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I really hate it when companies do this. WHY do you need to log in to their server in order to simply play a single player game? It makes no sense.
What if every game did this and lets say my router breaks, I have to wait 3-4 days before a new one is shipped to me, so that mean me or my friends (single multiplayer games like FIFA etc) can not do ANY gaming in the mean time? What a load of rubbish.

Imagine if you lived in university halls and your connection was limited, does that also mean you never get to play a single game on the PC? Yes it would. It would make you completely give up on PC gaming and just get a console.
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Couldn't Blizzard have given players the option of having an offline/LAN only character and an online only character?
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From a money standpoint, it's far cheaper to live in an apartment (or even a house, with a couple of buddies) than it is to live on campus. Additionally, it is hardly a requirement to be able to play video games at the library between classes given the homework/studies students undoubtedly have.

The money argument is invalid.
I want everyone who has not PERSONALLY lived at every single college campus in the US to STOP POSTING about the financial, recreational and internet situation of students. My 4 year college did not allow you to move off campus until it was your junior or senior year. And yes our internet, even in the library, was restricted.
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I find these horrible excuses given by Blizzard to be completely hilarious. The always on DRM is for cheating prevention? For what, single-player?

Oh Blizzard, how you have changed since 2000. Well, at least you still continue to provide entertainment through comedic relief by making all of the worst possible game decisions.
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Originally Posted by Atrus777 View Post
I want everyone who has not PERSONALLY lived at every single college campus in the US to STOP POSTING about the financial, recreational and internet situation of students. My 4 year college did not allow you to move off campus until it was your junior or senior year. And yes our internet, even in the library, was restricted.
Wow, sounds like some kind of horrible religious institution.

But you do have a fair point, I guess I should have mentioned that my statement was incredibly general and only applied to 'real' schools, like the ones most Americans go to. I apologize for any offense I may have caused you by singling you out in these tough times.

Really, I'm sorry.

Seriously.

Anyhoo, back on topic. Why are people calling the requirement to play online 'DRM'? I mean, arguably it is a form of it, but is WoW, EVE Online, and other popular MMOs inherently filled with this draconian DRM as well? I know there are a lot of people that just won't be happy no matter the argument...so actually screw it, enjoy nitpicking over every minor thing and finding fault with anything that might actually be entertaining.
Edited by technodanvan - 8/6/11 at 9:31pm
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I want everyone who has not PERSONALLY lived at every single college campus in the US to STOP POSTING about the financial, recreational and internet situation of students. My 4 year college did not allow you to move off campus until it was your junior or senior year. And yes our internet, even in the library, was restricted.
Did you go to the University of Scientology?
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I know that, I was commenting on the Ubisoft DRM somebody talked about.

Really, if it is that big of a deal you either need to

1) Get an apartment off campus
2) Go to a college with internet
3) Play a different game
You're good at offering horrible solutions that put all of the burden on the customer and none of it on the company. I like that.
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d2 single player was fun like the first couple months, multiplayer was the whole reason that game lasted...why so much complaining...
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d2 single player was fun like the first couple months, multiplayer was the whole reason that game lasted...why so much complaining...
I believe that a great deal of it has to do with people confusing what pure DRM is, and what a server / client design is. All of the important game decisions will be done on the server, just like an MMO. I don't think many people think of needing an internet connection to be DRM when playing an MMO.

Should Blizzard add a single player only character option? Yes, but IMO it is annoying to have to play 2 characters. I would much rather just be connected to BNet the whole time and be able to use the loot I get online. Also setting it up like this does reduce the number of pirated copies for awhile. Someone would need to develop a private server, and not just a hack to bypass the DRM.
Edited by AtomicFrost - 8/6/11 at 10:20pm
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I really hate it when companies do this. WHY do you need to log in to their server in order to simply play a single player game? It makes no sense.
What if every game did this and lets say my router breaks, I have to wait 3-4 days before a new one is shipped to me, so that mean me or my friends (single multiplayer games like FIFA etc) can not do ANY gaming in the mean time? What a load of rubbish.

Imagine if you lived in university halls and your connection was limited, does that also mean you never get to play a single game on the PC? Yes it would. It would make you completely give up on PC gaming and just get a console.
I've never had my router break before, you're just spewing ridiculous reasons. Even if it did happen, is 3-4 days of no games going to make you spontaneously combust? Oh wait, what if I get mauled by a beer and I have to sit in the hospital with no access to a PC or laptop, I guess Blizzard should make it so I can play the game from thin air.
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You're good at offering horrible solutions that put all of the burden on the customer and none of it on the company. I like that.
I didn't know playing a different game for the time being was such a horrible solution.
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