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Jarhead0331:
Is anybody using Epic yet as an alternative to Steam? I really had no interest in trying it, but recently the platform scored some relatively significant exclusive titles. I checked it out on the web and downloaded the client and so far I am not impressed. Not only did I dislike the layout and found it hard to navigate and find what I was looking for, but it also tried installing Fortnite onto my system unprompted. That really annoyed the piss out of me.

I also have security concerns. When Fortnite was in early beta, I had contemplated trying it out so I created an Epic account. Since then, I have never used it, but I receive frequent warnings that people are trying to hack the account, or access it without authorization. I pretty much ignore the alerts since I have no real personal details associated with the account, no financial information or anything like that. However, if I started using the account to buy games, that would obviously change.

Anyway, just wondering if anybody else has checked it out and if so, what your experiences have been like. 

Sir Slash:
That's why we love having you as the Boss. You're always the first one to try out latest and greatest and tell us if it's really worth our time. And with this one, apparently not.

Jarhead0331:

--- Quote from: Sir Slash on January 30, 2019, 08:52:26 AM ---That's why we love having you as the Boss. You're always the first one to try out latest and greatest and tell us if it's really worth our time. And with this one, apparently not.

--- End quote ---

I am always willing to take one for the team.  :cowboy:

W8taminute:
Well based on your original post I would not even bother to try out Epic.  If they are having security issues I don't trust them with my personal information or my bank account. 

Steam is pretty good security wise.  Even the mighty can take a fall sometimes (i.e. Sony) but for the most part Steam has been doing pretty good.  (hope I didn't jinx it now)

Yskonyn:
I have had several emails telling me that people were trying to login to my Epic account, but that was months ago when I briefly played Fortnite.
It has been quiet on that front for quite a while now however.

I have no intention of using Epicís store yet, but I feel it might be a good thing Valve has someone competing now at the very least.

But if Epic keeps on shoving stuff onto oneís pc without asking I am definately not likely to ever buy from their store. Exclusivity or not.
This is a typical issue and behaviour people should vote against by not pulling their wallet IMO.

Thanks for the heads up JH! Always nice indeed to have someone riding shotgun! 😜

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