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that just hurts the consumer, some one figure out how to capture the packets/packet snooping and crack the game.
I'm a consumer and it doesn't hurt me.
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Wow, I love STALKER, but this sounds TERRIBLE. Server-side data for an SP game!? What the hell? This is going to KILL everyone who has that crappy data cap thing on their internet, a poor connection (i.e. a slow, or bad quality one), etc. STALKER has ALWAYS had streaming issues - faster read speed = better playability. Last I checked, my RAID 0 HDDs absolutely murder my download speed (250mb/s HDD, 550mb/s SSD vs. about 5mb/s internet).

Will I get this game? Maybe. Not on launch though.

Will I download something to "fix" this if its really that bad - damn straight I will. IF I buy it, ill play it however the hell I want.
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Wow, I love STALKER, but this sounds TERRIBLE. Server-side data for an SP game!? What the hell? This is going to KILL everyone who has that crappy data cap thing on their internet, a poor connection (i.e. a slow, or bad quality one), etc. STALKER has ALWAYS had streaming issues - faster read speed = better playability. Last I checked, my RAID 0 HDDs absolutely murder my download speed (250mb/s HDD, 550mb/s SSD vs. about 5mb/s internet).

Will I get this game? Maybe. Not on launch though.

Will I download something to "fix" this if its really that bad - damn straight I will. IF I buy it, ill play it however the hell I want.
Blame the people that think they deserve everything in life free.
post #114 of 166
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I'm a consumer and it doesn't hurt me.
Okay. While it might be rare for you, when you lose internet service and lose the ability to play the game you paid for, we'll see.
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Okay. While it might be rare for you, when you lose internet service and lose the ability to play the game you paid for, we'll see.
If you ask the gaming industry, he paid for nothing more than a license and he's owed and owns nothing

Just can't believe people can accept this as OK
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why are they doing this? they are an indie dev, they arent UBIsoft, or EA, or Activision. they cant afford to lose the support of PC gamers.
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post #117 of 166
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why are they doing this? they are an indie dev, they arent UBIsoft, or EA, or Activision. they cant afford to lose the support of PC gamers.
Was probably the decision of the publisher, not GSC themselves.

This is the biggest problem with the gaming industry. When you have 3rd parties almost entirely funding your projects, you lose control.

Your job simply because to make the game, make all the deadlines and do it as cheaply as possible. It sucks, but its the way it is
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post #118 of 166
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This actually sounds like the smartest DRM out of all of them really.

Will this work? Probably not but with some fine tuning it could work.

Basically, if DRMs were like MMO's where you need a server in order to play, it just might work.

Great, I probably just gave publishers some evil ideas
Smartest DRM? What are you smoking? There are a LOT of people who play a SINGLE PLAYER game because they DON'T have internet access. Military personnel, people who don't have the luxury of always on internet, etc. Sandbox games are bought by these type of people all the time.
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Wow, I love STALKER, but this sounds TERRIBLE. Server-side data for an SP game!? What the hell? This is going to KILL everyone who has that crappy data cap thing on their internet, a poor connection (i.e. a slow, or bad quality one), etc. STALKER has ALWAYS had streaming issues - faster read speed = better playability. Last I checked, my RAID 0 HDDs absolutely murder my download speed (250mb/s HDD, 550mb/s SSD vs. about 5mb/s internet).

Will I get this game? Maybe. Not on launch though.

Will I download something to "fix" this if its really that bad - damn straight I will. IF I buy it, ill play it however the hell I want.
I know I won't buy it. I own the last 3 games in the series. But I won't own the 4th.
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Okay. While it might be rare for you, when you lose internet service and lose the ability to play the game you paid for, we'll see.
I only lose my internet service when I lose my power. And without power, I wouldn't be able to play anyways.
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