Tomorrow for 24 hours Red Orchestra 2 will be Free

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Bane5

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Good move TWI. This will bring in many new players.

And I'm sure that future expansion sales will benefit greatly as a result :D
 

Brembo

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Mar 23, 2013
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" after the promotion starts and before it ends (the promotion will last 24 hours), the game will be free to keep forever!"

Cant remember such promotions in RO1. Are the regular sales of RO2 so bad, so it needs such measures ?
 

Moskeeto

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Dec 29, 2011
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" after the promotion starts and before it ends (the promotion will last 24 hours), the game will be free to keep forever!"

Cant remember such promotions in RO1. Are the regular sales of RO2 so bad, so it needs such measures ?

Nope, this game has sold much better than RO1. They just want to attract a larger community, and of course more people to purchase RS.
 

Cpt-Praxius

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Dec 12, 2005
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Well a free game is a nice gesture, and while I think RO2 is the better half, giving people RO2 for free will just lead people to spend actual money on getting RS to stop the reminders to buy it and be able to progress when RS maps load and also not get stuck as a rifleman the whole time.

As I would assume the sales of RO2 have dwindled away as most just jump straight to RS because it has the RO2 MP part, it's a logical move to have a "Special" like this.

Free is Free though and I'm more than sure the player counts will jump up, especially with the RS GOTY update coming.

But....

The next problem for TW will be with RO2's Single Player Campaign that has not been fixed since the RO2 GOTY update (Jittery movement) and the problematic bots.

With the future influx of players, expect to get a lot of backlash and complaints about the RO2 SP Campaign being buggy as hell and unplayable..... because for many, it is.

.... Unless TW has it being fixed in this next update, but I didn't see anything regarding it.

Yeah I know.... I'm always the party pooper, but don't say I didn't warn you. This seems like a great idea, but without the RO2 SP Campaign being properly fixed, the bots not being improved upon and new players having to face the RS Demo features and wondering what the hell is going on, expect to have both the Steam Community and these Forums to be flooded by many new players who are not only confused but also frustrated.

Yes, most in here would say "Who cares about the SP?" but it has been shown time and time again that many players do (or did) and it is a feature of the game. A feature players would expect to function and be playable in some proper fashion.

This announcement would also explain the recent request for more Moderators..... because soon enough, these and the Steam Community forums are going to need more.

That is all, carry on and good luck.
 

=GG= Mr Moe

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Mar 16, 2006
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You know, I have to say this:

Tomorrow means a lot of different things to people depending on where you actually live on the planet.

Is there a set 24 hours GMT or EST time, or is it simply 12 morning to 12 midnight where ever you live?
 

Moskeeto

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Dec 29, 2011
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You know, I have to say this:

Tomorrow means a lot of different things to people depending on where you actually live on the planet.

Is there a set 24 hours GMT or EST time, or is it simply 12 morning to 12 midnight where ever you live?

It most likely means whenever Valve updates the Steam deals daily which happens to be 10 AM Pacific/1 PM Eastern.
 

SERGIO_372

FNG / Fresh Meat
Jul 21, 2013
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thanks

thanks

I'm little confused about the time (here is 8:47 AM). Anyway, my friends who do not have the RO2 thanks for the opportunity.
 

titsmcgee852

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Feb 27, 2013
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Well a free game is a nice gesture, and while I think RO2 is the better half, giving people RO2 for free will just lead people to spend actual money on getting RS to stop the reminders to buy it and be able to progress when RS maps load and also not get stuck as a rifleman the whole time.
That's the entire point. They're running a company not a charity
 

Yoshiro

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We would like to unlock the achievement: Indie dev crashes Steam
 

AwesomeO

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Apr 23, 2014
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OK so I got my copy ... 4 in my library what are the differences from them all. Also do I have to download/ install to keep them ...?
 

AwesomeO

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Apr 23, 2014
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Ya steam is down right now lmfao also To unlock the game, you simply need to "add" it to your library from its Steam store page during the 24 hour period - you do not have to download it or play it for it to register. ...? yet i have 4 different copy's of the game