Free To Play Weekly: Two Games Bite The Dust! (Ep 149)
Two Games Bite The Dust! Tera Fate Of Arun Launches, Total War: Arena Enters Closed Alpha, Transformers Universe Shutting Down, all that and more, I'm Magicman (filling in for a sick Zach Sharpes) and this is Free To Play Weekly!
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so we pay 20-200 bucks to buy a pack and also tell them all the bug ?
what happened to game tester ?
what happened to they letting you play and for that you report bug sounds fair not any more now they want your money to
The best Founder Pack I personally came accross is the one for StarMade. You can try the "Demo"completely for free without restrictions, it's basically the full game. You can even create servers, join servers and play it. This client will be updated until alpha ends and can still be used after it.
So you can first take a really closer look at the game and then decide if you want to found it or not. And yes, that's the way every developer should go.
It's not only Founder Packs. Nearly every single player game released in the last 3 years had major issues at release and felt more like a alpha/beta than a finished game, so we basically purchase a Founders Pack covered as "Retail Version" and then had to wait for patches as big as the full game (i.e. Assassins Creed: Unity - 44gb patch for Xbone).
So this is an overall trend in the gaming industry and not only MMO's. The trend is to give players access to an unfinished game and yet let them pay the full retail price.
We need more Demos for Games instead of just founder packs.
Some companies don't have the resources or name to attract people just by announcing a game, some companies just take advantage of the fact that it has become acceptable to charge people to play an unfinished game that might never be completed.
Take Transformers Universe, are we supposed to believe a Transformers game being made by Jagex and Hasbro, needed to sell Founder's Packs to get the word out or to fund the development the game?