aceman said:My personal opinion is that "Something is better than nothing".
What if Ubisoft never releases a PC game due to piracy ? Would that be any better than putting up with these DRM issues ?
this thought concerns me too. a persistent online connection is the way of the future with all media, at least in my opinion. personally, i absolutely adored beyond good and evil and i would be heartbroken if they decided not to make a pc version of the game. perhaps for someone, there is no great ubisoft game so they can afford to say 'screw you ubisoft'. but what happens when the next publisher decides to do this? what happens when a sequel of a much beloved game or a highly anticipated one goes console only?
gamers seem to want it both ways. right now it's **** ubisoft for doing this and that, and we don't want their games on our platform. but when a dead space 2 or a gears of war 2 goes console exclusive, it's **** ea/epic for leaving the pc behind. it's kind of amusing really :bleh:
pretttt said:I dont see why it matters whether AC2 gets cracked or not. If you've bought the game, it shouldnt really matter to you. Anyways, have Ubisoft ever publicly promised that they will remove the DRM once it gets cracked? I highly doubt that.
Ubisoft is actually spending a substantial amount of money on this DRM. They seem to have created a whole infrastructure around it, since they are going to use this in all of their forthcoming PC titles. I dont think they will so easily remove the DRM from the game and let all that investment go to waste.
i think what they've said is that the drm will be removed if the authentication servers are taken down. i don't think it's a binding statement on them though... i doubt they plan to take down the servers for a long time, especially if all their future games will use the same system.
pretttt said:Also, afaik, most people (I know I am) are concerned not of the state of Ubisoft's servers. I'm actually concerned totally about my connection. It is a BSNL connection and obviously it disconnects a LOT. Sometimes it disconnects every 2-3 mins, sometimes it wont disconnect the entire day. The point is, it is unreliable. You could say that BSNL connection is bad get a stable Airtel one. But, is it really required to change your ISP just to play a game??
if your net is dropping every 2-3 mins, i'd say it is required to change your isp for your own sanity hyeah:. but yea, if someone's net is that bad, then this game is just not meant for them.
pretttt said:Anyways, I'm not going to buy this game (not due to DRM. I hated the first one). So, I'm actually have no reason to be posting here. But what worries me is if other companies start emulating this. That would be scary .
by all accounts, this second game is vastly better than the first one. i've played it for about 5 hours and i'm having a blast (and i didn't really like the first one enough to even finish it). read up reviews of the game, every single one of them will point out that there are tons of improvements to the gameplay. if you have a friend with a console or a gaming parlour around, see if you can go and check out the game there. it really is one of the best games that was released last year, and it's a shame that this aspect is getting ignored due to the whole drm drama.