What the title says!
I tried to order the options so the order is from LEAST "patience for waiting out", to MOST "patience for waiting out".
The option "Yes, I have a PS3/X360 but waited for the PC version, and never played it anywhere else"
should have been put below "Yes, I only have a PC so waited for the PC version, and never played it anywhere else"
since it shows you actually have more patience than the other option when you have a PS3/X360 but never bought the game for it.
I'm personally going with the latest option: I'll wait a few months after release before buying it. Normally I wait around 1 year for every game I want, but for GTA V I'll make an exception and wait around 3-6 months.
Make no mistake: I'm as big a GTA fan as all of you (ok, maybe a bit less than the more hardcore ones here but still) but I have for years been following the habit of waiting out.
Advantages of waiting out:
- A less expensive price. I normally buy games about 1 year after release anyway: then they've dropped to around €9.99 and you save a lot of money over time.
I have never had a moment that I had completed all my games: games drop so fast to a low price point on PC, it's not hard to follow this rule.
- Major bugs/glitches have been fixed by that time. You know your game is polished and early buyers actually beta tested it for you. It gives a satisfactory feeling to know your version is as polished as can be.
- Major performance issues have been fixed. And if not: workarounds or tweaks will have been found that you can immediately apply.
Example: Dead Island: you couldn't turn off bloom in the settings, but over time a configuration tool was developed with all sorts of options. Disabling bloom being one of them.
I want these tools from the get-go.
- MODS, MODS, MODS. Always fun to play with mods from the get-go. We won't have big scale mods yet in that window of a few months of course, but at least we will have something like iCEnhancer's first version I assume.
Yes, I'm well aware I'm an exception to the rule. But they say: good things come to those who wait.