lol then pay them, insted of think you can get a free ride, i'm did not pay full price so you can update
Is it really so impossibly difficult to understand that free, unrestricted patches are the industry norm? Also, I like how buying a used copy of a game is suddenly some fucking heinous, immoral and borderline criminal act, as opposed to a completely normal action that's commonplace and routine with everything else. How did I a get "free ride" by the way? I paid money for the game. Are you using some new, novel definition of "free ride" that I'm not aware of?
name one copy prection that works, there is a reason it funtions as it does.
I thought we were talking about casual piracy, as in copying something for a friend. That's what copy protection is meant to stop. No DRM in existence is piracy-proof.
no, you are being ...., name one reason they should offer suport to you( a fool who havent put 1 cant into the company)
What in fuck's name is this vague "support" that everyone keeps talking about? I am not looking for "support," whatever that means, I'm looking for a patch. That said, second hand items don't seem to be much of a problem for anyone else. If I e-mail Nvidia for tech support or want to download drivers from them, they aren't going to ask me if my GPU is new or second hand, they don't care.
lol you are just too funny keep it comeing
And you are a corporate puppet who thinks he's going to get some kind of reward for his obedience. Just like Microsoft/Sony/whatever fanboys who think they'll get some kind of medal from their corporate overlords for tirelessly championing their cause on the Internet.
You do realizes your statement is a two edged sword which cuts both ways , right? With your reasoning , gamers who buys used games are too greedy to pay a little more for a new copy. You could easily state it serves those greedy gamers right.
Second hand items are completely normal. I suggest you build a bridge and get over it.
Your being confusing here. If Stardock/Iron clad are expected to be able to make a profit then they are expected to receive a cut of the money every single time a copy Sins of a Solar Empire is cought.
There is a limit to what corporations can and should expect.
When you purchase the game you purchase a non transferable CD key. You AGREE to this. Even if they dont print it on the box if you have a computer and are in the habbit of purchasing computer games you SHOULD KNOW THIS.
Where was the warning sticker informing me that a used copy can't be updated or played online? Nowhere. I also couldn't have possibly anticipated such a thing, because it's very rare for games that aren't MMORPGs or something similiar.
Of COURSE Stardock/Ironclad dont want rampant secondhand sales. Why WOULD they? They only receive ONE purchass's contributation while ten or more copies of the game might be floating around somwhere on any number of random computers.
And Microsoft doesn't want competing operating systems. And oil companies don't want competing energy sources. Life is so unfair.
Why SHOULD Stardock etc support these games? THEY don't get anything out of them and theres the possibility of hours upon hours of support they would need to give. That costs them MONEY rather than gaining it like they would if all these people bougth a legit copy of Sins via digital download or retail.
What "hours upon hours of support" does it require to release a patch that's mostly distributed by third parties?
Really you can plya the game perfectly fine. There is nothing stopping you there. You can try single player etc.
It can't be updated. Multiplayer doesn't work either.
However if you expect a SECOND account to be opened up on what is the same cd key then your dreaming.
I had no idea I had expressed such an expectation. Thanks for letting me know.
As for your comment on why Crysis works as a second hand.... it DOES? I've not purchased a second hand PC game in years thanks to the CD keys. Most likely its the fact that Crysis warhead does NOT have a digitial download availible and so once somebody sells their copy of the game they loose access to the media ...
This is how things have worked for decades.
*shrug* In the end really its your friends fault and nobody elses.
What fucking friend? I have no idea who used to own the game. I bought it from a store.