nin wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 14:12:
Rob wrote on Jan 12, 2012, 14:06:
And what happens when those servers go down?
Remember people not being able to play Spore? Or Assasin's Creed? Or Bionic Commando Rearmed?
And we've come full circle! Everyone back to the "Diablo III in February" thread!
It will function exactly as MMOs have for 2 decades now. Occasional outage, miniscule inconvenience, thunderous fist-shaking, and then people will get back to their digital crack a few minutes later.
I'm sure they've learned a lot from WoW and can manage to support persistent servers in a more than reasonable fasion.
More OT, this is an insult to the term "witch hunt". Unlike piracy, witches aren't real. And the standard test for determining whether ot not someone has illegally distributed copyrighted material is not 'toss them in a body of water and see if they fail to drown'.