I've Got The News Blues wrote on Mar 8, 2010, 21:27:
Dev wrote on Mar 8, 2010, 21:24:Legitimate users got a patch that authenticated to a different server that wasn't overloaded since the pirates didn't get the patch.
Yeah demigods if I recall right. They had some issues when it first launched, I wonder how they ended up fixing it.
The real sin in all that was that Stardock and GPG took a huge credibility hit because regardless of the reason, legitimate buyers of the game only knew that they couldn't connect and play. The net code was a little shaky at launch, but this really magnified the problem, and hurt both companies in the process. They should have expected it however. Proper prior planning prevents piss-poor results. The 'P' rule.
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