Agreed, if being realistic, we simply have to accept that LT will have a pirate version up within 48 hours of release, if not within 4
One solution: The pirated version is an official release, one that has a link to patreon, or some other site that people can pay into if they like the game. And just have a message at every session startup that says something like
We all like free things, but this game took a lot of work, time, blood, sweat, tears, and love to make. If you like it, please support us so we can continue making great games for you to play.
*Link to pay site*
If you really just don't have the money, please contribute in other ways. We'd love to see the great mods you can make! We'll even show you how to get started!
*Link to Forums/Mod wiki*
-Thanks, Josh Parnell
If you know that you can't stop people from getting it without paying, you can still ask them to be decent and some of them will. And this is in reality a "Pay what you want" model, which many people actually seem to like.
The traditional view of robotics, the metal servant who doesn't ask questions, is merely nostalgia for slavery.
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