o/ First off... Thank you Chromatic for taking a hit for us so the shipping is "only" 30$...
Secondly... i dont want your dirty DD2 gems, i dont play DD2 and i dont enjoy DD2. And i was in all honesty not happy with the kickstart offers giving people DD2 skins and rewards. since i got the understanding that this would be a "remake of DD1". Although i do see the marketing point off it... i do not agree!
Now thirdly my real point... Am i the only one seing a semi-easy solutions?
People pay 30$ for shipping(+ taxed inside country). Unless your in america, now this in doesnt seem fair right? So heres some solutions that in my opinion is possible with a bit of love..
1. Give us something extra, a DDA pillow, plush pet? Something that sends us the message "We fucked up, were trying to be better". NOW, as mentioned in other peoples comments... NA might go "why do they get extras? not our fault they live in stupid EU/Asia or w/e", now theyre right... so what do you do?!?! You take what you gave us non NA peasants and put it in the store for 30$ - Problem solved
2. Upgrade the pledge. Alrighty, so some one pledged 75$? why not give them the pledge reward for 100$?(possibly excluding some extreme rewards). This would again, show us non NA people that you do still care about people outside of NA, and that you wish for us to get the things we payed for. Cause lets be real here... a Forum title, a Digital soundtrack or keys for DD2/DDA costumes/skins doesn't cost you shit.
If NA people were to complain here... i only see the simple reason to say "well they payed 30$ more then you, pay up or suck it up" :-)
3. Last solution for now, is honestly a middle finger to the guys and gals recieving it for free shipping(i just want to put this up as an option, would not recommend it however).
We pay 30$ for shipping they dont... Or do they? the solution to make it cheaper for uss is easy! You simply make NA pay 30$ for shipping aswell!, the money not needed for shipping will be spent on making the shipping cheaper for us non NA people! - Epic Winning
Now, ofcourse this is to late... cause im voicing it here, so NA people will know, BUT this is what you could had done from the start.
Now with my amazing solutions given, from what i've understood your post on here is that you took this goal: "Chromatic’s goal is for our team to remain independent and to be able to maintain a “player first” mentality. " And went "well... you know what? Players are annoying anyway, lets just make sum munaaaay" (i suggest reading that in Rick sanchez voice for a giggle).
Reading the options that was given, i am again grateful that you take a fall for us to "only pay 30$", but the whole "Player first" mentality isnt there, if it was... you shouldnt have had this problem from the start... you should have informed us at the pledge that customs for shipping might apply and so on and so on.
I am extremly hungover writing this, and since english isnt my first language, im about as bad on writing it as i am with my first language(ACTUALLY TERRIBLE, HOW DID I EVEN MAKE IT THRU SCHOOL?!??!!) So things being spellt wrong and sentences being weird/awkvard might come... Please do PM me what to change, and how to change it if you find something like this.
Edit1: BTW please change so im not Junior Defender :( My mom says im a big boi...
Kind Regards MrRandomGuy
Cheers time to barbeque