After reading some of this thread all I want to do is facepalm..... I didn't know the scene I used to love so much was full of so many idiots and not just people that haven't been around long. I am seeing long time members say some dumb ****.
ODDE is hardware. There is no way to do it via software so no it cannot be free....sorry to all you cheap bastards out there that believe they are entitled to everything for free. An ODDE will give you the ability to probably play all the warez you want and use PSN, and I hate to put it like this but that is all 90% of the people that even bothered posting in this thread want anyway. This is not a MFW and will never be a MFW. You can tell me that you are in this for the homebrew, but how many pieces of homebrew have you loaded more than loading your backup manager?
I was actually in this same argument this morning. To those crying about a device you have to pay for, you obviously werent around other console scenes or the modchip era. You really need to get over this thing about being entitled to everything for free. Of course I was having a debate with a guy that also told me charging for a downgrade service was wrong, and he also thinks ODDE can be done without any hardware.....
Now by the whole "why do I have to pay" logic then the RGH/JTAG 360 is ripping people off, flash carts are a rip off, every Team xecutor product ever made was a ripoff, downgrade services are ripping people off, and 360 modding services are ripping people off. Sorry but if you think that is how the world works, then you are either broke, a cheapskate, or are incredibly stupid to think that a person's time isn't worth **** as long as you get what you want for free.
I can't believe the stupidity I have read by users comparing this to True Blue. An ODDe is adding a feature which is the ability to play backups off of a hard drive even on OFW. True Blue broke DRM, to reencrypt it with their own DRM, which is wrong and should have been free all along. They straight up made a profit from things that could have been done through software and they had no right making money off of eboots that they encrypted. They didn't add anything to the console, they used stolen code to make profit from things they had no business making money from, and they also added things like that awesome hard drive erase feature that I am sure everyone really really wanted. True Blue was nothing more than glorified butt rape. Even Cobra I can agree with because it added features that still aren't in MFW or any OFW.
Reverse engineering takes time. Making a circuit takes time. Get a product manufactured in mass volumes takes time and money. Shipping costs money. As long as people continue to get their warez for free then by this logic **** time , money and resources spent? If it was a reDRM type of situation then I would join in on the flaming but it isnt. I could go on for days but some people will refuse to even comprehend this logic.
I really wonder what a lot of the crybabies did before 3.55. What did you people that have this entitlement complex do when you had to actually pay for your games?
The people that think everything should be free potentially also hurts other users. You can thank people like yourselves for the reason I am not doing downgrades. If you think I am picking up a soldering iron just to get a warm fuzzy feeling for helping a stranger then you might want to consider going to your local hospital's psych unit to get evaluated. Why shouldn't I get paid for a skill that someone doesnt have? I am charging for a solder job and I dont see how that is different then say a TV repairman for example.
Oh and not to **** on anyone hopes and dreams but what if Sony pushes an update that updates the BD drive firmware....then your ODDE is worthless.
reDRM is wrong, charging for legitimate mod chips/hardware that gives things that arent normally available is not.
Last edited by BobbyBlunt; 10-10-2012 at 02:16 PM.