Originally Posted by sausageson
You wouldn't touch a distribution client made by EA but you are more than willing to play their games if they were on steam. Yet when asked why you wouldn't try origin, you cite examples in the past where EA has messed up GAMES, how does that make sense? just sounds like you do not want a competitor to steam. To me Valve games suck and I never liked any of em except portal, so I am not going to put all my eggs in the steam basket and boycott EA games based on what launcher is used. Also steam does not make things easier, especially modding games like Medieval 2 total war and rome total war. Sure you can do it but its much harder and has more problems. My steam screenshots doesn't even work anymore. I wouldn't care if steam and origins both never came back.
I've been saying now for so long that 90% of the people protesting hardly even believe their own reasons for protesting and are only looking out for their own personal convenience, unrelated to the many reasons they keep coming up with. The excuses are just a convenient way to make sure they don't have to use anything but Steam.
If you track the whole anti-origin thing from the very beginning, there is always one real big argument that certain people want to hold up to say is *the* reason why they are against it.
Slowly but surely, reasons to dislike Origin have been getting removed slowly, one by one:
- "OMG SCANNING MY TAXES"............Origin doesn't scan outside its directory now.
- "It's not competition! They only sell EA games!".......Origin now has contracts with the creators of Saints Row, The Witcher, Street Fighter, Batman Arkham City, etc etc etc etc.
- "Why do I have to use a third party program to play EA games? Why can't they just put it on Steam?"......
not even going there.
Competition is good, but they'll still wish for Origins failure. Why? You can hear it in their selfish reasoning. They've spent so much time and money on Steam that they feel locked into it and dont want to have to do it anywhere else, as if that's a valid reason for any other publisher to not make an attempt at doesn't PRECISELY what Valve did to create and nurture the system they now love so much.
You hear it all the time. "If EA does this, what happens when X/Y/Z publisher wants to do the same? I dont want to have to use anything that isn't Steam!" They will agree that competition is good, but in the very same breath cry bloody murder at even the thought of any competition to Steam from anyone, or anywhere else.
When all the non petty reasons for not wanting to use Origin are taken care of, the "I dont trust EA" game starts. They seem to be fuming at the company and make comments like they would be happy if they went bust, but would absolutely love to buy their games and fund their secretly "evil" cause.........but the fact that they can't do so without using Origin upsets them. It's literally crazy when you think about it.
It's like John McCain attempting to Smear Obama for having a meeting with a guy he calls a radical terrorist (no not that guy who blew up a statue lol), when he actually gave funds to that same guy when he felt like it. It just doesn't work. If you don't trust someones intentions, why would you give them your money in any way and support this so called cause that you believe to be so sinister??? As long as you do it on your terms? As long as you dont do it directly? So what does that make you?
It hurts my head to try and get around the logic.
In the end, there wont be too many reasons to complain (for a person who doesn't worship third party download services, aka 95% of humans) and the Origin protesters will become what Steam protesters are now. People with basically no "credibility" in the eyes of the public opinion. Complain about Steam now, people just
as if you're supposed to like it just because they do. The same will happen in Origins future. It's almost already there to be honest. Because most of the uproar is just MASS ill informed pitchforking, led by a FEW with an agenda who are actually passionate about their protest, the masses soon get bored of the complaining of the few and move on.
It would indeed be nice to have a folder on my computer called "games" and just launch them from there like I used to though.....Edited by GrizzleBoy - 2/3/12 at 4:48pm