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Signed On Jan 31, 2006, 13:29
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
17. Re: Oh well Mar 5, 2008, 14:39 Paketep
 
Look. They tried to protect it. They failed. The game was pirated. Isn't it time to remove the protection for us buyers?.

Also, I'm tired of all the "oh, my god, what a tremendous effort it must be to put the DVD in the drive!". Yeah, it is, when a lot of companies "get it" and don't make you jump through absurd hoops just to play the game.

I'm tired of protections so heavy that they don't let you play the game you just bought. See for example Frontlines: Fuel of War, 1.01. You have to download 73 fucking megs if you want to PLAY the game!. Here in Spain, for example, a lot of people is still connecting through 56K modems!.

I'm also tired of protections like SecuROM which install a service in your machine, or data in your registry, and when you uninstall the game, the protection IS STILL THERE, and to remove it you need to do things equal to those needed to remove a fucking virus, because they REFUSE to tell you how to remove it.

They can't control LAN or SP games. They can't avoid someone cracking the game. They should stop putting useless DRMs in the game that in the end only hurt their customers, and use that money to polish the game, do support, or whatever, just keep it.

All they get in the end is people refusing to buy games from them anymore, and the pirates are not stopped. Was it really worth it?.


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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
14. Re: Oh well Mar 5, 2008, 14:18 Paketep
 
All of you complaining about that probably pirated it, because it's really no big deal.

It is a big deal if I have to carry 10-15 DVDs to each LAN Party, change them, have them at hand, don't "lose" them if there is a certain amount of people.

It is if I have to keep changing DVDs in my laptop with its shitty DVD-drive which takes like 30 seconds to recognize the DVD and sounds like crazy (and also wouldn't work with some protections like StarForce).

It is because if I lose or damage the DVD and Relic's server is down, I can't even play without cracking the game.

And you know what's worse?. It's fucking useless. The game was cracked since day 1.

Oh, and I bought the original Company of Heroes plus Company of Heroes Gold, so I bought the original two times. If I had pirated it I wouldn't be complaining, I'd just crack it and play with my friends. I'm complaining PRECISELY because I bought the original.

WE deserve better from Relic. WE are the ones paying their salaries in the end.

At the very least, they should implement an "offline mode" like Valve.
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
9. Re: No subject Mar 5, 2008, 13:07 Paketep
 
CoH: OF has been massively pirated just as well. The difference is that now we (the buyers) are the ones being f***ed. What did they gain?. Nothing. What did they lose?. Customers. Me, to begin with.

The worse thing is not that Relic put protection into OF. It is that they also put it into the original CoH, which had none, and forced you to update if you want to play online.

Damn Relic, the CDKey is enough to protect them from pirates playing on their online server, and they can't do anything if you play LAN or single, so why the hell do they f**k us?

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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
20. No subject Mar 5, 2008, 13:05 Paketep
 
SecuROM with Relic's touch?. No thanks, I'll pass.

 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
4. Re: No subject Mar 5, 2008, 10:43 Paketep
 
Nope. The 2.101 patch, which made CoH compatible with the OF expansion, introduced the copy protection. Now you have to validate online or put the DVD in, even if you are playing on single.

BTW, they did not consider this important enough to put in the changelog. I certainly would not have upgraded then if I had known (I hadn't bought OF yet), since I play most in single and LANs.

Considering the number of times the servers are down some days, and the fact that there is both a crack and a mini image out for the game, at this poing the protection is completely useless, except for making us buyers more difficult to play the game we bought.

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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
2. No subject Mar 5, 2008, 09:58 Paketep
 
v2.202 03/04/2008

General
- Increased version for CoH Gold Edition Release. Unlock both products with one key!


7 megs for that?. Relic is becoming more and more a joke. Useless DRM, crashed servers, and now this.

 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patch
1. No subject Mar 5, 2008, 09:50 Paketep
 
Blue, your link

http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?t=183478

goes to a topic titled "Patch is fucked"

Anyway, I'm staying on 1.71 until they drop the copy protection.

 
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News Comments > THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure
117. Re: This was almost believeable... Mar 5, 2008, 07:29 Paketep
 
#106, #107, #110 - Best comments by far. I can't agree more with Creston.

Marry me?

 
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News Comments > THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure
85. Re: No subject Mar 4, 2008, 13:58 Paketep
 
There are chips for the Wii, and also ISOs out there.

I'm not going to link to them, but you don't have to exactly exert yourself looking. Same goes for 360 or PS2. No idea about PS3.

I have a PS2 and Wii that I haven't bothered to chip. I buy originals, but I'd love to load my games from a HD and not have to be changing DVDs all the time. Yet another thing in which pirates "offer" better service.

Sorry, piracy in consoles is just as big as in PC. You only have to install a special chip (a lot of hardware stores will do it for a cheap price, at least here in Europe) and you can start downloading and playing.

 
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News Comments > THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure
70. Re: piracy apologists Mar 4, 2008, 09:05 Paketep
 
Read. Nobody is justifying piracy. We are saying why we are NOT BUYING from some of them anymore. Their fault.

And PC gaming has been dying for more than 20 years. I'm still playing.

 
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News Comments > THQ Director Blames Piracy for Iron Lore Closure
63. No subject Mar 4, 2008, 07:13 Paketep
 
You know what hurts sales?. Developers making really stupid comments!.

Right now, I have no desire to buy anything at all from CliffyB, Chris Taylor, Peter Molyneux or THQ. You know why?. Less than stellar games, with stupid & useless DRM in them. Plus, they dare blame us for their loss of sales.

UT3: more of the same. Consolized.
Supreme Commander: nowhere near Total Annihilation.
Fable: meh.
Titan Quest & expansion: buggy (yeah, without being cracked!), pretty Diablo clone, but nothing special.

Sins of a Solar Empire, on the other hand: great game, great support, great price, no DRM. Sure buy for me.

THQ had it right with Company of Heroes, but OppFront's protection has made me decide not to buy any more games from them.

And they only have themselves to blame. So stop crying, start making better games, release with less bugs, don't give us a f***ing port from the consoles and drop the prices a bit. We'll come running. If you treat us like thieves and give us a bad experience, we won't buy from you. Don't blame piracy.

Oh, and read this:

http://www.eurogamer.net/article.php?article_id=93755

Edit: wrong link

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News Comments > Frontlines: Fuel of War Patch
1. No subject Mar 1, 2008, 06:20 Paketep
 
Stupid stupid stupid protection. When will they learn?.

There was a crack from the first day for the 1.0, and there is already a crack for 1.01. Why do they continue f***ing their customers with useless measures?

 
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News Comments > Hellgate: London Patch Plans
6. Re: R.I.P. HG:L Feb 21, 2008, 10:34 Paketep
 
What really killed the game:

- It's boring
- It's ugly
- It's buggy
- Doesn't have LAN

and, more importantly

- It's a POS

 
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News Comments > Gears of War 2 Announced
5. Re: No subject Feb 20, 2008, 16:19 Paketep
 
It breaks my heart, since I've bought everything Epic has done (even the shareware games!), but I have to agree with #2:

GoW PC -> Totally broken port of a meh game

UT3 -> Better done, but it's more of the same, has too much emphasis on consoles, it is dumbed down and the horrible UI makes me want to go back to UT2004

CliffyB's stupid comments the other day seem like the final nail in Epic's coffin

 
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News Comments > Hellgate London Lifetime Subscription Deadline
1. No subject Jan 21, 2008, 19:30 Paketep
 
Lifetime subscription?. Is anyone even paying a monthly subscription?

 
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News Comments > It Came from CES 2008, Part 1
5. Re: No subject Jan 7, 2008, 16:42 Paketep
 
And also to those who bought Viva Piņata and had to f*ck*ng create a Windows Live account to be able to save... on single player, FFS!

 
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News Comments > Duke Nukem Forever Teaser Video
36. No subject Dec 19, 2007, 13:20 Paketep
 
Next trailer (sorry, teaser), 2017!

 
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patches
13. Re: No subject Dec 12, 2007, 19:36 Paketep
 
There was never protection on the first game...

Exactly!. And how much did it sell?. Why the protection now, then?

Bullshit, you only have to do this if you don't have the CD in the drive. Bitch all you want, but THQ and Relic have bent over backwards not to hurt the paying customer with anti piracy measures. You don't need to disable your network either.

And why should I have to have the CD in the drive?. Why do I have to keep close the CDs from every game I own so I can play them, when anyone can just download an .exe from some website and jump over the copy protection?. This is 2007, I think "CD in the drive" protections should have been abolished by now.

And why do I have to have a net connection if I don't want to have a CD on my drive?. Why do I have to login to Relic to play single player?.

Sorry, man, Relic did it wonderfully with the CoH vanilla, but this time, they dropped the ball.
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News Comments > Company of Heroes Patches
8. No subject Dec 12, 2007, 18:27 Paketep
 
And let's not forget how shaky the net code is. Sometimes I can't even play with some friends over LAN!. And the guides at the Relic forums say things like "don't set your router as your DNS". My god, how is the net code programmed if that breaks the game?.

CoH's net code was bad, but OF's is even worse!.

Plus, some time has passed since the release. Couldn't they drop the stupid protection now like they did with the original? (best move I've seen in years, and they f*cked it up with all this log in online crap). I can assure you... the pirates are playing and they don't mind your pity protection. We, your customers, do!

 
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News Comments > Hellgate: London Patch Plans
10. No subject Nov 27, 2007, 06:27 Paketep
 
Heh, just the fact that the patch is 0.x is yet another recognition that they've been selling a beta.

 
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