Jar of Screaming Eyes in Standalone Version?
Firstly, I really enjoy the game and the level of potential is amazing, but I'm on the fence about which version to purchase and why. Upon reading a couple other posts, I had to wonder if the localized standalone version does support the Jar of Screaming Eyes item as this is the version I intended to play mostly, not the online version. Given the nature of the engine, I just realized that the online version is for the unlock of the item per user's account. After reading the Blue Bottle DRM-free mission statement, I got really confused and had to assume that this was an oversight perhaps?
It's also stated, though not concisely, that the Jar of Screaming Eyes will be included in the beta and final versions, but it doesn't mention for whom. All users or for the Yukon users only? And will this final release with the Jar be as a standalone version, as well? Just a couple questions as I'm a little lost on the marketing. :)
I pondered and debated over Desktop Dungeons as it had the same type of pricing structure. You pay more for a couple items and locations on the map, but it comes down to A) being tied to an Internet connection to enjoy your benefits and B) the actual relevance of said items. I thought about it some more and ultimately I ended up walking away shaking my head and never looked back. I wouldn't mind having a serial key scheme for the standalone version (or a one-time online authenticity check), but if everyone else gets the Jar in the final then I might as well just skate by with the $10 version I suppose. If I pitch the $25 brick, then I might not be able to use my new somewhat expensive exotic item.
My very sincere opinion about these pricing schemes is that they cause confusion to the customer instead of an automatic push of the purchase button - instead of doing that immediately, I need to think and ponder and evaluate and determine and balance and wonder and debate and...oh, noes! Remember, you are catering to the O.C.D. crowd with this title; something like that can cause a hemorrhage before we get past the landing page.
P.S. I moved this from the Technical section as it was gathering cobwebs there. I have my debit card handy, but still no answers. :)