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13. Re: On Sale May 21, 2012, 20:19 Prez
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on May 21, 2012, 18:42:
Luke wrote on May 21, 2012, 08:42:
haha so when it hits 5-10$ it is ok with the drm , come on either you say jay or you say nay to that shitty drm. show some backbone here
That is showing backbone, it's showing what you feel the product is actually worth.

Agreed. 5 bucks is a Big Mac meal. It certainly isn't going to be counted as a vote for the DRM by the publisher. Not to mention that the DRM has a workaround thanks to 'the scene'.
 
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12. Re: On Sale May 21, 2012, 18:42 Mashiki Amiketo
 
Luke wrote on May 21, 2012, 08:42:
haha so when it hits 5-10$ it is ok with the drm , come on either you say jay or you say nay to that shitty drm. show some backbone here
That is showing backbone, it's showing what you feel the product is actually worth.
 
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11. Re: On Sale May 21, 2012, 08:42 Luke
 
Cutter wrote on May 20, 2012, 22:15:
Yeah, I srill want Anno but with the DRM I'l be waiting till it hits $5 or $10.

haha so when it hits 5-10$ it is ok with the drm , come on either you say jay or you say nay to that shitty drm. show some backbone here
 
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10. Re: On Sale May 21, 2012, 03:55 Cornholio
 
The 'Ultra Deluxe Game Of The Year Edition: Anno 2070' will be the one I also pick up... been wanting this game but keep saying no to the stupid DRM.  
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9. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 23:50 Mashiki Amiketo
 
I think I'll wait for the ultra-deluxe version of anno 2070 before I pick it up, that way I can skip buying all the DLC.  
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8. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 23:16 Prez
 
Jerykk wrote on May 20, 2012, 22:37:
Prez wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:06:
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.

Doesn't the game require uPlay like every other Ubisoft game? I figured they would just link the serial number to your account and force you to log in when installing.

Steam is generally pretty good about listing the DRM in the info window on the right pane of the game's store page. Usually, if a Ubisoft game requires Uplay (a.k.a. "Ubisoft Online Service Platform") it is listed, as well as the constant Internet connection required. Anno's page only lists Tages.
 
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7. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 22:37 Jerykk
 
Prez wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:06:
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.

Doesn't the game require uPlay like every other Ubisoft game? I figured they would just link the serial number to your account and force you to log in when installing.
 
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6. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 22:15 Cutter
 
Yeah, I srill want Anno but with the DRM I'l be waiting till it hits $5 or $10.
 
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5. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 21:19 ASeven
 
Dmitri_M wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:54:
but from what I've read they ask for a scanned barcode and proof of purchase. Which is less than Adobe asks for when I run out of activations for Photoshop. Adobe simply takes my word for it, and this is over online IM support. About as impersonal as it gets. Photoshop also costs about 10x what Anno costs.

Gamer: Hello, Ubisoft? Can I have an activation? I've used them by changing motherboards and RAM and CPU
Ubisoft: Certainly, we need the proof of purchase and the barcode scanned.
Gamer: But--but I bought it on Steam...
Ubisoft: What, no bardcode?? FILTHY PIRATE! NO MORE ANNO FOR YOU!

 
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4. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 21:13 killer_roach
 
Dmitri_M wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:54:
Prez wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:06:
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.

Just for the record Bluebyte patched the DRM to prevent video card\RAM changes consuming an activation. The activations reset after 30 days and apparently they'll give you a new activation if you contact UBI directly, but from what I've read they ask for a scanned barcode and proof of purchase. Which is less than Adobe asks for when I run out of activations for Photoshop. Adobe simply takes my word for it, and this is over online IM support. About as impersonal as it gets. Photoshop also costs about 10x what Anno costs.

Scanned barcode... for a game bought on Steam...

...yeah, I'd be screwed if I bought that game.

(That being said, the resetting of activations, if true, is very nice.)
 
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3. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 20:54 Dmitri_M
 
Prez wrote on May 20, 2012, 20:06:
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.

Just for the record Bluebyte patched the DRM to prevent video card\RAM changes consuming an activation. The activations reset after 30 days and apparently they'll give you a new activation if you contact UBI directly, but from what I've read they ask for a scanned barcode and proof of purchase. Which is less than Adobe asks for when I run out of activations for Photoshop. Adobe simply takes my word for it, and this is over online IM support. About as impersonal as it gets. Photoshop also costs about 10x what Anno costs.
 
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2. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 20:23 Caladell
 
Yep, that's the only reason I haven't gotten it, even for a price like that. Shame, really, cause I enjoyed the demo. Regardless, I'll wait for a cheaper price, or at least a change to the DRM (which I doubt will ever happen)  
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1. Re: On Sale May 20, 2012, 20:06 Prez
 
Buyer beware on Annoy 2070: unrevocable activations (only 3) and changing out a video card or adding memory requires re-activation.

I would have bought it myself if it were not for that. With DRM like that it's barely worth 5 bucks.
 
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