Quoted from gweempose:
If John is going to make more games than he originally claimed he would, then the original pre-order people need to be compensated in a major way. I'm not in on MG, but I am in on RAZA. If John were to suddenly say that he is making twice the amount of RAZAs, then I would expect a very large discount on the game. I just don't see any other logical way to address the issue.
Agree 100% and as I mentioned, John is VERY sensitive to keeping customers happy and really appreciates everyone (customers, vendors, volunteers, consultants) who have been supporting him. If either game had an expanded production run, there would be major (and deserved) compensation. Monetary discounts seem feasible for sure, based on the numbers alone. And I think making the original games as LEs with various unique features (artwork, toys) is a no-brainer. And maybe other goodies--original development artwork, priority/discounts on future titles, etc. Anything would be considered. And suggestions are always welcome! I'll be happy to forward any ideas to John, although he would probably contact all customers directly if/when this becomes a serious consideration.
From what I've seen, John has gone all-out on these 2 titles with never-before-seen toys, artwork, audio, design, etc. All without the 'corporate' limitations. Personally, I think it would be cool if everyone who wanted an MG or RAZA could get one. But the original customers did buy in to a very limited production. If things are changed, I hope it will be a win-win for all. Again, just sharing my personal thoughts here, and not speaking for John in any capacity at all here.
Quoted from pinballpete:
How would you prepurchase buys feel about some form of profit sharing in exchange for opening up the production numbers? You guys are essentially investors already. Would you prefer to keep the run to 20 or let it be 100 or more with a slice of the new games from here on out? I don't think JPOP would do this but just thought it was an interesting thought.
Another idea could be to give progressive discounts to original owners for each production threashold crossed.
$500 back after every 10 new games produced. If the run expanded to 100 that would be $5,000 back
The cost to JPOP would be $100,000 to pay back the initial ~20 prebuyers, but he will make ~$1.6 million more in total revenue. If I was an early buyer I would be happy to get such a big discount. And the community could enjoy an unlimited run of what looks to be an amazing game!
One thought I have (for MG in particular) is that the list price could certainly be dropped a fair amount if the run were expanded. That, plus LE status and an even further discount for the original customers seems to make sense financially, as the development cost could easily be spread over a much larger number of games. Again, just my personal thoughts here.