And here I was hoping for I8's to help cut the salt content of the forums, of which I'm currently part of.
So basically, those of us who couldn't get a pre-order package in, the only thing we get is V10's, and to lose all of our stuff in the process. What a wonderful 'deal' that is, that we get to lose hundreds of hours of designs for a graphical improvement. And then to add to that smack in the face, we don't even get any proper long-engines out of it, no straight 8 to throw us one measly bone because we paid in for early access, taking a risk ourselves as there's tons of games that never leave it, fizzle, and die. Sure, I respect the guys who took a big risk and preordered before there was much to the project, but at the same time, I'm asking for a hint of respect shown to those of us who also dipped in and shelled out $30 for an early access game.
Let's face it, for every game that makes it out of early access, for every Kerbal Space Program, there's dozens of games that never make it. We took a risk, too. For all we knew, this could've been a flash-in-the-pan game that fell on its face in one year's time and left us with $30 less in our wallet. There's been a lot of that in Early Access.
So yeah, I'm a little fuckin' salty about that. We get the slate wiped clean of all our accomplishments and a kick in the ass because we either didn't know about this game until it arrived on Steam, or couldn't pay for it before it arrived on Steam.