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Keep the galaxy client optional complete

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Due to the recent fiasco involving divinity original sin, I decided to raise awareness of GOG's and Larian's recent exploits. Altough divinity original sin is available on GOG, it is only available for kickstarter backers, NOT regular customers: http://www.gog.com/forum/general/coming_soon_divinity_original_sin/post77 This irks me really hard, because the full game is now out on steam and was available since early access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/230230/ It seems like Larian is pushing the release on GOG back so they can benefit from the features that galaxy will offer, probably some kind of DRM implementation through the multi-player component. This is most apparent by the release date that is given for original sin on GOG: around the end of august. This is very weird, considering that GOG themselves have stated that the galaxy client would be optional, multiple times: http://www.gog.com/news/introducing_gog_galaxy Therefore, I'm putting up this request to NOT let the galaxy client be another kind of DRM, which will force customers through several hoops to play their game. GOG was meant to be a hassle-free and DRM-free website, but it seems to me that GOG let themselves be pushed around at the cost of their loyal userbase.

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»Tooth and Tail« will not be released for Linux on GOG on the official release date (12th of September 2017) due to its requirement of Galaxy for the multiplayer component of the game. So even if you only want to play the single player mode of this game you are not able to download it for Linux. The Galaxy client is indeed not (!) optional.

Sep. 11, 2017
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GWENT requires galaxy to install, 'nuf said

Aug. 11, 2017
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This is marked as "completed", yet GOG still allows publishers to lock multiplayer content behind DRM (Shadow Warrior 2, Neverwinter Nights, etc).

Aug. 1, 2017
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Considering that downloads now default to Galaxy installers and there's no user setting to default to non-Galaxy installers, it doesn't seem honest to mark this as completed.

Jul. 8, 2017
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No galaxy for me!! Hate steam approach. Love SIMPLE DOWNLOAD ONLY.

Aug. 8, 2016
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Galaxy beta broke games for me already, this is not a completed wish.

Feb. 6, 2016
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This is not complete until Galaxy hooks are removed from the executables of games where they have been inserted. I am not at all pleased to find Galaxy has been added to my games, and the only GOG games I feel safe playing are those that I downloaded before Galaxy was available. I do not trust Galaxy and want no part of it in my games. Until Galaxy integration is removed or made optional, I'm done buying more games from GOG.

Feb. 5, 2016
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Despite of the fact that this wish has been tagged "completed", I know of at least one case where this is actually not true: "The Witcher Adventure" Game in its current state (RC20) NEEDS the galaxy client to work. There are quite a number of posts out there that confirm this (if you don't trust me)...

May. 28, 2015
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Hi Everyone! I would like to assure you, that Galaxy Client will be and is 100% optional. Yes, currently the Galaxy Launcher (a smaller version of the eventual Client) comes bundled with a few games (Double Dragon, The Witcher Adventure Game) but also is optional, and can be uninstalled. Once we release the full Galaxy Client, it will not be bundled with any game installers available on "My Account", and will be a standalone, optional product.

Jan. 22, 2015
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How about keeping the Galaxy client optional in it's entirety - not even having to install the service with a game if you so choose? That's what they have planned... right?

Oct. 22, 2014
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I don't think this would work. For those who are susceptible to this, who'll chase achievements even if they become a chore and they're not having fun anymore, it won't make a difference even if they're completely hidden. Those won't be the players that will choose to turn off the feature. As long as they know achievements and a score competition is going on somewhere, their addictive tendency won't let them just hide and ignore it.

Sep. 26, 2014
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I like this idea. They said the Galaxy client is supposed to be optional anyway, so keeping with that philosophy hopefully this aspect within Galaxy will also be optional. I find the achievements in Steam fairly annoying and I hate that they don't seem to let you opt out of them unless you want to play offline. If they have other parallel things to Steam like recording length of game playtime etc I hope those are also optional and can be turned off.

Sep. 26, 2014
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Sounds good to me. Seconded.

Sep. 25, 2014
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