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Demigod Devs Hand Out Apology Coupons

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Gas Powered Games are issuing money-off coupons to apologize for network problems over the last couple of months.

You might recall that Demigod had a bit of a problem with pirates when it was released, as thousands of pirated copies devastated the game's servers. These problems persisted into May, leaving Gas Powered Games with more than a few disgruntled customers

Well, nothing says sorry quite like a coupon and Gas Powered Games, being the savvy business folk that they are, know this. Which is why the are giving money-off coupons to Demigod owners to apologize for the network problems they've encountered over the last couple of months.

The coupons will allow customers to purchase a copy of Demigod half price, which seems a bizarre gesture considering that everyone who qualifies for the voucher already owns the game. Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community and getting the game the game for half price might be just the ticket for people who have been put off buying the game due to, well, articles like this...

Source: Joystiq

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nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Damn pirates! When will they learn there only ruining the gaming business. The music and movies I could deal with but games kinda takes it too far for me.

Give the vouchers to friends = bigger & happier community. Win/win!

Samman:
Give the vouchers to friends = bigger & happier community. Win/win!

Clever bit of marketing there, GPG. Cunning bastards...

Meh I'll take a voucher and give it to my brother. Demigod is a decent game but it needs more map variety because it is always a straight on conflict and the item system is something I still have yet to figure out.

If anyone has an extra voucher, I'll be more than happy to receive it.

Demigod looks nice, but I don't feel like spending money on it at the price it has now.

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

Tenmar:
Meh I'll take a voucher and give it to my brother. Demigod is a decent game but it needs more map variety because it is always a straight on conflict and the item system is something I still have yet to figure out.

Remember that DotA had only ONE map for gods know how long. And I only started playing Demigod like a week ago, so I have yet to get "burnt out" from playing the same thing over and over again, wish there were more heroes or even the ability to create your own avatar.

These guys are saints. Seriously, what motivated them to do this? Their DRM-light game gets pirated to hell and back, and because of these pirates, their servers take a hit. Because of the server slowdowns, they then offer money off to everyone who's bought the game. For something that wasn't their fault.

I salute Stardock, and wish them the best of luck in everything they do. Anyone who pirates one of their games is going to burn in a very special level of Hell.

cambodiancam:
Damn pirates! When will they learn there only ruining the gaming business. The music and movies I could deal with but games kinda takes it too far for me.

read as - i only care about the issue when it affects me. as such, you're opinion is invalid.
if music and movie pirating don't matter, nor does game piracy. either none of them matter, or all of them matter.

as for this news: well done stardock games. this should give you a big plus in the gaming community.

Anachronism:
These guys are saints. Seriously, what motivated them to do this? Their DRM-light game gets pirated to hell and back, and because of these pirates, their servers take a hit. Because of the server slowdowns, they then offer money off to everyone who's bought the game. For something that wasn't their fault.

I salute Stardock, and wish them the best of luck in everything they do. Anyone who pirates one of their games is going to burn in a very special level of Hell.

The network problems weren't entirely the pirates fault. They fixed that problem within about 2 days but they were still plagued by other problems for several months. Basically the game requires a peer to peer connection between all the players, however to do so one must somehow bypass the inherent port-blocking of NAT, which they hadn't perfectly figured out how to do. Usually the solution to such a problem is to have a seperate intermediary server players can connect to if they can't establish peer to peer, but GPG obviously doesn't want to have to foot the bill for that.

You can be mad at the pirates all you want but this is still GPG's fault more than the pirates.

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Yes. It might come out sometime during our lifes.

*holds his coupon close to chest* >.>

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Anachronism:

I salute Stardock, and wish them the best of luck in everything they do. Anyone who pirates one of their games is going to burn in a very special level of Hell.

Which is why, my money goes to them, not to EA.
I am yet to meet someone who uses the EA Downloader as a buying platform.

cambodiancam:
Damn pirates! When will they learn there only ruining the gaming business. The music and movies I could deal with but games kinda takes it too far for me.

Same here. Being a Game Art student I find it sickening when I come across pirate copies on the campus common server. Most I can do is hit the delete key.

How do i get my coupon?

well can't really complain, I got the game this friday (the release day in europe) and it was only 280 DKR, where a new pc game is normally 400-450 DKR

Ashbax:

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Which do you think will come first, Duke Nukem Forever or HL2: E3?

Wow.

That's like having your entire store stock of Wiis stolen on the eve of release, then apologizing to all the disappointed people who slept overnight outside your store to get one by giving them half off coupons.

LoopyDood:

That's like having your entire store stock of Wiis stolen on the eve of release, then apologizing to all the disappointed people who slept overnight outside your store to get one by giving them half off coupons.

This all happens after the people have gotten their Wiis, though.

sooperman:

Ashbax:

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Which do you think will come first, Duke Nukem Forever or HL2: E3?

HL2:EP3 of course. The idiots at 3Drealms did nothin but sit on there asses for years.

FIzeE:

sooperman:

Ashbax:

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Which do you think will come first, Duke Nukem Forever or HL2: E3?

HL2:EP3 of course. The idiots at 3Drealms did nothin but sit on there asses for years.

When has Valve made us wait, and it was not worth it? Valve knows that its community wants high quality games held to the highest standard, and are willing to wait for it if need be. Maybe its taking a while going back and forth between polishing EP3, and consistently giving us extensive, regular, and free content updates in things like TF2, and then drastically cutting the cost of the game when they release it. I remember when TF2 was originally released, and it was great. With those 3 maps, 2 game types, and 1 weapon set each. Name another game where developers have put so much effort into improving there game for its players AFTER there done paying for it. Lack of news on EP3 isn't ignoring the fan base. Its being a perfectionist. And its that attitude that guarantees I will preorder anything Valve makes on sheer faith and goodwill.

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Hey its not like their constantly releasing new content. Oh wait! I love Valve.

That's it. I'm buying Demigod, first thing after I get my salary.

Stuff like this needs to be encouraged.

razer17:

cambodiancam:
Damn pirates! When will they learn there only ruining the gaming business. The music and movies I could deal with but games kinda takes it too far for me.

read as - i only care about the issue when it affects me. as such, you're opinion is invalid.
if music and movie pirating don't matter, nor does game piracy. either none of them matter, or all of them matter.

as for this news: well done stardock games. this should give you a big plus in the gaming community.

What I meant by this was the entertainment businesses have things like concerts and such that they make money on but game sales are all the gaming industry really gets. I'm sorry I was kind of blantant the way I worded it. But yeah what I mostly meant is pirating kills the only type of income gaming industries get you know?

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Correction - Valve cares only about US community. Nobody else.

As for the GPG - good move, shows that they treat people fair... Makes me want to buy their game even more.

But God damn it, I would really like to have a demo.

cambodiancam:
Damn pirates! When will they learn there only ruining the gaming business. The music and movies I could deal with but games kinda takes it too far for me.

I never figured out how to download a game properly. Something about mounting the image with something onto something.

No game industry ruining coming from my direction! I have to make to with purchases.

I must say, that was a nice and financially smart move. The customers feel appreciated, and the coupons will be given to friends, which will grow their population and popularity/reputation. Smart people there.

Abedeus:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Correction - Valve cares only about US community. Nobody else.

As for the GPG - good move, shows that they treat people fair... Makes me want to buy their game even more.

But God damn it, I would really like to have a demo.

Eh, they always have great weekend deals for everybody. Valve just seems to...care more about the U.S.
It makes me feel special.

(Pre sorry for if this is a double post)

Abedeus:

The Shade:
[quote="nilcypher" post="7.114900.2108945"]Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

As for the GPG - good move, shows that they treat people fair... Makes me want to buy their game even more.

But God damn it, I would really like to have a demo.

A demo is on its way. Releasing a demo got put back as the priority became getting the issues with Demigod corrected first. The last I heard it should be in a few weeks. :)

Let me also note that another coupon that will give a discount to anything in the Impulse Store will also go out next week. :)

Xanadu84:

FIzeE:

sooperman:

Ashbax:

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Which do you think will come first, Duke Nukem Forever or HL2: E3?

HL2:EP3 of course. The idiots at 3Drealms did nothin but sit on there asses for years.

When has Valve made us wait, and it was not worth it? Valve knows that its community wants high quality games held to the highest standard, and are willing to wait for it if need be. Maybe its taking a while going back and forth between polishing EP3, and consistently giving us extensive, regular, and free content updates in things like TF2, and then drastically cutting the cost of the game when they release it. I remember when TF2 was originally released, and it was great. With those 3 maps, 2 game types, and 1 weapon set each. Name another game where developers have put so much effort into improving there game for its players AFTER there done paying for it. Lack of news on EP3 isn't ignoring the fan base. Its being a perfectionist. And its that attitude that guarantees I will preorder anything Valve makes on sheer faith and goodwill.

+1, besides, if they put out trailers and such long before EP3 it would then end up like Duke nukem forever. Also, the wait means this game is likeley going to be longer, awesomer, and well, more satisfiying becuase of the wait.

Ashbax:

Xanadu84:

FIzeE:

sooperman:

Ashbax:

johnman:

Ashbax:

The Shade:

nilcypher:
Still, it's nice to see a developer that actually gives a damn about it's community.

*cough* VALVe *cough*

o_0

Yes. Valve know EXACTLY what the people want, they Know what makes a game good...and then they make it. Man, i love valve so much..

So where is any form of news on episode 3?

Shhh! anyway, it took them ten years to release TF2, and that was epic.

Which do you think will come first, Duke Nukem Forever or HL2: E3?

HL2:EP3 of course. The idiots at 3Drealms did nothin but sit on there asses for years.

[snip]

+1, besides, if they put out trailers and such long before EP3 it would then end up like Duke nukem forever. Also, the wait means this game is likeley going to be longer, awesomer, and well, more satisfiying becuase of the wait.

+1 to your +1. Valve takes forever to do anything, but it's worth it :)

Wait why are we talking about HL now? Demigod thread, guys.

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