I hadn't tried activating Spore more than three times, but reader roBurky did. It happened like this:
roBurky: EA apparently changed the Spore DRM from 3 to 5 initial activations without telling anyone.
Jim: did you discover this yourself?
roBurky: Yeh. I installed on three computers, then contacted support to get more ready for when I'd need them
roBurky: Was told I still had two left. I pointed out that their support page said we only got three, and they thanked me for pointing it out and said they'd update it.
Anyone else made the same discovery? (Extended RPS Spore discussion due next week!)