Originally Posted by Raven Dizzle
Do you know WHY those obnoxious DRM systems exist? Look at all the proud "non pirates" you see online. On THESE forums for example. They go out and subtly flaunt that they pirate their games and software. Its people like THAT that are the reason these DRM systems exist. Pay for your damn software.
correction pirates are NOT the reason for these DRM schemes. It's money they think they're securing. Pirates have been around since the start and won't be going anywhere. They think putting obnoxious DRM on games is going to cause people to behave more but it's not, it's like gun laws.
So lets break it down. Pirates always exist, take them out of the equation. Now you have people who buy there games. People who buy their games are going to decide what game to spend their money on. When they decide what to spend their money on, most times it's to a game that has the potential and isn't boring.
Keeping that in mind you have companies like UBIsoft and EA Games who have been using the same cookie cut games and don't have a creative bone in their team that releases nothing but garbage, like the new rainbow six games, hawx, anything they can throw that worthless tom clancy name on cause it once had meaning. No one buys this junk. Company see's a deciline in sales and decides to blame pirates not buying software they weren't GOING TO BUY TO START WITH. So instead of actually doing something to the company and making sure their games that come out are quality, they would rather blame the scapegoat because it's easier than fixing the company that's digging itself in a hole.
Sins of a Solar Empire was one of the top selling games for months. Not a smidgen of DRM in it, it's because they know wasting money on DRM is just that, a waste of money that could have been used in the production of the game to ensure it's quality.
Moral of the story? Pirates dont hurt game companies and never did, they weren't going to buy it anyways so it's no lost sale. Their own arrogance on letting their company release lack luster quality games is the problem.
Call of Duty, The Sims, Need For Speed, Assassins Creed, Medal of Honor, generic lack luster games that need to be taken off the market.
Sadly Call of Duty makes money for whatever reason and won't be dying down till they release the 42nd release of it.
My point to this wall of text? I'm tired of people using "pirates" as a scapegoat for their ****ty games.