Is there a contact email anywhere for Epic Games? I can't seem to find one anywhere on their site.
I'll put my argument here anyway, however I have little doubt it will be ignored, hence the request for the email.
I would like to request that Epic break their exclusivity deal with Amazon.com for the Lancer replica pack. This is the second time within a month where I have been told about a fantastic item which appeals to me as a fan of a franchise and as a collector, but have immediately discovered is totally, without doubt unavailable to me, solely because I don't live in the USA. Where do I live, Botswana? Timbucktoo? No, the sodding UK. Hardly the back of beyond you'll agree.
No, the unavailability of these items is not due to my location, but instead to Amazon.com's policy of restricting ANY limited run item on which it has exclusive rights to "Domestic Shipping, one per-household only", and it's even more restrictive definition of "exclusive" not extending to it's own international subsidiary sites(.co.uk .fr .ca .au etc etc).
This, frankly, makes me feel as if Epic Games(and, indeed, Bethesda Softworks, but that's for another forum) doesn't value it's international customers. It's an attitude which seems to be spreading amongst American-based games developers and it really irritates the hell out of me. Is my money not good enough for you? Why is it that I should have to end up paying four to ten times the value of these collector's items IMMEDIATELY after their release, buying them from gougers, people with no connection with your games at all who have bought these items purely to profit from the fact that I and others fans like me do not reside in the US, if I wish to own them?
Anyway as I say, I fully expect this to be ignored, just as my request for Bethesda to release the Survival Edition of Fallout 3 in the UK was ignored, but if you don't play, you can't win eh?