Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Discussion
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You have to be online, but thats is not the biggest problem with steam: its the fact that games are far more more bugridden on steam than say buying it in a "real" version on a dvd.
Also they dont always have the latest patches.
BUT even though I intensely dislike Steam, then one of the only good things about it is that you can always reinstall from the net ...
So I dont understand why you have to buy "another box" ???
[Edited by nick_bang, 3/29/2012 12:10:13 PM]
You don't "have to always be online to play the game". You have to activate it once, then you can run Steam in Offline Mode. Activation just associates the game to your account, it's not required for most single player games to be online all the time.
I'm not sure what you mean by "if your game messes up and cant be played". If the game messes up so bad, you can uninstall the game and reinstall it, either through the disk or through the digital download. You can also make backups of your digital download in case something happens to the original.
Making another Steam account? I'm sure Steam doesn't really care how many accounts you want to make, but why would you need more than one? Okay, I can see someone needing more than one if they get banned so hard from abuse of multi-player cheating or forum bans (forum bans do not stop you from using the games, just the forums). Also, most bans only stop you from accessing the multi-player aspect of games, not single-player.
Is Steam perfect? No. Is Steam more accommodating and responsive to their clients than most other DRM? Yes.
I think your rant is mostly nonsense. If you don't want to buy Skyrim (or any other Steam Activated game), then don't, I'm sure the game community would be better off.
As for Steam not having the most current updates/patches? First everyone complains that Steam patches the hell out of the game without consent until the user finds the "do not patch" button. Then people say Steam doesn't patch games. Wait.... no, I'm not gonna bother with that statement.
[Edited by OffCentered, 4/7/2012 9:31:42 AM]
OK I need to add my 2 cents to this.
Firstly where on earth did you get "HAVE TO ALWAYS BE ONLINE TO PLAY THE GAME" cause I would really love to know this. You only need to be online to activate the game through your steam account.
Secondly Skyrim is a steam-works game. Even the retail copy's. The game is by made Bethesda Game Studios. So that is why you need steam. Nothing wrong with that at all. Since steam is one of the best Clients out there. Even with its ups.
Thirdly Only inactive accounts containing no games are deleted. Accounts cannot be deleted by request.
Fourthly if your game up in any way you can reinstall the game again. You in no way need to buy a new one.
Well HornyMan08, you have ranted about rubbish except one part and that is the deleting of accounts. I can probably sense you are a steam hater or trolling. Well I can say this i would suggest for the next time you decide to comment or state something. Check your facts right before you come on here and shout your head off and make yourself look like a fool. Or troll somewhere else.
[Edited by ServiusTheBear, 5/7/2012 2:12:08 AM]
And just to add my own two cents to Serv's, even though his was about Skyrim and mine's about Steam... BUT! I don't know where you get the idea that games are more bug ridden on Steam than Retail. I've had far more problems installing and playing games from Retail discs than I've ever had from Steam.
Maybe you and some others have had some bad personal experiences, but don't dump them on the service as a whole and make it sound like everyone exeperiences the same.
Steam also DOES have the latest patches. All of my games are up to date. If a game doesn't have the latest patch, that's because the developer hasn't supplied a Steam-compatible patch, and it's not Steam's responsibility to make one.
As my partner in crime has stated. He is right.
1. It is not steams responsibility to make a patch, it is the developers if they do not give it to steam oh well.
2. Making out that every single person gets the same problems is bull , that act just annoys me. I hear more about people crying about problems and when some one who actually dose not have any issues at all gets hammered down by all those who do and call them lairs, Another act that annoys me. So do not make it out that everyone has the same problems. Many might do or might not. everyone's systems are different!
3. Sorry but games are not far more bug ridden on steam. I have over 107 games and I have never had any serious issues or issues that would cause any loss in enjoyment of the game. I have to admit I have had retail games that where problematic.
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