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kishinthunder Jan 5, 2013 @ 6:45pm
Uplay - why is a uplay account needed
Just tucked this game in but quite annoyed that I can't actually play it without creating a uplay account, it certainly wasn't mentioned in the sys requirement. Is this 100% needed to play the game? Does Steam allow refunds on digital downloads? Thanks
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π Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:02pm 
Yes you do need it to play and no Steam does not give refunds on most purchases. You can ask for a refund by contacting support but I wouldn't expect it to happen.

I don't own this game but I do own other Ubisoft games that use Uplay like Far Cry 3 and Assassin's Creed Brotherhood.
kishinthunder Jan 5, 2013 @ 7:34pm 
Thanks for the reply. This is the first ubisoft game I have installed in a number of years as if a game is available on the xbox I tend to buy that version (Dawn of War II last summer got me back into pc gaming). I've bought a number of games since then and this is the first sp game that needed a special account.
Rhenthyl Jan 5, 2013 @ 8:58pm 
All of Ubisofts games require UPlay, have done for quite a while. Also this game isn't a pure SP game. The SP has a lot of multiplayer elements built into it, such as daily and monthly missions, senate votes, law votes, persitant Ark storage, and drop in multiplayer. what this means is anything you do in multiplayer can be carried over into MP. there's also chat and friends lists

There are perks to using UPlay aswell, you get bonus ingame stuff for using it when you reach milestones in the game.

Quite a few games, even games on here, will require you to have another signup, whether it's GFWL, website sign up, or simply connecting your facebook account. Get used to it
Zino Jan 5, 2013 @ 11:25pm 
Originally posted by Rhenthyl:
Quite a few games, even games on here, will require you to have another signup, whether it's GFWL

Developers know they will get bad press by using GFWL, so it's avoided where possible. Which means mostly bad console ports. Should not be encouraged by buying them.

website sign up

What game would that be? Are you speaking of MMOs or similar where you tie you multiplayer progress to an account? I don't think anyone is complaining about that.

or simply connecting your facebook account

Haven't seen that one yet. Which game?

Get used to it

Please don't. Every time this shows up in a single player game, get annoyed. Preferably annoyed enough to complain about it.
belarm Jan 24, 2013 @ 10:05am 
Originally posted by Zino:
Please don't. Every time this shows up in a single player game, get annoyed. Preferably annoyed enough to complain about it.

Seconded. I'm trying to get something out of Ubisoft about this, but it's like beating my head against a wall. I guess, since I'm out the money and won't play the game I bought, I'll get my $30 of entertainment by seeing how many ways they can say no to a refund.
Intrepid Shepherd Jan 29, 2013 @ 4:59am 
i have steam installed, why do i need ubisoft as well????? ridiculous amount of unnecessary programs.
Human Prototype Jan 29, 2013 @ 6:16am 
so u want ur money back cuz u dont want to press a couple more buttons ? (lazy) and if u want to know what Uplay does google it, but here's the resume version --- ANTI PIRACY STUFF
Unholy Eve Jan 29, 2013 @ 9:31am 
Originally posted by Human Prototype:
so u want ur money back cuz u dont want to press a couple more buttons ?

They even reduced the button presses to play now, no more "go to game" and then "play" its just play now!!!!!!!1111!!11!11
belarm Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:07am 
Originally posted by Unholy Eve:
They even reduced the button presses to play now, no more "go to game" and then "play" its just play now!!!!!!!1111!!11!11

That's good, because the concern was always really about how many times I have to click my mouse before I start my RTS, and not about invasive DRM run by a company that is openly hostile to its customers.
Human Prototype Jan 30, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Originally posted by belarm:
That's good, because the concern was always really about how many times I have to click my mouse before I start my RTS, and not about invasive DRM run by a company that is openly hostile to its customers.
The DRM is there for a purpose, Ubisotf is not to blame, PEOPLE are, we can with a push of a button turn pirates steal all their ♥♥♥♥ for freeeeeeee!
so dont blame them, blame society ... or the economy.
belarm Jan 30, 2013 @ 2:55pm 
Originally posted by Human Prototype:
The DRM is there for a purpose, Ubisotf is not to blame, PEOPLE are, we can with a push of a button turn pirates steal all their ♥♥♥♥ for freeeeeeee!
so dont blame them, blame society ... or the economy.

Really? That argument? Go to the Pirate Bay and see how long it takes you to find a copy of any uplay protected game.

While it's valid to argue for the existence of DRM, uplay is a ♥♥♥♥ DRM system. That *is* Ubisoft's fault, no matter how you slice it. They're trying to make some hackneyed replacement for Steam, and they are failing spectacularly at it.
Human Prototype Jan 30, 2013 @ 3:20pm 
Originally posted by belarm:
Really? That argument? Go to the Pirate Bay and see how long it takes you to find a copy of any uplay protected game.

While it's valid to argue for the existence of DRM, uplay is a ♥♥♥♥ DRM system. That *is* Ubisoft's fault, no matter how you slice it. They're trying to make some hackneyed replacement for Steam, and they are failing spectacularly at it.

Doesn't take much really ... so why the hell do u think I bought the game? cuz its a good game just like 1404 but better (and u dont have ark storage in offline mode - if u know what Im saying) and if u dont like it get ur money back (good luck with that XDXDXD) cuz Ubi isn't changing a thing.
belarm Jan 30, 2013 @ 7:22pm 
Originally posted by Human Prototype:
Doesn't take much really ... so why the hell do u think I bought the game? cuz its a good game just like 1404 but better (and u dont have ark storage in offline mode - if u know what Im saying) and if u dont like it get ur money back (good luck with that XDXDXD) cuz Ubi isn't changing a thing.

Read this comic, and take its message to heart:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/11/03
Human Prototype Jan 31, 2013 @ 7:20am 
Originally posted by belarm:
Read this comic, and take its message to heart:
http://www.penny-arcade.com/comic/2004/11/03
Why, can't you come with words yourself ? lazy fellow u are
belarm Jan 31, 2013 @ 9:21am 
That wasn't clear enough for you? Very well:

You made a poor attempt to defeat a strawman you created yourself, and did so with 'sentences' inspired by what I can only assume is a deep-seated hatred of language.

Apparently you missed the part where there are people who have bought the game, would like their money back, cannot get it, and are not satisfied with that situation.
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