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Old 06-15-2019, 09:22 AM   #1
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Sorry if my topic title is kinda clickbait-ish.. Not intended as a flame topic, but I'm just curious if I'm missing something here..

As far as I could compare, I have these options:
  • Buy F-16 module on Steam for €54 (module both usable in Steam and standalone)
  • Buy F-16 module from ED website for €57 (module only usable within standalone)

Honestly I would rather expect the Steam to be more expensive than ED, as usually buying directly from the creator/supplier is cheaper than from a third party.
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:32 AM   #2
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Steam takes 30%. If you want to support devs, buy from here.

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Old 06-15-2019, 09:35 AM   #3
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Steam takes 30%.
Ah ok, I didn't know that. Still doesn't really explain why buying from Steam is (slightly) cheaper
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Old 06-15-2019, 09:44 AM   #4
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yeah. Doesn't make sense. Maybe regional pricing.

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Old 06-15-2019, 10:08 AM   #5
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It´s better always buy direct to Eagle Dynamics to support them. Always is better friend
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:31 AM   #6
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I don't know the exact update schedule for DCS on steam, but i'd guess using the version supported directly by ED rolls out updates/content quicker than steam. As I said, not sure how often and how quick Steam updates DCS, but might also be a thing to consider.

Other than that, the above reason(s) obviously
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Old 06-15-2019, 10:59 AM   #7
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buy from steam if you are unsure of the module, and you can get a refund for under 2 hours playtime on it (if you do not like it, or cannot handle the bugs)
ED do not offer refunds
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Old 06-15-2019, 11:23 AM   #8
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Indeed I even forgot to mention the refund part. Yet another + for Steam I suppose.

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I don't know the exact update schedule for DCS on steam, but i'd guess using the version supported directly by ED rolls out updates/content quicker than steam. As I said, not sure how often and how quick Steam updates DCS, but might also be a thing to consider.

Other than that, the above reason(s) obviously
When I still played on Steam (switched over to standalone few months back) I never noticed any delayed updates or releases, so I don't think this is a valid point.
The other point, about supporting ED. As much as I love DCS and am thankfull that ED is providing us with all these nice products, I still see them as a company rather than a goal for charity. But each there own of course.

Edit: I'll probably get bashed due to my last statement
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Old 06-15-2019, 12:48 PM   #9
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regional pricing saves the day
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Old 06-15-2019, 01:02 PM   #10
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Indeed I even forgot to mention the refund part. Yet another + for Steam I suppose.



When I still played on Steam (switched over to standalone few months back) I never noticed any delayed updates or releases, so I don't think this is a valid point.
The other point, about supporting ED. As much as I love DCS and am thankfull that ED is providing us with all these nice products, I still see them as a company rather than a goal for charity. But each there own of course.

Edit: I'll probably get bashed due to my last statement
A company you'd like to remain around for a while longer perhaps? Isn't that a good reason to cut out the middle man?
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