Had a shitty experience with a few games during the current summer sale.
Fallout for example. Since I am a long-time elderscrolls player, one of my friends suggested to buy fallout. I already owned the basegame of New Vegas & Fallout 3, so he suggested to buy some dlcs instead.
I was very close to doing that however I ran against a few problems. 1. Falllout 3 does not run on w7 or higher unless you go around and edit some stuff (new vegas does run). 2. There are 3 steamstore options; A buy the base game, B buy the dlcs individually (€15) C buy game of the year/ ultimate editions with basegame + all dlcs included (€10).
Since A didnt apply to me, I was looking at B, only to find out it was way more expensive to buy these dlcs individually, than to buy the GOTY/Ultimate edition. So I tried C, however even though I owned the basegame, the price was 10€, so I thought hm, maybe you will receive an extra copy from the basegame, but that answer is no.
So yeah, Bethesda wants you to buy a game that does not run on w7 or higher, while paying €10 for all dlcs + basegame and you will loose your extra copy of the base game. No really what a great deal that is!
And then I thought wel let me spend my money on something else then. So I went over to Ticket to Ride (which is a boardgame turned digital cross-platform). I own a copy of the Gencon (Gamescon) 2017 give-away. It gave me acces to the basegame + dlc maps Switzerland, America 1910, Europe, india and Asia. I bought the DLC UK in january this year, and was eager to buy the remaining dlcs. When I bought them my acces to these earlier dlcs (Switzerland, America 1910 etc.) disappeard, so now I am still stuck with a game I can't fully enjoy because 5 dlcs have gone M.I.A.
Again what a great deal that is!
So yeah these steamsales get the better of me. Started to get really pissed with these nonsense.
I bought the s.t.a.l.k.e.r. bundle to get some hype in for Metro Exodus. But man...
Oh yeah just for the record, I tried contacting the steam support about this bullcr.. However they just point fingers at Bethesda and Asmodee. So I thought yeah well, lets send a support to those guys then.
Bethesda is busy because of fallout 76 with dozens of supports, so it will take some time for them to respond. And Asmodee just didnt respond at all.