Verno wrote on May 17, 2012, 13:52:
Krovven wrote on May 17, 2012, 13:15:
Yea I'm the hypocrite for not wishing for bad game experiences for other gamers? Right. Only hypocrites here are those with Steam accounts with hundreds to over thousands of games, some of which do not work in offline mode.
Most titles on Steam do not require a persistent internet connection so that doesn't really go anywhere.
The launch was bad for many reasons, I doubt DDoS had much to do with it. It's not very defensible either (I've tried but the arguments are weak) and really justifies all of peoples concerns about that model. Now a lot of people are taking this opportunity to say "I told you so" and well...they did. Not much more to it.
Heck, I would venture it was a DDoS but not a malicious one, just millions of people trying to log in at the same time provoking in effect a DDoS.