When the game was first announced, I was quite excited about the possibilities the game would offer and signed up for a pre-order. However, I would now like to cancel that pre-order and get my money back.
I have heard this is not possible. Why is this the case? We have not purchesed a product yet. This is not retail yet, it's beta. All we've done is set aside some money for a product that will eventually be delivered - whether that promise holds true or not. I signed up for pre-order with Beta access as a PERK. I did not pay a full amount just to play a beta game. And now, I no longer want to have a pre-order account.
If we can't get our money back, what security do we have that they'll even deliver a proper finished product? A developer's promise? Pinky swear? Cross your heart and hope to die?
Remember Hellgate? That game's retail release was basically beta quality. People were very upset that what they paid for was a beta product and that they couldn't get their money back. The only difference is that this product actually is officially 'beta' right now. Both games took your money for a beta release.
I have never heard of any company not giving money back for pre-orders, so I am a bit incredulous that Stardock, a company which I thought to be very customer oriented, will not give refunds for pre-orders.
I'm not here to bash the game or anything like that. It's in beta status, I know. There's bugs, missing assets, and a ton of features yet to be implemented. I know. Those aren't the reasons I want a refund, so let's just leave it at that.
Now, with all that out of the way, can I get an official word on the following:
a ) whether or not it's possible to get a refund
b ) if not, why not
c ) is it possible to move the demigod pre-order to another (new) stardock account?
Again, I didn't come here start any flames or to put down the game - just here for information.