KilrathiAce wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 17:16:
I will shift to silent hunter game series(same drm).
I am silent hunter fanboi, I own every game(boxed) until 4. I bought 4 even though I knew it was going to be just as buggy as 3 but I am just lover of this series. However, I did not buy 5, why? one reason DRM. I may consider the game if they remove DRM with a patch down the road along with more fixing(game is buggy as previous games). So I wouldn't jump to conclusions that faithful, fanboys and addicts will buy games regardeless, I did not. I was a hardcore addict besides fanboy as I used to even run biggest unofficial buglist for sh3 with submissions around the world.
SpectralMeat wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 11:05:Which has been what... 1 week? Two weeks? Not much else has come out in the last week or two to push it off the list entirely.
Settlers 7 is still on the top 10 seller list on Steam, ever since it's been released.
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Elessar wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 15:16:You're obviously new to sarasm too, and the only foolish assumption I made was that you weren't.
I'm not new to gaming by any stretch, but thanks for the foolish assumption.
The point is they should care about customer satisfaction, because in this case their sales are hurting because of it.Both in this case and in countless others, sales don't appear to be suffering because of DRM. And, this could even be due in part to sales from those who would otherwise have pirated a game offsetting any loss of sales due to a game's DRM. When you don't have to stand behind your product and give refunds, then you don't have to worry about customer satisfaction. The faithful, the fanboys, and the addicts will buy your games regardless, and the rest of your potential customers will have either forgotten about the past problems by the time the sequel comes out or weren't old enough to remember them to begin with. This is an industry-wide practice, and there's never been enough consumer backlash to change it. And, since video game consumers as a whole have a short memory and attention span and see games as disposable entertainment, I doubt there ever will be.
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 10:51:
I have news for you man, not all French people are the silly stereotype you have been spoon fed by the media.
I've Got The News Blues wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 11:29:Confrontational much? I'm not new to gaming by any stretch, but thanks for the foolish assumption. Even still, I'll forever be woeful about the counterproductive business practices companies like Ubisoft employs. The point is they should care about customer satisfaction, because in this case their sales are hurting because of it.Elessar wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 10:36:You're obviously new to the ways of the game industry. Customer satisfaction doesn't really matter. Which part of "no refunds" don't you understand? This industry is built upon this principle. While I certainly hate this new DRM scheme, the games that use it aren't the first to ever ship broken or unplayable or even remain as such.
It amazes me how Ubi is stubbornly sticking with this DRM. I mean, this shit is getting bad and until they fix it completely or remove it, they're conveying that customer satisfaction simply does not matter.
Then again, I should be one to talk, as I saw Transformers 1 and enjoyed it...
Sales /= quality...
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 10:51:
Ignorance is not a virtue.
Prez wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 12:34:
Now THAT I knew already, so no harm done.
Verno wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 12:26:
Sorry I don't sit by the computer clicking refresh on warez forums And I haven't verified this myself so *shrug*. People said AC2 was day one cracked and that turned out to be false too.
CythrawL wrote on Apr 6, 2010, 12:31:
Well you know what, There's a game out next week that will be cracked before its released too... May as well ban me for that too, seeing you didn't know it, till I told you :-/