If you go to any online place (a blog, a news site, any sort of message board of any topic) and you decide to post any sort of opinion you'll get a 50% chance of being insulted or trolled.
GOG did a lot wrong, at least from my point of view but what happened to the community is not their fault, at least not directly. Things have just generally gotten terrible everywhere on the Internet. […]
"Magic" is a difficult thing. It's nice to have, but at one point it's starting to cost you a lot of money.
I appreciate your insight, but I don't really agree. […] For me the problem is not lack of goodies or funny news or any such "fluff" but major, crucial issues like user profiles and their terrible initial implementation, pushing Galaxy in offline installers, awful site redesign piss-poor communication with community etc. […] We're not talking about going the extra mile, but stuff they could have done right from the get go but chose not to, […].
Ja, methinks Gog's problems stem more from a faulty business plan than a lack of enthusiasm.
Suggestions for revamping the site:
1 stop using zuckerburg’s data-scraping tax-dodger site for garnering opinions.
2 fix those things on the web site which have been broken since dinosaurs roamed here.
3 less focus on, oh look shiny new “achievement” in galaxy, and more on getting complete offline products.
Just a few off top of my head.
1. I stopped using that site more than a decade ago. (One of the most significant contentions I had was the legal precedent that he was trying to create; they actually wanted to own everything on the social network. Now, it seems, they are arguing that they are not responsible for the content on their network, so having their cake and eating it too.)
2. Another reason I do not correspond much on this site is because the software is terrible. I'm sure there are reasons for the design and implementation of the current suite, but an off-the-shelf forum has more features than this one. The site is terrible waste of time to use. (That, plus the 2% of the community who revel in anonymous trolling.)
3. As a gamer who uses a computer not connected to the interwebs I have ZERO interest in shiny achievements and posting screenshots / video play / etc. I cannot use Steam (and probably wouldn't even if I could) since a network connection is the sine qua non
for Valve's client.