bjg wrote:Isn't it $5? This is not a smartphone app - you can't reasonably have anything cheaper for PC.
SirDamnALot wrote:For me 5 bucks seemed a reasonable price.
Keystores use keys from the russia, china or third world countries, where the local prices are a pittance compared to us.
It is also claimed that they resell keys that are bought with stolen credit card information.
Which activley damages the developer. The key & money is gone and they get charged fees from the credit card companies.
If someone offers you a car radio from the back of his truck, for not even a tenth of the price,
do you really think there is nothing shady about it?
Arioch wrote:Steam doesn't set prices of products; the developer or publisher does. Steam gets a cut of the sale price off the top (along with transaction fees, return costs, etc.), and then the rest is divided between the publisher and the developer. Essentially we get a certain percentage of each sale. The less you pay, the less we get. A large percentage if not most of our sales are made at a reduced price, so that's not a problem... up to a point.
The US price of $4.99 was something we agreed upon with the publisher. The DLC provides a full new playable major faction, a new minor faction, and some significant new gameplay mechanics for both. The art assets are all new (they're not just recolors of old assets), and there are new music and SFX tracks. We felt that was a fair price for this content. I'm not sure how international pricing is determined; I'll ask the next time we're talking to the publisher. I suspect that since the the Euro fell close to the value of the dollar, they just make the Euro price the same as the US dollar price and gouge you a bit for the extra 15%; but we get the same percentage cut regardless of what the sale price is. The less you pay, the less we get.
As for third-party sites that sell Steam keys, I'm not sure how they do this. If Steam is selling keys at a discount (which I didn't think they are allowed to do), then that just means we (the developer) get a cut of a much smaller price. If they are getting the keys through some nefarious means, or outright stealing them, then that means we are getting nothing.
fonzosh wrote:Well, I dont know if such big vendors and like G2A and Kinguin can really be so shady as to steal steam codes and so on.
Arioch wrote:fonzosh wrote:So, of to buy the DLC from steam I guess
Thanks, we appreciate it!SirDamnALot wrote:Since the DLC is on GOG and Steam, can one mix & match vendors?
I don't think so. I assume that Steam DLC keys will only work on Steam, and the same for GoG.
Jodet wrote:It's an inexpensive game that offers lots and lots of gameplay.
(snip) I bought it just to support the developers. The more dlc we buy, the more updates the game gets, yes?
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