Originally Posted by Heret|c
Sorry to say he fails: doesn't matter how good a game is, if people are given opportunity to get it for free and avoid paying $60 they are going to take it. Most of the people want to get something for nothing: it's the basic human phsycology.
You must be young..
Please have at least a term in psychology
at a university level before spouting off such statements.
That being said, there are a few different populations of pirates. There are those who will simply pirate any game. There are those who will pirate a game as a trial and consider purchase if obvious work was put into creating a decent title. There are those who will 'pirate' legitimate games they have purchased to avoid draconian DRM systems which only penalize legitimate buyers. Etc, etc.
Personally if your game has a strong multiplayer, you're easily going to sell plenty of more copies. You can control access through unique keys bound to accounts. There are some who will pirate a game and then purchase the title as they desire the multiplayer aspect after being exposed to the single player experience.
Simply saying 'everyone is evil and only out to exploit the industry' is a bit short sighted to say the least, and highlights your lack of confidence in peoples' basic understanding of general economics.