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Incentives, p1

July 31, 2017 by Tim


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Art
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Art

There is no self respect in a pre order.

Lee
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Lee

Super dissapointed that it’s not a real game T_T

Milenkov
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Milenkov

Well, no robots but I think Vampyr will fit the bill, made by the same guys who did Life is Strange and Remember Me

Scott
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Scott

I wonder how many people googled the name. I totally didn’t…

Sven
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Sven

I just love how Lucas doesn’t give a shit and simple keeps reading the SpaceMarines Codex 😀

Phil
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Phil

I now want to play Immortal Thirst!

MacLeod
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MacLeod

LOL!! My Local card, RPG & Table Top shop is called Game Haven. XD That’s funny.

Hause
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Hause

I see Lucas is going to be playing those loyalist scum of the emperor. sad times with glorious chaos making a comeback :D. hopefully this time around Ethan doesn’t katamari his army lol

Eldest Gruff
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Eldest Gruff

Dignity and self-respect? Or 20% off?

Yeah, sorry, Ethan and Lucas.

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

How about both?

Christopher
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Christopher

Yippee, you save maybe $5-10 and in return, the game developers don’t need to worry about making a good game because they already have your money.

Mark
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Mark

Love the fact he is reading the Space Marine codex assume it is supposed to be the new one though it is the artwork from the last one

EMMachine
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EMMachine

Interesting, I didn’t realized this first.
Thought he switched to Warmachine/Hordes, but after this is some sort of reboot he could found his way back to warhammer.

The funny thing is, the comics where they played warhammer where the first ones I found and got to cad-comics that way.

Mark
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Mark

Yeah I remember that. I was not into 40k back then. Also I found CAD thanks to the run of pages where Ethan was trying to get an early peak at one of the Mass Effect games. Someone on the forums was posting links to the comic

Saelora
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Saelora

honestly, i don’t even want the game, laser fangs sound really cool and i want some!

Christopher
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Christopher

I would imagine they are just cheap plastic fangs that glow a bit.

Quaza
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Quaza
Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

This is why Pokemon (dare I say it?) has its benefits.
The preorder bonus was a map for Sun and Moon. A very nice map mind you, but still a map. It’s not much of anything that people feel they get boosts for, and the prospect of getting something obscenely rare if you go online and get a FREE thing for your PAID game is enough to encourage a spike in debut sales.

dukegonzo
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dukegonzo

Uhh I really want to play Immortal Thirst now.

Pseudocide
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Pseudocide

What’s wrong with pre-ordering from a large company? How is that at all “selling your soul”?

Tormund
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Tormund

It clearly says selling your soul in relation to getting more stuff. More stuff that is only available at large companies. Hmmm…suddenly I see how you could infer that he meant you’d be selling your soul by buying from a large company

Urzole_Narx
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Urzole_Narx

Can I pre-order this? I need self respect.

mjc
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mjc

Silly Ethan, there’s no dignity or self-respect to be had when preordering. You’re blindly handing over money to an industry that has proven time and time and time again that it does not deserve such trust. Dignity and self-respect are bonuses reserved for those who wait a mere few days after launch to make sure they aren’t spending their money on the latest Aliens Colonial Marines, Batman Arkham Knight PC port, No Man’s Sky, or Mass Effect Andromeda. So yes, laser fangs still win, but only by default. (Also I’m not trying to insult people who preorder. I’m not saying… Read more »

Arthiem
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Arthiem

well if I were them I would look into getting a couple 3d printers and making their own pre order bonus.

or Ethan can do the batshit crazy thing and give away jars of his own blood, because respawn.

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

If I remember correctly, there was a game that gave a woman’s severed torso as a pre order bonus.
It might work…

Me-me
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Me-me

So uh, is this prequel stuff from the original Ethan + Lucas timeline? Is this Analog and D-Pad stuff when they’re not superheroing? Is this a third, separate timeline that narrative convention dictates I add to this list?

Just wondering.

C T
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C T

I’ll happily fill you in because I’m the freak who just happened to read and remember what was explained, something like… 3 years ago? To put it briefly, at the end of the last Ethan/Lucas series, there was a portion below the actual comic where Tim explained that the first timeline had come to its conclusion, and that he would reboot a new timeline with the same characters that was independent of the concluded timeline. He stated a few valid reasons including the fact that his characters were not originally meant for an extended plot line and that he had… Read more »

Scott
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Scott

In his Video Blog posted a few weeks ago, Tim explained that he still wanted to do Ethan and Lucas in their “normal lives” comics but was dismayed because the last Analog and D-Pad issue ended in a cliffhanger, so the next one will have to start there. Therefore, the decision was made to not hang on to the single timeline, but to allow himself the opportunity to still do the normal lives storylines as well. To my understanding, this is the same world that they are superheroes in. It’s not focused on them being superheroes, so it’s either before… Read more »

Hotair
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Hotair

Umm… guys… just don’t google Eternal Thirst… Google’s first result was not quite what I was expecting.

Hotair
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Hotair

And of course I typed this message far too late at night. Meant don’t search for Immortal Thirst.

Adam
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Adam

I think this is the beginning of an interesting discussion. If Ethan and Lucas are in a modern world like ours, they should know that they’re not only competing agains big chain stores, but that they are also competing against DIGITAL game orders, a constantly growing market. Many such physical store are beginning to make the game-buying even more of an experience, rather than just a transaction: with both ‘extras’ (like laser fangs) and a store full of other goodies that can be bought alongside the game – things that you can’t get when you digitally buy a game, but… Read more »

Chris
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Chris

Sorry, but dignity and self-respect don’t have +20 Critical Hit Chance…

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

Aw, nerts.
😉

Fidgeter
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Fidgeter

Don’t game companies usually do a more general preorder incentive for smaller stores?

Jakk Frost
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Jakk Frost

“Dignity & Self-Respect”

Wait, what? When did Ethan learn those words?

Hamstermer
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Hamstermer

He went to Words School