G2A, Piracy, and the Four Currencies


#1

I never thought the day would come where I would passionately argue that fans should pirate my game rather than pay for it, but here we are.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at http://www.fortressofdoors.com/g2a-piracy-and-the-four-currencies/

#2

My friend had a less than stellar experience with G2A. Here’s an exchange he had with their customer support: http://i.imgur.com/Khj98xc.jpg


#3

Never used G2A, was sent here from an article on meh.com, but in support of this article which is well written and quite thought provoking I bought the game (It actually looks fun and I was looking for something to play anyway).

P.S. You guys should have a video / trailer of the game / gameplay on the site. I couldn’t even really find anything on Youtube.

Cheers,

  • A lover of games who rarely has time to play them, but is definitely looking forward to yours.

#4

I would recommend putting more stress on buying your game legally :wink:

Appreciate the concern though. Looking forward to buying your game as soon as I get my salary :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


#5

piracy
ˈpʌɪrəsi/
noun
noun: piracy; plural noun: piracies

1.
the practice of attacking and robbing ships at sea.
synonyms:	robbery at sea, freebooting; historicalbuccaneering
"piracy on the high seas"

Use the right terms at least please its copy right infringement and not THEFT or PIRACY and


#6

The developer of Factorio had a similar issue and mentioned it several times in their weekly blogposts.
While at first they had a similar attitude as you - " Pirating the game hurts us less than using these sites." (https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-145)

In the end they resolved it by using the humble widget for purchases via their homepage:
https://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-171 -> The grey market

If credit card fraud is such an issue for you it might be worth the fee they take

Anyways keep up the great work - DQ1 was a great surprise when I discovered it in your very first steam sale!