See, that's my whole point. That is still a total pain in the ass. Sure, it's a small step toward something more ideal, but I'd find another candy bar that I could get at the store I feel like going to. Which is my only point here. I'm not going to Epic for Metro. So, they lost my sale (at least for now, but possibly period.) I'm not telling anyone else not to buy it from Epic. I'm just talking about why I personally don't want to. You know, forum and all that.Would you be okay with the idea that you can only buy a voucher for a Snicker's bar at the Jiffy Mart but then having to go over to the 7-11 to claim said Snickers Bar?
Because the equivalent has been happening with third party titles and Steam. Would you be okay with buying Metro on Steam but having to activate and play it through Epic?
Here's another example, and not necessarily one to one. I don't have a PS4. (my son does, but I'm not going to sit in his room to play ) I'm missing some pretty cool games that I'd love to play, but not badly enough to buy a PS4 for myself. Just more effort than that's worth for me. The Switch has games that I consider must-haves, so I bought one of those. (I just like N games that much...) On the PC, I get most of the games I want in Steam. Metro isn't worth me getting from Epic, even though I'd love to play it. But, I just don't care enough to make me buy it from Epic. Now RAGE 2, is what really pisses me off, because it IS worth it to me to sign up for a stupid Beth account, even though I don't want to, because I want to play THAT game THAT much. These are all of course based on my own personal taste, preferences, games I like to play, companies I like and dislike, my own OCD of liking things in a tidy package, etc. I'm not saying my case reflect that of anyone else. Just saying why this particular case bothers me, and apparently a lot of other people have their own reasons for saying the same thing. (that don't necessarily align with my reasons, even if we agree)
I guess I should just say that I'm not up in arms in an outrage. I'm just stating that I think this was a bad move, they lost my sale, and I don't think this sort of practice is good. Nobody has to agree with me.