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Old 04-17-09, 08:01 AM   #13
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Brad only brought up piracy to explain why they were having day 1 tech issues to his customers.

He isn't complaining about sales, DRM or pc gaming. which is what the sensationalistic article in question has turned this into. This is what kotaku does to get hits, and it's obviously worked 'cos this is all over the internets now. :P
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Old 04-17-09, 08:05 AM   #14
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Brad only brought up piracy to explain why they were having day 1 tech issues to his customers.

He isn't complaining about sales, DRM or pc gaming. which is what the sensationalistic article in question has turned this into. This is what kotaku does to get hits, and it's obviously worked 'cos this is all over the internets now. :P
Yes Im sure he's not complaining at the 18K copies of the game sold when he sees over 100K people playing it... seriously, im sure hes cursing and *****ing his head off in the background. Anyone would get mad when they see people using their product for free rather then paying them to us it.
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Here we go again with another piracy issue.

If I were to have torrented the game and liked it, I wouldn't mind going out and buying a copy.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:08 AM   #16
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If I were to have torrented the game and liked it, I wouldn't mind going out and buying a copy.
Lovely, the average pirate/person wouldn't. Why buy a game when you already have the game for free and the free version provides the same capabilities of the one you have to pay for.
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Old 04-17-09, 08:09 AM   #17
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Cd-Keys for online play always worked.Pirates can play single,but not multiplayer.Always seemed to work well I thought
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Old 04-17-09, 10:03 AM   #18
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Brad only brought up piracy to explain why they were having day 1 tech issues to his customers.

He isn't complaining about sales, DRM or pc gaming. which is what the sensationalistic article in question has turned this into. This is what kotaku does to get hits, and it's obviously worked 'cos this is all over the internets now. :P
Whether the piracy angle was the sole intent of his post or not, the facts revealed are still depressing and worthy of note.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:40 AM   #19
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Well this certainly sucks.

I think the mass piracy of this title is partially related to it having unfamiliar gameplay and not having a demo. I think a demo would have probably prevented a large portion of the pirates from downloading the game. Most people will keep their pirated copy even if they just wanted to "try it out".

Also, the game had basically no press. I'd never even heard of it aside from the 2 or 3 threads we had here and the box I saw on the shelf at wal-mart. If 99% of the game's press comes from online communities where the game can be easily downloaded for free, that's going to have a huge effect on sales.
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They should have used the protection that dark athena has.. still not cracked.
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No one has posted any answer to the question about having a valid cd key and online play. Does this mean these are all cracked with keygens?

Honestly thought that requiring a valid key would keep people offline which is where this game is right? If they can't play the game they can pirate it all they want and it will just be wasted bandwidth.

I agree with the sentiments in this post and pirates being losers. This is one dev I would be very happy to support if they made games I wanted to play.
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Old 04-17-09, 10:50 AM   #22
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I never had to enter a key to play online, though I was given one when I bought it. As far as online play unfortunately the servers and matching system take a long time to connect, sometimes it takes over 10 minutes of waiting to actually get a match, and then you're usually stuck with some moron who disconnects 2 minutes in. The online play is pretty bad (despite my initial positive impressions) which is not good considering the single player skirmishes get boring due to predictable AI. I kinda feel like I wasted my money, even though I can see the potential the game has, which is very disappointing.
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Well this certainly sucks.

I think the mass piracy of this title is partially related to it having unfamiliar gameplay and not having a demo. I think a demo would have probably prevented a large portion of the pirates from downloading the game. Most people will keep their pirated copy even if they just wanted to "try it out".

Also, the game had basically no press. I'd never even heard of it aside from the 2 or 3 threads we had here and the box I saw on the shelf at wal-mart. If 99% of the game's press comes from online communities where the game can be easily downloaded for free, that's going to have a huge effect on sales.
Lack of a Demo is such a poor excuse. Plenty of other games have sold very well without a demo and the game had great media coverage since it was announced. It's also not like the game is throwing the RTS Genre head over heels, its a pretty standard RTS from what I have seen.

Pirates are just people who want free stuff, its not because they want to try it or its too expensive... Those are BS reason they use to justify it but in the end its because they just don't want to pay for it.

bacon12, I believe the game does not require a key. The key is required to register the game with stardock so you can get the patches.
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Old 04-17-09, 11:00 AM   #24
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I think in the age of extensive gameplay videos demos really aren't required. I watched a 5-10 minute gameplay segment of Demigod and that told me I did not want the game. I didn't need to play it myself.
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