Galactic Civilizations Weekend Steam Sale

By on February 26, 2015 4:52:35 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

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There's a huge Steam that started today on the Galactic Civilizations games and runs until Monday.

http://store.steampowered.com/sale/galactic_civ/

GCIII - 50% off

GCII Ultimate - 75% off

GCI Ultimate - 75% off

 

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February 26, 2015 5:04:50 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 

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February 26, 2015 5:10:00 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Not really at all Zuigert. For my 99 dollars I got to see and participate in Alpha and of course Beta. Also as a founder I will get all the DLC and Expansions for the life of the game.

It amuses me to no end to see the nerd rage over a company promoting thier product. You and I  paid to get access 'earlier' and we got it. Now they are reducing the price to get more people to get their product. Absolutely no harm in that at all and I hope they sell Boatloads of the game!

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February 27, 2015 3:17:39 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Larsenex,

Not really at all Zuigert. For my 99 dollars I got to see and participate in Alpha and of course Beta. Also as a founder I will get all the DLC and Expansions for the life of the game.

It amuses me to no end to see the nerd rage over a company promoting thier product. You and I  paid to get access 'earlier' and we got it. Now they are reducing the price to get more people to get their product. Absolutely no harm in that at all and I hope they sell Boatloads of the game!

 

 

Amen!!  As was pointed out in another post, no one runs to a car dealer who is offering deep discounts on used cars in May and demands a refund for a car bought at a higher price in April.  Said dealer will laugh you off the lot.  Why should video games be any different?

 

Since your reply poster 1 bought the founders pack, he/she thought it was worth it to start playing asap even through a crappy alpha and to have an electronic star system named after him or her (don't know your sex).  I could care less about a star being named after me so I just bought it standard at 49.99 off steam.   

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February 27, 2015 3:26:14 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Zuigert,

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 

I would check out the reasons for any pre-order price before you preorder. Some games specifically offer a much lower price at kickstarter/preorder to attract buyers. Galciv 3 was not even close to being one of them.

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February 27, 2015 5:07:48 PM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

MAN, i can't believe how emotional this issue is .  I will admit i got the game thinking i was getting a good deal, Knew it would be on sale at some point and must admit i was just a tad pissed when it did so early.  Felt a little ripped off but over it quickly.  SD has always said the project was already fully funded, thus not relying on pre-release sales and surely they have  more than enough "testers" between founders and early access folks and it certainly does not take a genius to predict this kind of "revolt" feedback.  So why did they do it??  And was it SD or Stream ??  My guess is that this was a Stream call not SD but who knows.

I think it is normal for people to feel a bit irked over this, i know i did.  But to see some of the hostile reactions is a bit over the top (at least to me).

I mean come on guys;  was the only reason you purchased it the first place for the $5 off,  knowing it was a bug ridden incomplete game? Or was it (like me), you wanted to get in early on a game that's likely to be great and provide feedback that may make it even greater?

 

Never buy another SD product again over this... your loss

Never do early access again over ~$20/ ... your choice, and many would probably be thankful not to hear the complaining.

 

Do i wish i got the game at 50%  vs. the $5  off? Sure i do.  But i have had fun with it and enjoy feeling like part of the team (albeit a really small part ) to make it better. 

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February 27, 2015 5:31:06 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Some of you guys might be pissed off, but remember that this is a tremendously good opportunity for people like me who haven't bought the game yet. In fact, I just bought right now.

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February 27, 2015 9:19:44 PM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

Quoting Starus,

Some of you guys might be pissed off, but remember that this is a tremendously good opportunity for people like me who haven't bought the game yet. In fact, I just bought right now.

WELCOME ABOARD,

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February 27, 2015 11:36:13 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

For the time like distant worlds and endless space when i don't have early acess. I support specials and sales. Don't get rid of the sales. I want to save money in the future.

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February 28, 2015 3:31:55 AM from Offworld Trading Company Forums Offworld Trading Company Forums

I am a founder and I have no problem with this at all. Galciv3 is shaping up to be a great game and I am happy more people will enjoy it. Look at it this way: The more sucessfull Galciv3 is the more chance there is for expansions and value for your founder edition (if you absolutly need an economic justification - I dont.) 

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February 28, 2015 4:59:35 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

The issue is that they said the price would not go below $45.

They said get it cheap now as the price woudnt drop and only go up.

Thats why im pissed, I would have waited for a sale and saved 20bks but there was that statement of the price never dropping before release. 

 

Inexcusable, i wont be touching any other early access out of stardock now due to this BS. 

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February 28, 2015 10:04:30 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Zuigert,

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 

 

Exactly my thoughts!

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February 28, 2015 12:20:48 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Zuigert,

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 

Actually, what we're in the process of doing is creating a way for users to hook up their Steam accounts and their Stardock accounts.  In doing so, we can make sure  those who became founders get additional perks.

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February 28, 2015 1:28:58 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Like what? 

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March 1, 2015 12:03:54 AM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

The folks who did the $100 version, I expect Stardock will provide enough benefit to them that doing the $100 is the most cost-efficient choice, and I support the business model of upfront getting everything for a higher price if it comes from a company where I know that support will come (unfortunately very few companies meet that standard, Stardock is one of them). 

 

I just don't see the benefit of putting the game on sale right now.   Once you put a game on sale, people become reluctant to pay full price, and people would have paid full price for GalCiv 3 on launch.  It feels like Stardock is leaving money on the table, and making those who did pay full price feel like they should wait in future.

 

Is the race to the bottom in PC gaming pricing that strong?

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March 1, 2015 1:28:01 AM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Quoting Whindog,

The issue is that they said the price would not go below $45.

They said get it cheap now as the price woudnt drop and only go up.

Said every salesman everywhere.......

What are you people going to do when I buy this game in 12 months for $9.99? 

Thats how modern PC (STEAM) pricing goes....

Early access used to be paid testers.......

 

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March 1, 2015 1:58:49 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

There not just competing against pc gaming,  but there also competing against console,  and apple gaming.

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March 1, 2015 2:53:28 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Frogboy,


Quoting Zuigert,

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 



Actually, what we're in the process of doing is creating a way for users to hook up their Steam accounts and their Stardock accounts.  In doing so, we can make sure  those who became founders get additional perks.

I don`t understand why founders are getting upset at the game going on sale like this.We still have all additional  packs and DLC coming to us free. And had our hand in the way the game is being developed.Plus you should have know it would go on sale at a later date.And if being on sale allow some one to buy it that could not pay full price ,.. then every one wins.....Who know maybe they`ll become a great modder!  BTW I`m all for additional perks.

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March 1, 2015 3:21:01 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I bought myself GC3 for half price, and that makes me very happy.    Thank you.

 

My face feels soft and pretty, not a slap mark anywhere to be seen.

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March 1, 2015 4:35:42 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Nastytang,


Quoting Frogboy,






Quoting Zuigert,



Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 



Actually, what we're in the process of doing is creating a way for users to hook up their Steam accounts and their Stardock accounts.  In doing so, we can make sure  those who became founders get additional perks.
I don`t understand why founders are getting upset at the game going on sale like this.We still have all additional  packs and DLC coming to us free. And had our hand in the way the game is being developed.Plus you should have know it would go on sale at a later date.And if being on sale allow some one to buy it that could not pay full price ,.. then every one wins.....Who know maybe they`ll become a great modder!  BTW I`m all for additional perks.

 

The $100 founders, I see your point and agree with it.  The folks who paid $45, they have a point (if you consider it valid or not is another topic, that's debatable)- they aren't getting the packs and DLC for free.

 

Also I don't think anyone is complaining about post-release sales, just EA sales.  There were similar complaints about Planetary Annhilation.

 

 

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March 1, 2015 4:41:24 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Alstein,


The $100 founders, I see your point and agree with it.  The folks who paid $45, they have a point (if you consider it valid or not is another topic, that's debatable)- they aren't getting the packs and DLC for free.

 

Also I don't think anyone is complaining about post-release sales, just EA sales.  There were similar complaints about Planetary Annhilation.

 

 

 

This exactly....what about those of us who are not considered "Founders". Where are our perks for latching on early? What happened to the price never dropping in EA? 

 

I appreciate that steam features are important and bring in a lot of $$$, but you dont need to screw over other customers so blatantly. It is very disappointing.

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March 1, 2015 4:49:15 AM from Sorcerer King Forums Sorcerer King Forums

I wouldn't call it a screw.   If you've played the game at all early, you can see it's quality.   Screw would be getting a sub-par game.

 

The perk of latching on early was getting to play the game early.  You did get all those months before the folks getting the sale got the game.   (and this wasn't the first half-off sale, there was one over Christmas)

 

If you feel that's an issue, just wait for a sale in the future.   In my case, there are games I decide to buy instantly, and then there are games I wait until 75% off or a bundle.  GalCiv III was in the instant buy category, even if I've played it less than expected so far.

 

 

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March 1, 2015 5:08:30 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

This game seems like Sins with all the good stuff taken out....

 

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March 2, 2015 3:27:12 PM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

Quoting Whindog,

Quoting Alstein,




I appreciate that steam features are important and bring in a lot of $$$, but you dont need to screw over other customers so blatantly. It is very disappointing.
 
 

 

 

You have to take responsibility for your own buying decisions.  A Stardock employee did not come to your home and put a gun to your head and forced you to buy this game.  You put down $45 or $50 or $100 of your hard earned money because you felt it was worth it at the time.  You could have waited like 4-5 years for this game to be $5 as part of a holiday special, but you thought paying the extra money was worth it at the time.  No one is ready to launch a revolution when bread and milk go up, when gas goes up, etc.  For that matter, no one cries to the gas station attendant when they gassed up one day and saw that gas went down 10 cents a gallon 3 days later.  In the world of computers and video games, victory comes to those who wait, but the problem is we have an entertainment itch to scratch now and not 4 months, 1 year from now.

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March 2, 2015 4:36:26 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Frogboy,


Quoting Zuigert,

Well.. thats a slap in the face for us founders.. Guess Galciv 3 is the last game Ill ever pre-order/kickstart/etc.. 



Actually, what we're in the process of doing is creating a way for users to hook up their Steam accounts and their Stardock accounts.  In doing so, we can make sure  those who became founders get additional perks.

 

Will this also work for older games like the ones from impulse and impulse reactor days (for star dock products that is)?

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March 7, 2015 12:00:25 AM from Galactic Civilizations III Forums Galactic Civilizations III Forums

" allow some one to buy it that could not pay full price "

 

This is of high import to me. I'm a disabled vet, living on a fixed income and would never be able to justify the higher prices with my wife (and rightly so) even though she knows how much I've depended on GalCiv 2 to keep me from dwelling on my difficulties.

So, even though those who bought in early have justification for the way they feel, at least be pleased for those of us who couldn't participate otherwise.

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