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29-10-2011, 06:07 PM #1
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The relation between Ubisoft, pirates and customers explained
That is all
29-10-2011, 06:10 PM #2
Disagree. Despite the always-on portion sometimes being a bit restrictive and annoying at times, it's quite fair in other aspects. You don't need the disc in, you don't get other DRM like SecuROM (I believe) and you get unlimited installs.
At least you don't have to have six thousand accounts, the disc in the drive and/or unnecessary software running consistently.
29-10-2011, 06:19 PM #3
So... What you're saying is Pirates are tricking UBISOFT into thinking the Customers are being bad to UBISOFT, and then UBI are retaliating against Customers. So, essentially, it's the Pirate's fault.
29-10-2011, 06:22 PM #4
29-10-2011, 07:06 PM #5
Are you saying Ubisoft dress like twats?
That's probably libel.
29-10-2011, 07:12 PM #6
There will always be piracy, you shouldn't make things complicated with draconic bullshit DRM's for your legal customers because of that.
29-10-2011, 07:17 PM #7
29-10-2011, 07:28 PM #8
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29-10-2011, 07:49 PM #9
29-10-2011, 08:02 PM #10
If the game actually plays, then they've still got one up on EA.
29-10-2011, 08:09 PM #11
the best drm is to have your games be shit, which ubisoft does quite well.
29-10-2011, 08:54 PM #12
29-10-2011, 09:14 PM #13
The graphic does nicely summarize Ubi's overt, pointless hostility to their own paying customers. Well played, ZIGS. The part that's missing, however, is the customer getting up and kicking Ubi in the balls for their trouble. Ubisoft PC sales are down 90% since all this nonsense started, and I can't think of a publisher that deserves it more.
Rob Zacny wrote a beautiful piece on the subject here:
In terms of actual sales, however, the results seem decidedly mixed. Michael Pachter told Eurogamer that Ubisoft’s “PC game sales are down 90% without a corresponding lift in console sales.”
Last edited by vinraith; 29-10-2011 at 09:17 PM.
29-10-2011, 09:23 PM #14
If PC game sales are down, explain this:
Might & Magic: Clash of Heroes PC port.
Might & Magic Heroes VI + Collector's Edition + Merchandise
The Settlers 7 + DLC + GotY Edition + Collector's Edition + Merchandise
Anno 2070 + Collector's Edition
Assassin's Creed: Whatever the next one is + Special Edition + Collector's Edition (Did I get that right?)
Driver: Whatsit + Collector's Edition (Right?)
And so forth.
If the PC was doing that bad, chances are Ubisoft would likely cut its losses and drop the PC as a platform. But they haven't, and they clearly have no signs of stopping with high quality PC exclusive titles.
29-10-2011, 09:29 PM #15
I'd like to think that the absence of an always-online requirement on several major upcoming titles (Assassin's Creed Revelation and Anno 2070, in particular) might be an indicator that they've finally learned their lesson. I'm probably being much too optimistic, however, seeing as we've been down this road before.
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