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Old 05-28-2018, 07:52 PM   #1
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DCS: F/A-18C Hornet and Persian Gulf Map for DCS World - Available 1 June 2018 on Steam!

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Q: Will the Hornet also be available on Steam?
A: Certainly, and we plan to release it and the Persian Gulf map for Steam on Friday, the 1st of June 2018.

Please note that they were able to bring you the release earlier, but the discount will only be available to standalone users. If you need the discount, then consider switching to the standalone, or wait for a Steam sale.
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So, why did you guys ditch the discount (that you promised in the FAQ and is now edited away)?
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If you need the discount, then consider switching to the standalone, or wait for a Steam sale.
You make it sound like "Switching" doesn't include a fairly substantial financial investment due to the policy of modules not being transferrable after the Mirage.

If you're trading off the discount for the earlier release date on Steam, I don't know if you guys made the right call there.
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You make it sound like "Switching" doesn't include a fairly substantial financial investment due to the policy of modules not being transferrable after the Mirage.

If you're trading off the discount for the earlier release date on Steam, I don't know if you guys made the right call there.
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So, why did you guys ditch the discount (that you promised in the FAQ and is now edited away)?
We had originally planned to bring it to Steam customers after the Hornet was complete and out of Open Beta, which will take months. As a form of compensation, we had planned to provide the same discount as the e-Shop pre-purchase for the first week of Steam sales. After hearing from our Steam customers though, we understand it’s important to offer it without delay. As such, we will release the Hornet to our Steam users the same week as our e-Shop users. However, because of this, we can no longer offer the discount given the conditon of the discount no longer exists.
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I really think this will result in way more negative reviews than the other way around.

Also: will the aircraft participate in summer steam sales?

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I really think this will result in way more negative reviews than the other way around.

Also: will the aircraft participate in summer steam sales?
Many people have already stated they are happy they wont have to wait months for the Hornet, so we will see.

And Valve's rules on release pricing wont allow it to go on sale for a few months.
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However, because of this, we can no longer offer the discount given the conditon of the discount no longer exists.
That condition wasn't really conveyed to anyone in the wording of the original FAQ though.

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Q: Will the Hornet also be available on Steam?
A: Certainly, and with a discount for the first week because the Hornet will not be available for pre-purchase on Steam. It will release on Steam once we have a build we feel offers a quality, complete experience. We have no time estimate when this will happen.
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And Valve's rules on release pricing wont allow it to go on sale for a few months.
I don't think this is true. Valve offers launch day sales provided that you don't want to put the items in a seasonal sale within 30 days of your launch sale (the policies are public). Then again I'm not entirely sure if this is different for DLCs but it doesn't state that anywhere in the policy.
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That condition wasn't really conveyed to anyone in the wording of the original FAQ though.
We were certainly bracing for a long wait on the the Hornet.

"It will release on Steam once we have a build we feel offers a quality experience."

This could have meant months as more complete systems would have been needed to offer a quality experience. And by the time the Hornet is available to be put up on sale sounds like it could be months anyways, so if you wait for a sale, you are basically getting the old deal, besides that it will be available sooner at full price.
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I think I understand the shift then. You're allowing people to grab it on Steam earlier than anticipated so they could get it at the same time as Standalone people. The sale _may_ still happen when it comes out of Early Access on Steam, but we don't know yet.

Does that seem fair?
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