassador program? The initial step-by-step seems to suggest it should be fairly intuitive on your account page but I'm not seeing any option to add anything on there. Am I coming at it from the wrong angle? My playfab email account is the same as my Obsidian.net one, I'm pretty sure.

 

Apologies if this is the wrong place to post this. It's because of the Ambassador program so I figured this was the most appropriate place to put it.

 

Edit: Ahh, triple rereading seems to suggest that this particularly bit isn't implemented yet but will be coming sometime soon. Ignore me unless I've gotten even more turned around!


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Ok so,if the plan is to provide the obsidian version free of charge to players that supported earlier, wouldn't it make a bit of sense to make the Obsidian upgrade a separate DLC as opposed to bundling it with the base game,as it is now on steam? Then we could just purchase the game now for sale price, then devs could just send codes for the Obsidian content on steam(or a 99% coupon, however Steam works idrk).

 

That is actually how it is set up on the back end of Steam. There is a hidden Obsidian Edition Upgrade DLC that will be handed out to Ambassadors once everything is ready on our end.






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