Feaduin wrote:/raises eyebrow
Not logical. We are on a Star Trek thread so this should be cleared up stat!
It only makes sense when used in the context of paying more money. And if that were the case, I'd be turned off to the game as well. However, paying the same amount as everyone else but earlier, how is that offensive? Where is the harm? I pre order games all the time so I can get my hands on it first release day even if there are no other benefits to me.
Logic and assumptions, you:
paying more money -> getting perks -> bad
paying for pre-order -> not getting perks -> good
Logic and assumptions, me:
paying more money -> proceed to 4th dimension -> good
paying for pre-order -> getting perks -> bad
Feaduin wrote:The fact they attach a perk to it only boosts their initial sales numbers a bit and generates some excitement for the game. It's not like a pre order would net them any more money than a regular order. You get 30 days free so that rules out extra subscription money as their angle. From these circumstances I concluded that there is no harm or ill-gotten benefit/gain from a preorder bonus, therefore it is illogical to attach the concept of time into your original sentence.
You'll need to come up with a plausible reason for why pre-ordering = harmful. Otherwise you are just backpedaling.
logic by me:
not paying for pre-order -> unable to overcome obstacles in game -> cancel next day
Yeah, pre-orders are great for initial sales, and they're fine when there's no harmful affects. The harmful effect however is you're getting clear advantages by getting the pre-order that people who don't get the pre-order don't have, nor ever will have
. This is not good. It's not great for the game as a whole. If I know it's not good for the game as a whole before-hand, I won't buy the game.
When I wrote the original line, I was under the assumption that the perks were harmful. Later, when Marcallo posted that the effects weren't harmful because they're only available in early levels, my point did become moot. There are no harmful effects to getting the pre-order, which means yay pre-order okay