DRM info

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#1 Edited by mosdl (3422 posts) -

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-04-runic-diablo-drm-vital-for-auction-house

"We don't have zero DRM, we just have very simple DRM. In fact with our boxed copies we'll have almost no DRM at all," he revealed.

"The way we're handling it is that you'll have access to our patching and matchmaking service only by logging in with your account. You don't need to use either of those but that's how we're approaching it.

"We don't want to penalise our honest customers just to squeak out a few more sales from people who pirate."

Sounds fair, game pirates won't be able to patch the game or play online.

Edit: bah, so okay it will probably be hacked and all. Naive me.

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#2 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -
@mosdl said:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2011-08-04-runic-diablo-drm-vital-for-auction-house

"We don't have zero DRM, we just have very simple DRM. In fact with our boxed copies we'll have almost no DRM at all," he revealed.

"The way we're handling it is that you'll have access to our patching and matchmaking service only by logging in with your account. You don't need to use either of those but that's how we're approaching it.

"We don't want to penalise our honest customers just to squeak out a few more sales from people who pirate."

Sounds fair, game pirates won't be able to patch the game or play online.

 
 
SkidRow would like a word with you.
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#3 Posted by MattyFTM (14805 posts) -

Pirates will find a way to patch the game and play online. But if they put in some super restrictive DRM in, pirates would find away around that too, and it would only affect legitimate users.

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#4 Posted by Gizmo (5467 posts) -

I remember having to use no-CD cracks and Hamachi virtual LAN software to be able to play various online games with shitty DRM services on legitmate copies of games. 
 
Phew, that's a mouthful.

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#5 Posted by TheDudeOfGaming (6116 posts) -
@mosdl said:

Sounds fair, game pirates won't be able to patch the game or play online.

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#6 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Yarrrr. Thee pirates will be cracking that open like the town whore spread eagle in town square with a sign next to her that reads "Free Rides".

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#7 Posted by Animasta (14903 posts) -

@crusader8463 said:

Yarrrr. Thee pirates will be cracking that open like the town whore spread eagle in town square with a sign next to her that reads "Free Rides".

It's not like they didn't know that

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#8 Posted by The_Nubster (3187 posts) -

I'm okay with that. They're making some attempt to protect their product, as any developer has the right to do, but not doing so in such a way that's going to make playing this game obtuse and frustrating. 

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#9 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -
@Laketown: I know. I was replying to the OP's comment about it stopping the pirates.
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#10 Posted by AuthenticM (4307 posts) -

When reading news such as the Diablo 3 bullshit, it's making me miss the old days of CD-keys.

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#11 Posted by Vexxan (4633 posts) -

Pirates will always find a way. Always.

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#12 Posted by Yanngc33 (4551 posts) -

This means I'll be able to play this in the pkane! Meaning:
Torchlight 2 > Diablo 3

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#13 Posted by ShaggE (8422 posts) -
@AuthenticM said:

When reading news such as the Diablo 3 bullshit, it's making me miss the old days of CD-keys.

Eep, I don't. Nothing worse than some chucklehead with a keygen generating your key.

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