I'll second that, the hard drive industry gets a lot of business from folks who just buy them to fill them up with 'free' stuff that may never even get used. I screwed up with the 'surprised bit, I would expect about 10% to buy a game when they cant get it to work. There is also the assumption that those downloads will be complete in only a few days, that assumes they have the bandwith to do it and that there are enough seeders to get high speeds. Not everyone has the kind of connection where you can watch the bar move on a 4gb download and most of the folks filling up their HD's with 'free' stuff are leeches and hide it away where no one else can get it.That's a pretty big assumption that all those pirates would have bought the game otherwise. Pirates are like packrats. They download alot of stuff just for the sake of downloading it. If I stand outside and hand beer out for free it doesn't mean that everybody that grabbed a beer would have bought one.
The Impact of Music Downloads and P2P File-Sharing on the Purchase of Music: A Study for Industry Canada
This PROVES piracy is KILLING LGP
from private torrent tracked I am not going to tell at lest yeat:
Added on Sunday, Apr 27, 2008
X2 the threat 158 downloads 4 seeds 4 leechers
Added on Sunday, Sep 10, 2006
Postal2-Linux 4261 downloads 7 seeds 1 leechers
Added on Monday, Sep 04, 2006
Majesty Gold Edition 549 downloads 1 seeds 0 leechers
those was LGP games and
Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri for Linux[Eng] (made by Loki)added on same date as
X2 the threat had 268 downloads so that means...
Good bye LGP... damn pirate fools seem to hiding somewhere since there
must be around 11 LPL titles without torrents or pirates are just hiding their
evil doings well or I can't just find them.
and yes it's "nearly" like 25000 people leeching
Ah that seems more sane I would agree about 10% of those download might turn into sales.I screwed up with the 'surprised bit, I would expect about 10% to buy a game when they cant get it to work.
You can assume that at least 25k people finished the download without fretting to much.Not everyone has the kind of connection where you can watch the bar move on a 4gb download and most of the folks filling up their HD's with 'free' stuff are leeches and hide it away where no one else can get it.
It's also a big assumption that those that pirated it would have bought it if they couldn't download it. Also, there's no statistics to say how many of those downloads completed, or how long they took, or how many are duplicated.That's a pretty big assumption that all those pirates would have bought the game otherwise.