Group: Super Admins
Joined: Dec. 1999
||Posted: June 26 2001, 20:35
I see your points...I think really we can't be sure of anything unless we get some official word on this.
If they've just renamed the link in preparation, it's a very stupid move. People will go there thinking they're downloading part 1. If what they get is actually a limited demo, they'll end up thinking that if that's all there is to part 1, there can't be much more to parts 2 and 3, and will forget about it there and then. Like I said, people will make false judgements, and that includes people in the press. It would be a move like making some music demos on a cassette 4 track recorder of Mike strumming a guitar and whistling the tune badly, then sending them out to people in a cover that professed to be a finished album. People take one listen, think it's a pile of rubbish and forget it, maybe not realising that the real final album will be the most lavish production he's ever done...
What could pull my argument apart there a bit is that, my scenario has people getting the demo and thinking it's part 1 and reacting badly...well, that situation wouldn't change if the demo is part 1 I mean, if they don't like it, they don't like it.
I'm just saying really that it's not wise to make people one thing when they're getting another (like as an orange grower, giving people your unripe oranges and not telling them to expect better when the oranges are ripe...they won't come back to you because they think your oranges must all taste sour like the unripe one you gave them).
Anyway, that's a lot of ramble. Let's hope that, whatever the situation is, they know what they're doing.
If it's a 30 minute download on a broadband connection, that'll take ages on a 56k connection (which certainly in the UK is still by far the most popular connection type) - how many people other than dedicated fans are going to spend several hours (I get the feeling it could end up at over 10 hours on 56k if the 30 minute estimate was based on say 512kbps DSL...) downloading music vr?
I have to say, I'm just trying to present a particular point of view for the purpose of discussion - I'm not saying anyone's right or wrong here...we just don't know...