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Terraria
« on: July 09, 2011, 04:58:58 PM »
If Minecraft and Super Mario Bros had a baby, this game would be that baby. I was just curious if anybody knew about this game. It looks interesting. Not only that, but it's also $2.49 on Steam. So I'm tempted to get it. But I don't know what I'm getting myself into.

(Posted on: July 09, 2011, 05:48:41 PM)


Gah, nevermind. Steam just raised the price of the game to $5. It's still a deal, but $2.50 was a steal. That's the fifth time within this Summer Sale of theirs that they raised the price after posting it as cheaper. They did it with Risen, and they did it with Terraria which were two games that I was willing to pay for. But out of principle, I will hold off until there is an explanation as to why Steam can do this and reprimand the consumer for wanting a good deal. Regardless, there is still a sale on Steam for Terraria, if anyone is interested.
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2011, 11:28:35 AM »
Well, reprimand away.  I bought it about three minutes before that sale ended.
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2011, 11:40:55 AM »
Well, reprimand away.  I bought it about three minutes before that sale ended.

Lucky.  :-[
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2011, 09:58:30 PM »
I was another lucky $2.50 customer of Terarria.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2011, 10:37:57 PM »
I'm regretting not getting it when I first saw it. In my defense, I thought it was the legitimate price, and wasn't expecting it to fluctuate. However, a blessing in disguise, I probably wouldn't have started playing the game for awhile considering my long list of games that I need to play, and it being as open-ended as it is. There will be more sales (as well as more mistakes), and I'll get it next time.

It's uncanny how many faulty price listings there were this week. Super Street Fighter 4, Risen, King Arthur, Terraria, and they messed up on Dawn of War II: Retribution today as well. Suffice it to say, someone at Valve is going to be fired.  ::)
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 08:17:15 AM »
If Minecraft and Super Mario Bros had a baby, this game would be that baby. I was just curious if anybody knew about this game. It looks interesting. Not only that, but it's also $2.49 on Steam. So I'm tempted to get it. But I don't know what I'm getting myself into.

(Posted on: July 09, 2011, 05:48:41 PM)


Gah, nevermind. Steam just raised the price of the game to $5. It's still a deal, but $2.50 was a steal. That's the fifth time within this Summer Sale of theirs that they raised the price after posting it as cheaper. They did it with Risen, and they did it with Terraria which were two games that I was willing to pay for. But out of principle, I will hold off until there is an explanation as to why Steam can do this and reprimand the consumer for wanting a good deal. Regardless, there is still a sale on Steam for Terraria, if anyone is interested.

I am not certain I understand this logic. It was a price mistake, they corrected it and posted the intended deal. Why are (were) so many people up in arms? Steam provides many, many great deals to consumers throughout the year, but when they make a mistake in their mass sales, people act as if they are trying to rip off a consumer. They didn't rip off anyone; in fact, many lucky consumers got a higher discount than was intended. Did Steam go back and yank those games back from those individuals and refund their money, like many places would? No.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 01:29:52 PM »
If Minecraft and Super Mario Bros had a baby, this game would be that baby. I was just curious if anybody knew about this game. It looks interesting. Not only that, but it's also $2.49 on Steam. So I'm tempted to get it. But I don't know what I'm getting myself into.

(Posted on: July 09, 2011, 05:48:41 PM)


Gah, nevermind. Steam just raised the price of the game to $5. It's still a deal, but $2.50 was a steal. That's the fifth time within this Summer Sale of theirs that they raised the price after posting it as cheaper. They did it with Risen, and they did it with Terraria which were two games that I was willing to pay for. But out of principle, I will hold off until there is an explanation as to why Steam can do this and reprimand the consumer for wanting a good deal. Regardless, there is still a sale on Steam for Terraria, if anyone is interested.

I am not certain I understand this logic. It was a price mistake, they corrected it and posted the intended deal. Why are (were) so many people up in arms? Steam provides many, many great deals to consumers throughout the year, but when they make a mistake in their mass sales, people act as if they are trying to rip off a consumer. They didn't rip off anyone; in fact, many lucky consumers got a higher discount than was intended. Did Steam go back and yank those games back from those individuals and refund their money, like many places would? No.

I wasn't really "up-in-arms" so to speak. I was just upset that I couldn't make it in time for the cheaper sale. I saw the game for $2.50, and was about to get it. Then when I went to go do something, I came back and the price had gone up. It's regret, not anger. I have nothing against Valve, and I think Steam is a great service. I pretty much have stopped buying PC games through retail now. However, in the consumers' defense, the "mistake" was up for 5 hours before being changed. Most mistakes are altered only minutes after being made.
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Re: Terraria
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 02:09:07 PM »
That's lame. Personally I think 75% off was the better deal and made more sense. You didn't really save all that much from going from 33% off to 50% off. I was hoping it would be 75% off. Luckily I caught it before it changed.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2011, 11:01:33 AM »
If Minecraft and Super Mario Bros had a baby, this game would be that baby. I was just curious if anybody knew about this game. It looks interesting. Not only that, but it's also $2.49 on Steam. So I'm tempted to get it. But I don't know what I'm getting myself into.

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Gah, nevermind. Steam just raised the price of the game to $5. It's still a deal, but $2.50 was a steal. That's the fifth time within this Summer Sale of theirs that they raised the price after posting it as cheaper. They did it with Risen, and they did it with Terraria which were two games that I was willing to pay for. But out of principle, I will hold off until there is an explanation as to why Steam can do this and reprimand the consumer for wanting a good deal. Regardless, there is still a sale on Steam for Terraria, if anyone is interested.

I am not certain I understand this logic. It was a price mistake, they corrected it and posted the intended deal. Why are (were) so many people up in arms? Steam provides many, many great deals to consumers throughout the year, but when they make a mistake in their mass sales, people act as if they are trying to rip off a consumer. They didn't rip off anyone; in fact, many lucky consumers got a higher discount than was intended. Did Steam go back and yank those games back from those individuals and refund their money, like many places would? No.

I wasn't really "up-in-arms" so to speak. I was just upset that I couldn't make it in time for the cheaper sale. I saw the game for $2.50, and was about to get it. Then when I went to go do something, I came back and the price had gone up. It's regret, not anger. I have nothing against Valve, and I think Steam is a great service. I pretty much have stopped buying PC games through retail now. However, in the consumers' defense, the "mistake" was up for 5 hours before being changed. Most mistakes are altered only minutes after being made.

You can state you are not 'up-in-arms' and that is fine. I am not going to quibble over your interpretation over mine. When you state you will no longer purchase something out of principle until you get an explanation from Steam, you seem to be upset with them. It confuses me when you then go on to state that you have nothing against Valve/Steam and that it was regret of missing it, not anger. Your post certainly doesn't read that to me, neither then when I first read or now when I have reread it.

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Re: Terraria
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2011, 06:39:28 PM »
You can state you are not 'up-in-arms' and that is fine. I am not going to quibble over your interpretation over mine. When you state you will no longer purchase something out of principle until you get an explanation from Steam, you seem to be upset with them. It confuses me when you then go on to state that you have nothing against Valve/Steam and that it was regret of missing it, not anger. Your post certainly doesn't read that to me, neither then when I first read or now when I have reread it.

Take this for what it is, but I will create a hypothetical situation. Let's say McDonald's raises the price on their Dollar menu up to $5 for every item. There will be people out there who will spend the extra money, because they no longer feel like they have any options, however, most people will boycott McDonald's until they get the idea that it's not smart to capitalize on the success of a lower price. A lower price is more convenient, especially for people who are not completely sold on the product or service. Now, when I said I have nothing against Valve, I meant it. Since that Summer Sale, I have payed for other titles on Steam and have still given them my business.

Terraria was not a title that I was completely sold on. It looked like a 2D Minecraft, and I had no friends who were willing to buy the game with me. Which is why I hesitated on purchasing it. Why would you pay money for a game that you know you will never play? I was on the fence, because the game was such a low price. I thought, I could spare the $2 to get a game that may waste away in my list of games. When the price doubled, I was absolutely put off by the act, and decided to hold off until there was just cause to buy the game. Since then, there hasn't been.

Now, I think you are confusing the powers that be with Valve. Valve has no control over the prices that are posted on their site. EA tells Valve how much they want for their titles, and unless Valve likes to be sued for everything they are worth, they have to abide by their demands. Re-logic tells Valve how much they want for each copy of Terraria, and Valve needs to adhere to the request. So when Re-logic tells Valve to make the game $2.49, the game starts to sell very well, and then Re-logic phones in and says, "Double the price". It's very possible that it was a mistake, but it lasted for 5 hours, so I hardly think that it was a mistake. I would categorize it as an "FML" for everybody involved.

This is Capitalism 101. Supply and demand. If they can't supply me with a product or service that adheres to my wants or needs, then I'm not obligated to pay for it. I have choices, and options. If a game is cheaper, starts to sell well, and then 5 hours later, the developer decides to capitalize on the success and charge more for it, then I am allowed to dissent. Which is why I felt so willingly to do so. So, in conclusion, I have nothing against Valve, I have something against Terraria and Re-logic. And by the bye, Steam did release an explanation as to what happened. It was a generic PR statement, but at least they didn't choose to ignore the consumers and make it look even more conspicuous. So if you are not understanding the situation and don't see where I'm coming from, I take no fault in that. I, along with many disgruntled Steam users posted a lot on the forums that day discussing the phenomenon. So I'm most definitely not in the wrong, and if I am, I'm at least in the majority. Now, this is ancient history, and I have more than gotten over it. My mind has moved on to bigger and better things.
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