Update [Fri 7th May, 2021 02:30 BST]: Following an outcry from Humble Bundle users, the digital storefront has decided it will now reinstate sliders and will roll out an updated design in the coming weeks to include sliders that “work exactly as they did” previously. Humble shared the following post on its website:
We recently announced our initial plan for redesigned bundle pages which would no longer include sliders that let customers fully control what percentage of their order went to Humble Bundle, charity and publishers/developers.
We’ve heard everyone loud and clear and apologize for the way these changes were rolled out. We are now taking a moment to pause, collect constructive feedback and be more transparent about the path forward.”
Today, we’ll be turning sliders back on for all customers on our bundle pages while we take more time to review feedback and consider sliders and the importance of customization for purchases on bundle pages in the long term.
In the coming weeks, we’ll roll out the updated design which will include sliders that work exactly as they did previously. Once the new design is live, we will continue to iterate on it, incorporating feedback from the community into its ongoing evolution.
Part of that future development will include exploring different approaches to the sliders and how splits work, along with new ways to incorporate charity into other parts of the user experience.
But we’re committed to sharing our plans and getting feedback from this incredible community beforehand to ensure any changes we make live up to our mission and values. If there’s one thing that’s clearer than ever, it’s how important the feedback is from the Humble community ahead of making big changes.
We’re just as committed to supporting charity as we were when we launched Humble Bundle. Be on the lookout for some updates soon, and thank you for your candid feedback and continued support.
Original article [Sun 25th Apr, 2021 12:45 BST]: Humble Bundle – the digital storefront which has offered bundles for Nintendo platforms in the past – has revealed it’s making some changes to its purchase process. This update will be rolled out in “late” May.
Slider bars will be replaced with toggles (aka pre-set options) which will effectively limit the amount of money customers can now donate to charity – capping donations at 15%. The rest will go to Humble and the publishers.
“Sliders will be replaced by toggles with defined splits that clearly show what amount of your purchase will support Humble, publishers, and charity. The “Extra to Charity” toggle will triple the split for charity to 15%.”
The reasoning behind it is so that Humble can unify the way its Bundles, Store and Humble Choice support charity.
As shown in the screenshot below, publishers will be a lot better off. In the case of a $25 purchase, $21.25 goes to the publishers, $2.50 to Humble and just $1.25 to charity. The “Extra Charity” option drops the publisher amount to $20, Humble gets the same amount and charity receives $3.75. As Destructoid highlights, it’s a 5% or 15% donation to charity.
You can get the full rundown on the incoming changes over on the Humble Bundle blogsite.