2) and 4) Seems there are different definitons of DRM free.
Yes. I say something is DRM-Free if I can install it in a "Bunker PC", so to speak (completely isolated from any kind of network) and still be able to play, so SecuROM, StarForce or LensLok are not DRM (by my definition), while for others any method that may prevent you from playing your game is (so all of the above for example).
Galaxy is, for me the opposite of DRM free, so I'm in doubt of their DRM free stance
From the very beginning, GOG was of the mind that DRM-Free is for the single player only, and multiplayer may have restrictions. Sacrifice, one of the first games in the store, does use a serial for multiplayer, which for some people does count as DRM.
Galaxy does not prevent you from running a game (any game), though it will not offer you its capabilities for games you don't own, similar to how you are not able to get GOG patches for games you own outside of GOG.
But to each their own.
because of developments like the always online Gwent "game".
I'm going to point you to A round of GWENT episode 2
. GWENT is getting a single player portion. No idea if we can add anything to the video or not though.
I hope someone asked them why there is no option to opt out of the "always default DRM Galaxy invested downloads". Make it "opt out" so that everyone has to actively change the settng, but no setting to this DRM invested sh*t is a nogo.
Last part of point 4. Such an option is coming, but no idea when.
5) That is total bullshit. As a polish company they don't have to comply to other countries rules (except maybe the world poilice USA). As a possible customer from Germany, I'm offended by your (=GOG) censorship and oppose to it.
Not entirely true. Not more I can say though.
6) Funny that they said that. Why not just say "we want more games (and more money) and less trouble, so we just opted out of our core principle". That would honest and not so hypocritical.
Same as above. The Disney games did lose their regional pricing after our visit though.
7) LOL so no changes in the next 5 years. And yes, I'll happily bring this thread back up in 5 years and will be even happier if I was wrong, but I doubt that.
Hypothetical. Let's say I said the forum would be changed in the next 2 months, and something delayed it. Would that be better than me not saying anything or worse?
I've no idea of any timeline, but my understanding is that something is being done.
Just to be clear, this not criticism towards you JMich or your post or your visit. This is just my point of view towards the GOG officials and their decisions so far.
No worries, we're here to answer your concerns, or at least those we can answer.
Inviting a couple of pro-GOG forum people in secret, feed them some platitudes and non-information in order to basically do nothing.
I know of at least 2 highly critical of GOG people that couldn't make it. I'm not going to name any names (we know 6 that didn't make it, and there should be a few more as well), it's up to them whether they want to step forward or not.