Epic Games Store - 88% split goes to devs

It’s just incompetence on their end across the board. Not new pains.

That someone can sign up using anyone’s email and there is no confirmation wouldn’t pass muster, ever, anywhere.
That you can’t fix it when it happens just speaks to them being hopelessly inept.

It is ridiculous. I wonder if it’s still that way now, or if this dates back to when Paragon or Fortnite launched. I know that’s when my account comes from. Your point is valid, though, even then there should have been a verification requirement.

You would think. I have two emails and I was losing my ISP, so I go to all my accounts that use my isp email & proceed to change them to my gmail account. Paypal and Netflix both had accounts with my email. Paypal has been no help whatsoever, regardless how many times I have called and talked to a real person. The netflix one I was able to reset it the password.

Even in this day & age, it astounds me on how many sites allow you to sign up without verifying the email.

Well not all sites are primarily digital. Epic certainly can’t use that excuse.

Target, for years wouldn’t let you change an e-mail address. It was your login and if you wanted another one you best open a new account… they fixed that.

Why does the EGS keep forgetting my password, or forgetting my device? Despite having the “remember me” box checked, I have to log in and go through 2FA every few days. Is it because there was an update to the store which then forces a new device check? It’s irritating as hell, especially because 2FA often doesn’t work so I have to keep resending the verification email.

I know there’s a console command to skip EGS when launching (certain) games, but I still need to use EGS to check for patches.

ETA on a data breach, anyone?

I don’t know, I’ve had this issue since forever. Like you, it’s usually every few days it seems to have forgotten me. I thought maybe it was the fact that I have a gaming desktop and laptop, but if you’re getting it too maybe it’s something else. It could also be every time the store updates and I’m just not noticing when it does, perhaps?

November 2018? Or do you mean a new one?

This weeks 2 free games are up:

Cloud Saves
We’ve added Cloud Save support for the following games over the past month:

  • Alan Wake
  • Close to the Sun
  • Darksiders III
  • Enter the Gungeon
  • Genesis Alpha One
  • GNOG
  • Hyperlight Drifter
  • Kingdom New Lands
  • Limbo
  • Moonlighter
  • Mutant Year Zero
  • Overcooked
  • Rebel Galaxy Outlaw
  • Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter
  • The Sinking City
  • This War Of Mine
  • World War Z

Still no ETA for a shopping cart. :P

Is the shopping cart really important?
I guess I rarely buy more then a single game at time, except bundles.

Not for me. Wishlists are more key.

Hey, I rhymed. Just my state of mind!

Not particularly, at least not at this time. Like stusser, I’d get more use out of a Wishlist feature.

My conversations with those complaining about a lack of shopping cart haven’t actually been inconvenienced by the inability to purchase multiple games at once, they’re pissed about exclusivity and are eager to throw fuel on the anti-Epic fire.

I bought 2 games from them at once and lack of a shopping card is silly in this day an age. Pretty much everything about the store is subpar. I am most likely waiting on Steam for any future purchases.

Shopping carts are useful during big sales.

I didn’t know about the 2018 one. Hopefully their staff learned something.

I’m actually tempted by those two games.

But no one can exploit market inefficiency forever. Eventually things will right themselves, and we (consumers) will end up being the ones having to pay, as always.

Huh? The fundamentals of the market are that there are too many devs making too many games. That’s a benefit to consumers and it’s not about to change, since devs don’t look at market signals but instead follow their dreams. Not a fan of Epic, but there’s a reason we’re showered by free games (here and on twitch), and there’s no reason that’s going to change.

EDIT: Also to say consumers always pay is… odd. Are consumers paying for the amazing convenience of amazon? Are we paying for Uber throwing money at us for cheap rides? The main sectors where we pay (in America, at least), are in education and medicine, where the free markets are not free, and may in fact be inadequate.

What? I am lost.

Are you suggesting the market can’t support multiple stores?

Oh for sure, it isn’t a useless feature. I missed it with the $10 off everything sale. It just isn’t a big deal for me. I care more about wishlists.