Epic Games Store - 88% split goes to devs


#943

I care about companies that make games I love - Obsidian, CD Projekt, IOI, Warhorse, Larian, 4A…I buy games from these full priced and often in Collector’s Editions to boot. These companies have so far also been extremely pro-customer and offered their games on all major platforms, some of them even GOG, so that’s great. May it long continue.

I do not care in the least about EA, Activision, Square Enix, Ubisoft, Warner…and if these happen to make a game I want, I will buy it wherever it is cheapest. And if they make it available on one exclusive store, I will wait for a sale.

As far as Epic is concerned, I plan to get the freebies and otherwise ignore them. That could change if they, say, moneyhatted Rockstar for exclusive PC version of RDR2, but it would piss me off.


#944

Ok, the server was probably just getting hammered, got the game now.


#945

Oh man, his BG2 guide was absolutely amazing.


#946

I somewhat agree with the idea principle, but I don’t think it is would survive its meeting with the Steam reality. I fear that if Valve started giving guide authors anything valuable in exchange, you would shortly see a flood of null-content and plagiarized guides. Just look at the scale of the card-farming or asset-flipping nonsense going on over there!

Of course, they could offer merely symbolic rewards, but wouldn’t that be more insulting than the current model?


#947

Online retailers are already too fragmented. People who register and buy games wherever they are cheapest on all 10000 retailers have too much free time on their hands. I like Steam’s community features because once again I don’t want to register on all 10000 developers’ private forums. I go to Steam and GOG and Qt3 and that’s all I have patience for.


#948

Looks like Ubisoft could be making the move from Steam to the EGS. Certainly The Division 2 will be making the move from Steam to EGS.


#949

Do try to keep up.


#950

It’s a fast moving thread, there’s been about 75 posts since that was linked. :)


#951

And assuming the forum software put me at the top of the top of the unread messages like it should have, I even bothered to check all those 75 posts, haha. Guess I needed to go deeper (higher)! Though I definitely did not have any recall of it being discussed the last time I checked the thread, so hey-o thanks memory.


#952

Says the guy who apparently hasn’t yet located the Bungie/Activision thread.


#953

Look, there are 2 threads that work for that topic.


#954

Though… that just makes them more like Steam…

The BBB is kinda bullshit anyway.


#955

This. It’s been a long time since the BBB rating meant anything other than crap.


#956

Doh, Epic didn’t pay their protection money this year.


#957

Yeah, a pattern of not responding to refund requests because the game didn’t run properly? Dost thou even game, BBB?


#958

That’s pretty stupid. they give a rating by just counting the number of complaints? Have they heard about percentages??
If you don’t take in account the total amount of customers, you can’t know if “100 complaints” a very small number or a very big one.


#959

It works pretty well for independent businesses like your local mechanic, not so much for global ones.


#960

Epic Store now supports regional pricing and their refund policy is now similar to Steam’s policy.


#961

Oh snap! Doing some customer focused things!


#962

Update your consumer benefits comparison infographics! Two more in the Epic column!