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.