Yeah, I'm going to go with the outcome being 'this is why we can't have nice things' but we'll see I suppose.
Yeah, it might be, I don't want to not try something cool because something bad might happen though
I went back and forth on whether or not to make it $30 post launch rather than $15/$15 but I really want to see if there are enough legitimate customers out there interested in the game (which should be one of our biggest launches this year), to outweigh those looking to game the system.
Like I said, if it doesn't work we'll change it up for the next one (or partway through this one), so the customer just gets $30 immediately after release.
I hope that % is somewhere near 80 or so, because I have a feeling it's gonna be abused, even if its only once per account.
Ha, definitely not that high, but we did something similar with Max Payne 3 and didn't see anywhere near that level of abuse.
Well I hope it turns out well with minimal abuse. It sounds like a hell of a deal and, depending on the publisher, I could definitely see myself taking advantage of it for some games I might be interested in pre-ordering.
at the very least I'll get some great data around what other promotions folks who abuse the system have participated in and how, which gives me great information on how to structure future promos.