Mordhau

No longer possible to prepurchase Mordhau

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  • 29 Jun '17
 marox — Project Lead

We've removed the option to prepurchase Mordhau (Alpha/Beta/Release) on our shop. Originally, our plans were to keep prepurchase options available as development went along as an extra source of funding and as a way to keep the alpha/beta populated, but this is no longer possible. Our options as far as selling additional Steam keys right now are to either wait until release, or put the game up on Early Access on Steam, and we feel Early Access on Steam would be opening the floodgates prematurely.

Just to be clear, everyone who already prepurchased the game or backed it on Kickstarter will get their Steam key, we're just not selling any more Steam keys.

PS: June update is still coming, we're just a little late!

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Ser Arthur Dayne

Sweet glad I got my key!!!

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 Smokingbobs

Sorry to hear that.

I think Steam early access should only be considered for the beta for the reason you've stated. There're a lot of people that frown upon SEA because a lot of those games get stuck in development hell in there. But when people have seen videos of Mordhau in the alpha stage such a consensus can be avoided for Mordhau and bring in that extra cash when the beta is released on SEA.

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 Maci

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 SIEGE

Do whatever seems right, habibis. Good luck

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 Havoc

Suddenly the value of those with extra keys went up by 250%

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  • 29 Jun '17
 PowerSenpai

Is it possible that we could know why this is no longer an option? And I agree with smokingbobs on the topic of early access on steam. It could be good to open the floodgates, so to speak, when the beta starts, and to have alpha access limited to backers and those who have been able to order access through the website up until now.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Carlo_Mano

Translation: If it goes on like this, there will be too many players suggesting contradictory things to balance the game.

And expect a new video soon

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  • 29 Jun '17
 marox — Project Lead

@PowerSenpai said:
Is it possible that we could know why this is no longer an option? And I agree with smokingbobs on the topic of early access on steam. It could be good to open the floodgates, so to speak, when the beta starts, and to have alpha access limited to backers and those who have been able to order access through the website up until now.

We're allowed to sell Steam keys / use Steam for distribution if the game itself is also available to buy on Steam. In other words, we'd need to have our shop items on Steam as well, but that'd mean Steam Early Access.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 marox — Project Lead

@Carlo_Mano said:
Translation: If it goes on like this, there will be too many players suggesting contradictory things to balance the game.

Wasn't the reason, was out of our control.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Humble Staff

@Havoc said:
Suddenly the value of those with extra keys went up by 250%

WE WUZ EXCLUSIVE N' SHIT...

I don't have much to say, smoking nailed it. I also think beta is the right time to open the gates, people will be begging to play as soon as they see alpha footage.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Vin¢

Good decision.

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I think its better to stick to the original plan. Early access is messy. And youll make more than enough money when the full game releases.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 HennyS

Just got paid today (finally) and went to buy the Alpha key...worst timing ever haha.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Snake Skin

I really hope the devs change this at some point.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Vin¢

@HennyS said:
Just got paid today (finally) and went to buy the Alpha key...worst timing ever haha.

I'm sure there are people who have keys that they bought from a 3-pack or something if you look carefully enough.

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Qwampa

So technically all the keys bought in the shop were illegal, and now was the time when somebody noticed?

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Jax — Community Manager

We wuz illegal n shit

Damn, that sucks. It's unfortunate but at least steam didn't force you guys to refund the post-KS keys :/

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Playa

Anyone got a spare key? please message me :)

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  • 29 Jun '17
 Sir Zombie

Perhaps the solution will be beta on Steam + site and alpha become "exclusive". The floodgates would open a bit later.

Edit: oh fuk bob already said this