Hello everybody, I am new here so nice to meet you.
Personally I am waiting for the game to be more stable before buying. A friend of mine did and is trying to convice me and another friend to buy it since we have been playing online games together for a long time.
This thread amuses me...somehow....but that's just me.
I have to admit that I tried a pirated copy of the game because, as far as I know, there is no demo out there...and before you say anything, my friends are not living in the same country as me at the moment, so I wouldn't be able to try it at their house. I am of course not going to distribute it or advertise where I've got it...I am also planning to remove it before buying the game and destroy the DVD in which I burned it...you are of course entitled to not believe me but my problem is that I always tell the truth...you know...I'm strange.
This is to say that for some people, the weird ones out there, using a pirated copy of a game helps in the decision making regarding the purchase or not of a game/software...face it. I know it is not ethically good for the developers BUT...and this is a big but...A LOT of copies are BOUGHT by the very ones who have used a pirated copy of the game. The same ones who wouldn't have bought it in the first place. I ḱnow because I have been playing video games for many many years....and I also have only original ones, apart from the rare ones that I keep for a while to try.
Remember also that a LOT, believe it or not, of the people who download pirated copies of games, wouldn't have bought the game in the first place...ever. Either they like it or not....BUT sometimes they show it to potential buyers i.e. it's a form of "advertisement". You wouldn't believe it how many games I did not buy because I could not try them...TONS!
The ones who should be punished are the ones who make money out of a pirated copy and who do not care a bit about the actual game.