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Wyrdness said:
Pemalite said:

I live in a rural country town that is 8+ hours from a capital city, wifi is still common... So that argument doesn't hold much weight for me.

I mean I don't disagree that having a physical variant would be good. - But... Overwatch is an online only game, it gets patched frequently so the data on the cart will be made redundant very quickly... You need good internet to play the game anyway.

Again, I use the argument of the Origins edition on the Xbox One/Playstation 4. - All the data on that disk is outdated, old and useless, if you were to try and install the game again today, you would literally download the entire game anyway.

Anecdotal response as you don't represent the same situation millions of gamers have across many countries and areas.

Splatoon 2 is an online only game as well with patches still doesn't stop it having a physical cart, people do have good internet a number of people just need to be mindful of their data usage and weren't planning to sac an extra 10GB on the base game.

Again someone paid for a physical cart so saying the will be patches down the line doesn't debunk what people paid for.

Splatoon 2 is NOT an online only game. It’s known for its online multiplayer, but it does have a single player mode and the Octo Expansion.



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Kai_Mao said:
Wyrdness said:

Anecdotal response as you don't represent the same situation millions of gamers have across many countries and areas.

Splatoon 2 is an online only game as well with patches still doesn't stop it having a physical cart, people do have good internet a number of people just need to be mindful of their data usage and weren't planning to sac an extra 10GB on the base game.

Again someone paid for a physical cart so saying the will be patches down the line doesn't debunk what people paid for.

Splatoon 2 is NOT an online only game. It’s known for its online multiplayer, but it does have a single player mode and the Octo Expansion.

My mistake although the point with it having patches as well still stands.



Wyrdness said:
Pemalite said:

I live in a rural country town that is 8+ hours from a capital city, wifi is still common... So that argument doesn't hold much weight for me.

I mean I don't disagree that having a physical variant would be good. - But... Overwatch is an online only game, it gets patched frequently so the data on the cart will be made redundant very quickly... You need good internet to play the game anyway.

Again, I use the argument of the Origins edition on the Xbox One/Playstation 4. - All the data on that disk is outdated, old and useless, if you were to try and install the game again today, you would literally download the entire game anyway.

Anecdotal response as you don't represent the same situation millions of gamers have across many countries and areas.

Splatoon 2 is an online only game as well with patches still doesn't stop it having a physical cart, people do have good internet a number of people just need to be mindful of their data usage and weren't planning to sac an extra 10GB on the base game.

Again someone paid for a physical cart so saying the will be patches down the line doesn't debunk what people paid for.

Definitely Anecdotal. I am also probably on a completely different continent... And Considering how sparsely populated said continent is... You don't get much more rural. - Yet fixed wireless, fiber to the node, ADSL, 3G/4G, Public Wifi and so on is a thing. - If your internet is limited, don't buy an online only game to start with.

I mean either way, at some point if you intend to run the Overwatch on your console, you will need to download the entire game irrespective of physical media eventually, Blizzard churns through it's datasets pretty often.
Yes a Physical copy is a good thing to have, especially for collectors like myself, but I understand Blizzards reasoning... Either way, It's not that big of a deal, just don't buy it, PC is all Digital, consoles are heading in that direction, the future is digital.



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Pemalite said:

Definitely Anecdotal. I am also probably on a completely different continent... And Considering how sparsely populated said continent is... You don't get much more rural. - Yet fixed wireless, fiber to the node, ADSL, 3G/4G, Public Wifi and so on is a thing. - If your internet is limited, don't buy an online only game to start with.

I mean either way, at some point if you intend to run the Overwatch on your console, you will need to download the entire game irrespective of physical media eventually, Blizzard churns through it's datasets pretty often.
Yes a Physical copy is a good thing to have, especially for collectors like myself, but I understand Blizzards reasoning... Either way, It's not that big of a deal, just don't buy it, PC is all Digital, consoles are heading in that direction, the future is digital.

Again anecdotal you're asking why others have an issue not about yourself so your own situation is a moot point as this is an example of why they may do, people can buy what ever game they want as they manage their own situations being online only is not the issue it's the unexpected added hassle of still needing to download the current base game which is questionable.

You keep harping back to the patch argument when that doesn't debunk what people are saying they paid for a physical copy so that's what they're expecting and not just an empty box, eventually downloading all those patches for all we know will be months down the line so that in itself is not a good defence either because if the patches are monthly and come in at 1-2GB that's well manageable in how data plans work.

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Wyrdness said:
Pemalite said:

Definitely Anecdotal. I am also probably on a completely different continent... And Considering how sparsely populated said continent is... You don't get much more rural. - Yet fixed wireless, fiber to the node, ADSL, 3G/4G, Public Wifi and so on is a thing. - If your internet is limited, don't buy an online only game to start with.

I mean either way, at some point if you intend to run the Overwatch on your console, you will need to download the entire game irrespective of physical media eventually, Blizzard churns through it's datasets pretty often.
Yes a Physical copy is a good thing to have, especially for collectors like myself, but I understand Blizzards reasoning... Either way, It's not that big of a deal, just don't buy it, PC is all Digital, consoles are heading in that direction, the future is digital.

Again anecdotal you're asking why others have an issue not about yourself so your own situation is a moot point as this is an example of why they may do, people can buy what ever game they want as they manage their own situations being online only is not the issue it's the unexpected added hassle of still needing to download the current base game which is questionable.

You keep harping back to the patch argument when that doesn't debunk what people are saying they paid for a physical copy so that's what they're expecting and not just an empty box, eventually downloading all those patches for all we know will be months down the line so that in itself is not a good defence either because if the patches are monthly and come in at 1-2GB that's well manageable in how data plans work.

Unless you have expanded storage you will be installing/uninstalling games on Switch if you have a decently sized games library.
Thus you are likely going to have to do a fair chunk of downloading anyway.

Either way... I did state that not having a Physical copy sucks, but I also understand how quickly Overwatch gets updated considering I own multiple copies for multiple platforms...

Plus it's an online-only game... If Data is that important to you, don't buy an online-only game.



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Too much for the Switch to handle? How is Paladins?



Polyludic said:
Too much for the Switch to handle? How is Paladins?

Paladins is great! Runs at 60 fps for starters.



Pemalite said:

Unless you have expanded storage you will be installing/uninstalling games on Switch if you have a decently sized games library.
Thus you are likely going to have to do a fair chunk of downloading anyway.

Either way... I did state that not having a Physical copy sucks, but I also understand how quickly Overwatch gets updated considering I own multiple copies for multiple platforms...

Plus it's an online-only game... If Data is that important to you, don't buy an online-only game.

Don't really get the point you're trying to make with storage here as it has nothing really to do with the topic.

I own OW on PC your patches argument still doesn't fly as that's over a long period of time and no people can buy what ever game they want as they manage their data all the time it still doesn't stop this action by Blizzard being a significant inconvenience this comment in itself is not a valid defence in any context here as people in that position would have already accounted for it being online only it's having to download the full base game that would be the issue.



Pemalite said:
Why are people against a code? Physical is great... But Overwatch gets updated so frequently that the data on the disks for the PC/Xbox/PlayStation versions might as well go in the bin anyway, it's all been superseded.

for anyone who doesn't know, when you buy a digital game you don't technically "own" the game you just bought. you own a license that allows you to play it. you can't lend it to a friend or sell it, you essentially have nothing, when you could have bought physical and truly owned it. it has nothing to do with updates at all. when you buy digital you let the publisher play you for a chump, and some people don't like that.



SquirrelWhisperer said:
Pemalite said:
Why are people against a code? Physical is great... But Overwatch gets updated so frequently that the data on the disks for the PC/Xbox/PlayStation versions might as well go in the bin anyway, it's all been superseded.

for anyone who doesn't know, when you buy a digital game you don't technically "own" the game you just bought. you own a license that allows you to play it. you can't lend it to a friend or sell it, you essentially have nothing, when you could have bought physical and truly owned it. it has nothing to do with updates at all. when you buy digital you let the publisher play you for a chump, and some people don't like that.

That is a grey area... And depending on region the buy a license would probably not hold any weight in court, especially in regions with pro-consumer stances, because most stores advertise it as "Buy this game" and not "Buy a license for this game".

Wyrdness said:
Pemalite said:

Unless you have expanded storage you will be installing/uninstalling games on Switch if you have a decently sized games library.
Thus you are likely going to have to do a fair chunk of downloading anyway.

Either way... I did state that not having a Physical copy sucks, but I also understand how quickly Overwatch gets updated considering I own multiple copies for multiple platforms...

Plus it's an online-only game... If Data is that important to you, don't buy an online-only game.

Don't really get the point you're trying to make with storage here as it has nothing really to do with the topic.

I own OW on PC your patches argument still doesn't fly as that's over a long period of time and no people can buy what ever game they want as they manage their data all the time it still doesn't stop this action by Blizzard being a significant inconvenience this comment in itself is not a valid defence in any context here as people in that position would have already accounted for it being online only it's having to download the full base game that would be the issue.

Er. Has everything to do with it, it necessitates the need to uninstall/reinstall games if you have a sizable library.

We are just going to have to agree to disagree on that second half... Because again, Physical is great... There is just lots of reasons to make Overwatch a digital only game on Switch.



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