Humble Bundle key redemption is awesome again (mostly) but the games are kinda meh

It is easier, except that afterwards you have to check your library to see if you kept something or gave it away.

I’m not a fan of the new system. With the old one, I know an exposed key meant I had either claimed the game or given the key away. Now all the keys are already exposed when I look at my purchases, so I can’t tell which one’s I claimed/used and which ones are still available.

It would be great if they could at least put a checkbox next to each key that you could check to denote that you’d claimed said key.

Did the system just change for last month (the bundle with Endless Space 2) or something? Because this is the first I’m hearing of this.

It’s been this way since they moved to Choice over a year ago.

Well then I don’t understand why my keys aren’t auto-revealed, even for recent bundles (like the one with the Sunless games). I’m on Classic, if it makes a difference.

I get the “Choose your games” email, go to the page with tiles for all of them, click on a game, then can choose whether to show a key or get a gift link.

Classic plan here , keys also not auto-revealed.

There is a button that says “Select” on the top right of the page. If you click that you can then click each game and it gets a little highlight and a check. Then you click claim and it claims them all. That’s how I’ve been doing it because I’m on classic and it didn’t make sense to go one by one. But when you do that you can get gift links anymore because it’s essentially the same as clicking each one in turn and clicking claim. I completely forgot you could do that until papa mentioned that you can get the gift link instead.

I imagine this is where the confusion is coming in. Some of us are going one by one and some of us are clicking that special button, and a lot of us didn’t even realize (or forgot) there were two ways.

Guilty. I will have to pay more attention next time. What is really strange is that I went back and looked at stuff other than the Choice bundles (I’m also on Classic) and they now appear the same way (revealed) even for the games I didn’t claim keys for yet. I wonder if I changed a personal setting in the Humble UI somehow?

So I did the “pretend pause” thing this time around and got the $4 discount. Cool.

@SlainteMhath I don’t know. If there’s a setting like that, I’ve never seen it. You’re telling me that when you go to your list of Humble purchases over time every single game has its key revealed?

That is what I thought was happening, but I just went through and checked several purchases it and does appear the the “hidden” keys are still intact for a few non-Choice things like the Warhammer Bundle I purchased a few months back, so it is only the Humble Choice Classic bundles that are auto-revealing my keys. That seems to be tied to how I’m selecting the choices each month according to @arrendek 's information, so I will pay more attention to that next time around.

Monthly pause reminder. Charges later today.

BTW, I got an email from Humble telling me that they have a 50% off deal on Control DLC starting today. I think they and the publisher want to get out ahead of the fact that for Steam users, the base game will still show up in one’s library as the Ultimate Edition:

But it’s not, right? They need to fix that shit

No, it’s not.

It’s a bit like what happened with Dying Light. I bought it near launch and then later the only version available to buy on Steam became the one with the DLC called Dying Light: The Following, so later when I’d go to the product page it would say “This game is in your library” although only the base game was.

I think that it might also preclude being able to get one of those “complete your collection” deals to get the DLC for cheap, so you’re forced to pick it up at a reseller or wait for a DLC-specific sale on Steam.

A new Monthly/Classic/Choice to be revealed tomorrow! Hoping it’s not full of games I already have! Any bold predictions?

Can you list 12 games you already have, please?

Well, I just bought Space Crew and Cloudpunk, so those are almost guaranteed to be included either this coming month or next. It’s almost a given. ;-)

Hopefully you already have Outriders, I need that on PC.

Seems unlikely though.

Only if “having it” through Game Pass Ultimate counts, hehe.

Is it supposed to be good? I heard/read it was kind of generic.

I totally want Cloudpunk to be in it , and Jenny LeClue.