SteakofStake wrote:the game is only 40 dollars, isnt it? the 60 dollars one came with skins and shit
Lavarinth wrote:Yup, game is $40, not $60
In the Blizzard launcher, it showed USD 59.99 when I last checked. If you go to the Shop and click the big Overwatch [Buy Now] banner, it brings you to Overwatch: Origins Edition for $59.99. You have to use the breadcrumb link to go back to [Overwatch Products] to find the $39.99 basic edition, or scroll down in the shop menu to find it in the middle of all the other game links.
Since I still have beta installed, I can click Play, but upon loading it the game says No License Found. It presents me with a [Buy Now] button that takes me here
, which again is defaulted to the Origins Edition for $59.99. Usually, game companies put these different editions side-by-side so you can choose in an informed manner. Blizzard seems to have adopted the "let's trick the less observant" by placing the more expensive version front and center with no mention of the cheaper one unless you really look for it (and you won't if you don't know it exists). The banner in the shop doesn't even mention Origins Edition, just Overwatch, yet still takes you to Origins Edition. That's pretty shitty, Blizzard.
Lavarinth wrote:Well, yeah, at BlizzCon that said "The Origins edition is the one to get if you want the full experience!"
5 skins definitely qualifies as the full
experience! Take another $20, Blizzard! My game would not be complete without moss, two face reveals, a randomly blue outfit, and a randomly brown outfit! That's totally worth 50% of the base price!
So there was a Free Weekend event I didn't notice. Paired with that was an ad:"Give the gift of Overwatch® (Save 40%)"
I think, oh neat, let's see how much it is now, and click the link. Of course, it brings me to:Overwatch®: Origins Edition
for (USD 59.99 USD 34.99*
I click over to Overwatch®
and... it's USD 39.99. No change. So if I just wanted the base game, the sale is really only $5 off.
Once again, Blizzard doesn't like putting the proper product name in their ads, do they? Intentional or not, this whole bait-and-switch crap is irritating me.
Oh, looks like there are two different ads on rotation for the same sale:
Would you look at that, they actually do
know how to put the right product name in their ads!