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What game was it that had a DRM? Was it spore, i think so. The EA servers kept going down and all the DRM did was hurt the legal owners of the game because they couldnt play it.
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It's funny seeing people complain about this, really in this day and age, if you do not have an internet connection you're doing it wrong.

As for the 'colleges with blocked internet', now you can actually study and do what you went to college for, I know, the pain.

People with your attitude drive me up a wall. Don't be so arrogant as to know the internet status of 300 million people, or think you know how to manage their time better than they do (FYI your posting on an online forum, you’re wasting just as much time as they are). Not to mention you ignore valid scenarios (on vacation, traveling, military, rural area, personal preference, ect). This is NOT an issue of having an internet connection; it's an issue of paranoid board members who don't realize these types of DRM hurt more than they help.

Selfish attitudes of "if it doesn’t affect me, I don’t care" is why corporate speak has been taking over the gaming language. This is when we need the majority of the community making a stand, but instead we end up fighting ourselves because half the posts rather pat Kotic on the back than to help fellow gamers.

We all draw our lines at different levels. And make no mistake, one day they will tread over your line and when you look around for support no one will be willing or left to help.


*in b4 picard reference*
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It's funny seeing people complain about this, really in this day and age, if you do not have an internet connection you're doing it wrong.

As for the 'colleges with blocked internet', now you can actually study and do what you went to college for, I know, the pain.
There are some people that do not have access to steady internet. Constant drops and disconnects plague them. Some can't outright afford it, where i live it is 60$ a month starting, especially with the economic situation we are in people are saving as much as they can. As for college students, they are plenty capable of balancing their free time and studies, along with work, relationships, ect... If you couldn't handle a balanced college experience then that was your issue, not everyone's. The assumptions you have made make you look ignorant.
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I made the mistake of purchasing Sc2 without finding out about the online only implementations. I will not make that mistake with D3.
   
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I feel bad for the tons of soldiers who deploy or go to the field and have laptops for downtime. I deployed twice, and if it wasn't for offline games during the long months down there I would have gone crazier than I did. Hell, I almost killed myself even then~ *shrugs*

But who cares. Really? They already went public saying that "there were other games" for that purpose~ Blizzard honestly doesn't give a damn. I left World of Warcraft because of this mentality years ago, but I thought it was simply a local developer mindset, but I see now it's gone well, well beyond that.
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These DRM tactics are to prevent illegal downloading of the game, as well as provideing a secure platform on which to play the game, pretty soon the majority of pc-games will follow suit with EA, Blizzard, Ubisoft, etc. Like it or Lump it, they are most likely here to stay.

also note: at some point the games will be hacked to circumvent online drm, though will render the game unplayable in an online environment
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there's the single player right there



i am buying a legitimate copy, but blizzard is going backwards and a lot of people won't be buying D3 for multiple reasons provided by blizzard.
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I never played on Battle.net with D1 or D2... probably won't get D3 now. I don't like to play those games in groups of people for starters... (no Leeeerooooooy Jennnnnkinnnns) and my internet is capped, so I don't want to waste bandwidth playing a game that I should be able to play locally.
    
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When was the last time there were good video game news? Because lately there has been bad news and even more bad news.
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All this online only DRM does is encourage illegal downloading. I don't understand their logic behind it.
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