Did you read what this DRM will consist of?
Having internet connection isn't enough. You have to have a PERFECT internet connection, since you lose progress if you even momentarily disconnect. Your router has to have a perfect uptime record, so that you've never ever needed to reboot your router. Your ISP has to have a perfect uptime record (I guess you pay hundreds extra a month for that T1 contract garunteeing 99.7% uptime which still isn't perfect) Ubisoft has mentioned bandwidth they are gonna use for this DRM thats more than most dialup, to the tune that they are transferring most of a gigabyte a day, so they are gonna monitor constantly. Hope you don't have metered internet. And thats only the bit you can somewhat control from YOUR end.
Plus, anytime they do maintence the ubisoft servers will be down and prevent EVERYONE from playing thier game (they already announced that little tidbit). Or if their servers get attacked (you think pirates won't ddos someone like this if it will take down 100% of a PC game playing population? From what I've seen, DDOSers like to do things that get them noticed and knocking ubisoft's servers down would probably get them noticed. Not to mention that hackers will probably want to give ubisoft the finger in general over this for daring to think they can stop them regardless of if they can. If ddos attacks can knock things like amazon or yahoo offline for a bit, a little piddly server like ubisoft has no chance.). Not to mention that this is basically going to be like a MMORPG launch. Since when have you noticed MMORPG launchs going good? Why? Because if they are taking 50 kbit bandwidth from every game player constantly, they are basically going to need to run bandwidth the size of a small MMORPG to handle that, and servers to control that bandwidth. Basically they are going to need to have a big chunk of a MMORPG's logistical structure on the backend, with no MMORPG experiance, working perfectly. HAHAHAAHAHAHA. When was the last mmorpg that launched good from a small company with zero mmorpg experiance and zero beta or alphas, and no clue about what kinda bandwidth and servers they would need? None of this you can control from your end. You just have to have perfect faith that ubisoft will have perfect uptime on thier servers.
So yeah, you just keep deluding yourself that you will have a perfect gameplay experiance with this DRM.
If its ubisoft, it will get this DRM. They just basically said they want to put it on everything until they die.
No, since the driving motivators to include DRM are all still there. I.e. shareholders wanting to see it (doesn't matter much if it works, they just like to see it. If the shareholders were smart they'd care more about game quality and not pissing peopel off.)
This comment was edited on Feb 27, 2010, 08:21.