The day before yesterday (1.5.2013) my Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon finally unlocked in Steam. I had been waiting for it almost a month because i do not support piracy. I was very eager to get it started. What kind of mess i had to deal with, to get it started.
First launch, and i thought that Steam started again an endless update procedure with new game. "Starting for the firstime update bla bla" so i cancelled it. Started again, and update went fast this time. Then, i was getting a comfortable position because i thought my game would finally start, but it didn't.
Uplay was loading, and now i had to sign up in Uplay? Well tried if my Steam account worked, and it didn't. Then i figured, might aswell check by requesting pass, that if i have an Ubisoft account allready. Turns out, i did have one.
Finally after pass reset, i got into my Uplay account, and now for the first time the game was finally launching.
At FC3 main menu, "Contacting Ubisoft servers.." my reaction, "get out of here".
Finally that connection errored and i could start my game. Just wanted to get it started so i can start tweaking on graphical settings (as we play on pc, you need to make the adjustments to get optimal performance). So i Esc'ed to options, only to find out "Contacting Ubi servers".. again. Now i was like "WTF! This really is a SINGLE player you know." So why the **** my SP game need to constantly check with Ubi servers? Because of COPYPROTECTION.
These copyprotections really make more harm for legitmate paying customers than some pirates. You really think pirates can't come up with an sollution to crack something open? They do not do this "cracking up" because of need to play game. They do it because of the challenge of unlocking something.
This copyprotection shit is really annoying me nowadays. Due to that "checking servers bla bla" i had to constantly wait apporximately 1min. 1 friggin minute just to get to ingame OPTIONS. And the slow time is not because of my hardware. I have a 100m connection with no problems whatsoever.
Back in the 90's, i went to a store, got a game, went home and installed the game. After that, pure gameplay. No ****ing struggling with copyproctection.
Instead now, because of that copyproctection, i seriously considered pirating this game. Since i have this payed version that don't give a shit about me.
I mean, seriously. Didn't you people learn anything from EA's Sim City circus?
If anything, then it's that, that it should be pretty **** obvious, that you DO NOT NEED ALLWAYS ONLINE with an SINGLEPLAYER game.
Ubisoft. Please remove this ALLWAYS ONLINE Uplay from Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon because it's obviously slowing my performance and making my game experience bad. Or atleast make it as fluid as STEAM.
Steam may have some Steam drm to it, but that is it. Steam stilll allowes me to play offline. When will you people understand that you will not beat Steam in this digital marketing. Not now, not ever.