Fair enough. Especially if MP is "your gig".Originally posted by Ozymandous
With the rumors about missing MP for Civ3 I'll probably wait to get it also, just in case.
Fair enough.3) Sure the companies probably don't care about me, but I am sure if enough people like myself stop buying their games initially they may wise up, or else go the way of Spectrum Holobyte, Microprose, etc. It may make sense to break the game to get more money short term but I can't help but think this is a very bad policy as the long term effects may be a loss in revenue as people wait to get games because they are tired of having to buy two products to get ONE functional game.
1. Of course your actions as an individual are not the key...it's what the majority of people do that matters. Any good reasons why you uinderstand the overall market better than publishers do? Don't be so quick to assume that the majority will follow you...
2. Look at it from their perspective. Failure to price aggressively (and let's be honest...this whole game is basically a pricing issue) may cause them to go out of business!!! It's not just a risk from being too aggresive, as Yin cautions us. There's a genuine business risk from not being aggressive enough: giving the customer too much of a break, spending time on the concerns of the "hard cases" (like Yin ), etc. etc.