Ubisoft backtrack on DRM

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  1. Magoo222
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    "It looks like DRM checks on games such as Assassin’s Creed 2 and Splinter Cell: Conviction have been changed for the better. The controversial DRM system was launched earlier this year with Settlers 7, and required players to be permanently connected to the internet in order to play. Now the games will no longer pause instantly if a connection is lost, but will still require an internet connection to validate the install every time the game is booted up."

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  2. Berthenk

    Berthenk Epitome of Awesomeness

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    Meh, fair enough... having a constant connection is almost impossible. Also, servers crashing? Damn, you're shit out of luck.
     
  3. Fireballo

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    I'd never buy such a game but wasn't the DRM hacked in any case?
     
  4. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    Uh, not really. Unless of course you're stealing a neighbor's Wi-Fi or something.

    Also, this doesn't really change the situation much. What if people want to play something at a relative's house, and they don't have internet? Or want to play in the car on a long trip (Who would play on a laptop in a car though? Lol).
     
  5. Minox

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    This still means that if you don't have access to the Internet or their obviously insufficient servers gets bombarded you can't launch the game you've purchased.

    No thanks - as much as I want to play some of their new games I really don't want anything to do with them until that retarded DRM has been removed completely.
     
  6. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Not everyone has great internet, you know. Just because you're using your own internet doesn't mean you will be connected every single moment of forever.
     
  7. Splych

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    meh , so it requires you to HAVE internet ?
    i find it pointless, for that DRM , especially on single player games such as Assassin's Creed 2 . honestly, what use is the internet when you just wanna play games that don't require the use of online ?
     
  8. Bladexdsl

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    mine is [​IMG]

    but yeah if their servers go down your still fucked i stopped playing settlers 7 for this reason they always go down!!
     
  9. shakirmoledina

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    blade it may be due to the DDoS attacks by torrent users (i think 80000 ppl participated for AC2 servers)
    as long as the offline server works, there wont be an issue for piraters but this is definitely better for legal buyers of the game.
    AC2 had got a bad rating on gamefaqs bcz of the DRM problem which i think is great to see changed
     
  10. TwinRetro

    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    What really sucks is when Ubisoft decides to shut down those servers X amount of years in the future...

    Then everyone except the pirates is fucked. The irony is delicious.
     
  11. iFish

    iFish Slower than a 90s modem

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    Why can't you just buy the game and pirate a DRM free copy or crack it?
    [​IMG]

    Maybe I don't quite understand.
     
  12. Law

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    ^^ Because giving them your money in the first place shows that you support them
     
  13. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    settlers 7 doesn't have an offline server you have to connect each time to play if the servers down (and it most of the time is) the game won't even start. i usually don't buy games like this but at the time i got tired of waiting for it to be bypassed...yeah big mistake [​IMG]
     
  14. George Dawes

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    Expensive business connections with extreme SLAs don't guarantee 100% uptime, so I find it incredibly doubtful that your home connection can manage it. But well done on having the one thing nobody else in the world can manage.
     
  15. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    maybe where YOU live but here adsl connections are on ALL the time i only have to turn my computer on and it's ready to go. the computer upstairs even shares the connection when my comp is off. the only time the connection is off is if i turn the modem off but i never do and ask any1 in Australia who has adsl2+ they'll tell you the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  16. Rydian

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    ... he's not referring to that.

    He's referring to the fact that all internet connections go down due to problems at one time or another.
     
  17. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    sure he was... [​IMG]
     
  18. George Dawes

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    Obviously I was, notice the mention of SLAs?

    Just face it, you were wrong, again.
     
  19. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    yeah whatever you won't even admit it now i'm going back to using MY internet connection that's on all the time have fun with YOUR dialup [​IMG]

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  20. synce

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    I've never bought a Ubisoft game but if I were ever interested in one and found out about this DRM nonsense I'd never give them a dime. Certainly their sales plummeted because there's no way they'd just remove the DRM because the screwed-over customers complained.