EA Infects Battlefield Hardline with new ghastly DRM

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  1. KissSh0t

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    I think it's to do with EA trying to get tougher on Hackers.

    The hackers are changing their Hardware ID'S.. so.. yeah..
     
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    More like it's EA's pathetic attempt to stop people from sharing games.
     
  3. KissSh0t

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    It may be true but you cannot deny the fact hacking is a very serious problem for multiplayer games like Battlefield 3/4.. and Hardline.

    This new hardware check "I'm guessing" is one new thing put in place to combat that.

    With the new Bans being GUID bans, you understand what I'm saying right?

    Although with that said, hackers will be hackers, pirates will pirate, and legitimate customers will always bear the brunt of the large corporate companies.

    For singleplayer games, if someone is wanting to share a game they already purchased.. there are always cracks.
     
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    Understood what you are getting at. But using hardware ID tags as the defining basis is absolutely absurd. Who cares what hardware is being used. The game still needs to be accessed through an account. Who cares how many different hardware IDs access the account. It is still an online connection being made. If there is to be a limitation, the limitation should be based on how many different ip addresses have accessed the account in a 24 hour period, not hardware ID tags.

    That is why this hardware limitation is not what they are saying it is.
     

  5. Redemption80

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    Would it not be easier for cheaters to change their ip than their hardware id?

    I'm still none the wiser if this is a Origin wide thing or just this game, and i would rather not give out my account details to find out.

    The more i think about it though, the less i have an issue with it, as it essentially means i can share my account with 5 people a day, meaning EA have allowed 5 people to share the price of this game.
    80% off is still more than I would pay for this game though.
     
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    Shame noone boycots EA and keeps buying their garbage.

    The last Game i bought was Bad Company 2 which is also the only Game on my Origin Account. They can choke on it for all i care.
     
  7. fantaskarsef

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    Well I've had to deal with EA customer support on BF4 once, and trust me, I got the same feeling. That guy did not get what I wanted, and in the end, I wasn't better informed than before. The problem got sorted though, but it did not give me the feeling that it was the support's or that single dude's work.

    A friend of mine bought Alice Madness Returns on sale, and suddenly it stopped working on his account, which he did not share. He went through the same support process, didn't get his game for about 10 days (locked in origin, was not launchable although he had it in his library), and then suddenly it worked, after he had to contact the support techs three times and wrote about half a dozen of emails back and forth with somebody else. Not the greatest record, if you ask me.

    The support team of Steam, on the other hand, I don't even know. Never had too, anyway ;)


    So true.


    So true. Too.
     
  8. 3Dghost

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    Things like this are more likely cause more damage than good.
     
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    Check this out Hilbert,it`s about you:
     
  10. Tat3

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    So why not use that system to ban cheaters and not the people who did not cheat ?

    Some people do also have multiple computers, say you happen to visit your parents and at some point want to use that computer to play some game. 24h wait for that and then when you get back to your main pc, hardware has changed again and thats another 24h wait.

    With Steam you can download games to computer you are using and play those with your account.
     

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    "The Know" is just trying to calm people down. That is it. They even stated so. So what proceeded from their mouths was just whatever it would take to create a sense of tranquility. Retarded move.

    IP address may be easier to change but by the same token how many mainstream individuals are going to be changing IP addresses? Microsoft ties it to motherboard. So if hardware tags are going to be used, tie it the same way Microsoft does and just single out the motherboard. Only the cheaters and hackers are going to be changing IPs often to trigger the ban.

    Lifestyles are changing, yes? So cross platforms are a change in hardware. It is going to be far more likely to hit the hardware limitation than IP. So hardware tags are a failure right out of the gate.

    The current method is more of a round about way to start tightening down the whole cross platform issue in a more subtle way. The goal is the need to buy a full priced version for each platform it is installed on or accessed by. Cloud usage is currently just an option. They are trying to put into place a cloud based pricing model before the cloud actually becomes the norm.
     
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    Hilbert your review and issues were mentioned in a Gamespot article lol along with your name... EA responded saying this is for all Origin games and reviewers/Benchers should contact customer support.
     
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    Not sure if what you said here is tongue in cheek, but I was thinking you work for EA/DICE and may be the only person to say this game is any good.
     
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    After reading this I have now decided not to purchase BFH. I will also be doing research before even comptemplating any future EA titles.

    This DRM does NOT stop piracy. Crackers always beat DRM, what it IS doing is causing havok for those honest gamers that wanted to support the devs and pay for a title. If EA fails to heed this and ditch this ridiculous DRM on their games they will lose customers FAST and the piracy the are trying to stop so much is bound to flourish in the wake.

    Wake up and smell the BS EA, you are killing off all your customers with this BS!!!!
     
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    Odd that you write this now cuz CPY cr@cked it 2 days ago :D.
     

  16. Redemption80

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    Nearly 5 months though.
     
  17. BetA

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    they emulated it, not Cracked it..
    a fine but big difference....

    but yeah, in the end they did it. kinda.
     
  18. fantaskarsef

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    You should not buy this 'game' because it's a BF4 mod sold to everybody as a standalone. Whatever DRM it has got or not ;)
     
  19. BarryB

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    Except Denuvo isn't DRM though! It's an anti-debug/tamper wrapper that protects the executable that does have DRM.
     
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    Sorry for the necro

    I just saw this reply. Yes I am Australian, and no I don't work for CPY :giggle2:

    Australia does has a bad rep atm, but we aren't all pirates.

    http://steamcommunity.com/id/Hoover1979/ 628 legit games and counting

    It's O.K. though, I am not offended or angry so please don't think I am. :thumbup:
     
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