An excellent explanations. Thank you very much for this. Highly appreciate the clarification on it.
All those differences makes sense and the reasons behind it was expected.
Like some others mentioned above, wouldn't it be possible to have the ability to link a steam account with a Gameforge account, and then have the ability to buy coins through your website, essentially cutting out the middleman known as steam. Other games have done that, so I'm assuming it doesn't go against their ToS, although I could be wrong. Wouldn't this be worth bringing up to the team at Gameforge?
Other then that I feel satisfied with the explanation, done my preorder on the Gameforge client. Thank you and have a lovely day.