Real Talk: The reason people pirate is because games have tons of DRM.
Yes, people were pirating before DRM. Some people, not all people like you have so offensively implied TC, are scumbags and will pirate anything no matter what (some people have even pirated indie bundles). But thanks to DRM, piracy has gone up, not down, because people who would have bought the game otherwise are not willing to pay for crappy DRM bogging down their games.
Get rid of DRM and you bring down piracy rates. You'll never get rid of piracy completely, all you can do is reduce it. And the first step is not making your games nonfunctional via DRM. People paid good money for SimCity only to find that the always online DRM blocks them from playing it. Does that makes sense to you? People pay for a game and the DRM blocks them from playing it, meanwhile pirates who aren't paying a cent for the game can play it. Right now, pirates have the better product. That needs to stop if you want to lower piracy. --- sirtonne posted... This topic is so stupid I had to slap my wife.
DRM doesn't troll through your computer, watching and reporting every time you visit Pirate Bay.
Yeah, Origin doesn't report when you visit Pirate Bay, it just looks at your tax returns.
And while people steal food from Grocery stores, the more expensive things, like razor blades, condoms, cigaretes are all locked behind the counter (REAL LIFE DRM). Same with clothes, which all have ink tags that explode and ruin the clothes if you try to remove them. Same with video games, where all of the video games are taken out of the box, and hidden behind the counter to stop theft.
The difference between "REAL LIFE DRM" and EA's DRM: I can still easily buy razor blades, condoms, cigarettes, and clothes and take them home and use them. I cannot easily buy SimCity and play it because the DRM says "You paid for the game? Too bad, you can't play!" --- sirtonne posted... This topic is so stupid I had to slap my wife.
Why would you make the experience worse for paying customers in order to prevent people from pirating your game? --- "But why should you understand the meaning? ****, you're a killer after all."-Travis
And the reason people pirate is because publishers like EA ruin gaming..creating crap games not WORTH purchasing.
Take EA > Bioware for example....Dragon Age Origins > Dragon Age 2.
The real reason is EA is greedy and wants every single dollar they can get from people. They combat piracy by alienating their real customers. Besides, "stealing" is part of business. It happens in all type of settings. People steal food from grocery stores all the time, but you don't see the stores making it 300 times more difficult for their real customers to by food. People steal clothes as well, but you don't see those businesses requiring an access card to enter their store.
Online DRM is just fail no matter what since you can't predict how many people will be playing on launch day. Even if they try to have a different release day for each country servers will crash no matter what.
I don't get why can't we just activate it on Origins and play it offline like their other single player games or even go back to putting a disc inside your pc.