Voting with your wallet
Posted by Tobold's Blog [HTML][XML][PERM][FULL] on 26 October 2012, 2:18 am
I got a mail this week asking me to promote a "private" server for a MMORPG. Not going to happen! I consider people playing on pirate servers to be no better than petty thieves, whatever lame excuses they have about sticking it to the man or preferring some previous patch version. The mail only struck a cord because it was right next to a mail from Kickstarter, with the 24th regular update on the one game I backed there, Banner Saga.

The contrast couldn't have been sharper: Here we have on the one side Kickstarter, where people pay just to see a game they would like to play *attempted* to be made. And on the other side we have pirate servers where other people like a game so much they spend hours with it, but are unwilling to pay the people who made the game anything.

Video game piracy and MMORPG piracy means voting with your wallet *against* more games of the kind you like being made. Given how cheap MMORPGs are to play per hour, and how many free to play options there are today, there really aren't any good arguments justifying to steal them.
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