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The reason this type of DRM is being used is because others have failed in the past, and people being greedy and money orientated will continue to steal software.
Seems like you haven't played it, and are calling the game a "sad excuse" wow. The game is designed and plays well. And you think your opinion counts on this game? How can you have an opinion on how good or bad a game is if you haven't played it.
Diablo 3 wasn't the first game to ever use Online DRM. So your facts are wrong there also in insinuating that D3 is the first and that other publishers will follow suit.
Calling people Sheep for buying software in the hopes it will keep the market open and viable is pretty petty and childish, by your reaction and the way you talk and the way you also believe the hype from warez users, means you yourself are a wares user. Look who is the sheep now, only warez users are blind in their beliefs that what they do is a right, and they will blindly use the excuses that has been around since the advent of the modern internet.
Maybe less bragging and manning up and perhaps read up and research things before making yourself look foolish, might be in order
Just remember it doesn't always come down to the servers being at fault for poor latency, it can be the ISP or any other server in between you and the game server, that is out of the control of your ISP and Blizzard.
But at least ISP's can change the flow of traffic to take different routes, if you do a tracert www.blizzard.com or any other local blizzard website address, being wow-europe.com etc. Check the hops and see where the latency is coming from.
[Edited by DABhand, 6/21/2012 5:23:24 PM]
Even online DRM doesn't give 100% protection, but it does give a reasonable time for the publisher/developer to get money from release before its broken.
Just only recently there has been a dodgey private server emulator for D3. But it still took them a while, but one thing is for sure it will never be as complete as the real retail, and lacks the support also.
First off; My opinion and comments of the game are based on many game play videos, screen shots, player descriptions, and critic reviews, as well as having friends who beta tested it, so your "CHILDISH" comments about manning up or ASSumptions about warez are invalid. Second; NO people did NOT even remotely begin to buy this game "in the hopes it will keep the market open and viable" and even thinking that is ridiculously hilarious. People in general do not think about things like that, let alone spend $60 for a noble, but unrealistic sentiment. Third; as others have stated after my comment, older DRMs were effective. Besides it's doesn't justify single player needing a permanent connection. Watch it become a more common practice in the future, because of Blizzard's success and more people will struggle to play the games they payed their hard earned money for.
[Edited by NocturnX, 6/22/2012 7:32:28 AM]
Did a tracert here is the result
Tracing route to 188.8.131.52 over a maximum of 30 hops
1 * * * Request timed out.
2 125 ms 120 ms 139 ms 172.21.38.11
3 118 ms 119 ms 119 ms 172.21.38.22
4 117 ms 139 ms 189 ms 82-0-148-118.nzcomms.co.nz [184.108.40.206]
5 118 ms 119 ms 120 ms 2-0-148-118.nzcomms.co.nz [220.127.116.11]
6 119 ms 119 ms 119 ms 242-7-148-118.nzcomms.co.nz [18.104.22.168]
7 118 ms 119 ms 119 ms 111-69-27-66.core.snap.net.nz [22.214.171.124]
8 109 ms 140 ms 119 ms 111-69-27-65.core.snap.net.nz [126.96.36.199]
9 108 ms 119 ms 119 ms 188.8.131.52
10 118 ms 120 ms 119 ms 0.xo-1-0-0.XT4.AKL1.ALTER.NET [184.108.40.206]
11 298 ms 299 ms 299 ms 0.so-2-1-0.XT2.SEL3.Alter.Net [220.127.116.11]
12 289 ms 349 ms 299 ms ae1.BR1.SEL3.Alter.Net [18.104.22.168]
13 289 ms 280 ms 279 ms 22.214.171.124
14 279 ms 280 ms 279 ms 126.96.36.199
15 278 ms 280 ms 279 ms 188.8.131.52
16 278 ms 309 ms 289 ms 184.108.40.206
17 288 ms 279 ms 279 ms 220.127.116.11
18 278 ms 279 ms 290 ms 18.104.22.168
19 290 ms 279 ms 279 ms 22.214.171.124
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