I know it's probably hopeless, but still - can we stop with this "lynch mob" nonsense? It makes as much sense as calling you a "russian bot" would. You disagree with the arguments raised by me and others concerned about GOG breaking it's rules? Fine. But no one here acted like a "lynch mob".
I think the difference between the two groups here is not necessarily "do I care or not", but "was this intentional from GOG or not?".
Some in this thread seem to imply that this is GOG's plan, as if they have asked Hello Games to design the game so that some single-player content would be available only online with the Galaxy client. And that now that it was "called out", GOG just tried to brush it under the rug by adding a note to the game card page, and that's that.
To me this sounds much more plausible:
1. GOG had no idea there is such a feature in the recent NMS update that introduced single-player content that is locked online.
2. After they found out (due to public outcry), their first reaction was to add the note to the gamecard, as a "warning" to potential buyers. This is the least they could do. (Some claim this was a proof that "GOG doesn't care", which is just ludicrous. It is the exact opposite.) And no, I do not believe GOG staff wasted their time play-testing every new game and update for things like this (especially before they are released to the site), I am pretty sure they have other duties as well.
3. On top of that, I am pretty confident GOG has already contacted the developer what is the deal with this and could they rectify this somehow. I'd be surprised if they haven't. Naturally those who still believe this was GOG's plan all along think the opposite.
So this is basically a similar case as with Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (where some DLC couldn't be activated without Galaxy, if I recall correctly, but was fixed quite soon afterwards), most likely.
The offline installers for NMS
were apparently updated today. For those who have the game installed, can anyone confirm if the new version fixes the "online" issue?
Thanks in advance.
Is it somehow possible to check that with a fresh install, or do you have to have played it for some time already?
I have the game on GOG.
I am not using Galaxy.
I haven't installed nor played the game yet.