Now, let's all put the angry words away, and unite under the one true banner. "Everybody hates Origin" ;)
Fair dos. Even if I have heard that their support service is much better, I've had more than enough problems with activating retail titles under Origin to make me pull my hair out.
I think this is a large reason for why I get so unstuck with you. The experiences you relay here are as though from some kind of alternate mirror dimension to my own. I can't actually think of any specific instances I've seen or heard about regarding bad customer service with Steam, and yet, I can't go onto Reddit for a single day without seeing some variation of "OH MY GOD! LOOK AT THIS EXAMPLE OF ORIGIN HAVING THE WORST FREAKING CUSTOMER SERVICE IN THE WORLD!"
It's just kinda perplexing and makes me feel awkward taking your stances on faith. I do understand that there are bugs here and there in the system. But they're few, far between, and generally, if you actively pursue support from steam they tend to be pretty good about helping you out.
I've even gotten them to refund games I've bought under the pretense that "I ended up kind of hating this game and really don't want it anymore." Granted though, I may have just landed really good support admin's who were ok with bending rules (or it may just be policy? I haven't really looked that far into it).
I guess where I'm going with all of this is that I don't see bugs and issues as a deal breaker because I've come to accept them as a fact of life. If a game doesn't work, I go onto a forum, and I find the solution and fix it. I do the same little dance regardless of GoG or Steam or Station (If you wanna go waaaaaaaay back to a system that ACTUALLY sucked ;) )
i'm not trying to get involved, and my stance towards Steam is certainly favourable, but i'd just like to point out that you can't accuse others with different opinions of fanboyism while you yourself act as if the problems you have with Steam are universal. they are not.
in all likelihood, the vast majority of Steam users never have any problems. that does not mean there are no problems, but when people act as if Steam was faulty and didn't work those who have no problems with Steam feel it is only fair to defend it. that alone does not equal fanboyism. somebody who has no problems with Steam, and says so, isn't automatically a fanboy. what, should they lie and say Steam sucks if it doesn't?
The way that other user replied to jamyskis makes it near trolling/fanboyism......in how he was seemingly nearly unwilling to listen to anything Jamyskis had to say with anything more as a reply than belittling him and his circumstances......stuff like "deal with it", "improve your sucky internet connection", etc.
Jamyskis btw never said his problems with steam were universal but just that many have experienced them......while the other poster made it look like his problems were nothing to worry about & downplayed them in a semi-rude fashion.
Love the dehumanization thing you got going there ahahaha. Good job with that one.
I will admit that my final comment was somewhat aggressive and trollish. I've pointed out in my previous post to Fred_DM what was the deal there. As I've stated though, I love all systems, and I'm probing jamyskis here because I feel like he's spreading distaste for a good system based on his own personal (regrettably) negative experiences, as though they're just a fact of the system, and his tone registers to me as though he is warding people off from using it. I'm probing and pushing because I feel like he's yet to really make a good solid argument against it besides "I can't make it work right".
I don't even know what "Hammer Legion" is ahaha. I assumed it was some weird Warhammer 40k reference or something to Space Marines.