Spaced wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 14:28:
Quboid wrote on Nov 9, 2011, 13:56:
Pirates are going to think your game is buggy and neither buy any of your stuff nor recommend it.
Lol, that's funny! They didn't buy the game in the first place and you think they would buy it eventually after stealing it? That's a riot! No loss for the developer there at all, lol. Good riddance to the thief and all their 'friends'.
Plus, who in their right mind would ever accept a recommendation from a pirate? Oh yeah, lets listen to the very people who steal and help spread trojans, viruses, and malware for our PC game recommendations. That's laugh #2!
This DRM actually seems pretty effective and user friendly (for -legal- users). They get to find out who is stealing their software, the software stops working when the developer decides, and it alerts others. That's very good compared to restrictive use problems for legal users with some DRM systems. Nice! Others should start using this kind of thing more and move away from some of the restrictive DRM methods that hurt legitimate users.
You have no idea what you are talking about!
Piracy has been shown time and time again to boost sales, and people who use cracked software also buy it on occasion. If the DRM doesn't affect legitimate users, then good job. But to say that people who download cracked software spread trojans and never buy software is pure ignorance.
On a personal note, I have had trouble with just getting a simple CDKEY to work with a bought version of Arma2, and emailing BIS support with a scan of my manual to confirm the serial never helped. I had to use a cracked EXE to launch my store-bought copy! While this may be an exception to the rule, I was glad to have a DRM-free version of the EXE to play my retail copy. For AO, I bought it online, and much appreciated the paul.dll verification.
It still leaves a bad taste in my mouth that I was getting FADE activated on my legal copy, and whenever I miss a target all that I can think about is "HAS FADE KICKED IN"? I miss a lot of targets, so this unpleasant thought is a painful reminder of my bad experience with BIS's DRM implementation.