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SmollestLight: Since its launch, the most requested new feature has been the option to buy games not only from GOG.COM, but from other platforms as well, straight from the GOG GALAXY app.
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Rineux: I'm sorry what? Who requested that, when, and where?
https://www.gog.com/forum/general_beta_gog_galaxy_2.0/new_store_inside_gog_galaxy_launches_in_test_phase/post33

[note: now it's even more most requested, with five whole votes].
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mrkgnao: [note: now it's even more most requested, with five whole votes].
Haha, yeah thanks! I must've missed all the cries for this because I accidentally opened the least requested feature, my bad

Edit: Also, the store launches in a test phase? So this is a Beta inside a Beta? Are they actually still working on the client? I feel like it's been quite a while since the last substantial update, but then I'm running 1.2 so I might've missed it.
Post edited October 23, 2020 by Rineux
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Rineux: I'm sorry what? Who requested that, when, and where?
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mrkgnao: https://www.gog.com/forum/general_beta_gog_galaxy_2.0/new_store_inside_gog_galaxy_launches_in_test_phase/post33

[note: now it's even more most requested, with five whole votes].
Well, it's definitely a far more popular request than this one:

https://www.gog.com/wishlist/galaxy/allow_users_to_stay_with_galaxy_12
Any fix for Australia so we can actually use GOG Galaxy? Been days now with no info at all apart from the constant "We are looking into it"
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Nobody asked to buy games from other stores. If I wanted to buy a game from another store, I will grab that game on said store. This is like going to Burger King, and ordering a take out from McDonalds.
I'll be honest, I don't understand the backlash from this. I mean, I get hating Epic. I'm not a fan of Epic either. But the point of the GOG Galaxy 2.0 is to integrate multiple downloaders from multiple stores. If you like GOG Galaxy 2.0 (and maybe you don't, but that's a different discussion) you're either buying games from other store fronts, or you have bought games from other store fronts. Now you can buy games you want from other storefronts through GOG Galaxy 2.0, as well as playing them. That seems a logical step, it helps bring GOG front-and-center: there are people who want, say, epic exclusives and will go to the Epic storefront to get them. Now, they can go through the GOG Galaxy store, and thus see GOG games along side Epic games, and perhaps buy a GOG game, and maybe GOG will get a small cut of the sale. It's integration.

"But GOG is promoting Epic!" You have it the wrong way around. GOG is not that big a mover and shaker. I would generously guess it's in third place behind Steam and Epic, as much as I'd rather that it was higher up on the list. Epic is allowing GOG to sell Epic exclusives through its GOG Galaxy storefront. Epic is promoting GOG. I appreciate that. Epic doesn't have to offer anyone access to its exclusives, and its offering them to GOG.

GOG was laying off people, what, a couple of years ago? I don't want to see GOG go under. They should be making money, and if this helps them make money, then it's a good thing. Ideological purity is not worth the defeat of the one store front that gives us our games DRM free. Yeah, I think the reason GOG was laying people off was because Epic was undercutting them, and I can see how this looks like a "defeat," but this is GOG adapting and gaining ground and becoming more relevant again.

And this is optional. Don't buy Epic games. I shifted entirely over to GOG once it started to have financial troubles, and I think a lot of us here feel the same way, which is why we're so passionate about it. I don't intend to buy any Epic games, but I don't begrudge the option of a client, whose whole purpose in life is to integrate multiple downloaders and store fronts, from having the option of letting you buy from other storefronts. Seriously. If you don't like the option, don't use it, but why would you want the option removed? You understand what the purpose of the 2.0 client is, right? And why it was a big success?

If GOG starts adding DRM to their storefront, then I think I'll join your mob, but acknowledging the existence of other storefronts is not something I see as a fundamental betrayal of their core principles.
The point is nobody asked for it. There are other issues they have to look. If I wanted to buy a game from other client/store, I might as well buy it from said client/store. I gain nothing from this.
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Sotiris The Firebrand: The point is nobody asked for it. There are other issues they have to look. If I wanted to buy a game from other client/store, I might as well buy it from said client/store. I gain nothing from this.
You get a 30 day refund policy covered by GOG, and you don't have to suffer though the Epic Game storefront.

Seems like a win to me...
For the publishers on Epic, it's an encouragement to not release their game DRM free on GOG, and to accept going exclusive with Epic.
Why would they release a DRM free version on GOG when they are already available in Galaxy with their DRM, they have their exclusive money and their Epic's 12% cut ?
GOG is shooting itself in the foot, and the anti DRM customers from GOG has a lot to lose from this, as well as those who don't like Epic exclusives.
Post edited October 31, 2020 by Vechernyaya
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Vechernyaya: For the publishers on Epic, it's an encouragement to not release their game DRM free on GOG, and to accept going exclusive with Epic.
Why would they release a DRM free version on GOG when they are already available in Galaxy with their DRM, their exclusive money and their Epic's 12% cut ?
GOG is shooting itself in the foot, and the anti DRM customers from GOG has a lot to lose from this, as well as those who don't like Epic exclusives.
This.
GOG offers one thing Epic won't offer: DRM-free versions of new games. This will cause developers not release their Epic exclusive games outside of that shitty store and make people not try GOG's store.

I don't care about how long of a refund window I have. I buy the game because I watched it on Youtube and I liked it enough to throw money at it. This feature goes against what GOG does.

And I don't Epic promoting GOG in any way.
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SmollestLight: Since its launch, the most requested new feature has been the option to buy games not only from GOG.COM, but from other platforms as well, straight from the GOG GALAXY app.
I believe the community wanted to import achievements, at most. There isn't any mention of buying from other stores in the wishlist.

Please don't use the community as a screen for your actual motives. It's your product - if this is a feature that you guys want/need then implement it without false pretense.