Elf Shot The Food wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 08:14:
People still play PC games?
If my internet connection goes down during play, will I lose my progress?
That depends on the way the systems have been implemented. The two examples we have now, Assassin's Creed 2 and Settlers VII, show differing implementations. In Assassin's Creed, if your connection cuts out, you'll be taken back to the last checkpoint. "With Settlers, your game will resume exactly where you left off," says Ubisoft's spokesperson.
we have been clear from the beginning that the game does need an internet connection for you to play. So if it goes down for real for a little while, then yeah, you can't play.
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Dev wrote on Feb 19, 2010, 03:12:
ubisoft would be particularly stupid if they confirmed with PC GAMER which is obviously working on a print magazine review, that this was the final DRM if it wasn't.
Verno wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 15:43:
I sent Ubisoft a calm email with a picture of all of the Ubisoft titles(about 20 for PC and consoles) I own on my shelf and told them that I won't be purchasing any for the PC or consoles for that matter if they go forward with this plan. If they don't listen then that's their problem, my money will get spent elsewhere while they have their little fruitless piracy battle.
Verno wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 10:11:I'm not under the illusion that we're having a dialogue with them, but their sales figures from us voting with our dollars will send a very loud message. They're in for a rude awakening one way or another.
Threatening to pirate their titles isn't exactly a smart way to have dialogue with the publisher unfortunately.
Elf Shot The Food wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 08:14:Get some new material. This wasn't funny as post #1 either.
People still play PC games?
Muscular Beaver wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 05:21:I agree with the sentiment, but I think it's more detrimental in practice.
This problem is easily solved by simply not buying any more Ubisoft products and making sure the word gets out to everyone else to do the same.
The problem is that they're trying to marry it to singleplayer games as a DRM method and offering literally nothing in return to the consumer.
Im ready to head to newegg and order ACII for my PS3 right now with news of this crap.
Verno wrote on Feb 18, 2010, 09:55:So what happens if your Internet is down, company goes out of business, etc. when you want to play this game?
I don't mind the idea of gameplay being married to an internet connection. I mind the fact that in most cases it's a transparent DRM method which won't stop piracy anyways. Give me a fun and innovative game that actually uses its persistent connection to the internet for something useful and beneficial to the player then I'm all for it. I forget the name of that game that was a conspiracy theory type thing where the game would call you, email you and other stuff but that kind of game would be well suited to this idea.