ORIGINAL: apathetic lurker
Why are you getting so worked up because some of us like physical copies?
You presume I am 'worked up'.
I'm not worked up.
Perhaps the OP is worked up. But I am not stating they were.
They received a damaged item in the mail, and I would have been upset as well in their position.
Granted, as I proved in my comments, the package is not to blame, the fault lies with the service that performed the delivery.
Because if I can receive hundreds of dvds in the mail, protected by nothing better than a paper folder, and the company sending can do this with countless 1000s of discs each and every day, then a package is not defacto safer all for being in a box.
Fans of physical copies, should be able to get there physical copies, if they desire to purchase their physical copies. But, when you consider how utterly not required the physical copy truly is, and protestations to the effect that the individual is in love with having a nice pretty box. Well you're just going to have to accept some of the community will laugh at the whole obsession.
Sorry to hear your very expensive notion arrived damaged.
Matrix Games stands behind their products though and it's not like a replacement isn't coming.
I just reserve the right to laugh at all the fuss over something so utterly unnecessary.
I'm not worked up, I am laughing here.
And for those concerned about the finances of Matrix Games, hmm, I am sure if you were to buy a Tshirt and coffee mug with the company logo on it, you'll feel reeeeeeeally good inside :)
Hanshafen, Matrix Games didn't crush your game, that was the people that delivered it.
No offense Les, but you're being condescending and arrogant. The OP may be making a bigger issue of this then need be, but your holier than thou attitude isn't helping much either. Although you're not here to impress people, you should understand some people enjoy physical copies. I'm one of them. If Matrix offers a game with a physical manual that I desire, I'll be sure to order it. The additional cost of the physical copy is still cheaper than a manual I print off at Kinkos. Unless you live in a 10x10 living space with absolutely no room, I don't understand why you wouldn't order a physical copy.
Now like some other posters, I rather enjoy recieving my purchase in the mail. I like to look at the artwork, open the box, and pull out the contents. I like to flip through the manual and smell the new pages. It's all a part of the purchase experience. You get absolutely none of that with an electronic copy and are at a higher risk of losing it. What you call obsessive has all been a part of the human experience since man started purchasing physical items for want. To write that off as laughable is a blatant display of just how disconnected you really are from most people.
< Message edited by Knavery -- 2/9/2011 3:27:12 PM >
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