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Originally Posted by Athrun Zala View Post

I'm seeing a lot of DRM talk, but is that even the reason why people can't connect?

I'd say so, if for no other reason than the always-online requirement is nothing but a DRM scheme.

The developers can spout that it's because the calculations need to be performed server-side all they want, but that's the biggest load of crap I've ever heard.
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Something tells me that they can't legally do this to a certain extent. They offered a service and product that didn't work when they said it would. I think legally the customer has a right to their money back. But is anyone big and brave enough to take to EA?
you dont have to be big neither brave - you just go to small claims court and you done smile.gif
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Originally Posted by -Apocalypse- View Post

Amusing part is that there really isn't any additional DRM past Origin, it's the cloud computing that is the problem. Same way World of Warcraft doesn't really have DRM but still is always online.
Have you actually played the game? The gameplay is quite good and anyone with a shred of patience can see that the problems are temporary.

Oh really?? mad.gif When I buy a television, I expect it to work out of the box, not wait two weeks for the manufacturer to ship a part for it to make it work.

Why didn't they test this game prior to shipping it? How can you possibly defend yourself?
post #124 of 668
lol some of these amazon reviews are pretty funny. This one guy's review was titled "Simcity, an overpriced 20 minute countdown timer" "Great Loading and Queue screen simulator!"
Edited by lacrossewacker - 3/8/13 at 12:49pm
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In other news...
http://www.p4rgaming.com/?p=1473

This could explain a couple people ITT. ninja.gif

The comments on there lachen.gif
    
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Petition on Whitehouse.gov


I'm just going to leave this here.... Should be in the OP in my opinion.
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I saw this too, been debating if I should post it for the last half hour. It seems a little suspicious, a little known website getting the drop on one of the biggest stories that could come from this to date, let alone that staged conversation with a chinese worker, if he ever really existed.

I haven't been able to find any corroborating evidence for the post so far, but once I do I'll post it to the main feeds.

No idea if it's true or not, was just putting it out there. smile.gif

I find it suspicious that people would be all for always online DRM, since it clearly interferes with the gameplay to LEGIT customers.
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The most amusing part of this is everyone knew the kind of DRM this game was going to have, bought it anyway and then are crying about it.

I don't think it is amusing for consumers to buy a product expecting it to work as advertised (online connection to servers included) and it doesn't work. If they are buying it and complaining that there is an online connection requirement, I would agree with you completely. However, it is not wrong for them to buy the game knowing about the online connection to servers and complain when it DOESN'T work. While required constant online connections and DRM's are all BAD for consumers, it is dumb to chastise consumers for expecting the system to work properly.
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Nobody's going to give a crap about any of this in 1 month.

Remember the big hullaballoo over the Diablo 3 launch? It's a drop in the bucket for multi-billion dollar companies.

Look at their player base...it's low, could of been bigger. Additionally, Diablo 3 was in an even greater position for higher sales due to the expectations.

Do you know how many grueling years fans waited? Do you know how many new fans that the Diablo series picked up due to the success Blizzard's games such as World of Warcraft?

The game looked good, the hype was huge because it's been like 13 years in the making, the game failed to deliver looking at it from a consumer perspective. If they released an expansion pack now, i don't think the hype will be attractive at all anymore.
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Oh really?? mad.gif When I buy a television, I expect it to work out of the box, not wait two weeks for the manufacturer to ship a part for it to make it work.

Why didn't they test this game prior to shipping it? How can you possibly defend yourself?

Because since first playing the game at ~1am Tuesday I've managed to play 10 hours and only once couldn't play when I wanted to? That one time I couldn't play, I got up from my computer, went and got my mail, poured myself a glass of water, sat back down and launched the game and got in.

Like I said, have you actually played the game. Rather, have you even attempted to?
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