Sounds great. I think I'll be all over it if/when I can get a copy of it uncoupled from Steam.
Since the system works like an old-school video arcade (how much you can get done is directly proportional to how much money you have to dump into it), I'm not quite sure what you're getting at.
Hasn't the KKK (or what's left of it) been way more concerned with "The Jews" than blacks for, like, decades now?
Because Slashdot is run by the corporate whores at Dice, not Anita Sarkeesian.
Except you're not. You're responding to someone who has begged off of voting to elect (but still vainly tries to keep shit like Florida's 2008 "Amendment 2" out, for some reason) because there are exactly zero options that don't equate to fucking himself over.
So you're preaching to the choir.
That's why GOG gets $2-300 from me every fall sale. I'm so weak...
Look at your own sig very carefully, and think about it a little bit.
Another obvious difference is that buying a legal copy of a creative work does not in itself subject me to severely degraded system performance, wasting arbitrary amounts of bandwidth I'm already paying for on things I didn't ask for, or assorted security and privacy risks.
Unless the "creative work" is a computer game, of course.
I presume, from the (rather thin) description that your favorite websites are ones you go to more often, so they'll get more of those little chunks of money sent their way, no?
Because the actual choices are evil, evil, I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, who-are-you and I-don't-care-enough-to-actually-check-who-the-choices-are.
And it's naive to assume that I-don't-know-you, never-heard-of-you, and who-are-you aren't just as evil, or at least as enthusiastically corruptible, as the scumbags we keep getting stuck with.
Saying you won't because there's little chance they'll win is a self-fulfilling prophecy
What about saying you won't because, in the end, you're not likely to see any appreciable difference anyway?
When the game board is made of toxic waste, going out and buying a new set of plastic tokens doesn't fix the whole "getting deathly sick" thing.
When are they going to pull the books from Amazon that have any subjects where a man is a pedophile, or a rapist?
Of course not. Those are approved stereotypes.
Though back in my day we didn't have the Internet or easymode, and I was much too sane to call a $3.99/minute ($294,829,482/second in today's money) "tip" line.
Back in the day before the day, the tipline was free, except for LD charges.
Other than that, I have pretty much the same history, I just couldn't pass up the "get off my lawn" moment.
And perhaps the best one, Lewis's Law: Comments on any article about feminism justify feminism.
Apparently, Lewis is/was a feminist. In the rational universe, we call that "begging the question."
Just how much control is given to the players? Creating our own quest lines and NPCs, etc is kind of obviously intended, but just how far down the rabbit hole can we go?
Can players define their own weapon/armor stats? What about models?
Can players modify their rulesets to add, for example, new loot drop tables? How about new crafting professions?
And, actually a really important question: Is the digital release going to be available without Steam?