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Windows 7: Assassins creed 2 Drm strikes again?

22 Jul 2010   #1

 
Assassins creed 2 Drm strikes again?

seems that the DRM servers are down again right now along with the forums! how annoying


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22 Jul 2010   #2

 

seems they are back up so nvm
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22 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Even though there was only 8 minutes between your posts, this is the perfect example of why "always connected" DRM will never work. Some people have slow internet (for example, right now I have to rely on my tethered phone for my everyday internet usage), and some people have crappy ISPs that drop connections way to often.

Even though I went out and bought AC2, I went and found a way to be able to play offline, because I don't think that it's up to Ubisoft to tell me when I can or can't play my game.

Also, a few years from now, when they shut down the AC2 servers, what will people do? I still play the original GTA and GTA II from time to time, so I imagine that 5 or 10 years from now, people will still want to play AC2. Will Ubisoft issue a patch to remove the DRM before they shut down the servers? Maybe, but I wouldn't count on it.
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22 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 8.1 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Even though there was only 8 minutes between your posts, this is the perfect example of why "always connected" DRM will never work. Some people have slow internet (for example, right now I have to rely on my tethered phone for my everyday internet usage), and some people have crappy ISPs that drop connections way to often.

Even though I went out and bought AC2, I went and found a way to be able to play offline, because I don't think that it's up to Ubisoft to tell me when I can or can't play my game.

Also, a few years from now, when they shut down the AC2 servers, what will people do? I still play the original GTA and GTA II from time to time, so I imagine that 5 or 10 years from now, people will still want to play AC2. Will Ubisoft issue a patch to remove the DRM before they shut down the servers? Maybe, but I wouldn't count on it.
I did the same. I bought AC2, but I had to find other means of being able to get around the DRM because my connection at Uni blocks port 80 for security reasons, which is the same port DRM programs such as what Ubisoft's DRM uses so there was no chance of me being able to play with the "always connected" crap.
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22 Jul 2010   #5

 

and the vicious cycle begins
they add drm, so people try harder to pirate, they take off the drm, pirates have an easier time pirating

its lose lose for everyone. we get less games and i cry a little inside because companies just give up
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22 Jul 2010   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
and the vicious cycle begins
they add drm, so people try harder to pirate, they take off the drm, pirates have an easier time pirating

its lose lose for everyone. we get less games and i cry a little inside because companies just give up
I'm all for some form of DRM. These people work hard to make these games, and should get paid for it. However, I'm not for draconian methods of DRM, such as the one on AC2.

There was a period a few months ago where I didn't have internet for over a month. If I had had the game back then, I wouldn't have been able to play it. That's not protecting against piracy...that's screwing your customers.
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22 Jul 2010   #7

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by blackroseMD1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cloud8521 View Post
and the vicious cycle begins
they add drm, so people try harder to pirate, they take off the drm, pirates have an easier time pirating

its lose lose for everyone. we get less games and i cry a little inside because companies just give up
I'm all for some form of DRM. These people work hard to make these games, and should get paid for it. However, I'm not for draconian methods of DRM, such as the one on AC2.

There was a period a few months ago where I didn't have internet for over a month. If I had had the game back then, I wouldn't have been able to play it. That's not protecting against piracy...that's screwing your customers.
well im lookign at both sides. i kinda forgot to put the gamers side. Although when AC2 DRM has a constant connection and is not down its actually great. it saves your saves online and all that stuff. the only problem is Internet problems and server problems. theres also the rick of Ubi going out of business.

but all in all its not really as bad as it is made out.... that is then it works.
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25 Jul 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate + Windows XP Pro
 
 

i hate when that happens.
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25 Jul 2010   #9

 

I still like it acually. the only problem i hyave with it is when its down, otherwise i think it is nice. but that is my opinion. i mean sure alot can go wrong but alot more goes right.
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25 Jul 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate + Windows XP Pro
 
 

true.
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