Yeah the actual cut content is small but viewing it from a legal point of view is quite interesting, it inflates the issue to quite a big deal
There is no legal point. The big deal is with gamers alone! New Zealand decided to import the AU version of the game and every distributer MUST comply with that. Get it with your goverment and stop blaming people who are only doing their jobs. Like GoG's staff woke up one day and said "hey, lets play with New Zealand's gamers nerves and brake their balls". Seriously, there isn't even a point in discussing all this in GoG's forums.
And GoG isn't ignoring you and not answering, professional staff will talk to the community to say something important if any. Stop believing in all the "conspiracy mafia", at least not here. My answer is for both threads in the forums about the New Zealand's Witcher 2 Version.
Melkor you are so wrong it's funny.
1)The New Zealand Government has nothing to do with this. Things work differently here than in Greece.
2) New Zealand has parallel importing laws, there is not single legal importer, anyone can import computer games.
3)GOG would be treated like any other company OUTSIDE OF NZ.
4) All these copies will be bought with a credit card. We have the ability to go to out CC company and say legitimately that the product was not the one advertised and require a refund. I can see me doing that if they do not fix this.
5)Failure to provide, or worse, giving out incorrect information to purchasers is fraud. They said to RPS, that they would not be selling the AU version to anyone except Australians, they turned off their IP logger so as not to incorrectly identify peoples nationality. The RPS article was the single reason I bought this through GOG.
6)The legal point is that New Zealand gamers have the right under our laws for a full refund. GOG better get it's act together otherwise it is going to have hundreds if not thousands of Credit card charges reversed over the next few days.
This is just going around in circles.
Unofficial "fan patch" <> Official patch.
What these NZers are asking for is what they thought they were buying, the same version the rest of the world is getting. What they got was the Australian version so they either want their money back from GOG or GOG to provide a patch. Simple.
They're getting the same version as the one that's available in New Zealand terrestrial stores. Equally simple.
If they wanted that version they would have gone to any one of hundreds of other places. GOG said that we would be getting the uncensored one. End of story.
uh excuse me?
page fuckin 3, buddy. i basically say: HEY I WOULDNT MIND A PATCH RATHER THAN A REFUND. and to be honest, im pretty sure that if there were any concrete evidence that this was the case, most people would back off. but up till now, no one has said a peep. and THAT is what is annoying as well, the lack of communication with the people who bought the game
Please read page 5 pal... mezla1058 posted a reply from GoG support:
I apologize for the late reply. I'm afraid that all sales on GOG.com are final and I'm unable to offer you a refund for this order. While the game's FAQ hasn't been updated with information about New Zealand customers having access only to the Australian version at first (the FAQ has since been updated), please keep in mind that every other version of The Witcher 2 available in New Zealand is the edited Australian version as well.
Now, although I'm unable to offer you a refund, nor an unedited version (we're legally required to offer the edited version to customers from Australia and New Zealand), I would like to point out that unofficial "fan patches" that will re-enable the edited content will surely be released shortly after The Witcher 2 comes out.
Although this is inconvenient, it will enable you to play the game as CDP RED had envisioned it. It is also the only way to play the game this way, as the Australian version is (to my knowledge) the only version distributed in New Zealand.
AND What he say to support staff?
Nice way of saying: Fuck you.
Well... fuck you too GOG and CDPR. I will definitely follow it up with my bank and Ministry of Consumer Affairs now.
Just go to your credit card company. reverse the charges. The product was not the one advertised.