Real question: will you buy this with Ubisoft DRM?

The new Heroes games produced by Ubisoft. Please specify which game you are referring to in your post.

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WILL YOU BUY HEROES VI WITH UBISOFT DRM?

Poll ended at Sep 25 2010, 2:38

YES
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20%
NO
25
57%
I SAY NO NOW, AND I'LL END UP BUYING IT
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23%
 
Total votes: 44

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Real question: will you buy this with Ubisoft DRM?

Postby corleone » Sep 18 2010, 2:38

I'm wondering why there is all this forum talk when UbiSoft is going to use the ridiculous "always connected" DRM....

Are you really going to buy a strategy game that needs to be connected to the internet?

Why are you even talking about this game until they change their minds?

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Postby Nelgirith » Sep 18 2010, 7:02

Voted 3 :P

I do NOT buy any Ubisoft game ... except HoMM :(

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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 18 2010, 10:01

I wouldn't buy it without DRM either until the complete collection comes out anyway...

And haven't they figured out that an offline mode is always a good idea... even Steam implemented one a while back.
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Postby Kalah » Sep 18 2010, 10:50

Definitely no. I believe I have made my viewson the subject quite clear. No change. :)
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Postby MattII » Sep 18 2010, 12:33

Voted no, If I can't play this thing off-line I'm not going to bother.

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Postby Dragon Angel » Sep 18 2010, 12:42

Plain No.

My net connection availability is not that good (I live either at a rented flat or at my pearents house, so it usually does not depend on me) so an always-connected DRM would make it a complete mess to play for me. I can barely stand "connect-at-some-times" DRM, like for Starcraft II but, ¿a full-time? forget about it... I will wait to play until they decide to remove it (either by patch or in a collector's edition, if we are lucky).

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Postby Qurqirish Dragon » Sep 18 2010, 13:40

Note that this was a poll question on the main CH page for a while.

That question didn't mention DRM, however. it was:
Will you buy H6 if it requires Internet to play?
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No
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Postby Mirez » Sep 18 2010, 13:43

I'm pretty sure a few days after release a "mod" comes out that allows offline play much like starcraft 2
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Postby Metathron » Sep 18 2010, 15:24

Of course I'll buy the game, but not before a "fix" is created to do away with the intrusive DRM. :)
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Postby Secret_Holder » Sep 19 2010, 19:27

I probably won't buy it regardless. This just isn't HoMM anymore.

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Postby MattII » Sep 19 2010, 19:50

Yeah, there is that.

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Postby Yurian Stonebow » Sep 19 2010, 22:42

Voted Yes but I may yet change my mind and refuse to buy the game if Ubisoft hangs on to its no-good "web only"-policy 'til the bitter end. A Heroes game for me means playing with a real CD (DVD), leafing through a real manual when I feel like it and certainly not being always connected to the internet. Mandatory internet connection kind of pointless demands are just rubbish. I do not wish to let some mean company based "big brother" to watch my ever step which to me equals nothing but agressive marketing startegy where cash rules everything around me.



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Postby Bishop AlMighty » Sep 19 2010, 23:47

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Postby parcaleste » Sep 20 2010, 5:45

I don't like the idea to be "monitored" while playing whatever game, so, unless there is a patch that kills this poo of an idea, I am not bying anything.

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Postby ketchua » Sep 20 2010, 5:49

Secret_Holder wrote:I probably won't buy it regardless. This just isn't HoMM anymore.
Seconded.

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Postby cjlee » Sep 20 2010, 17:46

I hate being connected all the time. My internet sucks anyway.

This isn't an online multiplayer game like Warcraft; most people play single player RPGs and fantasy with storyline. Ubisoft and 3D0 made crap maps that are not even 1% as good as those by independent mapmakers. Many of us are still playing H3 and H4 thanks to the fun maps.

Must we go online just to satisfy their fear of piracy? I bet there's no real difference. Some hacker will create a mod within a month and offer a cracked version on bittorrent. Irritating DRMs only hurt the legitimate buyers and players who don't get hacked versions.

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Postby Konfuzius » Sep 20 2010, 19:13

buying? no I would not buy it.

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I won't buy it with Ubisoft DRM; but I did buy Kings Bounty

Postby corleone » Sep 21 2010, 2:31

As a continuation, I won't buy the ridiculous DRM, which is ridiculous for Ubisoft; because as soon as they get rid of the DRM, I buy a Heroes game, love it or hate it, I'm a buyer; but not with this DRM crapola...

For example, I bought the latest Kings Bounty Crossworlds yesterday, with no reviews, etc., simply because I love the game and the Impulse DRM (or lack thereof) I can deal with...

I truly think all of our pissing an moaning isn't going to stop Ubisoft as long as they have Console sales to hold on to; but I still wont' buy their crap DRM.. ain't gonna happen.

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Postby Tress » Sep 21 2010, 7:02

Not sure about buying(depends on availiability) but that DRM they are having is just laughable. It screws up people who are buying game, and it does absolutely nothing in terms of protecting game from being pirated. In addition such DRM makes rare case of game that requires extra copy of game to play over LAN.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Sep 22 2010, 16:20

tress wrote:In addition such DRM makes rare case of game that requires extra copy of game to play over LAN.
And now you know why it exists... if they can get money from pirates why not make legitimate customers pay more...
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