[quote="Nahor"][quote="Stellarator"][quote="Shaggy"][post]25671[/post] Aaaand there's the fact that no DRM is uncrackable.[/quote]
Houses get broken into all the time and stuff gets stolen. Does that mean we shouldn't take precautions and lock our doors at night, or set alarms? [/quote]
That's a really bad analogy. DRM is not protecting [u]you[/u] and [u]your[/u] things. DRM is protecting the [u]manufacturer/developer[/u]. It's [u]them[/u] installing a door lock or an alarm in [u]your[/u] home because you just bought a fridge and they want to make sure you didn't steal it instead.
Well, to be honest I think this analoy is also bad.
It would work if stealing your fridge meant that thief gets it but you also get to keep it. Who potentially loses is the developer (only assuming that the thief would otherwise BUY the fridge). The difference between locking your home and protecting your software is that thieves would rarely steal your stuff if they couldn't sell them and weren't interested in using them.
Without DRM there will be pirate versions online for sure, but IMO the points I made before make sense - I think in a long run profit from the game would be better without DRM. I remember Notch (Minecraft creator) saying that piracy can be a marketing tool and pirates are potential customers. I just don't think SE attracts BAD people. Assuming that people would buy something if it wasn't pirated (which it will be anyway) is naive. On the other hand - sometimes pirates buy the stuff that they liked. I myself did pirate stuff in the past, but since I started making money I bought some of the games I pirated. Played only a few hours but felt a bit better.
When comparing NOT using DRM to not protecting your home... I'd say DRM is a "DO NOT COME IN!" sign on a door with freshly installed 15$ lock.
I'm not that much against DRM, of course I'm buying SE whatever the price is and probably sending screenshots to my friends interested in this stuff, but... Why would anyone assume that pirates won't do it too? And they can have friends who can afford the price. It's a really specific title - I can't really see how you can be interested by SE and end up not liking it. Also, as I said before, SE is one small but great thing that the world would benefit from - but ofc it's the world, not the dev. This pushes humanity in completely opposite direction to what commonly pirated games like GTA do.
I'm not "buying" that thing about old SE versions - The difference in visuals between what I saw on the streams from what was in the last release is huge. It's like taking General Motors EV1 for a test drive instead of buying a tesla. If I couldn't afford SE, I'd still pirate the new version instead.