RGeezy911 wrote:The problem lies within the pirated versions, they change a lot; it can be very difficult to tell who has a pirated copy or not. Therefore, the Prison Architect Alpha forum group was created to distinguish between legitimate users who paid for the game, from those who haven't. Those who haven't paid for the game should purchase it, get an account key / Steam key, and use that to verify their account in order to access the developer board.
In my opinion, users who are using pirated versions should not participate in development discussions because they may be using outdated versions of the game, which can conflict with the discussion.
Surely we could always ask for what build number their game is displaying and then if it's incorrect respond with something similiar to what I posted above and then the discussion can continue as normal?
My main point is there are some ways that people may have acquired the game without paying legally such as through the case of steam family sharing but if these people want to contribute they can't because of this system.