Are you a pirate?

Discussion in 'The Guru's Pub' started by CleavesF, Jul 30, 2006.

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Are you a Pirate?

  1. Yes. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum!

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  2. No. I pay for everything.

    14 vote(s)
    9.7%
  3. Maybe/Sometimes/I don't know

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  1. CleavesF

    CleavesF Master Guru

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    Good point, but what about those people in third world countries? It's not like there's a Best Buy down the block at the mall for them.

    Is piracy okay in their case? I mean from my understanding piracy increases the price of software... or so they tell me.

    I've always bought games, but their prices never went down, if anything they've gone up. I honestly don't think piracy changed prices at all. But anyways, what about those third world countries?

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  2. Laykun

    Laykun Ancient Guru

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    Arr me bootleg is on fire, ye not mercy for an old pirate like me? Arr it burns....Arrrrrr.
     
  3. flexmaster

    flexmaster Maha Guru

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    Dojomann Ancient Guru

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    usenet ftw?
     

  5. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    Ahem! and amen to that..look at my avatar...
     
  6. thecake90

    thecake90 Ancient Guru

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    75% of my games are pirated (don't look at me like that)
    I'd rather spend this money on hardware if you know what I mean
    Damn if only there were pirated hardware*sigh*
     
  7. candle_86

    candle_86 Guest

    arr whats wrong with being a pirate, we always get the treasure
     
  8. Cadoam

    Cadoam Master Guru

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    Lol, Then I'm the treasure master! :p
     
  9. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    microsoft should have special prices for third wolrd countries..here in the phils Xp sells for 9000pesos or about $200, and MSoffice sell for 20000 pesos, roughly $400..how the hell do they expect home users to spend $400 for MS office?
     
  10. Jeremy

    Jeremy Ancient Guru

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    I will say only that I have some pirated software from forums (that I will not mention). But most of my games are legit because I want to play them online and it's not worth the time/hassel/jail time for cracking them. I no cd/dvd crack most of my games to save having to put the disk in but that is legit anyway. I tend not to try to download pirated software because I think the developers who make the software apart from Microsoft earn the money.
     

  11. G-Man

    G-Man Maha Guru

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    i download stuff if i cant access it/ want to try it and if its any good i end up buying it anyway
     
  12. compunut

    compunut Maha Guru

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    me no like rum
    tastes bad
    but about being a pirate without rum, hmm doubtful:behead:
     
  13. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    i want to buy legit but i cant afford.. pirated games cost only 10% compared to their original counterparts...

    like i said..if the prices of legit software is lower here in the phils id buy them for sure..even if they only slashed prices by 50%..$50 for a game is expensive for Filipino income..$400 for MS office?waaay to much for home use
     
  14. Anarion

    Anarion Ancient Guru

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    I always pay for things. Demos are for testing.
     
  15. compunut

    compunut Maha Guru

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    i always like to buy everything legitimate
    but some games i arent so legit though:banana:
     

  16. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    lols thats why most of my games are demo versions..its all good i dont end up playing them anyway..bet on soldier?TRL? just demos..didnt like those ganes
     
  17. Gromuhl'Djun

    Gromuhl'Djun Ancient Guru

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    Har Har Har! I am Guybrush Treepwood, a Mighty Pirate! :p

    I like Rum, and when I play Sid Meier's Pirates! I'm a pirate too. Sitting in front of my pc with my pirate outfit:toke:
     
  18. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    ^^^ taking PIRACY to the extreme i say
     
  19. Blaise

    Blaise Maha Guru

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    Sorry to bust in and add another vote for the minority... I have (and will) always paid for software I use. Things I download are trial versions or shareware which once (and if) I find it useful, I pay for.

    I've been on the other end of this rope - a developer who's software proved useful enough to catch the attention of crackers. Sales took a massive nose dive and I simply folded up the project. Why should I as a developer spend time, money and effort on a project only to have cheap-arse users download and use my software for nicks? I just love hearing of people who can't live without a certain piece of commercial software but never consider reimbursing the developer/publisher! If I intended my software to have been free, I would have made it free-ware and open sourced it but it wasn't and I haven't.
    Da... go to the theatre and purchase a ticket maybe? That'd sound good as an excuse - heard of waiting for it to release on DVD most other people do? Nobody is losing money? So the act of downloading a bootleg DVD rather than walking into a store and purchasing the title doesn't involve money these days? You just keep on kidding yourself it's not stealing, one day you might just believe it ;)
     
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2006
  20. Darkasantion

    Darkasantion Master Guru

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    Yeah but charging so high prices is a crime! We first need to pay 200 buck for MS, then another 60 for the game, and then to play it really well over 1500 bucks on hardware to play it, that's insane! Lower the prices, increase the sell!
     

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