Posted February 17, 2016
I'd be very curious what their sales data looks like. The deep-discount era may indeed be coming to an end, or they may just be testing the waters of alternate strategies, or any number of possibles.
Getcomposted: Is it just me, or is HumbleBundle devaluing its brand with these awful bundles for their supposedly flagship model?
Cyraxpt: Actually it's more of the whole industry than only Humble Bundle, Steam used to have great deals (-75%) but now they prefer to publicize the games during the sales and previous games that had i higher discount, let's say -75%, now only have something like -33 ~ -50%,
Personally for me, the deep discount era, at least for a while, led to me spending more money overall and buying a lot (a lot) of games that now primarily just look nice on my virtual bookshelf, both games I might have bought anyway, but probably moreso it enabled a lot of impulse buying.
I think I bought 11 games just during Double Insomnia ($45 or so), and in the intervening year I've only really 'dealt with' 3-4 of them (1-2 donated, 1 completed, 1 mostly completed then abandoned). Without the sale I probably would've spent $15-20, maybe, eventually.
I do likewise still find some good, deep discounts on the various platforms, they just require a bit more patience and we're not overwhelmed with steep cuts on top games all the time. That might not be such a bad thing, all in all.