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Signed On Apr 28, 2000, 16:06
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News Comments > Lock-On: Flaming Cliffs 2 Patch
3. Re: Lock-On: Flaming Cliffs 2 Patch May 13, 2010, 09:22 Bard
 
"I don't understand, though, why everytime they issue a patch for Lock-On, Flaming Cliffs or Black Shark, it breaks the previous versions replays..."

... Eagle Dynamics...
 
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News Comments > ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead Trailer
5. Re: ARMA 2: Operation Arrowhead Trailer May 10, 2010, 15:31 Bard
 
Pity the developer has a consistent reputation for not finishing their products before moving onto new payware.  
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News Comments > Legal Briefs
3. Re: Legal Briefs Apr 9, 2010, 10:50 Bard
 
Pirating acceptable?

Piracy is a great way to determine if a product is WORTH buying.

There's precious few (if any) honesty in gaming reviews and most 'reviews' by 'players' are guerilla marketing.

It's a pity that the only way a consumer can get around publisher dishonesty is to pirate.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2
20. Re: Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2 Mar 29, 2010, 00:23 Bard
 
Rigs wrote on Mar 28, 2010, 11:59:
The only reason it uses starfucking anyways is because this is a Russian game and for one reason or another Russians favor it.

You have any hard data to back that up or are you just being ignorant?

That about sums it up. Fools like you drag down everyone.

Whatever...I don't feel like wasting my time trying to bring facts into an argument where everyone else sees fit to just call names and go with the status quo. 'Oh, STARFORCE! Oh NOES!! Not on my machine, keep it away!' Rolleyes

Pathetic...


=-Rigs-=

It's about not supporting anything that is RELIANT on external infrastructure. Where there is infrastructure there are problems.

This approach has the potential of suckage. Until there's a version without this approach no sale.

If you want to give people crap about coming forth and saying 'i am not buying it because of the DRM' then that really is your problem.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2
19. Re: Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2 Mar 29, 2010, 00:19 Bard
 
Dmitri_M wrote on Mar 28, 2010, 00:50:
Starforce, urg, sucks we get it. However these are excellent games..

LOL who are you kidding?!!!

Based on what?!

Maybe this time is different - I don't know. I hope so.
 
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News Comments > Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2
18. Re: Ships Ahoy - Lock On: Flaming Cliffs 2 Mar 29, 2010, 00:17 Bard
 
zirik wrote on Mar 27, 2010, 18:15:
the game is still starfucked. no buy from me.

I'll wait for an unfucked version.
 
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News Comments > EA Server Outage
31. Re: EA Server Outage Mar 11, 2010, 13:48 Bard
 
xXBatmanXx wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 13:18:

you're kidding right? i smell a shill in here somewhere. and it's a blast!

Don't they go down for maint every Tuesday?

So far every day i've tried to play EA has had some issue that's stopped me playing the game.
 
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News Comments > EA Server Outage
30. Re: EA Server Outage Mar 11, 2010, 13:47 Bard
 
elefunk wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 10:58:
Darks wrote on Mar 11, 2010, 10:25:
Believe it or not, this is no better that Ubis bullshit DRM. This is why I am so against this kind of service from any publisher. Fricking relying on their login server just to play the game. I feel like Iím a little kid being told what to do with my own toys.
Except for, you know, the teensy little unimportant fact that the required internet connection actually has a reason in Bad Company 2,

Yeah - to connect to servers to play.

What SHOULDN'T be required are:
*having to connect to a server online to retrieve a server list when you already know the IP address of where you want to play
*being UNABLE to play multi at all if their servers are down.

You should be able to direct connect to a server of your choice via IP - even if your unlocks are unavailable - when the EA servers are down.

The approach was nothing more than 'lets make it hard for the pirates' without thinking 'how's this going to screw our customers'

There's NO excuse and it's the last time EA sees a dime of my money - not because of the downtime - but because of the POLICIES that will ensure that the same sort of crap happens in future.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up
27. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up Mar 8, 2010, 17:05 Bard
 
NicklePop wrote on Mar 8, 2010, 14:46:
Amazing game, loving every minute of it.

If you like gaming, get BFBC2.

Unless you don't like spending 10 minutes attempting to get into a game.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up
26. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up Mar 8, 2010, 17:03 Bard
 
Verno wrote on Mar 8, 2010, 12:42:
In this case I don't think it's so much capacity as it is actual problems with the dedicated server and clients.

The problem is that they've designed their game to put a lot of the features that would normally be client side on the server side - purely to make it more difficult for the warez guys to make a fully functional cracked game to play on private servers.

This 'shift' of processing from local to server hosted has made it require a shitload more capacity on their end - which they didn't/don't have.

In the end the pirates who wouldn't have bought the game are not playing it while those of us who DID pay money for the game are suffering with it taking forever to get into a game online.

Talk about cutting off your nose to spite your face. Last EA game I buy. There's plenty of games out there that don't treat their paying customers as criminals.

 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up
25. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Server Fixes Follow-up Mar 8, 2010, 16:59 Bard
 
Still can't add a server to favorites
Still can't add friends

AT least I can play now - even though I used to be able to play games after pressing shift+run/stop and pressing play on tape on my old commodore 64... loading data... stupid.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Connectivity Fix
23. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Connectivity Fix Mar 4, 2010, 19:18 Bard
 
DangerDog wrote on Mar 4, 2010, 13:15:
These are just "smoke and mirror" fixes, they need to buckle down and really fix the game by releasing a patch for the client.

for starters they can implement a regional filter to the server browser so you don't see UK servers unless you live in the UK.


I've spent HOURS trying to get this game working - i've come to the conclusion those responsible for the underlying infrastructure are incompetent. Maybe they have a better explanation.
 
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News Comments > Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Connectivity Fix
22. Re: Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Connectivity Fix Mar 4, 2010, 19:16 Bard
 
The stories linked fix does not work here.  
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer
16. Re: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer Feb 28, 2010, 18:12 Bard
 
skyguy wrote on Feb 28, 2010, 13:35:
As I said, I'll download a crack as soon as it is released, and if I do experience any issues I'll be making use of it. Think I'm going to lose my job as Ubisoft's official spokesman over that?

depends on whether your job is damage control

 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer
14. Re: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer Feb 28, 2010, 13:23 Bard
 
you can guarantee? you an official spokesman? sounds like it.

Only the ignorant takes on belief that UBI won't experience problems or that they intend to spend money on the servers supporting the authentication in perpetuity.

this DRM is stupid, and WILL have issues due to it's scheme.
 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer
11. Re: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer Feb 28, 2010, 11:00 Bard
 
Marvin T. Martian wrote on Feb 27, 2010, 21:45:
and nothing like a NAZI sub sim to boot---sink those Unarmed Merchant Vessels and Ocean Liners like the S.S. Athenia--sweet!

What an incredibly historically ignorant comment. Kriegsmarine <> Nazi - that would be like saying the US Marines were Democrats.
 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer
7. Re: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer Feb 27, 2010, 19:20 Bard
 
skyguy wrote on Feb 27, 2010, 19:06:
If I were talking about some generic game of some generic genre like Assassins Creed 2, I wouldn't even think about buying it with such a restrictive DRM scheme. But there's never been a game quite like SH5 before (see the preview, a submarine simulation with RPG elements!), I'm going to love every minute of it.

If I can't play a game when I have no internet connection available (using an alienware laptop and I usually play Silent Hunter when I am on my commute) then I simply am not buying it.

Way to treat your consumers like criminals UBI - how about you put a bracelet on my ankle too?

 
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News Comments > Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer
6. Re: Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic Trailer Feb 27, 2010, 19:15 Bard
 
anyawow wrote on Feb 27, 2010, 15:11:
I was looking forward to picking this up. But, sadly, since they have implemented the most customer hostile DRM ever invented, I will not be supporting them.

Bummer - I WAS going to buy it too.
 
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Jan 20, 2010, 09:07 Bard
 
hmm... assinine comment Verno.

I would assume if he paid the same as the consolers - and the consolers got it for free that the PC users should too.

That would only be FAIR to the consumer, and I am sure the developer realises it's not about THEM but about US - any developer with an attitude the other way around shouldn't be in a consumer oriented business.
 
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News Comments > Why Shooters Need Dedicated Servers
21. why is this even being discussed? Jan 5, 2010, 17:50 Bard
 
Dedicated servers are needed to create a stable and fair environment.

It was utter stupidity that led to MW2 not having a dedicated server for PC.

It had to be a decision made by some completely clueless idiot.. probably someone in Marketing that wanted it released for XMAS 2009.

 
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