That's incredible. It doesn't generate a gift code unless you specifically check that box, right? Why allow customers to pay multiple times for the same items?
That's right. No gift code, unless you tick the box, but that will obviously not resolve the lack of the ownership marker. I guess the idea here was to allow users to upgrade from a regular edition to deluxe, if there was no "upgrade DLC", however they will not give you a discount in such a case, whereas Steam would. So while you can upgrade by purchasing a whole edition, you will be completely negating your previous investment into the regular edition.
As someone with a massive collection here, do you find that sensible? Do you just shrug off something like that, or does it make you feel like you've been swindled?
Do I find buying the same game multiple times just to mark it off as "owned" sensible? No, definitely not. Maybe if it was discounted to pennies or I liked the game so much that I desperately wanted to support the developer, I'd consider it, but generally no... nothing sensible about it. I did it once with BloodRayne bundles "for science", but that was about it. It was a waste, because the new bundle was just as broken as the previous one and I still don't have any of the individual games marked as owned lol (see attachment, the original "BloodRayne Complete Bundle" is no longer available, so it won't be shown here). I will definitely not be buying them a 3rd time, that's for sure.
Why don't I refund it? Because with GOG being so incompetent when it comes to user library safeguarding, I'm worried about how it would affect my library. Would it strip me of all the BloodRayne games, because I only get one copy of each, despite having purchased them twice, or would I maintain them from the previous bundle, despite the refund of the new bundle? Who knows with GOG... I'd rather just accept the sunken cost in this case and not open pandora's box of never-ending support tickets and elaborate explanations to support staff.
That section only shows me two things: items I've wishlisted and items I already own Edit: that the store doesn't mark as such
. The only way to make it useful is a "Show all" button to see the full list.
Well hopefully they'll implement more filters to the store, especially for DLCs.