Hi guys, hi Vital,
first of all, apologies if this is the wrong place where to post this (possibly this belongs to a specific KS subforum? Honestly, don't know)
I discovered Lisboa is finally available on KS, and I wanted to back the project. Since I'm living in Italy, I had to go through the giochistarter.it website, as suggested on the official KS. I noticed that we have different level of pledge
in the two editions:
- the English edition has an entry level at 79 dollars (the King's favorite) granting a normal copy of the game AND all stretchgoals
- another entry level for the English edition is at 89 dollars: same as above, but the game is in a limited numbered & signed edition
Italian level of pledge are:
- 79.95 EUR (Architect) granting a normal copy of the game WITHOUT any of the stretchgoals
- 89.95 EUR (King Favorite, we got a genitive dying here) granting a NORMAL copy of the game (no limited and numbered edition, no Vital's signature) AND the stretchgoals
On the KS site we read:So if you live in Italy and want delivery from Italy, please communicate with GIOCHIX and place your order.
There's nowhere stated that the pledge levels and the access to stretch goals is different than in the English edition.
So, what happened? I'd like to get a signed edition (Vital's among my favorite designers of all time) but there's no way I can have access to this shopping in Italy, plus I believe the way pledge levels are different is deceptive because there's nowhere written that different international suppliers may have different entry levels. We just know "if you live in country X, then use this site in stead of KS"
Thank you all for the patience to read through this, and thanks in advance for the explanations!
EDIT: I just re-read the whole KS page. Please be informed that the following sentence is stated on the official KS:
puoi partecipare alla campagna per la versione italiana! La campagna su GS e questa su KS hanno gli stessi stretch-goals e le stesse caratteristiche
, in più risultati delle due campagne si sommano e quindi anche aderendo su giochistarter collabori a sbloccare nuovi stretch-goals!"
The bolded part means "the campaign on GS and KS have the same stretch-goals and the same characteristics"; but this is not true because if they had the same characteristics, then each and every pledge level allowing you to get a copy of the game will enable you to have the unlocked stretch-goals. This is scam
. I mailed Vital making him aware of the situation (I'm sure neither Eagle Games nor him have nothing to do with the bad behaviour of their Italian partner). If nothing changes, I'll bring the problem to the KS direction's attention for fraud.