Wasteland 2 - Post-Funding Update #40
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December 12th, 2013, 15:38
I'm often on here defending the Kickstarter business model as if I'm personally getting a cut of the profits, but here's one thing definitely bugs me: opening the beta only to people who coughed up $55 for the game. That's more than the final release will cost. What you're essentially doing then is
people to beta test your game.
It's one thing to dramatically trim your Q&A costs by releasing a public beta. I think that's generally going to result in a better game. But to say, "Hey, for an extra $20 I'll grant you the privilege of bug-testing." that's pretty cheap. I also don't like reward tiers (like this one) that grant extra gameplay options to people who happen to be richer.
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