Steinur Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:40pm
Is the DRM still an issue?
I refused to buy this game when it was released as it was an always on DRM policy with it. If you disconnected from the internet during playing you would be kicked out of game. Then I think they changed it so you only needed to be online to start the game, which is not good enough for me. I could not find out this for sure now and I will therefore not buy this game even at 75% off. Ubisdoft needs to stop punishing they customers.

Like I said, I could not find out for sure what they're DRM policy is right now. Would be great if anyone who knows could tell us.
Last edited by Steinur; Dec 27, 2012 @ 8:41pm
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Criamos Dec 27, 2012 @ 9:21pm 
Nothing has changed. That abysmal DRM is still the same afaik.
That's why I won't buy this game, even though I'd like to.
Phrix889 Dec 27, 2012 @ 11:09pm 
Pretty sure all Ubisoft games had the always online DRM removed, someone correct me if you have a source proving otherwise.
Criamos Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:16am 
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/09/driver-san-francisco-developer-defends-ubisoft-drm-practices/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/17/ubisoft-listens-barely-changes-driver-drm/

@Phrixx889: If you're willing to pay for getting bullied by an inferior DRM System, go ahead and do it. I won't support games with ridiculous DRM that plagues pc gaming.
Phrix889 Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:28am 
Originally posted by Criamos:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/09/driver-san-francisco-developer-defends-ubisoft-drm-practices/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/17/ubisoft-listens-barely-changes-driver-drm/

@Phrixx889: If you're willing to pay for getting bullied by an inferior DRM System, go ahead and do it. I won't support games with ridiculous DRM that plagues pc gaming.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/05/ubisoft-scrapping-always-on-drm-for-pc-games/
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Nerevarine Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:36am 
I would have bought this during the summer sales, but now, a big "meh!". Their DRM lost me as a customer.

Edit: Not to mention the abhorrent difference in price between the regular edition and the deluxe ("skinned") edition. I tend to stay far way from games with massive amounts of DLC's too. Such a pain in the ♥♥♥♥.
Last edited by Nerevarine; Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:38am
Phrix889 Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:38am 
Originally posted by <(^_~)>:
I would have bought this during the summer sales, but now, a big "meh!". Their DRM lost me as a customer.
Did you even read the above post?
Nerevarine Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:41am 
Originally posted by Phrix889:
Originally posted by <(^_~)>:
I would have bought this during the summer sales, but now, a big "meh!". Their DRM lost me as a customer.
Did you even read the above post?

Yes. They still have DRM though, and it requires registration. Anyhow, I get sick to my stomach just visinting their store page now. Partly because of their previous, more intrusive DRM, also in part because of its leftovers, and then equally so, because of the reasons listed in my edit.
Last edited by Nerevarine; Dec 28, 2012 @ 12:42am
Steinur Dec 28, 2012 @ 2:07am 
Originally posted by Criamos:
Nothing has changed. That abysmal DRM is still the same afaik.
That's why I won't buy this game, even though I'd like to.
Yea, this is all I could figure out myself, just wanted to see if the community would know more. I am so sick of the DRM for paying customers. I own GTA IV where you don't need to be online to play.. just to save you'r progress, and no.. it's not okay. And I'm so tired of having to log onto steam, start game, log into Rockstar social club and the start the game and then I have to log into windows live... FFS.. I am not gonna buy GTA V when it realeases if this will be an issue
BuzzsawBandit Dec 28, 2012 @ 4:43am 
Originally posted by Phrix889:
Originally posted by Criamos:
http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2011/09/driver-san-francisco-developer-defends-ubisoft-drm-practices/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2011/08/17/ubisoft-listens-barely-changes-driver-drm/

@Phrixx889: If you're willing to pay for getting bullied by an inferior DRM System, go ahead and do it. I won't support games with ridiculous DRM that plagues pc gaming.
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/09/05/ubisoft-scrapping-always-on-drm-for-pc-games/

Thanks, this makes me a very happy man-bunny. Spending more money on games!
Comrade Suhov Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:37am 
So is it removed or not? For instance, HAWX 2 on Steam still have Online-only DRM for single player as for December 24.
Auxois Dec 28, 2012 @ 6:48am 
So I take it back, I just tried the game, allowing it thru my firewall and it's running smooth. So the DRM has been removed. So everyone have at it.
Felixia Dec 29, 2012 @ 5:52pm 
funny cause they will never remove the protection i never seemed to have a problem but fact is enough people are buying it so they will never remove it i think just selling 100,000 copies is enough so yeh its either buy a good game or miss out seems a lot are missing out by avoiding them even though they will continue to make them :3 hate to wake up people who expect to put them out of buisness by avoiding them.
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