Numinar wrote on Jun 27, 2019, 08:30:
People seem to care a whole lot about this though, it's not like my usual tirade in a thread with six posts nobody cares about. Maybe I have trouble expressing incredulity and I suppose I should let these dumb boycotts go uncommented
I don't really get this attitude though. EGS is a shitty client, everyone acknowledges that. It has no unique or innovative features to attract users. Quite the opposite its far worse than competing clients from EA, Ubisoft and Valve. So of course people are exasperated when their answer instead is to just buy up exclusivity rights. That's garbage shit from consoleland, in fact several of the users defending it here I've seen trashing the consoles for those practices. Why is "dumb" that people just exercise some willpower and not support practices that they don't like? And quite frankly there are many, many more posts from the people here who claim they don't care so hard
yet keep spending hours trying to convince others to buy games on there. "It doesn't matter where you buy games" after all as we've been told countless times - so it shouldn't matter if people just wait and get those games elsewhere.
When EGS had their sale and was providing a consumer benefit by taking a subsidized hit, I rewarded them. When they do shitty things like buying exclusives, I don't. When EA, Ubisoft and Valve do things that annoy me, they get the same treatment. Epic doesn't get the kid glove treatment just because they're a new player in the industry. Seems pretty rational to me. I'm not sure why people are so obsessed over what others do their money either.
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