I read all this about piracy stealing and more... wake up guzz
Companies want lose if they take prices a bit down... stop crying about this stealing thing about companies and look out abou what profits a simple company get over a year.... Wake up half of them has greater income than a some countries... so they want have a prblem taking the prices a bit down... check out the music companies in which the piracy started... and you will understand what I'm saying...
To the several people below saying just buy it then crack it to not have to put up with ubistinks bs restrictions, the problem with that is they're still making money off of it and it just keeps encouraging them when they're not losing sales off products that are offensively 'controlled'. I'm not saying just pirate. I'm saying don't give them $ by not buying the game, you can live without their products. Effecting their bottomline$ is the only way to punish them for punishing us.
Oh and the game looks cool, but I dont know about paying so much for a DRM'd piece of software that relies on my connection and others connections/servers. I am just lucky I do not have metered service, for example a limited monthly download/upload. Based on last comment, obviously an "eco" faction member :)
@elemenTTower That is one reason for DRM. Why should I pay for things unrelated to play. Should I be forced to buy monthly antivirus as well? What about a graphics program? We pay for piracy in the price of goods we buy. We pay for the loss from target and from the company who makes it. Why should I pay for theft and be subject to DRM's? Let's not pretend DRM is only for security, they are collecting data they used to have to pay for, to get information on you that helps them take more of your money. They used to have to pay for play data. So despite DRM causing less loss, restricting rights by forcing your purchase of other products, and collecting play information, prices still go up. Ummm.... I am tired of companies giving as little as possible and taking as much as they can. You probably think I should pay again for a 20 year old DVD that I already paid royalties and that it is worth the cost in completely wasted resources to make it now or I should pay apple or someone to give it to me yet again again restricting rights. Love Big Brother Much
I don't think you all realize that even though people make cracks for games like these in like a day or whatever, making the game require an Internet connection makes it much harder for the game to work for ALL of those that pirate.. just because there is a crack or changed up game file to make it free, doesn't mean it will work as easily for people or at all. requiring an Internet connection decreases the chance that the pirated game will work and when it gets too annoying to pirate, most people end up buying the game.
This is going off my "wish list" since heard u need inet connection just for the SP and the chance of not playing while servers are down, sadly enough..ive been playing this 1602..very weak guys!
@InfestedHunter: Years ago I built a rig for gaming only. Just the bare necessities: OS, beefy graphics cards, the right drivers, nice sound system and bigscreen TV. No internet, no anti-virus bugging me, no outside world intrusions. Once I got settled, hey, you need an internet connection to game properly, or to even prove you actually bought the game? My receipt is my proof, that should suffice... Just bought Anno 2070, by the way, but I'll be playing off-line amigo ;)
Cool looking game, too bad about Ubisoft's "must log in to play" restrictions, makes it unattractive right away. Also a bit depressing that chemtrails still exists 60 years from now...; 0:20, 0:55. Chemtrails are becoming more frequent in video games... seriously, WTF?
The whole point of 'You-Must-Login-To-Play' crap is to tell the investors "Hey, we're actually trying to do something about piracy!" receiving a warm applause in response,
The comments below are god damn ridiculous. Are you people f*cking stupid? Seriously. Stop stealing games off piratebay. What the f*ck is wrong with you people? It is the same as going into a store and stealing. This is the reason why SOPA exists you dumb retards. It's because of you stupid f*cks the internet is getting the kill switch. YOU ARE SUPPORTING PIRACY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
BUY the game.. then Crack it.. most simple solution. (game is Fantastic).. just work around ubisofts... softness.
Looks good. Although I think that with this kind of DRM, P2P servers will have more of a challenge than the Ubisofties ones...
Never ever ever ever will buy a game that requires a constant internet connection to play (solo) or one that requires an upfront subscription, and I will never ever ever miss a damned bit of enjoyment. I hope real pirates kidnap the daughters of all software developers who make these decisions.
The good: Internet connection login is a way to track your usage and to offer bug tracking support, so they can continue to make decent games and offer update fixes. It's also to provide a social media connection to your peers while playing the game and enhance your multilayer experience. Everyone has internet connection so what matters if you need it or not? okay really..... HOWEVER, this is *swear words* dumb for this kind of game. I don't pay you money so you can steal my information and track my usage. maybe ask if we want to participate in it and have faith in your consumers that they would buy your game if it's good. If your servers go down to bad. Buy a UPS or something, this should not be a concern of mine. What stupidity lurks in your halls? If we lose connection to the internet or Ubi screws up, everything goes down, then you get every consumer who is playing your games pissed off at you. I'm going to find the crack and the game and pirate my way away from your coffers until you treat us like people and not some caged animals where you can steal our money and our information and decide how we play your games.
Who in their right mind at Ubisoft decided to make this game into "be in internet 24/7 to be able to play"? did thos ass wanks think that would solve the piracy problem? to make the game into unplayable garbage if their own servers are down? I do love this game, but I cracked it faster than you can say cat and I will do same on all singleplayer games that require for me to be online to play singleplayer campaing
I never buy any Ubisoft games anymore since their infamous DRM ... I don't know if I will play this or not ... whatever games will be ruined by that DRM ...
you can download this game and the crack on pirate bay and play single player whenever/wherever without restriction... why buy a game just to get restricted?
The whole point of 'You-Must-Login-To-Play' crap is to tell the investors "Hey, we're actually trying to do something about piracy!" receiving a warm applause in response, while in reality it's pushing masses of gamers towards piracy.
Ubisoft creates You-Must-Login-To-Play DRM so that pirates cannot just crack it, they need to connect to Ubisofts servers. Within official Pirate release, THE CRACK DODGES THE INTERNET CHECK. So now, pirates can play the games singleplayer all they want without logging in, but if Ubisofts servers are down or your internet is down, Paid customers cannot play. UBISOFT, WHAT KIND OF BRAINSTORMING HAPPENS AT YOUR STUDIOS. WHEN WAS THIS EVER A GOOD IDEA. I CANNOT STRESS THE WORD "WHAT" ENOUGH IN MY REACTION TO THIS. Anyways this looks like a really good game, I might check it out, I'm not too big of a fan of RTS games (I suck at them) but more stress on building then combat is something I enjoy.
People who are defending this kind of DRM really don't get it, do they? Sadder still is that some of the people who are against it also don't get the full implication of this system. The problem is that you are only allowed to play as long as there are servers up. A few years from now, when they realize the game is not profitable anymore, and that the server maintenance is just an extra cost, they'll shut down the servers and YOU will never be able to play the game again. Furthermore, this does NOT stop piracy. Pirates don't just copy the game, they crack it. It's just a matter of time until someone in the piracy "scene" releases this game with a "no-server-needed" crack. So, if anything, this not only PROMOTES piracy (more people will search for it because they either need it, or don't want to be online) but it also hurts genuine buyers who will, eventually, find themselves with a game that can't be played. Nice marketing strategy there, Ubisoft... ffs.
I think ANNO is so paranoid about people stealing their product they forget about the type of people that play their games. If its a good game, people will end up paying for it anyway if just to avoid having issues or lack of updates. The only people you're pissing off are all the new comers to the series who will be dissuaded from playing due to your draconian security measures. TLDR: Don't DRM in such a manner if you expect to sell to new players. You're only restricting your own sales. Thought about buying, refuse to if i need an internet connection.
Any game that requires internet log-in to play, I always pass except it's free,there's a lot of good game out there on many platforms to choose
All this DRM stuff reminds me the Starforce era. There were some good games I didn't buy. And guess what. It wasn't a big deal. There are always other good games, clean games, coming up.
I LOL-d at the part where he said "if the game servers are down you cant log in to play single player" like WTF, is up with these new games, maybe I don't have internet everywhere and i don't want ubisoft to sniff my gaming habits, what if some haker decide to hack anno servers and DDOS it...
I was really looking forward to this game after being such a big fan of Anno 1404/Dawn Of Discovery. Unfortunately I will NOT be buying the game unless the constant internet connection DRM is removed. Making a game's components that are completely irrelevant to the internet (single player) require internet is nothing but utterly restrictive for the consumer. What if I move and it takes awhile to get a new ISP set up? What if all the ISPs in my area are terrible and not worth using? What if I live in a place where they don't have cables run yet? What if the internet connection in my area is unreliable? What if I simply can't afford internet? In the end I'm reliant on an outside service I pay for separately to play a game I already bought that doesn't require it.
Love the way to start fighting against Piracy. Good job Ubisoft :) As Anno series fan & Sim City fan i'll buy this in next week through Steam when get some cash :) Happy & Safe Christmas Holidays for everyone :)
I understand why people don't like DRM, but it gets blown way out of proportion... I'm going to guess that over 90% of the people that get this would play it on a desktop regardless of DRM, simply because most laptops would have trouble playing it. If youre into pc gaming at all and you dont have a stable internet connection on your -desktop-, then you have bigger problems than DRM.
Well done, publishers. In your efforts to fight piracy, you've also driven away legitimate sales. I'm not going anywhere near a game that requires online for its single player content.
Many people believe that it is unethical to rely on others to sustain something that that you enjoy and benefit from when you are in a position to contribute. Also, a lot of people have a problem with people taking a nonessential product or service without paying for it. Anyway, I hate the idea of having to be online to play single player. I don't always want to be plugged in.
who cares if people pirate, i dont give a crap. so they lose a little money but it doesn't matter in the long run, 80% of people probably actually buy the game or borrow it from a friend
@Greggor DRM = You need constant internet connection just to play single-player games!!! The reasons is to prevent piracy though, but if internet goes down, then we need someone or "something" to blame for :P
Oh I forgot to say that I'm about to start pc gaming again, and this game looks awesome and I want it. That's all.
I haven't gamed on the pc in a while so I'm not that familiar with DRM and how it effects the gaming experience. I have searched the internet but I have only found forums with people complaining about it. I want to know what it does that it so annoying. Could someone post some links or explain to me why I should hate it so much?
@Tidal_Abyss Absolutely. I was considering buying this game (plus all of the add-ons) from Steam, as it is 50% off, but changed my mind as soon as the review mentioned that you basically have to play this game on-line. I have no problem with having the option to go on-line and play, but forcing you to play on-line when there is no justifiable reason for it, is just not acceptable.
@lebman69 well, 1- not everyone has internet connections. 2- i dont think the server goes down because of loss of power (btw, lots of people are not that familiar with UPS, its huge here in Lebanon cause we dont have power) 3- its a matter of principal and personal liberties and choice, No one has the right to enforce a certain lifestyle on human beings. DRM should go down, and it will eventually , once it gets to the point where t here is no feasibility in applying them, AND, not everyone has internet, moreover, many countries enforce ridiculous quotas on internet connection, like he in LB, the quota is so ridiculous you can hardly do anything in a 3GB/Monh!!!
@Greggor DRM: Digital Rights Management goes actually beyond gaming, and because of its nature, the discussion around it goes far beyond the entertainment industry. It is actually a technique and whole industry by itself, its not a specific piece of software per say. Some people say its good to prevent piracy, but also make note that it is first and foremost used to control end products after the sale has been made, as well as collect information on the sale transaction itself as well as the uses of the product and its buyer . i.e it is a company's marketing dream, as they get to collect different info from individuals and market their products accordingly, and yet, it also goes way deeper than that.
For me, its a way to just control the market and the consumer, and its actually turning into an attitude change mentality where they guide consumers to their market. Of course DRM is not the sole reason or tool, but it is /is becoming an essential one. Apple does not have the right to tell me how to use my music collection, any company doesnt have the right to enforce the usage of a product after its sale. Moreover, and THIS GOES FOR THE PROFIT ARGUMENT: THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY MAKES RIDICULOUS PROFIT, ANY ARGUMENT THAT SAYS PIRACY IS REALLY MESSING THIS INDUSTRY UP IS FALSE FALSE FALSE. Some companies used to actually make use of piracy, like microsoft who for instance can enforce much more powerful anti-piracy techniques, but doesnt because this would limit its penetration. In shorts, if games and entertainment products weren't priced in an absurd way, piracy would exponentially drop.