Prez wrote on Nov 26, 2011, 17:25:
Again, all your emphatic statements and passionate dissertations don't change the fact that you have no idea if what you say is even close to true. You are projecting your personal image of the modern day software pirate as if it were somehow irrefutable reality. Sorry, but because there's no way of knowing each and every pirate's habits, it's not.
You're not really wrong about not knowing 100% unless you are that person, but come on man... the number of people who actually buy the games they like after pirating them has to be infinitely small. That's not me thinking I know everyone, it's just a statement made with 30+ years of experience in the human condition.
And even if they do have some morals and plan to buy the games they really like, most of those people people would then find reasons why a game isn't that great and they should wait for a sale. "I have played Skyrim for 100 hours but the UI really sucks for PC so fuck them I'm not buying it until the game of the year edition comes out." That's just how humans are. That's why companies don't want to rely on the honor system, they want to control what you can do.