Is it so much of a stretch to expect an actual WORKING GAME at the time of release?
here's the thing.... IF (big if) they ever get the game working smoothly, they'll still have to come out with patches. Why you may ask. It's because of the events they hold. Each new event requires a patch update to the client.
They're ignoring everything but Steam. Those of us who won't or can't use Steam are pretty much S.O.L. unless they change their tune.
It feels like Flagship Studios all over again.
You got a steam code.. use that? I honestly don't know what you're complaining about..
As far as I can tell, anyone that bought a dungeon defender game has received both the shops version of the game as well as the steam code for the game..
Reading my entire post too inconvenient for your argument? And what would be the point in not buying from Steam if they're just going to force us to use it while actively ignoring support for the other distribution models they have specifically taken money from?
It's like your doctor in his fully stocked pharmacy refusing to sell you medicine while insisting trepanation will cure everything.
I understand Trendy is a small company and there are going to be some rough edges, but there are always gamers out there willing to beta test new games for free. I also understand that in patching frequently there trying to be helpful to there clientele by fixing problems as quickly as possible (lets face it if we weren't using trainers and we found a problem we would want it fixed ASAP). That said thank you for trying to get the trainers online guys. I understand it must be frustrating to finally get the trainer up, then go to get one ready for another game just to find out that your work has been set back by another patch. I'm not sure how many trainers you make and remake a day, but considering the size of your website I'm sure your kept busy.
7.06 Update Bug fixes / Feature Additions: * Rebalanced/redesigned Spooktacular spawns and added Leaderboard & Stats collection - Thanks Tsuda! * Made Spooktacular skins unlockable by beating Spooktacular on hard (per hero class), though second set of weapons remain Insane-only * Fixed various Spooktacular mission bugs * Fixed chatbox getting stuck during level transitions * Make costume unlock requirements clear in the costume selection * Allowed mission unlocking/downloads at the mission selection screen * Reduced self-heal mana cost ramp (cheaper to heal at high HP's now) * Added "Drop All Mana" key, default "M" key, and keybinding added to configuration tool * Fixed problem with Familiar attack rate being effectively capped (there was indeed a bug with this), and renamed the Familiar Attack Rate stat to "Attack Speed Bonus". Now high-Attack-Rate familars are way, way, way more effective. * Made practice dummies average DPS over 5 seconds for a more accurate reading * Fixed potential double-upgrade bug with superfast mouseclicks * Moved bonus-item crates back into the main section of the Halloween Tavern, out from the Secret Room * Added Pause menu option to "Hide Game", which delists the game and prevents anyone else from joining it. Useful for turning public match into a private match, or making a private match totally unjoinable even by your friends. * Fixed bug in algorithm to determine gear stat allocations, that was making high-end gear less likely to have Defense Damage and Defense AoE stats. * Removed Non-Infinite Build Time Option for Easy, Medium, Hard * Fixed bug where Squire would turn around when entering block in Chase Cam * Pets will now attack one of the Practice Dummies in the Tavern so you can check your Pet DPS * Added button (Default "G" to remote-activate your Eternia Crystal so you can begin the Combat phase from wherever you are
Balancing Changes: * Made Genie pet's "Grant Mana Bonus" upgradeable, and made him grant more Mana proportionate to how much its "Grant Mana Bonus" is upgraded * Nerfed Spooktacular "Van Wolfstein" weapon about 40%, and Huntress Ability 'Piercing Shot' about 30% * Increased speed of Apprentice Staff "knockback" animation by 40%, and increased its maximum (fully charged) damage output by 50% * Nerfed Bowling Ball & Harpoon Turrets a bit more: bowling ball & harpoon damages reduced by about 33%, attack rate reduced by about 25%, bowling ball projectiles now limited to 6 hits before breaking, harpoon projectiles now limited to 12 hits before breaking. * Slice and Dice Tower no longer has such a vertical sweep to be effective against enemies above it * Reduced Energy Drain rates on Electric and Ensnare Monk Auras * Increased Insane/Post-Insane Kobold Damage by 20% and Kobold Explosion Damage radius by 20% * 20% increase to Spike Blockade HP & its exponential HP ramp * 30% better exponential damage ramp on Squire Circular Slice * 40% reduction on Imp/Engy repair costs