Quote from krishnath »Quote from LnGrrrR »Quote from DudeFromDenmark »Just because a company don´t lose money over a leak doesn´t mean it´s okay just to leak everything, especially if it´s illigal to do so. It´s still about respecting companies product and understanding the work and thought put into the products.
Yeah, and I am not saying any of that is false. The leaker should be punished to the full extent of the law. But that wont restrain me. This isnt someone's private photos, nor is this hurting national security. The reason people are excited to see these cards is because they think WotC has a good product and they want to see it. That isnt the worst problem a company could have.
Except it diminishes the excitement their customers have regarding intervening products, thus leading directly to reduced sales and a loss of revenue. Revenue that is necessary for WotC to continue producing said products.
You make that statement like it's fact. That 'fact' was spoonfed to you when WotC went boo-hooing about the godbook leak. Then they went and claimed in hindsight it hurt the sales...of NPH...the set that had free mana, Praetors, the final Sword, modern staples out the yin-yang. You'll have to forgive me if I'm not taking their word for it. The set is good, it sells. It isn't, it doesn't. It really is that simple. You can make up these disaster scenarios where the early knowledge somehow affects buying decisions, but as it was stated, that goes both ways. I've never even understood the concept of waiting unti 2 weeks before a set comes out to spoil it. I can't think of a single comparison to any product in the real world that holds to such a bizarre tenet, and I can't logically conceive of any way that it is superior.
I mean, I saw the leak yesterday. Cool pirate. New Pithing Needle. I want these products. I better get Ixalan when it comes out. Poof. I just made a buying decision 3 months out same as I would have 2 weeks before. Cards are strong, and I want them. This frothing at the mouth buying hysteria that happens at prerelease is exactly what happens we're not given proper time to analyze the cards. Then you're stuck sitting on a card that SCG jacked to $30.00 based on hype crashing two weeks later to $8 and the sleeper is out of reach.
Sure, prosecute the leaks if a crime was committed, but I don't feel a lick bad about viewing spoils because I whole-heartedly think their spoiler policy is stupid and the 'hype' they covet so much harms the players with artificial, untested, unrealistic pricing on the secondary market.