You fight like a Dairy Farmer
I agree with Pickup.
I play video games without buying them for reasons already mentioned in this thread, and a copy/play protection will not make me more likely to buy a game. If no cracked version comes out, I will simply forget about it or get a different version, microsuffer and play it on the other OS for which I did not pay - and I'll likely be better off that way, since ATI's greatness, which I so blindly defended, prevents me from playing most of the linux games. Either way, LGP will still get nothing for their hard work, and the protection will look more like a nagging device than a useful customer-creating system.
I truly respect LGP, and I wish I could respect them financially as well, but the games they are pushing out are just ports of (mostly) old, average games - the only games from LGP that I like are Majesty and X2 (both of which I played without paying) and the upcoming X3. If LGP, or any other company, were to make original gems such as Hostile Waters, Deus Ex or Fallout for linux, I'd go through hell and battle satan to buy them. Ported (old and average) games are not financially attractive for the piracy-inclined user that also uses the lesser OS.
As a last note, I think LGP's status on various levels would greatly improve if they followed stardock's model. Everybody loves stardock because of their amazing customer support and dedication to their games and fans/customers. Everybody does not love LGP for the opposite of the same reasons.
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