What difference does that make beyond the scope of mere praticality ? Considering how you bitch endlessy, and rightly so, about GG's disingeneous use of the "DRM Free" label i'm preety sure you don't consider content that can be made to bypass steam's client requirement to be DRM Free content.
That is the old chicken and egg question of what is DRM. If I can get the game running on a PC that has never seen Steam (like Dungeons of Dreadmore and quite a few indies) , does it matter? Unlike GG, Steam does not encrypt their downloads (except pre-orders, I think).
It might not be DRM free in the GOG sense. Or maybe in yours and mine. But why bother arguing about it?
The DLC from the Kickstarter DLC will be DRM free. Not only is further DLC not even planned, it was also not part of the Kickstarter. This goes together with the silly argument some people make that a game is "incomplete" without DLC. Which it isn't (unless they purposely removed portions of a game to sell later).
How dare people get upset when the party at the other side of the table doing business with them is less than honest and/or unclear about what it is they're promising to deliver ? You know the realities that weigh in on decisions like this ? They should be taken into account BEFORE putting up a fucking webpage asking people for their money.
They have been honest and as clear as possible. They mentioned third party account for community features. And they deliver a DRM free version of everything covered by the kickstarter. They did not mention Steam on the Kickstarter because back then they probably didn't know if they would get the game there.
The very fact that they mentioned the third party account was a very clear indication that some sort of DRMish software would be needed for those features.
You can currently even play the game without ever connection to the internet if you have the boxed editions. What is more DRM free than that?
I think people have a problem with this kickstarter because they had some sort of idea on how the game would handle the DRM. And now they are pissed (not in the BE version) because their
idea isn't the reality, but what was actually stated on the Kickstarter page. You, and all those people subscribing to their own little DRM free ideology (which is highly diverse in itself) might be disappointed. But marking the devs as "dishonest" is just silly.
And I think a lot of people are pissed, (again, not BE) because the game is not offered on their holy temple of GOG. While this is of course an assumption on my part, it makes a lot of that anti-Steam rhetoric quite ironic.
I am no longer active here, but did LoG and Torchlight II receive the same hostility when they used Steam workshop?