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that's just for the creation club, if i were you i'd save my 8$ for something else

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Wait, BTG actually buying something?!

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16 hours ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Wait, BTG actually buying something?!

Considering I've spent close to $15k on games, that shouldn't be so surprising.

On 6/2/2020 at 4:37 AM, kerdios said:

that's just for the creation club, if i were you i'd save my 8$ for something else

I did, that's why I have a PC that can run the game in 4k at ultra settings with 245 mods, and still get 48 FPS. (if I run it at 1080p native resolution, it gets CPU bottlenecked at 78 FPS because of the mods)

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Seeing as you pirate so many games, yes, it is shocking you actually buy things.

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10 hours ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Seeing as you pirate so many games, yes, it is shocking you actually buy things.

I think the last game I actually bought was civ 2 alpha centauri, ever since, just piracy and free web, can't run most modern games anyway :)

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11 hours ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Seeing as you pirate so many games, yes, it is shocking you actually buy things.

I pirate to know if they're worth buying, and have said so on many occasions. I'm up to about 70% purchased of whatever I've pirated right now. (that includes movies and music)

 

26 minutes ago, kerdios said:

I think the last game I actually bought was civ 2 alpha centauri, ever since, just piracy and free web, can't run most modern games anyway :)

I was in that boat for a good long time, until I got my new PC.

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2 minutes ago, BTGBullseye said:

I pirate to know if they're worth buying

Statistically speaking, those who pirate anything wouldn't have purchased it in the first place.

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1 minute ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Statistically speaking, those who pirate anything wouldn't have purchased it in the first place.

Scientifically speaking, there are no accurate statistics that say that at all.

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Speaking as someone who's pirated before, there's no reason to purchase something that you've pirated.

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1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Speaking as someone who's pirated before, there's no reason to purchase something that you've pirated.

the 2nd part is a false statement

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Look, it is my belief, that if you pirate something, you're not going to buy it later. If you're gonna support the Devs or whatever, you would support them. If you can't (like broke College students for example), then people pirate. When platforms like Steam and Origin allow refunds, there's no reason to buy, try it, and if you don't like it, refund it. If you pirate, and don't like, uninstall. You weren't gonna buy it in the first place. So excuse me if I doubt you're purchasing products after pirating them.

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4 hours ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Speaking as someone who's pirated before, there's no reason to purchase something that you've pirated.

 

3 hours ago, kerdios said:

the 2nd part is a false statement

I want to support devs that make games/software/music/movies I enjoy, so they can make more of them... That's a really strong reason IMO, and that of all the major release groups in the pirating community.

33 minutes ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Look, it is my belief, that if you pirate something, you're not going to buy it later. If you're gonna support the Devs or whatever, you would support them. If you can't (like broke College students for example), then people pirate. When platforms like Steam and Origin allow refunds, there's no reason to buy, try it, and if you don't like it, refund it. If you pirate, and don't like, uninstall. You weren't gonna buy it in the first place. So excuse me if I doubt you're purchasing products after pirating them.

If you're not going to ever buy it, then you already know you're never going to enjoy it... Why pirate it at all? I even buy OLD games that I pirated 18 years ago when they're available on Steam or GOG. (like I did with the Avernum series from Spiderweb Software because I pirated the Exile series that was the original version of those games, as well as two of the original Avernum trilogy)

 

Steam refunds definitely doesn't wait long enough for me to determine if it's only good for the first little bit, then a boring slog for the last 3/4ths of the game. And why should I risk any amount of money for a game I'm unsure about? Once I am sure, I will always buy though, even if it takes a decade or two to get around to it.

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Look, we can do this dance for hours. Just know, that from my perspective, if you're gonna pirate something, you weren't gonna bother buying it in the first place. So, again, excuse me for doubting you. There's literally no incentive for you to purchase something you got for free. Like I said, if you want to support a company, you would bloody support them. Two hours/two weaks is more than enough time to determine if you'll like a game on Steam. Pirating their product isn't supporting them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pirating. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pirating. However, you're bullshitting if you claim to purchase the product after pirating it. End of discussion.

 

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1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Look, we can do this dance for hours. Just know, that from my perspective, if you're gonna pirate something, you weren't gonna bother buying it in the first place.

And I just proved that opinion completely wrong in its entirety. Holding onto it is denying reality because you prefer your opinion to facts. This is the same attitude that is destroying the USA right now, please don't spread that particular insanity here too.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

There's literally no incentive for you to purchase something you got for free.

Yet another statement that doesn't fit with the facts, and yes, they are FACTS.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Like I said, if you want to support a company, you would bloody support them.

And as I already said, I do, when they make something I enjoy. I don't blindly buy before getting a good idea of what I'm paying for when I get a car, or when I get software.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Two hours/two weaks is more than enough time to determine if you'll like a game on Steam.

I covered this. Plenty of games I've thought looked interesting, but after torrenting and playing for 5-6 hours, found the begining to be the only good part, all the rest was garbage and unfinished. They built the game with the intention of making it impossible to return by the time you found out how shitty the game actually was past the start.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Pirating their product isn't supporting them.

That depends... If I pirate and enjoy and spread the word that it's good, I most definitely am supporting them in a tangible way, even if I don't buy the game. I'm not directly affecting their bottom line, but I am supporting them with word of mouth advertising, and later on with direct financial support when I have the funds available to do so.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pirating.

And yet what you say is identical to the bullshit propaganda the anti-piracy lobbyists put out... Your opinion is not based in fact.

1 hour ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

However, you're bullshitting if you claim to purchase the product after pirating it. End of discussion.

Again, you're very wrong. I played Fallout 4 pirated for years before ever buying it. I was waiting for the GOTY edition to buy, and I did buy as soon as the GOTY was available. I don't lie about this stuff, as there is no reason for me to lie about it. None whatsoever.

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I've brought games I've pirated. Underrail, Fallout 3 GOTY, Expeditions Viking, Tangledeep, KSP, to be specific. 

 

Proof I'm not shittin: 

 

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And here are the pirated games on a old drive: note dates: I tried to push my underrail pirate saves to my legit copy but no luck. 

 

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You know it's a cold day in hell when I'm agreeing with/helping/verifying BTG.

 

I just used them in lieu of demos, to see if my rig can handle it, if i enjoyed it. In the case of Doom, Age of Decadence, not really. In the case of Expeditions, Underrail? HELL YEA!  I haven't even played Expeditions because I know this laptop can't handle it but I will when I upgrade. 

 

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11 hours ago, Psychotic Ninja said:

Look, we can do this dance for hours. Just know, that from my perspective, if you're gonna pirate something, you weren't gonna bother buying it in the first place. So, again, excuse me for doubting you. There's literally no incentive for you to purchase something you got for free. Like I said, if you want to support a company, you would bloody support them. Two hours/two weaks is more than enough time to determine if you'll like a game on Steam. Pirating their product isn't supporting them. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pirating. Don't get me wrong, I'm not against pirating. However, you're bullshitting if you claim to purchase the product after pirating it. End of discussion.

 

you're forgetting the payment to the credit card company/bank/paypal either you or the game company will have to pay twice due to a refund.

The model steam has started with now of giving a game to play for free for 2 days and then you need to purchase to continue playing is a much better model (of course it only applies to games with very long playtime. If it's the kind of game that has only 1 hour of content and is marketed as a huge life changing deal, then it probably won't opt in into this kind of deal and will also waste all of its purchaser's money)

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I really like my new keyboard. It's as big of a difference as going from my old monitor (60Hz 1600x900 low-end TN panel) to my new one. (144Hz 1080p mid-grade VA panel)

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Speaking of new things, recently I got a new computer. Specs are: GTX 1660 TI, 32GB of RAM, Intel Core i5-9600

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