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What has that got to do with the petition? AFAIK you can do that with the current implementation.


Current model:
You 'lend' your whole account, only one person can play at a time.

Petition model:
You 'lend' only the desired game, so that you still have access to the remaining games in your account and both can play at the same time.

^ How is that a bad thing?
well you could play two exclusively sp games from one account and finish them without paying anything if you have a friend. this will make it easier and will probably effect sales.
    
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post #132 of 136
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Originally Posted by rpsgc View Post

What has that got to do with the petition? AFAIK you can do that with the current implementation.


Current model:
You 'lend' your whole account, only one person can play at a time.

Petition model:
You 'lend' only the desired game, so that you still have access to the remaining games in your account and both can play at the same time.

^ How is that a bad thing?

Because if Steam some how caught you sharing the account they would ban the whole account. I think it is unlikely they could catch you though, but that is a risk you take when sharing an account.

And I am sure sharing a game would be fine, but Steam sales would be gone...I mean completely gone. Consoles pay for that ability to share games or buy used games with higher costs of games. When steam is having a sale of the PC version of a game for $10 the console version is still going for $30 or more in the stores.
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Because if Steam some how caught you sharing the account they would ban the whole account. I think it is unlikely they could catch you though, but that is a risk you take when sharing an account.

Ban the account? What are you talking about? Who said anything about account sharing? Did you even read the source? Steam's Family Sharing allows you to share/lend your game library with friends/family. Only one person can use a library at a time. The petition wants to change it to allow two people to play two different games in the same library at the same time. Because when you lend someone a game, you don't lend them your whole collection of games. That would be retarded.
    
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Ban the account? What are you talking about? Who said anything about account sharing? Did you even read the source? Steam's Family Sharing allows you to share/lend your game library with friends/family. Only one person can use a library at a time. The petition wants to change it to allow two people to play two different games in the same library at the same time. Because when you lend someone a game, you don't lend them your whole collection of games. That would be retarded.

You did...You said current model = Lend your whole account

...or did you mean lend your whole library via the new option about to be tested? I thought you were referring to how two people can do exactly what Steam is proposing by just sharing the Steam account, but that is against the Steam ToS.

Though no matter, what the petition is asking for is going to completely tank single player games. I wouldn't buy half the games I do...probably less. I'd just make deals with friends where I'd buy one game and they would buy another game and after a while we would trade games. If I got in with three other people my game purchases would drop to 25% of what it is now. Which is what I know a lot of console gamers do...and which is why they see higher prices for games.
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 9/17/13 at 8:21am
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Because if Steam some how caught you sharing the account they would ban the whole account. I think it is unlikely they could catch you though, but that is a risk you take when sharing an account.

And I am sure sharing a game would be fine, but Steam sales would be gone...I mean completely gone. Consoles pay for that ability to share games or buy used games with higher costs of games. When steam is having a sale of the PC version of a game for $10 the console version is still going for $30 or more in the stores.

This. The ability to have the lender playing the rest of his games while his friend accesses his borrowed game would dramatically affect sales. Hell the first time i told a friend he already was talking about splitting games between us. Hence most would take advantage of this by now taking turns as to which games each person buys. Thus a big reduction in sales.
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is anyone else just happy enough that with this system they can basically demo a game to their friends I know I am. I am not going to sign the petition because it would tank the sp games making them cost more imagine far cry 3 blood dragon and call of Juarez gunslinger being released at $30 instead of $15 I wouldn't have bought cojg if it wasn't so cheap or look at the new shadow warrior were they are charging $40 I bet if the petition idea came into play they would charge $60.
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