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Discussion in 'Starbound Discussion' started by Tiy, Mar 21, 2013.

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  1. Regal Kain

    Regal Kain Space Kumquat

    I don't think this user should be banned at all to be perfectly honest. TB brings up an amazing point, let's face it most everyone here has done something stupid like that before. I pre-ordered Bulletstorm, and it was perhaps the biggest waste of money I feel I have ever made (And I've done some rather flagrant things with money in my life, I'm a young male, I've made my share of stupid money mistakes.) Then I got a job in sales, and it helped me to learn ALOT about marketing and things such as that. Which is why I didn't pre-order Guild Wars 2, and I still haven't bought it. The same with a slew of other games that have come out and everyone was raving about pre-release.

    It's a running joke in our house about Starbound actually, because it's one of the few, if not only games I really fanboy over these days. And I live with 5 other gamer guys. The joke is "Regal, you know when Starbound comes out it's gonna suck right? Just look at Castle Story" My response is usually "Well if that happens, I know it'll be your fault so I'll be forced to kill you with your own computer man." I backed Castle Story on Kickstarter for over 2K, funnily enough? I still think Bulletstorm was a worse investment then Castle STory, because I believe Castle STory WILL get it's shit together and be worth the investment I made. Where as Bulletstorm will always be a painful let down.

    As for Starbound? I don't mind dropping 10-40 dollars on it, because I'm 100% sure that even if the game doesn't live up to my expectations (Which are pretty fucking high to be honest.) the game will STILL be able to keep my attention for 100 hours easily. Which is worth the money in my opinion. (As opposed to the 3-4 hours I've played in Bulletstorm) That being said, I don't get as bitter as some people do over a bad pre-order, because whenever I pre-order I go into it, knowing, and expecting hte game to let me down, to be a bad game. Then I am pleasently suprised when the game is good.

    TL;DR? Pre-ordering is like loaning money to someone you've never met, and hoping they pay you back. If you can't afford to lose that money completely? Don't loan it out. Starbound will be worth it, the Dev team is dedicated enough to make it worth our money. Of that I'm positive.
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  2. Starwisp

    Starwisp Aquatic Astronaut

    I think i would pre-order it.

    But one thing that i'm kinda wondering... are the system requirements equal to (or less than) or greater than those of terraria?
    I only make this comparison due to the fact that the graphical styles and general similarities between the 2 games.
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  3. ChaoticGamer

    ChaoticGamer Master Astronaut

    Good god, no movie is perfection! They don't show the greatest chaos to show into a movie at all, its always like this which you got like 5 different review story its goes "bad guy vs bad guy" then "good guy vs bad guy" after "wtf romance" again "screw you twillight" then 4th "boring moment that is not need" 5th" its ok, nothing hit 10/10".
  4. DevonDe

    DevonDe Big Damn Hero

    Thanks for the review I think.
  5. JamesG

    JamesG Aquatic Astronaut

    Seriously, take my money already!
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  6. Kistaria Prime

    Kistaria Prime Cosmic Narwhal

    Just sticking this back in here. Proceed.
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  7. valenmere

    valenmere Space Hobo

    You should look into accepting bitcoin for pre order payment. that would make it much easier for me to get the game :)
  8. Half

    Half Industrial Terraformer

    Really? I quite liked Bulletstorm, then again I paid very little for it, and there weren't any great FPS games out at that time. Hmmmm.
  9. harleyb16

    harleyb16 Poptop Tamer

    Yes PLEASE! I would love to support the game and get access to beta! there should be a tier to get two beta keys at a slight discount, one for me and one for a friend :) So word about starbound would spread faster, and I would save like 5 bucks on two copies!
  10. Regal Kain

    Regal Kain Space Kumquat

    I wouldn't have minded the game had I paid less then the 60 dollar tag it had when it first came out....It just felt that for the money they asked, it was a very very poor game.
  11. Rainbow

    Rainbow Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Guild Wars 2 is great btw. Thats been soaking up my time for the many many months ive been waiting for starbound. I reccomend it to any mmo player. But yea, pre order, gimme gimme.
  12. Raabubi

    Raabubi Aquatic Astronaut

    I would purchase a pre-order.....why not :). Gets it out faster and to be fair, money comes money goes, might as well purchase a pre- order then too hehehehe. ;)
  13. wunkerful

    wunkerful Void-Bound Voyager

    I will definitely preorder! I'd be cool with 15 and as for rewards I have no clue and am not generally interested in those. I got Halo Reach and Mass Effect 3 collectors editions and all that extra stuff is pretty trivial and one-off.
  14. PlanutExplorer

    PlanutExplorer Void-Bound Voyager

    *loads cash cannonball into cannon and fires* "Take mah money!" ;D
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  15. Finals1n

    Finals1n Void-Bound Voyager

    Sounds excellent, Hopefully I can sort my compy out when it's available for preorder ^^;
  16. Rogue

    Rogue Poptop Tamer

    I'm totally fine with pre-ordering the game as long as it helps you, even though there is no acutal date for the beta.
    Besides that I'd like to see paysafecard as a payment method, since it is quite easy and the only payment method I can use at the moment.
  17. Xorianth

    Xorianth Void-Bound Voyager

  18. feathy

    feathy Yeah, You!

    Sure, Steam has the 'Early Access' but based on what Tiy wrote, that's not going to happen *until* they reach Beta. Paying monies up front on a pre-order is not going to get you earlier access to the game (unless perhaps you were VERY generous on a more personal level!)

    That said, it should allow them to reach the point of wanting to release the game as a beta version that much earlier since those who are working on the game can devote more time and energy on it without having to worry about other jobs. Giving up those other jobs for those involved in development is such a significant risk (especially in the current economic climate) that there'd have to be a minimum level of guaranteed income for X months before they'd take that risk. That's the whole idea about trying to generate capital through advance ordering. If advance orders don't reach that minimum threshold to allow those others to feel comfortable giving up their other jobs, then it's not going to speed things up by any significant amount. Hence probably the enquiry... and why I'd think something like Kickstarter isn't such a bad idea. It's like pre-ordering, but the project isn't funded until the minimum threshold is reached which would give an even more assured guarantee to those who choose to back the project.
  19. Sousuke Kuroda

    Sousuke Kuroda Spaceman Spiff

    Eh I have a feeling we're getting a bit too hyped for this game, and to me it seems a little like we're feature creeping. I don't believe in waiting till a game is considered "as complete as possible" for release because you can always think of more things to add, things which could easily be added in later patches (cooking and fishing are two examples).

    That said, I would happily pre-order this game. It provides a new experience. But if it is a disappointment I can say I'm not going to look forward to anything else Chucklefish is making.
  20. Galafrein

    Galafrein Void-Bound Voyager

    I would definitely pre-order.
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