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RED-FROG   Posted 8th Mar 2010 8:19pm
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The new game protection software Ubisoft DRM is causing more trouble than it helps.
To legal purchasers of course.

On games such as Assassins Creed2, Silent Hunter5 and the newest upcoming Settlers, you MUST always be connected with the internet, even when you play it OFFLINE.

If this connection breaks off, for even just ONE whole second, the game pauses, if the time is too long, the game will set you back to your latest checkpoint. If you completely lose the connection for a longer period the game will just stop working until it can reach the tracker again.

So we come to the next point...what if the tracker is down? If it is down - no game for you.
If you use UMTS/Satellite or any other wireless connection, package loss (pausing game) is pretty much bound to occur every now and then.

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/98927-Ubisoft-DRM-Authentication-Servers-Go-Down
The tracker went down the first days of AC2. In the news you can read that it was down for at least 10hours.
I wonder if hackers could just attack the tracker for the fun of it.

If I buy a game, and it wouldn't work because of something like that.....I think my anger and hate would reach an unachievable level against the makers.
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Assaultman67    Posted 8th Mar 2010 9:03pm
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If i was a hacker id be all over that crap ...

There were already people who "attacked" the servers thus denying people of playing the game (i honestly think they had a failure on their end ... however with all the "there will be no downtime" talk they didn't care to admit it)

Also it seems people are still having problems with the server ...
   Modified Mar 8th, 09:10pm by Assaultman67
Bigblack40   Posted 8th Mar 2010 9:21pm
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yeah it kind of sucks but im sure some 1 will release a patch like for those games for windows games
   
Beatonator    Posted 9th Mar 2010 3:18pm
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Hmmm, im sure someone will produce a private "Ubisoft" tracker like they have for WoW and the sort.
Trying to find old players. Anyone about? Drop me a PM or reply to this thread:
>Link< (or head over to RFrun.net's comment section!)  
 
Molodiets   Posted 9th Mar 2010 3:43pm
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in assasin's creed 2 your saves are stored on a distant server.
if you installed the game on 2 computers in 2 diferent houses you needn't bring your back up as you move to your parents/ gf/ whoever

as for games that requires you stay online, they aren't new. guildwars etc.
yes they are mmorpg (even thou playin pve gw looks like playing alone)
spoilsport    Modified Mar 9th, 03:46pm by Molodiets
RED-FROG   Posted 9th Mar 2010 3:55pm
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Of course having savegames on external servers is absolutely the most wanted thing every gamer has been asking for since Pong. [/sarcasm]

The 2nd statement just fails and doesn't have any connection with the SP game Assassins Creed2, Settlers nor Silent Hunter 5. If Guildwars, the online game requires you to be online, then it may be so. You wouldn't really play or buy it if you don't have internet, or you use UMTS, Satellite, bad WLan or your ISP just sucks.

Anybody who defends Ubisoft DRM doesn't know what he is talking about.
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Molodiets   Posted 9th Mar 2010 5:31pm
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maybe!
I'm not the kind of players who usually buy games like AC or prince of persia.
I play mmorpgs and fps like UT and i always always play them online.
I find every single player campaign damn boring so i guess i wouldn't buy a game with no multiplayer mods .
On the other hand, ac2 lacks of... interesting multiplayer mods therefore i won't buy it. I Guess my opinion isn't relevant indeed. I'm not the target audience for that kind of game
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Assaultman67    Posted 10th Mar 2010 5:02am
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Another one bites the dust ...

But yea ... poor ubisoft ... but damn ... i can't believe they didn't see it coming
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Lace    Posted 10th Mar 2010 5:22am
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Best-selling PC download games of the week: purchasers unperturbed by protective measures:

Some surprise entries this week as, despite the publicised controversies surrounding Ubisoft's new copy protection measures - Assassin's Creed 2 and Silent Hunter 5 being the first PC games to sport them - both appear among Steam network's best-selling games of March 1-7.

01) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Limited Edition
02) Supreme Commander 2
03) Assassin's Creed 2
04) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
05) Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising
06) Napoleon: Total War Imperial Edition
07) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising
08) Napoleon: Total War
09) Silent Hunter 5: Battle of the Atlantic
10) Aliens vs Predator

Chart positions reflect total revenue gained by the Steam Network.

Source:The Independent
A common mistake people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.    Modified Mar 10th, 05:22am by Lace
RED-FROG   Posted 10th Mar 2010 11:48am
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I'm sure the purchasers have had their fun already.
Many of them purchase the game clueless. For example you can find such clueless persons on youtube en masse.
In the forums you can find complaints everywhere.

On on amazon.de (assassins creed2) for example 306 ratings - 259 of them have 1 out of 5 stars.
Full of complaints and even REAL purchasers complaints. Not just spam.
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Assaultman67    Posted 10th Mar 2010 4:04pm
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I wonder what Ubisoft will do? ... Will they learn anything from the incident?

Or are they trying to not negotiate with terrorists pirates? (The hackers and terrorists is pseudo comparable ... except hackers anger people where as terrorists kill and scare people ...)

Will they keep trying to force heavy DRM measures onto their customers?

But yea, whomever is doing this attack will probably get sued/jailed into oblivion if they get caught ... which i bet would happen ...

Edit: Hmm ... i wonder if they're really just trying to squeeze customers out of the PC market and into the Xbox360 and PS3 market

the PC version apparently is around $60 where as the console versions are around $35 (that's what i read in a review anyway ...)
   Modified Mar 10th, 04:16pm by Assaultman67



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