posted on Dec, 20 2013 @ 02:49 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX
Whats your thoughts on downloading games you bought back in the day?
Ive recently downloaded Zues Master of olympus, baldurs gate, planescape torment and icewind dale.
All for free and I assume illegally (not sure if they are abandon ware yet as most came out in the 90's) but when they were new I did purchase them
(mainly coz I dont think pirating was an option back then)
I wouldnt download any new games coz I think they all suck or are just to complicated for me LOL
Difficult to give a sweeping answer for on that one.
I for instance purchased Elder Scrolls Oblivion for the 360 when it first launched. I then decided to purchase it for the PC (pre-steam) and the disks
got scratched and eventually lost. 3rd time, I simply downloaded it, I mean, how many dang times do you need to buy it.
So, I am not speaking from a holier than thou standpoint, I am a hypocrite actually as I have been known to do "trials".
As far as older games, well, Battle For Middle Earth 1 and 2 are pretty impossible to find (and no official servers up hosting games anyhow). I used
to own both games (disks) but have since lost them. And since nobody is selling them, even online, I see no issues there.
If there was a place to purchase (extra cheap) those two titles mind you, I would..not because I love paying for stuff, but because I would love to do
my part in encouraging them to make a BFME3. the first two were excellent.
A simple way to look at it. a purchase is a clap..and artists will only preform if they get applause at the end, else they will move on to other
projects...enough claps and they will do another set. Piracy is not clapping.