Originally Posted by kremtok
No. We are talking about money.
Here's a hypothetical: You're sold something, say a baseball. That baseball is yours.
Then the person who sold the baseball to you decides that you can only have the baseball if you don't throw it. You love throwing your baseball, so you disagree. So they take it from you, and don't even give you your money back from when you bought the baseball.
Does that seem right to you?
There's a MASSIVE flaw in this analogy.
The games are NOT your property. You purchase a license to play the game, but the game itself is not yours. This is a function of Steam, the service.
In order for your analogy to line up with this, you have to basically say that you purchased the right to use the baseball, but that baseball still belongs to the person who is letting you use it. Therefore, since the baseball is owned by the other person, they can dictate what you can and cannot do with the baseball. If you violate the terms set by the owner, you forfeit your right to use the baseball.
Now, the good news in this situation is that as long as the owner allows you to use the baseball, the owner makes money, but if the owner suddenly stops letting the user use the baseball, the user tells all of their friends which possibly were thinking about purchasing the right to use the baseball. Therefore, you get a snowball effect where far less people purchase the right to use the baseball than what would have happened had the owner continued to let said person use the baseball. The owner then at the very least makes less money, and in some cases, eventually loses money.
It is in the owner's best interest to create fair terms by which the user has to abide by. If they don't create terms that are fair, the owner stands to be in a worse position as a seller than they would if they created something that is good for both parties.
Don't try and twist this story unless you know the true situation you're dealing with, because the scenario you described above does not line up with what is actually happening here.
Originally Posted by ghostrider85
that reasoning won't work as the steam fanboys here will just going to tell you that you don't own anything, so they have every right to take away everything if they want.
Using logic and reasoning is not against Overclock.net's ToS. You have every right to disagree. You should be cautious though because you've thrown around the term "fanboy" a lot in this thread. That, combined with the fact that you never really back up your statements with hard facts, really hurts your credibility.Edited by Mad Pistol - 8/12/12 at 12:08am