It's not because that your agents are incompetent, misfit high school drop outs that you found on the street randomly who doesn't receive proper training.
It's the people being push overs and bend over whenever the agents tells us to. I mean, it's totally our fault that we are such sissies and our rights are being violated by people who get paid by tax money.
The only way to get them to listen is to truly show them what a lost sale is: "Vote with your wallet."
Well, I believe some of us are already doing that. Except the Excel Guys will interpret that phenomenon in a way that is not aligned with what we expected. OH MY GOD OH MY GOD! More people are pirating!
In their simple little minds they can only reach one conclusion: The previous DRM is not strong enough. We need STRONGER DRM!
the pitfall for this kind of model is that most game company planned to sell you digital goods. This affects how they design the game and the game mechanics.
i.e. artificially make it much more difficult in order to sell you item to make life easier.
a notorious game for this is Maple Story, which is free to play. However, if you want to have any hope of leveling up or progress in the game in a tolerable pace, you have to spend.
Another notorious game is a Chinese one called "Zhengtu". I won't get into details for that one and you can look it up.
In this case, DarkOrbit probably DIDN'T plan to sell this at that price and probably come into realization later that it might be a good idea. Thus the selling of this is not really "forced" on the consumers.
To do it right, games shouldn't be altered to be difficult thus buying digital item becomes necessary. It should be as difficult as required or properly designed, but with an option for people to buy if they are not willing to spend the time.
Okay, everyone googles everything these days right? (or maybe not) but here is my suggestion.
From now on, if you type into Google brand A, and Google didn't tell you either
1) You type it wrong, maybe you meant brand B
2) Google Ad for Brand B didn't show up as suggestion,
Then your claim for trademark and customer confusion will be automatically dismissed.
In this case, if you type in Footzyrolls in google search, and google didn't say, "Showing results for Tootsie Roll. Search instead for Footzrolls" or the first 5 results didn't show Tootsie roll or ads for Tootsie roll, case dismissed!
Reasoning is simple, if a search engine with an optimized algorithm and a gazillion of search precedences can't associate those two together, then it means no one has ever made that association between the two. Thus you have no case.
Think of all the time and money we can save for the courts!
lol. That's my Chinese-English grammar at work there. Chinese don't have plural form so I am always forgetting my 's' and randomly rotate my 'is' and 'are', even after moving to Canada for more that 19 years. ;-)
I still don't understand the mentality of theater owners. It's almost as if they are not real human beings that goes to movie theaters.
If I want to go a theater, it would be either
1) it's such an amazing movie that I must watch now
2) it's a movie that you can only feel the full effect on big screen
3) a bunch of friend is going and I need to go for social reasons
whether or not the movie is released outside theater sooner or later does not factor in the equation at all. I am pretty sure most if not all of my friend are this way.
Just as the do-no-evil company tightening its fist and controls information, and the fruit company turn into a tyrant, the used-to-be-little listing site follows the steps of fore-runners for the glory of total domination.
Legal entities feels no emotion, but it certainly has some kind of basic instinct to go for power/money.
Oran's Dictionary of the Law (1983) defines treason as "...[a]...citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." [Wikipedia entry on treason]
How dare you two conspired with the US Government to injure the interest of all Canadians! How dare you!
I am sad that we keep on voting for idiots in office!