Some fair pricing, eh?

I think I found the "wtf?" of the day. Countries being in Tier 3, you know, those countries that pay the least when it comes to Valve-games – as it is supposed to be, actually pay more for certain games. Four of these games are published by SEGA and three are developed by The Creative Assembly. I think this pricing is rather unfair, I mean, no one is going to buy those games over Steam for those prices when they can go to their local game-store and buy it even cheaper. Also: Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms isn’t included with Medieval II: Total War in Tier 3.

Anyways, I could take this oppurtunity to criticize The Creative Assembly for other totally irrelevant things to this case.

So I will.

The Creative Assembly has done some bad things over the years, not only against their own games, but also against their customers. Head over here http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=475.

Complaints, complaints and complaints.

I mean, certain developers care about their games, The Creative Assembly does not, showing the finger to most of their customers. Also, some other nice spiky rumours: they’ve been censoring their forums for criticism directly aimed at their games and not their bugs. Yeah, cover up, no one is going to notice before they’ve bought the game, at which point it isn’t a problem – because you’ve got their money!

So what can we do against this. First of all: don’t buy their games, then don’t buy their games, last don’t buy their games. If >everyone< followed this then their China-like forum-politics wouldn’t a problem, they would’ve been forced change. So for now, unlucky customers who wander into this trap will face bad, overrated games, CTDs and other fun glitches which prevent enjoyment of their game. I mean, they should look at Tripwire Interactive, yeah, we can blame them for a bugfilled game on the release date but they fixed it!

PS: To me, their 90 metascore for Empire: Total War gives me a little Déjà vu *cough* Kane & Lynch – Gamespot *cough*.

Taken from my price guide, here: https://steamunpowered.eu/forums.php?m=posts&q=120

Medieval II: Total War
Tier 1: 19.99€
Tier 2: 19.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
Tier 3: 29.99€, 150.0% of Tier 1/EU price
US: $19.99 or 14.2€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
UK: £19.99 or 23.35€, 116.8% of Tier 1/EU price

Rome: Total War – Alexander
Tier 1: 9.99€
Tier 2: 9.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
Tier 3: 14.99€, 150.0% of Tier 1/EU price
US: $9.99 or 7.09€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
UK: £9.99 or 11.67€, 116.8% of Tier 1/EU price

Rome: Total War – Gold
Tier 1: 9.99€
Tier 2: 9.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
Tier 3: 14.99€, 150.0% of Tier 1/EU price
US: $9.99 or 7.09€, 70.9% of Tier 1/EU price
UK: £9.99 or 11.67€, 116.8% of Tier 1/EU price

S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
Tier 1: 29.99€
Tier 2: 29.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
Tier 3: 34.99€, 116.6% of Tier 1/EU price
US: $34.99 or 24.85€, 82.8% of Tier 1/EU price
UK: £18.99 or 22.19€, 73.9% of Tier 1/EU price

Space Siege
Tier 1: 19.99€
Tier 2: 19.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
Tier 3: 29.99€, 150.0% of Tier 1/EU price
US: $19.99 or 14.2€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
UK: £14.99 or 17.51€, 87.5% of Tier 1/EU price

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  1. Rhonin the wizard

    And for S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky it’s
    Tier 1: 29,99€
    Tier 2: 34,99€
    Tier 3: 34,99€

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  2. Rhonin the wizard

    I just looked at Sega’s games on a regional store from each tier, these games have the same price now. Could someone confirm this?
    http://store.steampowered.com/publisher/SEGA/?cc=fr
    http://store.steampowered.com/publisher/SEGA/?cc=gr
    http://store.steampowered.com/publisher/SEGA/?cc=ee

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  3. Betonář

    So other developer/studios also voluntarily adjusting prices in Europe or it’s just Valve, The Creative Assembly and SEGA. Can you tall me more about this ? btw thanks for informations !!

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  4. Dragoon

    [Quote]
    Space Siege
    Tier 1: 19.99€
    Tier 2: 19.99€, 100.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    Tier 3: 29.99€, 150.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    US: $19.99 or 14.2€, 71.0% of Tier 1/EU price
    UK: £14.99 or 17.51€, 87.5% of Tier 1/EU price

    OMG you can buy Space Siege for ÂŁ4.70
    at 365 Games, and I mean Retail CD not a crappy Digital Download.
    What a rip off, LOL.

    http://www.365games.co.uk/index.php?productID=3535

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