If you could dig up a link for the part I highlighted, I'd appreciate it very much.
If that is what was said/ conveyed, it contradicts the whole "optional" and "your experience won't change" mantras they've been repeating at every chance.
Yes, that's basically my point too ; GOG plays a "dangerous" game here with some of its customers.
If they believe Galaxy will the "saint graal" for them , i personnaly don't have this "faith"
Like mrkgnao ; i'm not interrested by the client, i respect customers wanting to use it. But i expect in return GOG honors its promise : with the word "optional", but seriously i have many doubts ...
-> IF the downloader will be discontinued ,repeated many times by some "blues" , that means customers not interested by the client will have less service than those who accept the client : In the end that goes against the optional thingy >_<.
Heck; sure the downloader isn't perfect, but it does its job.
I constantly see the shelves / notification system deteriorate over the time , i stopped to count the number of tickets about different problems ....
I will probably use Galaxy but I still thinks that should be optional and the downloader and the notify system must be fixed with a high priority. Galaxy can improve things expecially for games already installed, but a full backup must be provided. GOG have the moral duty to provide their customers with and easy and practical way to manager their purchased items, with notification when something is updated (not manually and randomly like now), a way to audit your backup and see what you miss or has changed. They also have to improve the way games are stored and their folder (as of today they pratically name them randomly without any regard about relations between items or the person that bought them).
That's because years ago they proved that the service availability can never be trusted after thier infamous pr stunt that I'm sure will haunt them forever.
My actual GOG backup is almost 830 Gb and that's only the windows files. I cannot and I won't check every file on regular basis, that's GOG duty to provide a way to do so.