Xocrates wrote:And for fuck's sake never ever EVER argue that "x amount of money isn't that much". That's one of the most condescending and privileged remarks that one can make.
Pardon? That's utter rubbish I never said $30 isn't that much...you said,
Xocrates wrote:But right now, all they're going to get, are the "rich" fanboys
I simply disagreed with your assertion that paying $30 for a video game makes anyone "rich".
I used quotes around rich for a reason. In particular I was contextualizing it as having the disposable income to justify premium for the beta.
By calling out my use of it you were, if indirectly, saying that 30$ isn't that much money.
No, paying 30$ for a game doesn't make you rich, but it makes you "rich" in this context.
ynbniar wrote:Disagreeing with your mild insult aimed at early adopters of PA isn't condescending.
What insult? "Rich"? Fanboys? I would use those terms to define myself most of the time, heck I'm a "rich" fanboy right now despite not owning the alpha.
Don't get me wrong, I have no quarrel with the folk in the alpha, my issue is with the way IV is handling things. In particular, by intentionally and explicitly trying to narrow the alpha testers to a specific group (the "rich" fanboys) I feel they're missing the point of these kind of alphas to begin with.
I was glad when they announced this approach to the alpha because it would fix what I perceived to be a major problem in the previous betas: fanboy bias.
Yes, we did a lot of good work on the previous games, but there were a lot of design issues that we either glossed over or outright defended in the past (I'm as guilty of this as much as any other), and that's what I hoped IV was trying to change, but by setting the entrance fee so high they're assuring the people they're getting are the fanboys anyway.