Ignorant much? I used to live in the UK and network lost occur all the time (not due to storm but the infrastructure). I paid a lot for my connection back in the days since I got a part time job while studying in Uni and I don't need to pay for rent. It is not a rarely occur scenario as you think, maybe it is rare in the US but definitely not rare in other country. Even if my connection works 99.9% of the time nowadays, how come the customer who paid for the game CAN'T PLAY A SINGLE PLAYER GAME OFFLINE WHILE IT DOESN'T AFFECT THE PIRATE. Who want to get penalize for something they paid for? Steam is fine as it is for tackling reselling and pirate cannot be stop by steam, nor the new ubisoft DRM.