Oh boy. Here we go again. Thanks to Bizzard’s inclusion of ”always on” DRM, anyone who wanted to play Diablo III last night logged on to find that the servers were down, and for quite some time too. It seems that even those wanting to get in on some single-player action were not allowed.
One review put it best:
If Blizzard demands that the user have an active online connection. The user should be allowed to demand an active online connection.
I can’t say I disagree. While I might not think review bombing in very classy or mature in any right, it doesn’t stop the fact that if someone buys a game, they should be able to play said game. Especially when that game is $60. The current user review score is a 3.6. So much for GOTY?
DRM, isn’t it a lovely thing? It’s a good think that Blizzard is protecting their customers from playing the game they payed for.
I don’t know if Diablo III has been cracked yet (if not, it will be) but I do know that pirates won’t have to deal with any of this shit.
This is what idiotic DRM does. It punishes paying customers and rewards thieves. How is that anti-piracy?
I’m pretty sure the “always on” DRM is to prevent fraud and shenanigans with the online auction house where people can sell in-game items for irl money.
Still shitty though.