… in light of recent developments ; especially since this is what got me permanently banned, without warning from ISI forums:
Quote Originally Posted by P.S.R.
“Steam = A) distraction, B) loss of control as ISI will surely abandon non-Steam, C) will drag down average IQ which will have cataclysmic ripple effect”
To clarify, distraction is distraction to ISI. Loss of control means loss of control over versions and what is installed and updated, etc. There is zero percent chance ISI is going to support non-Steam long term and rF3 will surely be Steam only.
Bottom line is that any system regresses to the lowest common denominator and there is no way ISI will invest in anything for non-Steam which is available via Steam because all it takes is a majority to claim control isn’t important, etc. to move away from the past. It is a simple global rule that introducing a disruptive (especially redundant) element into a system will impact the existing system etc.
I can easily list the many concessions that the community has already made and will continue to make and the fact is that you are all naive if you think Steam is all upside.
If you are that gullible then I will leave you to your own devices to discover it the hard way after it is too late.
Just to take a single example of absence of launcher updates from Steam version guarantees pressure from community to join Stream so there is a common catalog of mods etc. and this is just the beginning of failure to think this through and soon will be (already, actually) no turning back, etc.
The choice is clear and that is that there is no choice and inertia will be overwhelmed by d-bags who converted to Steam for absolutely no gain other than fluff which only retards care about etc.
The issue is (incredibly) ALREADY “why NOT move to Steam” instead of “why MOVE to Steam.
Can you guys seriously not see that? Nevermind. Obviously you can’t.
The older guys out there will probably have better perspective and understand the forces at work here but the younger guys who play hundreds of other games lol will simply lack the perspective to understand that there is no free lunch.
The only benefit of Steam is pulling in more money and that will come at a cost to everyone. If you don’t see that then you will soon enough or maybe not as tide has already shifted.
Congratulations, Steam, you’ve won.