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Old 09-12-2012, 10:06 AM
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Why is it always the same discussion about the price?

I guess I'm some sort of a Dinosaur, who remembers the times where we had to get our lazy asses to the local game store to buy stuff for 90$ bucks, which was not even close to the quality of a game like Fieldrunners 1 or 2.

Isn't it always the same? Take it or leave it... but for god's sake, stop complaining and enjoy your lives, there are so many good things happening to you, so who cares about 8$ which you barely notice if you smoke or eat something from time to time... :-D

Keep up your superb work and support here at TA dear Subatomic team, there are still customers which appreciate all your hard work, not just for the development but also in terms of your customer support, which both goes far beyond the usual.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:31 AM
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Nothing is being censored, it's being relocated. If I deleted your posts, then I could see complaining about being censored. How angry you are that a video game isn't 99 isn't really relevant to anything people care about who are stumbling across the Fieldrunners 2 thread wondering how good (or bad) it is on the iPad.

Keep up the sensationalism though, this is the perfect thread for that!
Glad you liked the post, and hopefully the joke as well

Btw, I don't think the game should be a buck, it should be more, and in any case it doesn't matter what I think - it could be a zillion Dollars - if the consumers are willing to pay the price and purchase it. I also just added on a personal note that if I compare its price to a PSN or XBLA release, you get more sweat from the devs in a console release than this, therefore it is a bit over priced in my opinion and probably somewhere around $4 would make more sense. But again, the devs can charge whatever and we all personally have to decide if we are willing to pay.

I still think discussion is relevant in the main thread as if I pay more I expect more and that is relevant to the quality of the game. But I guess some do get tired of these endless price debates.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:33 AM
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Nothing is being censored, it's being relocated. If I deleted your posts, then I could see complaining about being censored. How angry you are that a video game isn't 99 isn't really relevant to anything people care about who are stumbling across the Fieldrunners 2 thread wondering how good (or bad) it is on the iPad.

Keep up the sensationalism though, this is the perfect thread for that!
Then why not invoke this rule for other games?
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:35 AM
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I purchased the iPhone version of Fieldrunners 2, and it looks pretty decent on my iPad... so I dunno if I'm gonna wind up getting this one...

Also, after getting more and more into E.R.A., Fieldrunners just doesn't seem as fun anymore.... =o/
Amen. It looks good, but not for $8 considering I have already played through the entire campaign twice on FR2 and I don't see a few extra towers enticing me enough to play the same maps again. Not when E.R.A. now exists.

Main point I agree with Mr. Void; now that E.R.A. is on the market, FR2 doesn't compare...doesn't come close to comparing in the strategies needed, the amount of things going on, and downright challenge and new/unique gameplay that is found in the ultra-polished E.R.A. (and E.R.A. is only $2.99)

In FR2 all you are doing is placing some towers, building a few mazes, and sitting back and upgrading. Try playing a few rounds of E.R.A and see all the goings on in that game makes this look like childs play, and it even strikes me now as being too 'cutesy'. Oh, but the visuals are nice.

Yes, E.R.A. has spoiled me..sorry Subatomic.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:36 AM
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I still think discussion is relevant in the main thread as if I pay more I expect more and that is relevant to the quality of the game. But I guess some do get tired of these endless price debates.
It's really not though. TouchArcade threads get tons of traffic from Google as well as the TouchArcade app when people search for a particular game. If someone has gone as far as searching for information about something, they want to know whether or not it's good... Not how angry you are about it costing more than a dollar.

One of the best things this thread is for is exhibiting just how useless price whining is to the general discussion of a game. Most of these posts you can't even tell what game they're complaining about, just that it costs too much. Value propositions are a personal thing. Some people have jobs and can afford video games, some people don't. Actual discussion regarding a game's content, fun level, difficulty, achievements, or a million other things apply to everyone not just folks on your specific socioeconomic level.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:37 AM
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Then why not invoke this rule for other games?
I do, that's why this thread has over 2,000 posts in it. They all get moved here. We can't catch 'em all though, unfortunately.
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:43 AM
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Why is it always the same discussion about the price?

I guess I'm some sort of a Dinosaur, who remembers the times where we had to get our lazy asses to the local game store to buy stuff for 90$ bucks, which was not even close to the quality of a game like Fieldrunners 1 or 2.

Isn't it always the same? Take it or leave it... but for god's sake, stop complaining and enjoy your lives, there are so many good things happening to you, so who cares about 8$ which you barely notice if you smoke or eat something from time to time... :-D

Keep up your superb work and support here at TA dear Subatomic team, there are still customers which appreciate all your hard work, not just for the development but also in terms of your customer support, which both goes far beyond the usual.
Wow..........

I bet many people will disagree with your words of wisdom lol, its the fact the dev said the pricing will be adjusted so ppl who got the iphone version wont be emptying their pockets to get this version too

...but i guess you only read a few of this topics posts
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:11 PM
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Wow..........

I bet many people will disagree with your words of wisdom lol, its the fact the dev said the pricing will be adjusted so ppl who got the iphone version wont be emptying their pockets to get this version too

...but i guess you only read a few of this topics posts
If someone's pockets gonna be emptied by an 8 buck game then perhaps they need to prioritize, not get the game and continue with their lives. Also the original Fieldrunners for ipad costs that much, its not a total surpise so I dont get why everyone is getting so worked up about it.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:38 PM
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Hey guys! Fieldrunners 2 dev here. Very interesting thread - we certainly appreciate you all sharing your opinions.

To clear things up about that quote from me about pricing:

Yes, I misspoke. You all have my most sincere apologies.

It is 100% my bad and I feel terrible that my actions could reflect poorly on Subatomic. I am quickly realizing that I absolutely should not post info like that until days before launch because things change so frequently during development. Essentially, we'd considered doing that early on, but if we want to keep making games, we need to be able to recoup development costs. Maybe the iOS market just doesn't want games with a ton of polish and content? The good news is that you can vote with your dollars - not buying our game will send a clear and direct message to us about the type of games you're interested in. Of course, if you want high quality games with lots of content and polish, by all means, grab a copy of Fieldrunners 2 and Fieldrunners 2 HD

In short, we care a lot about our fans and want to show you all the same respect that you show us. We put a ton of time, effort, and money into developing Fieldrunners 2 so that it would absolutely blow you guys away. As a result, we have to be realistic with pricing and we can't just give the game away.

Sorry to anyone that I offended. I hope you guys get the opportunity to check out Fieldrunners 2 HD because it really looks and plays wonderfully on the iPad, especially with Retina display.

Thank you!
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:59 PM
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Main point I agree with Mr. Void; now that E.R.A. is on the market, FR2 doesn't compare...doesn't come close to comparing in the strategies needed, the amount of things going on, and downright challenge and new/unique gameplay that is found in the ultra-polished E.R.A. (and E.R.A. is only $2.99)

Yes, E.R.A. has spoiled me..sorry Subatomic.
Sorry for my ignorance, but what does the abbreviation of ERA stand for? I.e. which game is it?
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