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  • lahnmirlahnmir Member EpicPosts: 2,830
    Hahahaha....

    Brings back memories. I remember buying Halflife 2 in the store, opening the box at home  finding only a piece of paper inside with a code and Steam install instructions. I can still feel the disappointment while writing this.

    /Cheers,
    Lahnmir
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    But there are many. You can play them entirely solo, and even offline. Also, you are wrong by default.

    Ikcin in response to yours sincerely debating whether or not single-player offline MMOs exist...
  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    Think of those who ordered the disc to avoid downloading the whole thing. If it was me, I would've eat the damned thing out of frustration. 
    When FO4 came out a few people here laughed at me because I refused to buy the store copy with a disc that had only 1/4th of the game on it.   Today y'all are laughing at the same publisher for handing out a piece of cardboard with some numbers on it in a storage box.

    What's the difference?
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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,783
    Asm0deus said:
    Was there somekind of small print saying no physical DVD/CD included? 

    Jeez what a rip off, I wonder if some people are thinking about refunds....lol
    According to official information on Bethesda website it is a physical copy of the game.

    I'd imagine that you could get a refund from Bethesda if you wanted. As long as they mention that net connection is required they aren't under any obligation to provide physical copy of the game, but since they go out of their way to mention "This is a physical copy of the game", that creates them obligation to deliver you actual physical copy.

    Of course any refund requests would have to be made before you've downloaded and installed the game and got a physical copy that way.
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  • QuizzicalQuizzical Member LegendaryPosts: 20,985
    edited November 2018
    Wizardry said:
    People just now figuring out this was a huge corner cutting game ..haha,no wonder devs have such high sales.
    What nonsense.  Disks don't have corners to cut.  </sarcasm>
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  • VrikaVrika Member EpicPosts: 5,783
    edited November 2018
    Quizzical said:
    Wizardry said:
    People just now figuring out this was a huge corner cutting game ..haha,no wonder devs have such high sales.
    What nonsense.  Disks don't have corners to cut.  </sarcasm>
    They've been very successful at cutting corners :)
     
  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,690
    Grunty said:
    Think of those who ordered the disc to avoid downloading the whole thing. If it was me, I would've eat the damned thing out of frustration. 
    When FO4 came out a few people here laughed at me because I refused to buy the store copy with a disc that had only 1/4th of the game on it.   Today y'all are laughing at the same publisher for handing out a piece of cardboard with some numbers on it in a storage box.

    What's the difference?
    Uh I don't know what you got mate, but when I got my Fallout 4 disc it had the whole game on it. 
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  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657
    edited November 2018
    Grunty said:
    Think of those who ordered the disc to avoid downloading the whole thing. If it was me, I would've eat the damned thing out of frustration. 
    When FO4 came out a few people here laughed at me because I refused to buy the store copy with a disc that had only 1/4th of the game on it.   Today y'all are laughing at the same publisher for handing out a piece of cardboard with some numbers on it in a storage box.

    What's the difference?
    Uh I don't know what you got mate, but when I got my Fallout 4 disc it had the whole game on it. 
    If you don't like this supporting source there are others.   5 GB on disk. 19 GB download.

    https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/fallout-4-694375/frustrating-fallout-4-retail-pc-copy-on-single-dvd-1785997/

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  • ConstantineMerusConstantineMerus Member EpicPosts: 2,690
    Grunty said:
    Grunty said:
    Think of those who ordered the disc to avoid downloading the whole thing. If it was me, I would've eat the damned thing out of frustration. 
    When FO4 came out a few people here laughed at me because I refused to buy the store copy with a disc that had only 1/4th of the game on it.   Today y'all are laughing at the same publisher for handing out a piece of cardboard with some numbers on it in a storage box.

    What's the difference?
    Uh I don't know what you got mate, but when I got my Fallout 4 disc it had the whole game on it. 
    If you don't like this supporting source there are others.   5 GB on disk. 19 GB download.

    https://www.giantbomb.com/forums/fallout-4-694375/frustrating-fallout-4-retail-pc-copy-on-single-dvd-1785997/

    "Bethesda didn't publish this fact, doesn't include it in their product information, and didn't inform their support staff."
    Wow I didn't know that. Well I only got the PS4 version. Well that sucks almost the same. So not much difference besides this time ithe situation got so bad that it is almost comical. 
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  • rertezrertez Member UncommonPosts: 222
    edited November 2018
    It's funny how publishers started to focus on printing money and now... they literally print games too. This is the evolution of the game industry in a nutshell.
  • TheDarkrayneTheDarkrayne Member EpicPosts: 5,239
    I get the appeal of having something in your hands.. but games are just code and it's online only so the disc is absolutely useless. If it's a single player game then a disc would be good in case it's no longer available to download in the future for whatever reason. With online only games though, when it's gone, it's gone.

    Download speeds are faster than disc drive read speeds now so it would take longer to install it using a disc than it would to download it. I know not everyone has broadband that fast yet but the majority do.

    I don't think I've put a disc in my PC for over 6 years and the only time I used one in the 5 years before that were for a fresh windows install but that's on a USB drive now too.
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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,060
    edited November 2018
    I get the appeal of having something in your hands.. but games are just code and it's online only so the disc is absolutely useless. If it's a single player game then a disc would be good in case it's no longer available to download in the future for whatever reason. With online only games though, when it's gone, it's gone.

    Download speeds are faster than disc drive read speeds now so it would take longer to install it using a disc than it would to download it. I know not everyone has broadband that fast yet but the majority do.

    I don't think I've put a disc in my PC for over 6 years and the only time I used one in the 5 years before that were for a fresh windows install but that's on a USB drive now too.
    Again... they shipped a separate steelbook case to store the “disc” in.  That’s what really made me realize how ludicrous the situation was.

    And for the record this was clearly labeled as a physical copy of the game with a separate option for digital.  

    https://www.bestbuy.com/site/fallout-76-windows/6255254.p?skuId=6255254

    SteelBook - Fallout 76 Blu-Ray Case - Brown
    SteelBook - Fallout 76 Blu-Ray Case - Brown
    Venture out of your shelter and explore a postapocalyptic West Virginia with the Fallout 76 SteelBook Blu-ray case. It is a durable packaging that protects your physical copy of the game from spills and scratches. The Fallout 76 SteelBook has a map on the inside cover for a stylized look at the game world.
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,125
    The steel case was a brilliant 'up yours' with a comedic flair.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,663

    Maybe they figured a little more bad press would keep them in the news. Were they really baked when they said something so stupid? Nope, it's the old "blame it on a contractor" spiel.

    This is the twitter response:

    The Bethesda Store's Support member is a temporary contract employee and not directly employed by Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios. We apologize to the customer who took the time to reach out. The support response was incorrect and not in accordance with our conduct policy.

    How about this? They shouldn't have shipped out a cheap ass piece of crap as a substitute in the first place. Bethesda has learnt no lessons yet. Is it the contract support employees fault Bethesda tried to screw their most devoted customers? No, it isn't. What a bunch of assholes.
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  • RobsolfRobsolf Member RarePosts: 4,596
    Torval said:

    Maybe they figured a little more bad press would keep them in the news. Were they really baked when they said something so stupid? Nope, it's the old "blame it on a contractor" spiel.

    This is the twitter response:

    The Bethesda Store's Support member is a temporary contract employee and not directly employed by Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios. We apologize to the customer who took the time to reach out. The support response was incorrect and not in accordance with our conduct policy.

    How about this? They shouldn't have shipped out a cheap ass piece of crap as a substitute in the first place. Bethesda has learnt no lessons yet. Is it the contract support employees fault Bethesda tried to screw their most devoted customers? No, it isn't. What a bunch of assholes.
    Fortunately for me, I learned my lesson when I bought the Fallout 3 collector's edition.  Instead of getting the super awesome detailed and painted Pipboy clock they showed on the website, I got a molded green "breaks if you sneeze on it" 2 dollar toy, with a digital clock that you can't plug in, that devours 4 AA batteries in less than 2 hours.

    After that, never again.
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  • TorvalTorval Member LegendaryPosts: 19,663
    Robsolf said:
    Torval said:

    Maybe they figured a little more bad press would keep them in the news. Were they really baked when they said something so stupid? Nope, it's the old "blame it on a contractor" spiel.

    This is the twitter response:

    The Bethesda Store's Support member is a temporary contract employee and not directly employed by Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios. We apologize to the customer who took the time to reach out. The support response was incorrect and not in accordance with our conduct policy.

    How about this? They shouldn't have shipped out a cheap ass piece of crap as a substitute in the first place. Bethesda has learnt no lessons yet. Is it the contract support employees fault Bethesda tried to screw their most devoted customers? No, it isn't. What a bunch of assholes.
    Fortunately for me, I learned my lesson when I bought the Fallout 3 collector's edition.  Instead of getting the super awesome detailed and painted Pipboy clock they showed on the website, I got a molded green "breaks if you sneeze on it" 2 dollar toy, with a digital clock that you can't plug in, that devours 4 AA batteries in less than 2 hours.

    After that, never again.
    We were just laughing about this debacle in our work Slack chat. My coworker said he got screwed on the pipboy explaining that it didn't fit the phone model it was supposed to.

    The collective sigh of relief you feel in the Force right now? That's Blizzard and EA. :lol:
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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 7,989
    lol the secret decoder ring
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  • KumaponKumapon Member RarePosts: 1,243
    Torval said:

    Maybe they figured a little more bad press would keep them in the news. Were they really baked when they said something so stupid? Nope, it's the old "blame it on a contractor" spiel.

    This is the twitter response:

    The Bethesda Store's Support member is a temporary contract employee and not directly employed by Bethesda or Bethesda Game Studios. We apologize to the customer who took the time to reach out. The support response was incorrect and not in accordance with our conduct policy.

    How about this? They shouldn't have shipped out a cheap ass piece of crap as a substitute in the first place. Bethesda has learnt no lessons yet. Is it the contract support employees fault Bethesda tried to screw their most devoted customers? No, it isn't. What a bunch of assholes.

    Mods will fix it, just mod it with your own Canvas material!
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  • RobsolfRobsolf Member RarePosts: 4,596
    Tiller said:
    lol the secret decoder ring
    "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine!"
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  • kitaradkitarad Member EpicPosts: 5,125
    Robsolf said:
    Tiller said:
    lol the secret decoder ring
    "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine!"
    Milo over Ovaltine everyday and twice on Sundays.

  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 11,060
    Robsolf said:
    Tiller said:
    lol the secret decoder ring
    "Don't forget to drink your Ovaltine!"
    Warm Ovaltine at night.
    Ice cold Tang in the morning!

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    Starvault's reponse to criticism related to having a handful of players as the official "test" team for a supposed MMO: "We've just have another 10ish folk kind enough to voulenteer added tot the test team" (SIC) This explains much about the state of the game :-)

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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 11,757
    I think with the carboard disc Bethesda have summoned up the essence of what post-apocalypse means, it is conveying the loss of promise as you opened that package expecting a real DVD. You also get a feeling of the loss of hope for our future, the permanency of a plastic civilisation replaced by a carboard one that will fade over time.

    Either that or it is just a cheapo arse gimmick.

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