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Still don't get the massive whining for the DRM. I guess it makes sense for those of you that are offline a lot, but for everyone else it's just unnecessary. They're a video game company, not Communist Russia, they can do whatever they want.

Also, that was a horrible metaphor.
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Originally Posted by philhalo66;11841481 
wow people complain about anything these days, would you rather go back to the way it was or keep new drm?

Go back to the way it was... when they didn't mandate internet access smile.gif
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Originally Posted by olimango;11842522 
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Still don't get the massive whining for the DRM. I guess it makes sense for those of you that are offline a lot, but for everyone else it's just unnecessary.

It isn't just about YOUR connection. The Ubisoft validation servers go down for a day or two or more and you cannot play your game at all until they are back up. There have been several instances of just this happening from what I've heard.
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Originally Posted by Skripka;11842540 
It isn't just about YOUR connection. The Ubisoft validation servers go down for a day or two or more and you cannot play your game at all until they are back up. There have been several instances of just this happening from what I've heard.

I only heard that it happened, majorly anyways, once, right after it launched.

But I understand your point, don't get me wrong. The DRM is silly. But the amount of complaining for it is kind of silly, too.
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No, I don't think the complaining is silly. Even though my connection is reliable and has no limit, I just don't want to support someone going for this; the end fact is that they are massively hurting paying customers with their restriction software, while still not even making a dent in the pirates. PLUS, it's incredibly inconvenient for people who are not always connected.

Besides which, it sets a precedent that PC gamers are okay with large inconveniences of this type. If it all had gone through without any bad PR, then Ubisoft would probably be fine with tightening the screws even more over the next 10 years. We could someday be required to use a USB pass-key system each time we play the game. Obviously, that's a look into the far-future, but trust me: There's a reason we make our position clear.

Now that it's taken off (I think I'm okay with an early validation check) I may actually consider buying AC2 and Splinter Cell.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Katana;11842909 
We could someday be required to use a USB pass-key system each time we play the game. Obviously, that's a look into the far-future, but trust me: There's a reason we make our position clear.
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Hehehe.

You're obviously not familiar with what AutoCad2000 did. It required a parallel port block to run....that was only 9 years ago. eek.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Skripka;11842937 
Hehehe.

You're obviously not familiar with what AutoCad2000 did. It required a parallel port block to run....that was only 9 years ago. eek.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Katana;11842909 
No, I don't think the complaining is silly. Even though my connection is reliable and has no limit, I just don't want to support someone going for this; the end fact is that they are massively hurting paying customers with their restriction software, while still not even making a dent in the pirates. PLUS, it's incredibly inconvenient for people who are not always connected.

Besides which, it sets a precedent that PC gamers are okay with large inconveniences of this type. If it all had gone through without any bad PR, then Ubisoft would probably be fine with tightening the screws even more over the next 10 years. We could someday be required to use a USB pass-key system each time we play the game. Obviously, that's a look into the far-future, but trust me: There's a reason we make our position clear.

Now that it's taken off (I think I'm okay with an early validation check) I may actually consider buying AC2 and Splinter Cell.

the DRM is still the same, everytime you launch the game it will ask for online validation, and every time you close it it will "sinchronize".

so the most inconvinient form of the DRM is still present. the only advantage is that if you drop connection mid game you still get to play. but saves will not be saved unless you are connected again.
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great, now the next step is for ubisoft to make a game i have a slight interest in.

They have ruined alot of my old favorites.

Ghost recon
Splinter cell
farcry
Homm
Rainbow 6
Edited by Vhati - 12/31/10 at 12:04pm
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Originally Posted by Vhati;11843606 
great, now the next step is for ubisoft to make a game i have a slight interest in.

They have ruined alot of my old favorites.

Ghost recon
Splinter cell
farcry
Homm
Rainbow 6

ill give the next splinter cell a chance.

its true that conviction is far from a good splinter cell game, but the original game was goign to be totally different, it was supposed to be open world:eek:

i think this was a rushed game. ill wait and see what they bring on the next splinter cell, although my hopes are not high frown.gif
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Originally Posted by Katana;11842909 
No, I don't think the complaining is silly. Even though my connection is reliable and has no limit, I just don't want to support someone going for this; the end fact is that they are massively hurting paying customers with their restriction software, while still not even making a dent in the pirates. PLUS, it's incredibly inconvenient for people who are not always connected.

Besides which, it sets a precedent that PC gamers are okay with large inconveniences of this type. If it all had gone through without any bad PR, then Ubisoft would probably be fine with tightening the screws even more over the next 10 years. We could someday be required to use a USB pass-key system each time we play the game. Obviously, that's a look into the far-future, but trust me: There's a reason we make our position clear.

Now that it's taken off (I think I'm okay with an early validation check) I may actually consider buying AC2 and Splinter Cell.

I said the amount of complaining is silly. I get your points; I'm not looking for an argument.
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