I don't see how that's in opposition to anything that I've said If anything, it only proves my original point.@MasterBlaster This is why Reforged has low budget: With Activision's Influence Growing, Blizzard Is Cutting Costs
Doing something good is not an excuse for doing something bad - they could easily do everything that you said while at the same time having a legal copy of the game.But the amount of word of mouth and possible work and sharing of good intent for a game is.
The only instance where this is true is free-to-play, where by definition you're not expected to pay anything for the right to use the product.And not all non-paying fans are thieves.
I'm going to ask you again - you own a shop, someone comes and steals your stuff. Would you consider that morally acceptable if you knew he praised your products to his friends and told them where your shop is?That's free word of mouth and marketing in the underworld as I call it.
When I said Reforged was bad due to running out of budget you disagreed with me and now you agree with an article that implies the very same thing... Nice^ This.