Quoting comanoodle, reply 2Did you make this post because you feel some sort of need to be righteous and correct in everything you do? You're so pretentious.
It's pretentious to say stealing is bad
No, it's pretentious to say pirating (not stealing) then buying the game is still wrong. He's pretentious because he wants to show everyone that he's doing the right thing, that he's not a pirate - he wants to be respected, somehow.
Stealing and pirating is not the same, because I didn't have to give the game back to them. I just bought my own copy.
And the sales would have been higher if the game wasn't pirated thats for sure, are you saying that piracy helps the gaming industries ?
You're an idiot. Yes, piracy helps, and the posts on this forum are the proof. The sales would not have been higher, because I and many others would not have bought the game if it we didn't pirate it first. We were on the fence, undecided. They would be lower.
You say pirating then buying still doesn't make it okay... well, if you were like me, Stardock & GPG would have made less money, because your mind is set on hating piracy.
Like others have said, I and many others don't have the money to spend on a game that might be good. We try it first, then we buy, if it's good. If we had money to throw around like you, we would. I would rather buy a game I know I'm going to like. If I don't KNOW I'll like it, then I'd rather not buy it at all. How much do you make a month? I make close to $0 on average, because I'm a student in my final year, and I'm almost always flooded with tests.
Stop being such a blind zealot.