Originally Posted by Katana
You are claiming 100% of pirates would not buy the games anyway. Post a source for this information before you make this claim - I hear far too many people say that.
And if you're going to post a "survey", don't bother. I couldn't be bothered with millions of people CLAIMING they wouldn't buy something anyway. It's on the same level as people CLAIMING they would heroically intervene with an alleyway mugging if they saw it in action.
Even if the real percent of who WOULD buy it is much less than 100, that is MORE than enough reason for them to get to work on DRM. I agree their measures are generally disproportionate and draconion, but that doesn't excuse the actions of pirates in any way. Even discounting whether or not they truly affect sale numbers, pirates smear the good name of PC gamers and make us all appear to be ingrateful nerds with an increasing sense of self-entitlement. We're not all like that, but it's becoming increasingly difficult to convince people otherwise.
I'm tired of pirates trying to defend their actions.
I didn't say ALL pirates. I just used the term pirates. I don't need to post any charts or any of these retarded articles because I'm not daft enough to need someone else to tell me what's real or what's the truth.
Im about as tired of game companies claiming pirates are the cause of their games needing DRM to help their profit rather than it being their horrible lame ass games as you are pirates trying to defend their positions.
The real PC gamers here who've been around the PC gaming scene as long as I have will all agree with me. I don't care if you want charts or not. It's just as simple as being able to pull your head out of your arse and realize how companies like UBI, EA, Eidos have all taken a huge fall in the quality of decent games instead of these derp retarded games that's been simplified to hell and back and that's why they're losing so much money.
I own 2 copies of Splinter Cell Chaos theory. Why? Because it's a great effin game. I haven't bought a UBIsoft game since. Why is that? Ubisoft hasn't released anything but simplified garbage ever since. And the thousands of what used to customers are the same way, they speak with their money. Resulting in the loss of money to UBIsoft. Had nothing to do with piracy, it's to do with their crappy games they keep releasing.
EA Games? They're a joke more now than ever, and still can't release a game that doesn't smell of generic.
So go ahead and argue till your blue in the face. I'm not the one that needs a scapegoat.
DRM is useless. Period. It's yet to prove anything but a fail tactic. The more obtrusive it gets the more it pisses off customers, the more customers won't buy the game. Assassins Creed 2 sold like crap on PC simply because of the DRM. No one is going to want to own a game they have to jump hoops through to play. UBIsoft is digging their own grave.Edited by SpykeZ - 12/26/10 at 7:35pm