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Originally Posted by mbudden;14633549 
Clearly someone has had it easy all their life.
There are some people that come to OCN on dial up, because that's all they can get in their area. Not everyone lives in a huge city that is able to get quality Internet.

So they end up having two options, pay up the yoohoo for Satellite Internet or dial up.
Let's not be ignorant.

I have had it pretty easy all my life considering I like to expand my knowledge. Life isn't so bad when you're not herp derpin' all the way through it.

If I had dial up, I sure as hell wouldn't buy anything off steam or even bother with it, what's the point of getting a game and waiting days before you can even play it?

Secondly if I were that stupid, I would just download a crack for the game if I enjoyed it that much and deal with it. I wouldn't be on the internet anyway so I'm not sure why that would bother me.

If not, I can easily get a refund with steam. QQ all you want and bring up "But what about other games?" People know before they buy it what the deal is, if you don't do research before you buy a product, then you clearly don't care about wasting your money. This just happens to be one of those special cases where everyone was unaware of the DRM and Steam was there to save the day.
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Originally Posted by Mike-IRL;14633541 
But do I get kicked off OCN if my internet connection is unreliable? It's a hell of a lot less inconvenient when something goes wrong and OCN didn't cripple my browsing experience on purpose.

Go ahead, feel free to switch your net off and load an OCN page that isn't cached. Let me know how that works out for you. You must have an internet connection to browse web pages, you must have an internet connection to play the game, there isn't any difference between the two and I'm pretty sure if you're on dial up with a monthly plan you won't have any issue playing the game. I think you should worry more about even getting the game on your HDD before you start whining about playing it because you're on dial-up.
Edited by Smoka Cola - 8/18/11 at 4:25pm
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Originally Posted by Smoka Cola;14633643 
Go ahead, feel free to switch your net off and load an OCN page that isn't cached. Let me know how that works out for you.

My point was that OCN didn't artificially prevent me from viewing their forum without an internet connection. It's an issue with their ability to supply content, not a pointless restriction.

Also, if my internet connection has short periods of downtime I'm not sent back to the start of OCN and can resume from exactly where I left off by clicking the next link I had decided to go to.
That's what I meant by not needing a perfectly stable internet connection to browse the forum, it doesn't punish you for a short loss of connection by throwing you back to the start menu.

Plus, I had very little problems playing CS:S at the time so clearly I had very slight issues and for them to affect my ability to play Ubi's game is a little over the top.

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You must have an internet connection to browse web pages, you must have an internet connection to play the game, there isn't any difference between the two

1. Can't access data because you lack a connection to data you don't have.
2. Can't access data because you have to be able to hold Ubi's hand across the internet or your game decides you've stolen it.

Yeah no difference whatsoever in the above situation.
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I'm rather indifferent on the whole issue (you guys can argue all you want, but I like the game) but if I request a refund, do I still get access to the game? Will it still be in my library? Yes, I am a greedy pig.
post #114 of 197
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Originally Posted by mad0314;14632362 
Lots of people at Ubisoft making decisions need to be fired.
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Originally Posted by Riou;14633137 
Do you need an internet connection to open up an offline version of Microsoft Word? As soon as you lose internet connection, Word closes and you cannot finish typing that report.
This
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does this mean assassin creed:bh is also effected
 
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Originally Posted by Riou;14633137 
Do you need an internet connection to open up an offline version of Microsoft Word? As soon as you lose internet connection, Word closes and you cannot finish typing that report.
ok I see this as somewhat of a small issue for the minority of people who buy games off steam and rarely use Internet for gaming. Meh owell.
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Originally Posted by Tehrawk;14633154 
You are so right, it is a big deal. How forward thinking and insightful to see it from someone else's perspective. Truly you are a king among men, your ability to empathize with those less fortunate than you is astounding. Those who may want to play a game while in the middle of a field, or on a plane. Those with unreliable internet connections, or hell even those who have no access to internet at all. You are an example to us all. We should all strive to be as selfless as you, maybe then the world would be a better place.
You serious right now? Spouting untrue and unrelative things about someone you don't even know.
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I just want everyone to know that I received a reply from steam support. They told me that per their agreement, they do not offer refunds, returns, or exchanges on any product purchased through steam.

Does anyone have an actual success story with this and if so, how did you word your request for a refund?
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Originally Posted by Bikkit;14628821 
The only game I will ever buy that is published by Ubisoft is the Trackmania series and that's because they haven't effed with it... yet.
This. When I saw TrackMania on the Ubisoft sale Steam had a while back I couldn't believe it because it's just not an Ubisoft game...

Hopefully they don't mess with it.
 
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As one of the commenter's said. This game has been cracked for the last few days. So once again, the only people DRM affects, are the people who actually pay for it.

People keep saying that, but just because the game is cracked doesn't mean it works for everyone. By having more obstacles, there's a smaller chance that a pirater will be able to play with a cracked game.
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People keep saying that, but just because the game is cracked doesn't mean it works for everyone. By having more obstacles, there's a smaller chance that a pirater will be able to play with a cracked game.

Once a game is cracked, thats it, pirates have no issues.

I understand that some times DRM makes the game harder to crack, making more revenue on the first months of its release. and thats fine, i support that.

but once the game is cracked, DRM should be dropped.

i can get a copy of any assassins creed illegaly and play without issues nor internet connection, if i want to play my original copy, i have MORE issues than pirates!

thats just not fair, in any way you look at it, its not fair.

yes, i know life is not fair, but companies could make it fair, by dropping DRM once the game has been cracked.
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