Originally Posted by Tehrawk
There is no hypocrisy. The exact same complaints were leveled at Steam when it was first introduced. Nobody liked having to install it to play Half Life 2, but we did anyway. Nobody liked having to install Origin to play Battlefield 3, but we did anyway.
But the difference is that Steam has come to offer a service that people have grown to rely on, and trust. This did not happen overnight, it took them a great many years before people began to see its value in the community. With Steam, what the community wants, the community gets. Indie games, mod support. If there is something that people feel has some value, then chances are Steam will support it.
Origin has not yet shown it has any relevance, other than the platform you are forced to install to play some EA specific games. Much like Steam in the early days. So until it adds more functionality, and somehow manages to get other publishers on board. That is all it will be, something you are forced to use, in order to play EA specific games.
It would be a hypocrisy if Steam was universally accepted upon release. But that just did not happen.
It is hypocrisy.
The "yeah, but they only have x amount of users because people are forced to use it to play games" while attempt to contrast to Steam is pure
A) I only have Origin because I can't play Battlefield 3 without it.
B) I only have Steam because I can't play Team Fortress 2 without it
C) You need to have Steam installed to play Skyrim.
D) This game requires Origin.
Where is the difference?
There is no difference.
Where does liking one more than the other factor into the base truth behind each statement? Nowhere.
Where does one being more popular than the other factor into the base truth behind each statement? Nowhere.
BOTH and all similar clients "force" people to install them to play games that people want to play. Whether you like the client those games run on or not does not change this fact of life.
So when you attempt to say "well they only install Origin because they have to in order to play games", while attempting to defend Steam for the very same topic of people only having it installed because it is a forced requirement to play games on Steam...simply because you like it more, or other people like it more.
Your view is that of a hypocrite.
If one of your friends is a smoker and you say nothing, but your friends influences another person to start smoking and all of a sudden you publicly can't stand the fact that they smoke (yet still saying nothing to your friend who got that other person into the bad habit in the first place), you are being hypocritical.
Attempting to defend yourself by saying "Yeah but everyone likes and trusts my friend. He buys me cheap beer every summer/winter. Nobody even likes that other guy." only makes you look....I don't even know what word to use, but its nothing positive.
Originally Posted by Riou
Some people like shopping at Target. Other people like shopping at Nordstrom.
And if a person liked shopping at Target despite them selling only DVDs, but attempted to criticise Nordstrom for only selling DVDs, that would make them a hypocrite Edited by GrizzleBoy - 10/31/12 at 8:36am