- Oct 25, 2017
Good post right here. These EGS threads sure are frustrating with all these dismissive people who more often than not have zero investment in PC gaming and constantly pop in with one-liners and insults.Just do what I do and now phase out of the actual meat in these discussions. It is clear Era has a tendency to flip flop on captialism while also defending social rights in the same sentence, with many of those posters just straight up ignoring the comments made before on these very topics of Epic and going straight for the tired old "but it is just a launcher/still on the same platform/defenders only want Steam as a monopoly!"
There honestly is no point bothering to respond to those coming in with drive by comments that have been repeated ad infinitum because they really don't care. They don't care about their consumer rights, they don't care about how Epic is essentially trying to own the PC platform as theirs, they don't care that the hypocrisy of Epic in claiming Steam is a monopoly then doing just that through scum exclusitivity or purchasing a dev then removing their game from Steam. No one who comments in the mindset as the one you quoted actually care about proper discussion, because everytime it is given to them on exactly why such issues are being raised against Epic they simply baulk at such issues and say it doesn't bother them and such concerns are childish.
Even with Jim Sterling finally realising the sheer toxicity that Epic is producing now with their platform it still doesn't sway opinion. People still see it as simply an .exe war when it is so far beyond that. To the point where Epic's claim of better developer revenue means in reality HIGHER price tags on games. Higher. Like $10 higher for US or here in Australia, now $100AUD for certain games.
But review bombing is childish, it is just an .exe and we should all grow up because Steam needs competition because it is a monopoly. Oh and think of the devs who are handpicked by Epic's selective curation and any off-the-street dev would actually be unable to appear on Epic's store and would actually be better off on Steam's curation system despite the constant barrage that it is broken because it lets shitty games come through that very quickly get pulled off or die in a corner (unless you look for them specifically).