Max wrote:“We got a lot of letters from people saying ‘Hey, I pirated your game, but it was really cool, so I bought it.’ Y’know, we’re cool with that, we’re not as concerned about that sort of thing as other companies, especially if it makes our honest players inconvenienced. We assume that everyone is an honest player, and we want to make their experience as cool as possible.”
The person that pirates isn't going to buy in the first place so there's no lost revenue on the part of the dev/publisher. While it is still illegal, the company is losing nothing; granting, they're gaining nothing; but that's beside the point.Notch wrote:If someone pirates Minecraft instead of buying it, it means I’ve lost some “potential” revenue. Not actual revenue, as I can never go into debt by people pirating the game too much, but I might’ve made even more if that person had bought the game instead. But what if that person likes that game, talks about it to his or her friends, and then I manage to convince three of them to buy the game? I’d make three actual sales instead of blocking out the potentially missed sale of the original person which never cost me any money in the first case.
hamsterboom wrote:i do myself used to pirate games but recently there hasn't been any good games out even looking at
everything seems to be an exact copy of another with some tweaks.
adoomgod wrote:I'd pay 60 for TL2. Let's compromise, you sell at 20? I buy twice.
Guys pirating is not ok. It is illegal. Anyone who pirates should be ashamed of themselves. Like totally.
I mean, they are the vast minority, barely anyone does it due to moral integrity.
On a serious note, I wish everyone pirated Mass Effect 3. They are really C*** slapping the buyers.
On a more serious note , people should just stop buying their games. That's the legitimate way to make them stop releasing a game in pieces.
hawkn wrote:I wouldn't say piracy is a lack of moral code. Most people are struggling in this economy, and while they can afford minor luxuries like TV, and internet (though in today's age, that's a mandatory thing. I can't participate in school without it), paying upwards of $60 just for one game can be... a bit much.
It's like saying you should pay $200 for an entire series of anime or whatever show it is you're into, when there's a lot of better things that money could go towards.
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