I would have liked to buy Hammerwatch this time around but I was asleep at the time and couldn’t, oh well no big deal.
Yes the single release point of keys is not fair, staggering the release of keys would make it more fair and give people around the globe a fairer chance at getting one.
Slippery slope is a really silly thing to say here, it’s not an argument and it ads nothing to the discussion. To make it one you’d have to define what it is you fear it will lead to and demonstrate how one change will inevitably lead to the undesirable situation you’ve discovered.
Plenty of other limited stock sales platforms utilize staggered release schemes in order to make it possible for people unable to hit the store the same minute the thing come available. There is no reason it could not be done for chrono.
As it stands the limited stock is pretty much earmarked for Chrono’s European userbase. Keys releasing at an almost optimal time for most of us on this side of the Atlantic while happening a bit past lunchtime for east coasters and mid morning for the most westward Americans. Why not save half the stock and release it 12h later?
Sure that would make it harder for Europeans to get a key as we’d grab the now smaller stock of keys even faster, maybe you’ll feel that’s unfair to you then? But that would just be us being used to the preferential treatment.
Sure “life isn’t fair” and of course nothing is ever going to be perfectly fair but that’s not an argument against trying to increase fairness. It’s not an all or nothing sort of deal.