They Informed us of the new price point. yes. The 15 dollar one was logical step forward I was willing to accept for certain obscure indie games.
When they announce assassin's creed and Heroes 5 was when I took issue, I can buy the retail base game of heroes 3 for £3. I also already own it, so I'm not going to be in a rush to drop £12 or whatever it is to re-buy it.
This is the same issue I have with steam, I don't buy Triple A titles unless they're on sale.
Rollercoaster tycoon 3 should not retail at that high a price, the game is by most standards one of GoG's 'old' games.
GoG missed the perfect opportunity to play champion of the people, refusing to sell at the 20 dollar mark would garner positive feedback for GoG, while simultaneously put pressure on Atari for over pricing.
Of course we're putting our money where our mouth is by not buying it, but it's not on us, the consumer, to start chasing Atari or GoG we express our issues in a (relatively) open manner with other people who share our interests, it's up to Atari to spend the time and money fishing the data to see why people aren't buying into their product.
I've seen a few posts whining about the amount of whining and I'd like to address those by saying, GoG is in a state of change, it's natural for people to start becoming concerned about matters when so many other gaming companies have made questionable business decisions before. In fact it's these questionable business practices that drove most of us here to GoG, of course we'd be passionate about the way things work here.
I didn't talk about chasing, I talked about buying when the price point is acceptable, or even giving GoG the snub by using your purchasing power and telling GoG the reason why. It's far from chasing when you send a two minute email explaining the disgust in price and the need to change it.
The loss of money, or the refusal to buy at current price, sadly, speaks more volumes to businesses. We are free to express that right and enact change. We are consumers, but we should not expect to sit idly by and expect our favored seller to always do best for us. That's where the personal account comes in. I have done it myself in the past, and it has worked. I'd argue as consumers we should not just consume, but also influence also. A little work should be expected.
Onto Atari and data, it feeds into what I said before. When(not if) they see the low sales numbers from GoG due to the price, and when GoG brings the issue of lots of emails due to price, then it's very possible for the price to drop. In the meantime, the game IS the cheapest digitally in at least a few countries. It's clear to see GoG have mentioned the overprice (as others stated) during the negotiations and might've won out in that regards. I'd argue that GoG did maintain their philosophy, for me.
In regards to AC1, they have added a multitude of value due to the litany of music added to it. Alone yes it IS overpriced, however GoG has addressed that issue by adding so much to the package. You might argue that you are not interested in the extras, and that's fine, since there are plenty of channels for getting it very cheap, retail being one, like you already have.
Then again, there are caveats, DRM being one.
As to the champion of the people, GoG treats it's consumers very well, but money is money and I'd rather them release even more games to the service, grow their catalouge and enact DRM free on a larger scale. I''d agrue a game on here is better then no game, since it's an extra channel for the pub/dev to recognize another market. It's naive to think any business could be a champion of the people, but GoG isn't about that, it's about being fair to the customers and the recent Bontanticula issue highlights that. So does the fair price package last year with TW2.
Refusing to sell the game does no one good. We lose out on a game, and the relationship between GoG and Atari might be strained. It's about give and take, in this instance, you are free to give nothing to GoG, and take the game when it's on sale. TeT mentioned the negotiations as well, Atari wasn't willing to budge, so they released the game as cheap as possible.
GoG is changing yes, but they are releasing games weekly that are $5.99 and $10.99, that are good, and that are new.
I understand that you are annoyed and a little worried, what I can say to that is spread your eggs and make sure that if ever GoG becomes too big for it's boots, take the money elsewhere and tell them why.