1) the starforce people are troughtly idiots.
2) galactic civilizations 2 is a really good game. I just miss the lack of multiplayer (to play it with friends)
3) I own ORIGINAL of galactic civilization 1 and 2. (bought tru the stardock central, guys that's awesome method)
4) I did not buy antaran propecy (it had nothign real new from gal civ 1, sorry guys)
5) your policy of sales is absolutely good. infact I REFUSE to buy games with starforce copy protection and you can consider me subscribed for gal-civ 3 already
6) I bought hundreds of games from smaller companies (URW, steel panther world at war, dominions, star empires 4 gold) often the best gaming concepts are born by small companies. you will become big in the future guys
7) yes, sometimes I download pirated games. I play them then I get bored with them and delete them OR I save up money and buy them if I like them. I did come to know galactic civilization 1 tru a pirated copy. I was so whoah that 1 hour after I started the pirated version I called my friend with the credit card and bought it off right away from your site. so don't lose all hope, that people plays pirated version doesn't mean that they won't buy the game.
8) pirates out of there got a code of honor of sorts. I can name several games NOT being cracked or hacked or pirated just because pirates thinks they should be bought. probably those links are just a leftover of the hype
hell I'd download right away the pirated copy of oblivion, even if I already pre-ordered it and paid IN ADVANCE for it already. I just can't wait til 20th to be released....
9) people doesn't have money. that's a fact of life. too many games all at once (after lots of time without games worth of note) if I had to choose between buy oblivion and galciv 2.. well you know the answer. BUT, I'd buy galciv 2 at a later time when I'd have the money. (whych would make it even better for me since you keep on adding stuff and stuff and stuff)
10) with your method the appeal of the game your selling increases instead of decrease. as you keep on improving the game over time.
I am enjoying my ORIGINAL copy of galactic civilizations 2
and I thank you for existing and for having done that great game for me, and for all the people like me that enjoys that kind of games. I think you guys should get ahold of the team of space empires, toghether you could design the ultimate all around space game!