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Witcher 2 Preorder Response

The good old gamers at GOG.com report a rousing response to their recent announced preorders of a DRM-free edition of The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings, CD Projekt's upcoming RPG sequel. Here's a bit: "Since our announcement on Thursday, GOG has been seeing an incredible and enthusiastic response from members of the community, gamers on the Internet, and blogs and press outlets everywhere. Thanks so much for your interest and support, and thanks for all your (many, many!) preorders."

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34. Re: Witcher 2 Preorder Response Nov 22, 2010, 17:57 Eldaron Imotholin
 
Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 17:16:
Pirating has increased instead of decreased compared to the days the only protection was needing the correct CD in your CDROM.

Yeah, but that's because it's so much easier.

It was always easy and it didn't get easier or harder. Harder for hackers, but they like the challenge and we don't care.

Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 17:16:
You're telling me that if you thought companies didn't really care about piracy you wouldn't pirate more?

I'm saying that whatever money or thought a company puts in trying to protect their software, it's wasted money and wasted time. "Befriend" your customers -- if you will -- and they'll support you and not hurt you. That's what I was saying.

Beamer wrote on Nov 22, 2010, 17:16:
And I didn't say it was good, I said it was the reason. You guys wanted explanations. Trust me, the psychological aspect of DRM is the main reason for it and trust me, it works. This kind of behavior has been studied endlessly.

The only psychological aspect that comes from DRM is hate and a big "fuck you" - The complete opposite of the "befriend" thing I mentioned. I agree with you that protection itself has it's psychological use. DRM is too much. It's baaad.
 
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