I would be wary of Zoom. I looked through it and I just see a lot of potential for disaster there. I don't think they're ready for the big time, but am fully aware of the situation. One thing that you just aren't considering (and has been true of everything I've observed so far) is that the more popular and mainstream something becomes, the more likely it is to jump the shark and fall prey to corporatism. I'm a proud capitalist, but even I can see when corporations become too big for their britches and fail. Perhaps this is going on with GOG.
It's not that I'm not considering it. I'm sure you are correct that the underlying cause of their recent unpopular decisions is that they have grown too big and are now part of a large public corporation, which values short-term profit above all else. However, I consider it irrelevant to my boycott. I strongly dislike many of GOG's recent decisions and I am not going to continue supporting their store unless they change course. The underlying reasons for those decisions are just not relevant to me. Why should I care?
I don't agree with those (not necessarily you) that imply we should give GOG a free pass because 'they are a big corporation now, and this is just how big corporations behave'. Imo, even large corporations should listen to and respect their customers and uphold certain core values they may have built their businesses on in the first place.
At the end of the day, GOG is going to have a tough decision to make. They will either have to sever their partnership with Epic and Tencent, or they will lose customers and support worldwide. Talk about being stuck between a rock and a hard place.
Yes, they have a tough decision to make. That's life.
It never even occured to me before that you can hold someone hostage with a colelction of DRM-free ofline installers. It's so absurd it just boggles the mind. And yet pointing that out only got me downvoted :D
It's actually even more absurd than just the offline
installers part. I mean, what's to be afraid here? That the boycott will hurt GOG so badly they will shut down? Not that it seems like a realistic scenario in the first place, but if it gets anywhere near hurting their bottom line so badly they will react to it and change to bring back the boycotting customers. They would not continue on a suicidal course just to do... what exactly? Stand on the principle of abandoning their former principles?
Bingo! I find the suggestion that GOG would bend their knee immediately when their access to one country's
market is threatened, but wouldn't comply with boycott demands if their entire business was at risk of going under to be rather ridiculous.
They have literally just shown us they will bend quickly, if their bottom line is put under enough pressure.