Jerykk wrote on Dec 2, 2012, 08:04: Sure, you can play in offline mode but then you lose the following: - Multiplayer - Co-op - Achievements (which can actually be used to unlock stuff in Uplay)
If you actually care about those things, being forced to play in offline mode isn't a good solution. Origin is a much better service than Uplay. It doesn't break your game if you lose your connection. It doesn't force you to download and install a game before you can link it to your account. It lets you choose where you wish to download and install your games. It doesn't have a very good UI but compared to Uplay, it's a masterpiece of layout and usability.
Why did you equate "not as horrible" with "no downsides"?