Sorry for the double post mods, don't have my head for it. Q_Q
After checking with a guildmate, we can confirm that those who buy on GF website instead of steam do get additional Crimson Coins.
Using GF Client: 10$ = 1200 Crimson Coins
Using Steam Client: 10$ = 1000 Crimson Coins
It's a pretty shitty move for sure, but I get why companies do this since Steam takes a pretty hefty cut from payments. But at the very least you guys could be more transparent about it. Can we get an official response on if GF will continue to do things like this or not? I want to know if I can actually buy the game on steam or if I'm better of using GF client.
Based on my comparison for USD, paying with a preferred method on GF gets you 100coins bonus/10$ over the steam client, which translates to 10(smaller packs with worse coin to dollar ratios)% - 5%(bigger packs with better buck to coin ratios) bonus, which is likely intended since steam does take a significant cut. My bigger question would be if aside from this, will there possibly be any gameforge exclusives that steam users cannot get at all.