>Fileplanet people pay so that they don't have to wait in
>line for 3 hours to download things, and with high speeds
Okay. Fine. You wanna pay for the bandwidth so you don't have to wait in line, that's fine. If I wanted to download the demo from FilePlanet, and they told me "You gotta wait in line for three hours on our public servers and watch ads while you wait", fine. That's fair.
But to say "only our elite members can download and play the demo at all, because you need a special activation key", well, that's stupid. Sure, those foolish enough to pay for FilePlanet subscriptions are made happy, but for those of use who don't have FP subscriptions, it has two effects:
1) Angers us at GameSpy, assuring that we will NEVER get FP subscriptions.
2) Angers us at Microsoft, as they're trying to screw the consumer AGAIN, even if in the short term, by trying to make you pay for something which is traditionally try.
As a wage-earning, tax-paying adult, I realize that I have limited funds on which to spend on my hobby. I now choose not to spend these funds on Freelancer. I will take my business elsewhere.
Don't start anything you can't finish. Preferably to component atoms.