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    Quote Originally Posted by KrownKlown View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by zborgerd View Post
    It's game collecting, not Columbia House. That really is no different than a deposit system for preordering games from Gamestop. At that point, might as well just plunk down the full value and then they ship whatever was preordered with a small amount of extras for late adopters.

    I have trouble understanding the logic of a one-time fee. I don't think it will correlate well between releases of all sorts of genres unless people simply don't care about what they are buying and just want to buy any and every game. At that point, might as well have a credit card payment system where you'll just be charged for every game unless you cancel.

    LRG - Don't take this as a negative response. Just trying to wrap my head around it.
    I will once again quote LRG:

    I think this is the best route to guarantee hardcore collectors won't have to battle resellers and it would help us out a bit by giving us some additional funds to get more runs underway.
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    I'm not a fan of the membership idea - just limit the initial sales period to say 50-60% of the total order and then do a second run at a very different time to cover different time zones and that ought to be enough IMO.

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    is LRG keeping some copies back from sale initially to cover lost/damaged ones?
    Yes.

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    So what about when 3000 people have the membership and they only make 2000 games? Yea, a mess.

    Sorry but I refuse to get any stupid membership.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banditwolf View Post
    So what about when 3000 people have the membership and they only make 2000 games? Yea, a mess.

    Sorry but I refuse to get any stupid membership.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gypsy View Post
    It could start to get messy though. Hopefully if a bunch of people signed up for that it would increase the production baseline.
    I'd like to hear what LRG thinks about this.
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    Another LRG post from neoGAF:

    I remember a limited edition video game related art print site that actually had some pretty crazy requirements to put an order through. I wish I could remember the name of the site, but I could actually take some notes from them and apply those to future runs.

    For example, if they offered a Zelda print they would ask potential customers to send them a picture of their two favorite Zelda games from their collection. Once received, that customer could order the print.

    We could do something like that on our end. 100 copies of each game could go up for sale early - fans wanting to buy them would have to jump through a game specific hoop or two to order. With something like that in place, those 100 copies would definitively go to fans.

    I keep seeing open preorders mentioned and just want to say again, there is quite a lot of people who see those in the same light as "open editions" and it causes those people to not care about buying the thing anymore. Yes, these are folks who are rarity-chasers, and that's OK. We need those customers to make these releases possible. I am personally one of those people - I compulsively buy limited edition items for things I like but don't really need (iam8bit just got close to $100 for me with the Rare vinyls).

    Just think about this - honestly, if Breach & Clear was not limited, would people want it? The game has sold no more than 2,000 copies digitally on Vita and it was not reviewed super-well. We have our fans, but I'd imagine less than 100 people would have said "Yes - I'd buy it!" if there was not a component of rarity. The mere fact that the game was limited drove enough interest to make it sell out in two hours. Plain and simple, if the game was not limited there is no way a physical version could exist.

    Our goal is to make more physical releases a reality, and we can't do that just on the games alone. It's unfortunate, but the limited aspect has to exist to drive demand. The best we can do is try to scale runs so they last longer and come up with ways to make sure games can go to the people who really want them before they go to anyone else.

    We're doing our best here to create an ecosystem that lets physical releases of small or lesser known games exist. If we're angering people with what we're doing, we appreciate your feedback and are honestly sorry that we won't be seeing you as customers. Unfortunately, for the betterment of developers and just to simply bring these physical releases into the world - we have to stick to our guns on being truly limited in every sense.
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    Falling to the level of the gaf. Ts & ps.

    They are absolutely correct with what you bolded though.
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    No, people didn't care till the rarity was pushed.

    I don't care if it's 2500 or 1500. Whatever. 20000 and I'd likely pass.
    Comparing Zelda anything to this is crazy. Zelda fans would buy anything because of "zelda".
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    Quote Originally Posted by banditwolf View Post
    No, people didn't care till the rarity was pushed.

    I don't care if it's 2500 or 1500. Whatever. 20000 and I'd likely pass.
    Comparing Zelda anything to this is crazy. Zelda fans would buy anything because of "zelda".
    Not true. I love Zelda and f*** Four Swords Adventures.

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