Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy
You pretty much failed at your analogy when you began to equate driving thirty miles to buy a guitar, to ordering with a different website/client, simply because it's not named "steam". Using a different client equates to a relative 30 miles for you?
You also failed when you equated driving 30 miles to play a guitar, to clicking an icon labelled "Origin" instead of "Steam". Clicking a different Icon is the equivalent of driving an extra 30 miles to get to the same game for you? I can see why it would be a problem then lol.
I can see what you were trying to do, but it didn't really work.
Also, I bought Battlefield 2142 on Origin FOUR YEARS AGO.
The difference between now and then? Origin was called "EA Downloader" and there was no friends list.
Well, you're not just across the street because your friends aren't close. I'd say 30 miles is enough to create an illusion of a completely different area, not the space between the icons on your desktop.
You can't say "I can see what you were trying to do" and follow that up with "but it didn't really work." That's all I was trying to emphasize. They are two completely different, unconnected, unconnectable systems which will never work together, which is useless to people who build their steam library.
All EA are doing is limiting their customers, if they actually expect this to make serious money then all they are doing is limiting that, not saying it won't because the majority of the sales, as usual, will be console based.
EADL was terrible, I posted a deal a long time ago on how to get a game for free due to several bugs in the system working together, and also codes and such. I have games on it, I mean don't call me a hypocrite because I don't play them, but I have used it and I know what it's like.
You can defend it if you want. I could care less, just trying to shine the light on it.