Posted April 04, 2018
You're not wrong, but I think that's just nitpicking. People who only buy a game every few years are definitely not the target demographic of GOG DB and probably don't mind paying a few dollars more just that one time. I have no interest in supporting this pointless fight against publisher injustice when there are a ton of more interesting things to do that actually contribute something to the gaming environment.
Yepoleb: This is unfortunately the same argument I've refuted multiple times before. MaGog tracks the prices without the Fair Price Package wallet credit, which I think is a stupid thing to do that causes a lot of confusion.
Cavalary: That is exactly the right thing to do and causes no confusion. You first need to pay the higher price to get that game, that's a given. And the cut of that higher price also most likely goes to the publisher, which is the unfair part. That you may later use the difference for another game, if you purchase it within a year and using the same currency is a different thing. If you buy few games and a year may pass between them or tend to switch currencies if the exchange rates vary or depending on payment method, the FPP may expire, or you may feel you're forced to buy something you otherwise wouldn't to use it. But regardless of all of this, you do need to pay the higher price first, that's a given. The FPP absolutely must NOT be factored into the game's listed price.