I'm REALLY digging the lack of "online connection required" mentioning for Galactic Conquest
Just as a warning, the Campaign mode of GSB, despite failure to advertise as such in the store, REQUIRES an active internet connection to play. This is super. Having shelved the game for a few years, I picked it up again fairly recently when I was looking for a timesink to have a bit of fun here and there while underway (yep, that's right, I'm playing that card -- I'm a US Sailor, and THAT'S why I don't have constant online access, before anyone just goes "lol sucks for you"). Now, I had nothing DLC-wise for the game, and I was ecstatic to see the mention of the DLC adding a campaign. Fantastic! A way to tie the battle's together while adding a bit of metagame! Sign me up!
Well, I buy it, then find that I am unable to log in to the campaign when I start the game up again after getting back to my ship. Okay, guess I just need to activate it... fast-forward to today, where I register the game, put in my key, all that... then, as a test, disconnect from the internet. Nope, Campaign is disabled now.
Look, having fished around on Google for a minute just a bit ago, I gather NOW that (according to several-year-old forum posts from GC's release) that Positech's website indicates online functionality required. Like, that's great, I appreciate that, but Valve fails to mention this in any capacity on the store page; the GC game manual, itself, doesn't say anything (and I made sure to look); there is nothing saying "hey, if you don't have the internet, you can't play this game mode". Now, hey, I applaud the whole "fight other player's fleets!" thing, but it's startlingly inconvienient for anyone who doesn't want to/can't be online to play it... and to be quite blunt, I like GSB, but when looking at my narrow windows of internet bandwidth, there are MANY more games that I feel are more deserving of my online gameplay then a glorified tower defense game.
Long story short, get Valve to fix their blurb, because I don't want to see anyone else out 7 bucks for this oversight.