Why do anti pirates come to a homebrew forum mostly used for piracy?

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  1. RemixDeluxe
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    It makes no sense. You don't see me going to a My Little Pony forum to tell off about how I dislike their show, how its shit and watch something else. Its a waste of your time, other members time, and moderators time to stop the flame wars that ensue from this. If someone has decided they do not want to buy games and come here to learn how to get their shit for free they aren't gonna be swayed away because one holier than thou person told them its wrong, they aren't gonna suddenly see the error of their ways and stop pirating so please go to another forum for whatever interest you if that isn't homebrew. I'm not saying homebrew is purely for piracy but the intent of most users is to acquire access to pirated goods.

    I say this as someone who doesn't pirate at all, I pay for all my games and I am not for or against piracy. I'm not bothered if someone is playing a game that I had to pay for but I'm sure as hell not gonna tell them off and act like their mother. Leave that shit at the door and act like an adult. I know of 3 anti pirates off the top of my head that lurks these forums, you know who you are.
     
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  2. Clydefrosch

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    why do you come to a forum mostly used for piracy (really?) even though you're no pirate?

    because you can i guess
     
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    I like to use mods for my already owned games (HANS). I like to play backups of games I've personally ripped myself (Or downloaded if I don't have a method for ripping) on the emulators, and I like ports of games that already exist, like Quake. I also love Region Free so I don't have to buy a second system, since I'll be playing MHX on my European system, and I'm able to just go to a GameStop to pick up American copies of games and play them on my system. I have a European system because of the faceplates. The small N3DS was originally, and officially, never supposed to release here in America. That's why I imported.
     
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    For the homebrew?

    The keywords is "mostly for piracy"

    I enjoy using homebrew for region free, mods, and cheating. That's my reasons.
     
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    Because? Because, some support that, some don't I guess.
     
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    I think this site has enough pro-piracy to satisfy the average pirate, especially when new exploits are developed and released here.
    We need the off-balance to keep things civil. Homebrew and mods is a much richer experience than simply not paying for games.
    Though if it were one or the other I'd pick piracy.
     
  7. RemixDeluxe
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Which is why I suggested to go somewhere else to a forum of their interest. Its a waste of everyone's time, including the anti pirates.
     
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    Because the forum has a wide range of other content that they may be interested in.
     
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    But the focus of the forum is homebrew. I'm not telling anti pirates to go piss off, just to go somewhere else that focuses on what interests them cause clearly its not homebrew/piracy.
     
  10. Veho

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    And homebrew does not equal piracy.
     
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    But homebrew !=Piracy right?
     
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    MOSTLY, I'm fully aware there is more to homebrew than that.
     
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    I don't think the problem is the fact they're against piracy. It's the fact they get offended I pirate games from their ~precious company~
    And yeah I agree with the OP in the "They won't see the ~error of their ways~" statement.
    "Oh no. I took 20$ from Nintendo. How could they possibly survive this? I'm a horrible person. I'm gonna start buying games now." -said no pirate ever
    Fanboys also think people pirate games only to be cheap. (Which isn't true.)
    Not everybody can get a job to afford games.
    And no, just because I have a 100-200$ console doesn't mean I can afford a 60$ game.
     
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    Because GBAtemp isn't just about priacy, we cover a large variety of topics, piracy just happens to be one of them.
     
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    It's not really anti-piracy minded people that wreck the forum, it's the people that absolutely HAVE to tell everybody in the world how opposed they are to piracy and 'pirating scum'. Because they KNOW their opinion matters so much that everybody needs to hear it at every opportunity. Simple narcissism.
     
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    Everyone please reread the topic. I never once said homebrew=piracy.

    Please read carefully.
     
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    What's this then?
     
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    RemixDeluxe GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Its me saying that if homebrew and/or piracy isn't of their interest then they should go elsewhere. Whats your point?
     
  19. Sterling

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    Forum population is determined by content and content is determined by the population. GameFAQs for instance is primarily a games website devoted to FAQs yet you see they have forums not dedicated to their guides and games.

    Here on GBAtemp you can clearly see the site content in the forum view. We have social boards, games discussions, blogs, forum games, irc chat, news, catalogues, trading section, music books and movies, etc. We have loads more to offer than singular content like homebrew.

    There's your answer: mass appeal. I don't even download games all that often any more yet I still come to GBAtemp for literally any other reason because I like the community and potential content. That includes anti and pro piracy discussions.

    EDIT: The forum stopped being mainly about homebrew the year I joined, or slightly before.
     
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    You specifically stated homebrew and piracy to be one, which isn't.

    Someone may get interest in homebrews, piracy, or both.
    So, My point here, is that, one could support homebrews and despites piracy.
     
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