Originally Posted by Higgins
I like CoD4 style but im not surprised that its being pirated.. doesnt even check for a CD in multiplayer and theres no kind of log in system for your username.
Maybe EA did something good for once..
I realize these are separate threads, but in another piracy-related thread on these very forums, people are saying that game developers should absolutely not use DRM because it only annoys people and doesn't stop pirates. When they don't use much DRM (as is the case here), people say, "Hey! Not our fault - you guys should have used better DRM! It's just too easy
to pirate!" I'm not inferring that you pirated the game or anything, Higgins, but your quote just struck me as funny after all the anti-DRM reading I've done today.
Seems to me that the best method is to use a Steam-like system and go ban happy on the [expletive deleted] that try to pirate. I'm all for DRM as long as it is properly implemented. Ironically, the only big enforcement of any kind that IW seemed to put in CoD4 was Punkbuster which is preventing quite a few legitimate players from playing. Hopefully their next title will be released exclusively on Steam instead of appearing a few months later when it's too late to stop the pirating.