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Dhruin January 20th, 2013 19:57

Wasteland 2 - Preorder Price Increasing
 
If you didn't get in on the Wasteland 2 Kickstarter but you'd like to take advantage of the Paypal preorder system, the price is increasing soon:
Quote:

The minimum amount for our Wasteland 2 Paypal tier will permanently increase from $20 to $25 at the end of the month. http://wasteland.inxile-entertainment.com/store
More information.

rjshae January 20th, 2013 19:57

Hopefully that is a sign of confidence in the product. :)

joxer January 20th, 2013 20:38

I have to remind everyone who skipped Wasteland2 kickstarter project and later supported Obsidian's Eternity with $165+ doesn't have to preorder it.

Of course, you can still support Wasteland2 by donating some cash via paypal, or if you want to gift the game to your better half, $20 is an awsome bargain.

turian January 20th, 2013 21:28

my rule nr.1 in gaming …
NEVER PREORDER!

Carnifex January 20th, 2013 21:34

I'm taking it as a sign that they have uber faith in what they're working on.


-Carn

wolfing January 20th, 2013 23:41

Quote:

Originally Posted by turian (Post 1061180423)
my rule nr.1 in gaming …
NEVER PREORDER!

Preorder is a thing of the past, when retail stores would only get X amount of boxes. In this day of digital distribution it makes no sense, unless the preorder price is below retail price (or, in the case of MMOs, if it comes with things like early start, beta test access, etc)

xep624 January 21st, 2013 08:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by turian (Post 1061180423)
my rule nr.1 in gaming …
NEVER PREORDER!

my rule number 1 in gaming is play good games …. And sometimes by pre-ordering you give a bit of extra support to developer/publisher.

JDR13 January 21st, 2013 11:04

I very rarely pre-order these days. There's no reason to unless, like wolfing said, you're getting it at a discount, and that's almost never the case. If I'm really looking forward to playing a game, then sometimes I'll purchase it the evening prior to launch if there's an option to pre-load it.

Risen 2 was the only game I preordered last year, and I don't see anything on the horizon that's worth buying prior to launch. Most games seem to offer some kind of DLC bonus for pre-ordering, and the vast majority consist of content that I have no interest in. Usually just a few extra in-game items that have no connection to the story and are overpowered.

DArtagnan January 21st, 2013 11:31

I don't pre-order unless it gives me some specific advantage that I'm sure I'll benefit from.

For something like this, I think it's a mistake to raise the price when it's at 20$. I think the sweet spot would be between 15-20$. I'd guestimate a loss when going much higher, though five bucks might be insignificant.

Brother None January 21st, 2013 12:21

Quote:

Originally Posted by wolfing (Post 1061180439)
Preorder is a thing of the past, when retail stores would only get X amount of boxes. In this day of digital distribution it makes no sense, unless the preorder price is below retail price (or, in the case of MMOs, if it comes with things like early start, beta test access, etc)

That's the plan here, slowly raising the price up to the final retail price. It won't retail for $20 or even for $25. Buying new will see a higher price, much like how Mount & Blade did it.

DArtagnan January 21st, 2013 12:26

I suppose it depends on where it becomes available upon release, or shortly afterwards.

If it's not exclusive - you're bound to be able to get it relatively cheap within a short period of time.

This is part of the reason I don't think it's very smart to attach a high price to a game like this. It may be niche - but it's not so niche that people will accept anything. Especially not if they're inclined to pirate it.

20$ sounds like the perfect sweet spot to me.

GhanBuriGhan January 21st, 2013 13:10

I have very rarely preordered, but with KS, it kind of comes with the package. But I have pledged to these projects because I wanted to support them and help them get made, not because I wanted to preorder.

I think the only game I ever regularly preordered was Oblivion CE. I didn't really like O. that much, so there is that. On the other hand it was a really good deal, since they accidentally shipped two boxes to me. I stil have one in the original shrink wrap safely stored away, which I will sell 20 year from now to some CRPGnut (not you!) for $1000 on ebay… :D

crpgnut January 21st, 2013 18:50

[QUOTE=GhanBuriGhan;1061180504 I stil have one in the original shrink wrap safely stored away, which I will sell 20 year from now to some CRPGnut (not you!) for $1000 on ebay… :D[/QUOTE]

I'll be sure to buy it ;)


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