BioWare Backs Down (Mass Effect not to do 10 day checks).

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  1. Major Melchett

    Major Melchett Ancient Guru

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    Linky of new FAQ on main site's forums.

    http://masseffect.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=629059&forum=125


    Hurrah, the pre-orders back on, if already posted then my bad.
     
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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    At least they decided to drop that online crap. I still wonder though if they are still going to re-strict the number of installs?
     
  3. Major Melchett

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    Hmm, thats a very good question, i never thought about that bit.
     
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    Its going to be like Bioshock from what i am seeing.
     

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    well thats a hell of a lot better,i reckon they will up the number of authentications also

    I was following all the posts on the thread on the original site( and i vented my anger also there, 104 threads last i saw excluding the 31 of the first locked thread ), i was amazed the army guy and how he said hes got a ton of colleagues thats hes going to tell not to buy it.

    Community +1
     
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    That's alot better and I like the way they have tried to "reward" legit customers by only having the game check during patches , making it harder for pirates to patch.

    I'm sure it won't stop piracy but it's a sign that they're beginning to understand how they should tackle piracy.
     
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    Whatever, I'm not getting something with secuCRAP on it, I've already dealt with enough issues caused by this ****ty copy protection and I will not bother again.
     
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    Is that good mass effect!?, havent check it out.
     
  9. masterchiefx2

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    lol i bought mass effect for 360 when i was dead set on buying the console but then argos jacked up the 360 price i thought hell no i aint paying more that it cost last weeks so i guess ill have to wait for the PC version hmm anyone wanna buy 360 version of mass effect lol
     
  10. Year

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    what about those with no internet? they might be in the minority but such gamers do exist so what the alternative's going to be?
    personally i've got no problem with this sort of authentication if it means no additional starforce/securom/safedisc/tages drivers installed, crackers are going to like this too for it's going to provide them with a challenge and braggin' rights once the protection is fully cracked. whatever.
     
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  11. volkov956

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    Over Phone activation maybe?
     
  12. Year

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    unlikely for they would give you a serial number to activate the game and with no additional protection on the pc that would make it too easy for the crackers i guess.
     
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  13. Xendance

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    Use dial-up.

    God help you if you don't have dial-up.
     
  14. Zapmaster

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    Bioware didn't do ****, copy protection is domain of the publisher, so if anything, EA backed down. Anyway, I wouldn't be surprised if the whole thing was a publicity compaign, since EA backed down so fast, and were so open about how the their copy protection was supposed to work. They got tons of free publicity about Mass Effect since this got everyone talking about it, and EA ends up looking like they actually listen to gamers. If someone at EA did cook this whole thing up, they were very smart.
     
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    didnt mean to start another thread, but its different enough - http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=261773

    forum link is there, anyone who disagrees with the current crap( ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY REMOVED IT FOR RUSSIA ) should post on the bioware forum, link in that thread

    I reckon if enough people moan they'll backtrack, its especially needed for PC as we seriously dont want this to become the norm for our games
     

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    I have vowed never to buy a game from EA or Ubisoft again. they are nothing but a couple corprate whores.

    so they can just go F*** themselves.
     

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