FactorioBot wrote:Minor Features
- When the game crashes, the crash log is uploaded to us. You can opt out by disabling it in the options menu.
Uh oh. Who trusts the developers? I do. But I still tamper with the logs I send when reporting bugs. (Because they are visible on the forum
Actually the logs don't contain anything that could be tied to the player so... please don't argue about it. By the way, windows 10 sends waaaaaaay more data about it's usage, and you can't even opt-out of it. And unlike Factorio's primitive log files, that data can be used up against you.
Developers, don't make this opt-in. I do not recommend it. Out of the 1 million players playing Factorio, less than 50 thousand would send feedback. You rely on only 5% of the players otherwise. You might as well leave this feature opt-out. Why are you even giving users a choice? (Actually, that last question is kinda "too much". I admit it, but as long as the logs are not actually harmful, what's the problem?)
Seriously, what's wrong with all those who argue about privacy? Factorio does not even go as far as to send your very username across the internet.