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The only reason I'm not using the Epic Store is because all of my current PC games aside from the ones I've bought on GOG are on Steam, so I don't really see the point.
What are you talking about, shitface? I am boycotting this deal until the end!!!
(are they gone? okay just give me the steam key after a year, nobody will be scrutinizing me for it...)
Edited by UltraWanker on Mar 12th 2019 at 4:25:47 AM
I don't think bad press adequately explains why they compromised on the issue of steam keys. It's well hidden in the FAQ and reps like the Twitter account already said no one's getting one, so finding out you can a year later isn't easy. It's clear to me it was a panic decision, and people mad on the internet wouldn't send them into a panic given Metro already did this and caught hell online for it. They were expecting mad tweets and downvotes, but that compromise reads more like the team was caught off guard by how bad the backlash really was moneywise.
Jokes aside, did they upload the announcement video too early or something? It did kinda seem like the PR people didn't have a set memo.
Edited by UltraWanker on Mar 12th 2019 at 4:34:46 AM
Heh, I still doubt the refunds. Again, world of difference between posting for a refund and asking for it. Gotta look up your transaction info, find and fill the form. That's actual effort. Hitting reply to say something is less effort.
I'm sure there's been SOME refund requests, no doubt, but I still think it's more "Worried the backlash might cost them future sales"
Plus I don't think it's so much a compromise as much as "Boss, we can just give out the steam keys a year later, ya know.", maybe after figuring no one would take that, coz well, a year's wait.
Heck when you consider their Fig was like, 3/4 of a million, their marketing team is probably Gallup himself and maybe one or two people, likely part timers. So them forgetting they could've just offered that, or Gallup just reacting strongly to social media posts are both very likely.
Edited by Ghilz on Mar 12th 2019 at 7:49:55 AM
Well, we won't know for sure unless Gallup or someone else on the team give us refund numbers, which I doubt they will. My interpretation based on what I see is that they got hit with more refunds than they were expecting and they had to quickly come up with a fix to try and stop them. But unless I break into his office and look at his financial records I can only guess from the outside and I could be way off. The only thing I know for sure is that he should probably cancel that AMA tomorrow.
Canceling it would be a good idea, decided to look at the subreddit and it's mostly either people losing their minds over the revelation that sometimes companies aren't your friends or talking about other games for the hell of it.
And my interest just tanked...just don't like how Epic is trying with the stupid exclusivity thing (and their security issue), especially issue with Metro Exodus. I actually have no problem if the dev is releasing on all plats equally like Frozenbyte's Trine 4, just not this.
Still surprised as hell that the video got unlisted this quickly though.
I don't think money is an issue though, because of this◊. Just general backlash. Lots of it. I really think they don't expect that.
Edited by onyhow on Mar 13th 2019 at 5:39:09 AM
Wasn't there an AMA yesterday?
Yeah, though nothing particularly interesting happened.
My problem with Epic and their store is that they are run by Tencent and the CEO of Tencent is a high ranking member of the CCP. Apparently the Epic Games launcher also steals your steam data without consent.
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