Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by otmb;ripbox » 07 Mar 2010 21:41

metoxys wrote: buying things like tracks
Sweet, so what would you be willing to pay for a ripbox track??? Ohhhh will i make my millions and live a celebrity lifestyle?? :lol:

nope i tell you if we have to pay for stuff then the future of TM is dead rite here rite now

Nadeo have always made good games then given free updates and that is what the community loves about Nadeo, BUT!!! on the flip-side if the do charge real coins for tracks skins and updates ect then they can patient their new company name..... Cheerio (cheerio - a farewell remark) :roflol: Cheerio (cheerio - une remarque adieu)
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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by TStarGermany » 08 Mar 2010 00:03

funny news
Ubisofts new Draconian DRM's servers down

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/ ... rs-Go-Down
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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 08 Mar 2010 10:16

TStarGermany wrote:funny news
Ubisofts new Draconian DRM's servers down

http://www.escapistmagazine.com/forums/ ... rs-Go-Down
:twisted: ... And just think, we paying customers get to pay extra for that feature ... :twisted:
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Post by otmb;ripbox » 08 Mar 2010 15:22

this won't happen in the future
what drugs are these Guys on???? of course it will, Its the inevitable

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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by TStarGermany » 09 Mar 2010 23:31

it's getting REALLY NASTY for ubi now...
besides lots of magazine articles, which OPENLY oppose the DRM and hail the crackers, 3 other things have occured:

1) ubisoft shares going down and down and down link

2) amazon.de is hit by the anti drm lobby link

3) amazon.com is also hit by the anti drm people link
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Post by svens » 10 Mar 2010 00:16

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.

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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 10 Mar 2010 00:35

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.
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Post by otmb;ripbox » 10 Mar 2010 17:01

I so hope Nadeo are able to pull out of this Ubisoft deal, I know their reasons for signing a deal with them but im sure many from the TM community would be happy to lend a hand and even donate money where they can to help cover the costs, i know i would donate something, it wouldn't be a lot as i don't have much but every penny counts
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Post by tcq » 10 Mar 2010 21:25

This one is just to nice, to not be posted here :)
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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by fng_thatoneguy » 10 Mar 2010 21:48

:3 :roflol:
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Post by otmb;ripbox » 10 Mar 2010 22:29

fng_thatoneguy wrote: :3 :roflol:
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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by metoxys » 11 Mar 2010 15:19

otmb;ripbox wrote:
fng_thatoneguy wrote: :3 :roflol:
+1 :thumbsup:
Haaahahhaha, you made me lol :roflol: :roflol: :lol:
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Re: Ubisoft online services platform - WTF?

Post by Trackmaniack » 11 Mar 2010 19:28

Like with what rip said earlier...I'd be more than happy to donate. 50, 60 American would maybe be about all I could do, but I'd be more than happy to help my favorite gaming company. With 6 million registered accounts, I'm sure Nadeo could be helped greatly. If everybody just gave $1, that'd be 6 million bucks right there.
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Post by gerbiepiep » 18 Mar 2010 09:43

fng_thatoneguy wrote:I find out today that Ubisoft will release a new "online services platform" which all future Ubisoft games will be distributed through (which no doubt includes TrackMania 2 -- PLEASE Florent and/or Alinoa come tell me it isn't so...) which will require a constant internet connection to play.
Thank the illigal downloaders for that.
If people wouldnt download games illigaly, game devs wouldnt have to put this crap into games.

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Post by otmb;ripbox » 18 Mar 2010 14:22

well i just bought Battlefield Bad Company 2 and if we need some sort of protection then im all for what they did there....
simply put, you install the game then you need to every time you play ether chose to do one of 2 things... A:have the disc in the drive for authentication or B: have on-line authentication
you can read more about this authentication here http://www.shacknews.com/onearticle.x/62114

although im not so keen on this method, its in the end blows the socks of Ubisofts waste of time and money
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