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Humble sending out surveys to gauge interest in more expensive 2 tier Monthly bundles

Oct 25, 2017
3,391
#1


The tiers they are suggesting in the survey would remove access to the Humble Trove for $10 subscribers, along with their 10% store discount and a restriction on the number of unlocks they get (early unlocks + 2 games). Something closer to the current package would now be $20 under one suggestion. One possible program could also make the Trove a separate subscription fee (but included in the Premium package).



 
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Nappael
Oct 25, 2017
3,391
#3
Considering the value you get from each month.... I would glady jump into the premium version.
The value that exists in the current monthly would be severely diminished under the new program. This is not a simple current monthly + premium version.
 
Oct 25, 2017
1,443
#4
That's a no from me, fam. Every one of these sounds like a STRONG downgrade, with the exception of the "recurring 12 month plan" for Premium in the last image.
 

Jawmuncher

Crisis Dino - Snake is in Smash
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Oct 25, 2017
7,458
Ibis Island
#8
Not liking what they're trying to do here. Since it's just taking away from what is the standard now.
That's a big no no. You add more if you pay more. You don't take away from what people have now though.
 

Robin

Restless Insomniac
Moderator
Oct 25, 2017
1,578
#9
If they do a premium the normal is destined to devaluate.
It sounds cynical, but this is my suspicion as well. I'll plunge on the monthly if the early unlock is something that interests me, but these mystery item purchases are never consumer friendly in the long run.
 
Oct 27, 2017
1,416
Edmonton
#10
I kind of like the idea of choosing 4 games from a list of 10, but the Trove is something I've never found a use for and splitting up the monthly bundle would probably end poorly for anyone who stays in the lower tier.

Keep it as is and maybe throw in an option to trade in some of the hidden games for (minimal) store credit.
 
#11
I think most of the reason people actively subscribe to the Monthly bundle month after month is because of how much you get for such a good price. $20 per month kind of goes against why people stick with subscriptions for services. It's a much more taxing amount of money.
 
Oct 25, 2017
5,846
Wisconsin
#14
So everything will be downgraded. Oh well, it was nice while it lasted. I subscribed for 5 months and I still have a huge backlog of stuff from the monthlies. The only way I could see a cheap tier working would be getting the early unlock games only for a reduced price.
 
Oct 25, 2017
275
#16
Putting trove access and the 10% back behind the higher tier is a bitch move when the cheaper plan gets both of those perks now. That $20 plan in the first screenshot is basically exactly what you get now for $12.
 
Oct 25, 2017
859
#18
Kept wondering when the other shoe would drop after IGN bought Humble Bundle. I couldn’t imagine the good times continuing to roll.

Welp
 
Oct 28, 2017
555
#19
Adding games from previous bundles is a huge hell no

I wonder what kind of refund options, if any, they would give people that were locked in if these changes took place
 
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Nappael
Oct 25, 2017
3,391
#20
Adding games from previous bundles is a huge hell no

I wonder what kind of refund options, if any, they would give people that were locked in if these changes took place
Given the fact it is IGN, I would be surprised if there were any.

I would refund my sub on the spot though if there were.
 
Oct 26, 2017
837
Space
#21
Humble getting greedy. I had my suspicions when they recently offered 12 months of the monthly bundle with $20 or so of Humble credit included. I'm glad I didn't go for it.
 
Oct 25, 2017
2,934
Europe
#25
My subscription runs out in October or November. I don‘t think I‘ll subscribe again if they raise the price to $20/month even though I like the idea of picking your own games. The last option doesn‘t sound too bad (compared to the others) but they basically just raise the price and you don‘t get anything in return. Well, the „Special access promotions“ are new I guess but not worth $3 more.

I just hope they won‘t take anything away from me while I‘m still subscribed (like downgrading my sub to the Basic tier or some shit).
 
Oct 25, 2017
960
#26
I like the choice of games thing but $20 is just too much. If they raise the price then they better have bigger games to back it up. Something tells me that won’t be the case. I wouldn’t be totally opposed to the $15 option though.
 
Oct 26, 2017
680
#31
That's a price rise and a half. While I don't mind losing the Trove, losing the 10% discount would sting. Not sure that would be enough to get me to unsubscribe, but I definitely wouldn't pay for the higher tier.
 
Oct 30, 2017
1,894
Canada
#32
It’s $12 for all that.
Right.

Still, this survey is kind of bonkers considering that

Nappael, are you currently a subscriber to Humble Monthly? Because the only way I could see them pushing a survey like this is if you weren't, and were hoping you didn't know that the $12 plan has what the $20 plan has...
 
Oct 27, 2017
754
#33
They shouldn't make it more complicated. Also, the survey is worthless without some example games behind the tiers.

I recently jumped into the annual plan after somewhat grasping what kind of games we are getting. Waited several months and only bought some monthly ones before though.
 

Slayven

You probably post about me on another board.
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Oct 25, 2017
25,594
#34
Didn't they get brought by Gamestop? No, they were brought by IGN.....I guess the influence is coming through
 
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Nappael
Oct 25, 2017
3,391
#35
Right.

Still, this survey is kind of bonkers considering that

Nappael, are you currently a subscriber to Humble Monthly? Because the only way I could see them pushing a survey like this is if you weren't, and were hoping you didn't know that the $12 plan has what the $20 plan has...
The images in the OP are not from me. Just general screenshots floating around Reddit and some news websites. Only some subscribers are getting the email and I am not yet one of them.

But to my knowledge, only subbers are getting them. That's the impression I've gotten from people who have been receiving them.

And yes, I have a whole year sub. Hoping they don't do anything stupid like roll these changes and put the rest of my sub in the basic tier with no refund option.
 
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Oct 26, 2017
2,111
#37
While it may seem like good value for $20 (oooh more games), more stuff that goes straight into your backlog isnt really good value.

Do people really play all their games from humble? started monthly 2 months ago and havent even started civ vi or dark souls 3.
 

GMM

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Oct 27, 2017
1,863
#39
I’d pay 20$ per month if they are able to make a good case of why this isn’t just the 12$ version getting more expensive.

Humble Monthly has been really good and given me a ton of value, but generally all AAA releases like XCOM 2, Civ 6, Mafia 3 and Dark Souls 3 have been at least a year old when they appeared in a monthly bundle, a 20$ version would need atleast one considerably newer game ever so often.

They walk a dangerous line here between potentially ruining a good service or making it better, so I hope they don’t go the greedy route.
 
Oct 25, 2017
3,787
#41
I’d pay 20$ per month if they are able to make a good case of why this isn’t just the 12$ version getting more expensive.
Wouldn't a survey asking for choices be the ideal location to make that case?

I'm not seeing anything there. So it seems unlikely. I'm also questioning what they could add that justifies the hike.
 

GMM

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Oct 27, 2017
1,863
#43
Wouldn't a survey asking for choices be the ideal location to make that case?

I'm not seeing anything there. So it seems unlikely. I'm also questioning what they could add that justifies the hike.
Yeah, the choices in the survey seem to lean in a direction I don’t want them to go in, the 12$ plan is fine as it is right now, getting more old or indie games doesn’t appeal to me. The 20$ thing must give me a recent release and not just be a means to hold the 10% humble discount hostage.
 
Oct 25, 2017
924
#44
I just can't see me buying a $20 monthly bundle. When I'm paying that much I expect to see the games I'm buying. The only reason I put up with the mystery unlocks is the cheap factor. Plus the early unlock is almost always worth around $12 alone, to me.

The Trove is a nice bonus but not really a selling point IMO. Nor is the discount.

I do like being able to pick from a larger list of games for the unlock though. That removes the whole "oh crap it's games I already own" factor.
 
#45
Ugh, fuck this. The last of these three is easily the least bad option here - if they absolutely have to raise prices, I can live without the Trove or 10% store discount, and if I decide I want those, $3 more/month isn't that much more - but I doubt I'd be willing to pay two-thirds more per month just to keep the same number of unlocks I currently have, even if picking 4 from a list of 10 is a nice idea.
 

Samsquanchewans

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Oct 27, 2017
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#50
Given the fact it is IGN, I would be surprised if there were any.

I would refund my sub on the spot though if there were.
Yeah if they even allowed that. Had an issue with the March 2018 bundle and the guys who helped me with it was addressing different issues altogether. But at the end they told me they cant do refunds anymore. Even when the keys were untouched or the page was unclaimed.