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August 25th, 2010, 12:20
Originally Posted by Dhruin View Post
I haven't really been following the details closely but if people are annoyed and/or/if reviews are poor, didn't they bring this on themselves?

They deliberately forked the code on an "unfinished" version and sent that Gold, then quickly pushed a series of updates that didn't have the benefit of public beta testing.

Taking a step back, why did a self-publishing company that has proudly proclaimed they don't rely on game income (being profitable on WindowBlinds etc anyway) rush the date? Why not beta test the Day 0 code before release?

Taking a further step back, why do people who would scream at the idea of - for example - initial online verification applaud Stardock for a system that is, in practice, a quiet form of online initial verification?
"Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former."
Albert Einstein

And the pirates need only wait a while. They'll then be able to torrent a current version of the game. The only ones who really suffer from this debacle are fans who pre-ordered/ bought the game as soon as it came out and Stardock themselves.
Really disappointing.
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