Also, I don't know if you caught Kryo's response in page 1 or 2 or so, but I think you'll find Stardock's reason for not being willing to help you out to be to do with the fact that the original owner is still able to download and play the game, thanks to Impulse (and the digital download of even retail purchased games)
They're able to keep playing because the game lacks copy protection, which is a choice that the developers/publishers made.
It's not optimal, and could definitely stand to get some improvements, so why not provide some constructive criticism (this means an entire post without any of the following words, which you might find difficult: fuck, shit, damn, ass, crap)
Translation: I cannot find any faults in this guy's arguments so I'll just bitch about his use of swearing even though it makes no difference.
Move out your parents basement and spend the extra $10 on a non-used version.
I live in my own apartment that's located on the second floor of a building. I don't see how you could successfully argue that I'm living in my mother's basement (which has no basement since it's a second story apartment). I also don't see how my living arrangements are in any way relevant to anything that's been discussed in this thread. I guess you're just trying to change the subject.
It is not important enough for you to remember but it is important enough for you to put up numerous posts resulting in 8 pages of stuff on this forum?
These two things have no meaningful connection to each other.
Then why are continuing to post here? Since you don't have the game, don't play the game, are positively fed up with SD's policies, why are you still here? Why not leave the rest of us in peace?
Nobody is forcing you to read this thread, let alone post in it.
I didn't ask you meaningless questions like how many times you pleasure yourself - I asked pertitnent questions (which you have not answered) like Are there any other items missing from the box you bought second hand - like Keyboard fold out ref or music CD? Are there? Or is missing items from the box not that important?
These questions are meaningless and arbitrary.
The fact that this thread has been allowed to go this far without being locked is already a credit to SD. So I think if any company were to listen - try asking EA to change their policies - SD would be the ones to do so. The truth is, you only want to complain on this forum, but when you have to do something real about it - write an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your real email addy - you fall short.
In what way does any of this disprove the fact that Stardock is guilt of greed by intentionally preventing second hand sales?
I 110% agree with you! That's right - no publisher or manufacturer can be held responsible for people leaving out items from games they sell second hand. In your case, the person left out one important item - the licensing - from the box you bought second hand. Then, as you yourself said, how can SD/IC be responsible?
It was their choice to intentionally and arbitrarily make second hand sales problematic. It is easily within their power to fix this. It was also their choice to not alert consumers about the issue. Again, easily fixed. There's also the default assumption that second hand games work the same as new ones. A missing instruction manual etc. in a second hand game is not something that a publisher can reasonably be held accountable for. SoaSE's license key was
in the game's box, and the account that the key is linked to did not come with the game.
Maybe you should have waited for my response first. I really hate forum idiots like you who post "LOLOLLOOLL OWNED!!111" before the exchange is even over.
What did I say about leaving out words like "fuck", "shit", "damn", "ass", etc? It gives you more credibility if these are not present in your argument.
No it doesn't. Swearing neither increases nor decreases credibility. There is no rational argument to be made against swearing.