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View Poll Results: Will the new DRM affect your SH5 purchase
"Makes no difference to me" 191 15.44%
I'll cancel my pre-order & wait 148 11.96%
Wait for UBI to remove the online DRM 761 61.52%
Not going to at all now. 137 11.08%
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:07 PM   #1
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As it seems that a permanment online connection is required to play SH5 will it affect your decision to buy (sorry lease)?
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:09 PM   #2
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Ubi lost me with the 1943 and Type VII-only decisions. But if I had been planning to buy it this would have made me change my mind. I'll quite happily use online authentication such as Steam, but this is a different kettle of fish.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:12 PM   #3
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I dont know.

My concern is losing internet connection. it doesnt happen to me that often, my internet is connected almost continuously, however, i know that the minute im stalking up on some fat task force at 2:00am my connection will go dead and i'll be without a game.

The few times i have been without connection, the connection issues have lasted a few days. that would drive me insane!

I also dont like the idea of being forced to save my game on their server?

whats wrong with local save games???
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #4
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This will be the second time I have forfeited a game I am passionate
about because the DRM system won't let me own the game after I have
paid for it.

It breaks my heart.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:13 PM   #5
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Save games being stored on Ubi servers means you can forget using programs like SH3Gen.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:19 PM   #6
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Well, that's strike three for me. I'm out unless they say something different now. It was hard enough to get saved games to work in 3 and 4 , now throw in the fact that we may have to rely on them to ensure they are there when we need them? I don't buy games that require you to log in to play.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:20 PM   #7
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Chose this:
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Wait for UBI to remove the online DRM
and when it hits the bargain bin.

This together with the "only one U-boat and 1943 ending" moved SHV to the end of my wish list.



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Old 01-26-2010, 12:23 PM   #8
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Spending $49 on a game that I knew would be buggy at release and then spend 9 months patching it was something I was prepared to do in order to continue to support the franchise. But adding online DRM and having to connect to Ubisoft's servers, which are about as welcoming as a fart in a space suit, is the end of the line for me.

There comes a point where the Publisher just doesn't deserve the support any more. I'm there.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:23 PM   #9
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I'll wait, just as I did with SH 3. 2 years down the road Ubisoft eliminated the DRM and I bought the budget edition for 10 € (including printed manual and map !!!). I have the patience to wait for a DRM free SH 5.
And if Ubisoft never releases a DRM free version, no big loss. I just won't BUY the game.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:24 PM   #10
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Isn't it incredible that with every news item bout the game it is looking worse and worse...
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:25 PM   #11
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I wish The SH devs would find a publisher that actualy does war games... not kiddy FPS games...

I voted that I will buy it if UBI decided to ditch the DRM...
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:30 PM   #12
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there are plenty of older games that i can play, and when games stop selling they WILL get the message that only customers making mommy and daddy buy them will still buy their games.


anti-piracy is important but i dont care if this stuff stops Osama Bin Laden himself, i still will never "rent" any video game

i have no issue with a check in online authorization because that can be maintained with some little automatic check program after the game company no longer wants to support the game but this setup they are talking about is just stupid.

why waste my time at all, if thats what they want then forget the disk altogether and i can save on HDD space too.

if i want to play sh5 i'll log on with my credit card and buy one game play like the video arcade machines then play till i die and run my credit card through for another game.

thats 1000% pirate proof and i dont have to patch the game i DO NOT OWN

i will watch and hope the drm is removed one day and then i might take a look in the bargin bin for sh5 but i doubt there will the kind of mod support for it that we are used to.
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:30 PM   #13
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I'll wait and see Maybe this "see" will last till the Ubizoo decides to release a full game without this stupid DRM cr*p.

Just read some comments bout SH5 collectors ed at polish game store webside... it really seems that casual console fanboys gonna get this game. Coz it l"ooks cool".
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:32 PM   #14
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Quote:
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I wish The SH devs would find a publisher that actualy does war games... not kiddy FPS games...

I voted that I will buy it if UBI decided to ditch the DRM...
Ubisoft is both developer and publisher of SH5
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Old 01-26-2010, 12:35 PM   #15
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Hmm... yea, when I posted that I forgot the devs worked for UBI...

Now we need to come up with something like with ea... Evil Arts...

now what could UBI stand for... lol
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