I just wanted to thank you for your continued responses! That is much appreciated. You have went above and beyond what most developers do when your product isn't even sold here. I'm very glad to hear you clarify it's not about the DRM-free aspect now. Please know that if somehow your expansions were available to be sold on GOG DRM-free, I would buy them all.
I could be wrong but have speculated in a topic in the main forum that the main logistical problem to get your expansions on GOG is that GOG doesn't (to my knowledge) sell third-party expansions/paid mod content. That seems to me why you and RedShift have mentioned Scheme Workshop so much...it allows for that. Maybe it is the case that in GOG's system, the developer of the main game has to be the developer of the expansions too...not sure.
I respect both of your decisions but it seems as a customer looking in, the best arrangement may be to have RedShift sell your expansions here. I do not know how that divvies up the money, but maybe it could be so that you get the majority of the money from it, while RedShift gains future sales since your expansions keep people coming back to the game and keep it fresh on people's minds/in the overall sales list.
As for the issue of direct purchases, I wonder if any other developers have a model/advice on how to streamline that. That is, there are quite a few developers that let customers buy direct from their site, and I'm not aware of any of them sending out emails with every update. I think maybe they maintain a download page, so if a new update comes out, it is on the customer to learn of that, and to go to the page to re-download. This is not my area of expertise but just figured I'd mention since you do bring up an interesting concern about how to deliver the updates.
Anyway, thanks again for all of your engagement with the GOG community, best of luck, and here's hoping somehow someway your cool looking expansions arrive here someday.
Redshift did not want to sell our expansions here as DLC. I understand that as they are they and we are we.
If GOG gets a workshop, I'm all in. It's worked perfectly on Steam.
I'm just one person. I don't have the capacity or time to manage our twenty expansions via some upload or email system. I'm sorry. And I do not like collecting money on the internet. I just don't.
I think if you tried our expansions, you might enjoy them. It was always a community effort. Many people had input into our expansions and they benefited from that.
I will put our expansion Mithril Horde I up on Steam for free as soon as I can get it tested. Just got the graphics done.
That's mostly to thank our loyal Steam users because it is so hard to find our expansions there. .
I hope you will try and like our expansions too. But right now on Steam is the only way I'm willing to do it until GOG gets a workshop of some kind.
And one more thing. I did not know The Quest was available or going to be made available on GOG until after the fact. It was more or less dumped on me that I had the one possibility of selling the expansions for it any way I wanted to. I was caught totally by surprise.
Steam has a perfectly functional workshop where someone can put up an expansion for a game and get paid by Steam. Redshift gets a share, Steam gets a share and we get a share. It's not a billion dollars but it's efficient and safe. I can put up an update to correct something anytime. And anyone on Steam gets the update right away.
If GOG had a workshop like Steam does, I'd use it.
while i'd still like to see your expansions here (either by releasing them as a whole pack or otherwise) i totally respect your decision and appreciate your response on the forums. thanks!
You are the best. Thank you. : ) Meanwhile, I'm going to put our expansion Mithril Horde I up on Steam for free as soon as I can get it tested. I just did the graphics for it.
I have always released our expansions one at a time to give people a chance to play.
If you ever need help with our expansions, you can get it here:
I go there every day.
Thank you for your understanding.