Originally Posted by Juub
Risk is a potentially bad game. Benefits are a few useless trinkets. No matter how you slice it the benefits simply cannot outweigh the risks when it comes to pre-ordering. The bonuses are way too small and meaningless to risk wasting your money on a crappy, unfinished or even buggy product(see Alien Colonial Marines, BF4, Watch_Dogs). Now tell me if any of these games' bonuses made up for the shoddy launches they had. You shout ''you'' and pretend like I speak only for myself but we can use real life examples over and over again and you'll see that not once has a pre-order bonus made up for the game not living up to its expectations. If it happened, it is a rare and isolated case.
Or it shows that consumers are plain stupid and buy into hype and marketing trains rather than thorough research and information. What I hate with all these dolts who pre-order is that they don't realize it is a practice that hurts the consumers rather than help them. By continuing to support those shady tactics they encourage devs to keep going that route and keep shovelling promises with absolutely no guarantee they'll be able to deliver on them.
Back in the days of the N64 you had to pre-order OOT because cartridges being long and expensive to produce could quickly go out of stock. I had to wait a week until I got my hands on a copy of OOT. Today even COD and GTA don't run out of stock at my local stores. If these games don't empty their stocks then no game will which makes the sole benefits of pre-order lousy perks like a crappy gun for the first level or a pre-order outfit.
There's no justifying pre-order in this day and age.
No, see, you didn't read what I wrote as I wrote it. You applied your pre-determined pre-order hate filter to it before you read it, and ignored/distorted what I said.
You are not trying to speak for yourself at all. You are making sweeping generalizations and saying that, beyond all doubt, pre-ordering is completely useless. Full stop.
It is not. If there was no benefit, people wouldn't do it
. Who cares if it's a useless level 1 item that has no meaningful impact on the game? Who cares if it's nothing but a multiplayer character skin? Who cares if it's nothing but the excitement and anticipation of having a brand new freshly unlocked game waiting for you in your Steam library at 10AM PST?You do not get to determine what is worthwhile
to other people. You do not get to call them stupid for caring about things you don't. You do not get to blame an ENTIRE INDUSTRY'S
failings on them.
If you choose to see no value in pre-ordering, good for you, continue to not pre-order. If you choose to try to share your viewpoint with other people without calling them stupid and trying to forcefully change their minds, then keep right on going. However, being belligerent and actively attacking and insulting people that DO see value in pre-ordering is nothing but a jerk move.