rob006 I wanted to ask, do Epic giveaways impact whether the game deal will be included with the historical low filter/alert on? Even if I have a free copy on Epic, for some games I would still want to buy a Steam version on the best deal, but might miss the best deal because of it. Am I right in my theory? Is it possible to precalculate historical low per region per DRM just for the filters/alerts?
UPD. looks like the theory is correct. Hue is currently on the lowest ever price for Steam DRM in my region, but it's deal score is 0.
Another thing that bothers me regarding the static historical low. In some regions, publishers often raise their prices on Steam. It was recently with EA and Kalypso in RU, they made prices x2-x3 times more. So I can't trust the historical low here with such things, cause that historical low probably will never be reached again (the exceptions are third-party stores that sometimes raise the prices with delay vs Steam). This is why I wish that it could be dynamically calculated and account for custom things, like the base price changes. I understand that the issue is probably not that common in other regions, and is too complex to implement, but still, I wanted to bring this controversy to your attention.
Currently, the best way to deal with those issues I could come up with would be adding all corner cases for alerts with manual entered prices, but that's a lot of work since there's a lot of corner cases for me. I think the speed of it could be hugely improved by adjusting UI a bit, I would post the feedback about that in a more relevant thread.
So, for now, it feels like I can't really trust the historical low filter here, which is sad, cause they really help to focus on best deals for most games, I just don't want to miss out on corner cases.
Another question came up to mind - does gg.deals have plans for something similar to the "new historical low" of SteamDB? I find it a good way to save myself from going broke - try to consider only the rare best deals (that might not repeat again).