Friday Flame Wars: F2P Founder’s Packs — Yay or Nay?
Friday Flame Wars is a recurring feature on Game Front. We present a hot-button issue and then encourage a
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Game Front’s James Murff recently wrote an article regarding the risks of Founder’s Packs in free-to-play games, weighing the pros and cons. For a consumer, the pack allows pre-purchase of a game that can’t otherwise be pre-purchased, but does so at a time when the game’s development is still in flux.
When a developer modifies a game in such a way that displeases people who purchased a Founder’s Pack, are these customers justified in their objections, or are they simply “entitled gamers?” Should they be allowed to ask for their money back? If you’ve ever purchased a Founder’s Pack, were you satisfied or dissatisfied?
Have at it.