svens wrote: TStarGermany wrote:
1) ubisoft shares going down and down and down link
Actually Ubisoft shares have been constantly going down for over a year now, that has nothing to do with the new DRM. But it's maybe the reason for ubi to introduce such a system.. Their bad.
I can see where you're coming from... it's funny that they keep thinking the only way for them to make more money is to try to convince pirates to buy their games instead of pirating them; and then thinking that the only way to convince them is to attempt to make an "uncrackable/unpiratable" game.
What they keep forgetting is that those that are cracking/pirating the game relish the challenge, so they're only fueling their fire, while continually pissing off their paying customers by becoming more and more restrictive on how they can use the content of the product they've purchased.
Now they've creating new problems with criminal activity outside of people having illegal copies of their game... now they have pissed off people trying to take down their draconian big-brother servers to prove the point that they'll NEVER be able to come up with a fool-proof system... EVER.
So now, instead of having to waste countless resources and time attempting to prevent and deal with the one set of criminal activity, they get to waste countless more resources and time fighting to fronts of criminal activity... Hope they have fun with that.
Time to pull the heads out business people... and focus that seemingly endless supply of resources and time devoted to DRM schemes and channel that into making a great quality product. A product that those that WANT to pay you money and HAVE BEEN paying you money will absolutely love to continue to support you with.
And why will they wish to continue supporting you? Because you'll go back to creating products that have excellent content, and leave the user of said content without worry of being hassled incessantly, or wondering if their game will work from one moment to the next. Because it will be a product that doesn't cost as much because we, the honest and legitimate paying customer get to pay the debt they incur by wasting these countless resources and time with their epic fail attempts to stop those that have no intention of paying, regardless of if the crap DRM is there or not.
I'm so glad I still have a handful of games that don't care where/when/how or what I play on... that I can install/uninstall/reinstall whenever I want and just enjoy the content I paid to enjoy.
It may be all we have left soon... Unless companies like Ubi and EA and the like will FINALLY see the light... channel said resources, energy and time into making a great game that, Heaven forbid, they might be able to charge LESS for because they can release quicker with less time and money spent on it.
I have yet to see numbers that prove that any DRM scheme (after counting costs to develop/implement/support/remove) has ever brought more money in than has been paid out to make happen.
I doubt we ever will.