Yesterday I contacted the epic store support via chat to ask if a game was able to work without the epic launcher, they said to me that even if it could they don't officially support this so it could change. That's not the answer I was hoping for but it is an honest answer that I got in less then 5 minutes. That is what I call a good support.
There are multiple reasons to not buy anything on gog ever, and almost none to buy from gog again (the main reason would be to change and go back to 100% drm free).
So DRM is incredibly important, so important that you're willing to dump the entire storefront forever, on the basis one game finds a loophole in. Instead you run to fucking Epic of all things, a game with even worse DRM practices than steam, and a launcher that makes Galaxy and Steam look like beautiful masterpieces. And you're reason? Because they gave you an easy answer you didn't have to pay any attention to or show any patience for.
This man right here is my example of why I asked people in another thread, "okay, do you have a plan after boycotting GoG," because I fucking knew I'd start seeing this shit. This entire debacle, the entire existence of this thread is predicated on the existence of DRM in this game, and how wrong it is to have. But suddenly that means nothing and principles bend like a paper wire the second GoG doesn't give an instant answer, on demand, without a second thought. Suddenly DRM isn't a basis for boycotting and going to Epic of all things is perfectly logical and not at all hypocritical.
And don't try to tell me this about honesty or transparency. You are a complete ignoramous if you think Epic is in any way shape or form remotely trustworthy or above-broad. It's in even in the post the main reason to come back would be DRM, so play "DRM isn't important anymore" isn't a card on the table. This has and always will be about DRM.
To anyone who's even considering boycotts to GoG for this, I will not shame you for boycotting GoG. But -THIS- is nothing shy of selfish hypocrisy and moral abandonment. You do not get to claim even the slightest of morality if you complain about DRM and why it's important to have consistent anti-DRM, and then run off to steam or worse epic. If you value DRM so much you're willing to outright not even look at a storefront, then stick to your guns and double down; Say you won't do business with a store unless you can take it on faith there won't be DRM. But, if you're willing to buy from Steam, and especially Epic Games, you have zero basis to boycott GoG.
No this isn't some personal pick on Leif, I had this rant coming for a while because I have outright been seeing hints of this mindset, he's just the first guy I found to outright say it. I can't stand this stupid hypocrisy.