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Submission + - Ubisoft DRM problems remain unsolved ( 1

ocean_soul writes: "More than three weeks after the release of The Settlers 7, with the controversial "always on-line" DRM, a lot of people still can't connect to Ubisoft's DRM servers. The forum threads where people can post if they are unable to connect keeps growing daily. The reason for the lack of fixes or responses from support seems to be that the people responsible were on vacation during the Easter holiday, despite the promis of 24/7 monitoring of the servers. The moral of this story seems to be that it is a bad idea to buy a game just before a major holiday. Something to keep in mind for Christmas shopping..."
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Ubisoft DRM problems remain unsolved

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  • If this is indeed an external attack on their servers, it would be sending an important message: "Don't try to screw your customers."
    But another message being sent is "Don't try to use this DRM". If an attacker can get a software company to remove DRM like this from their games, then it seems like it might be easier than trying to bypass it when releasing pirated versions of the software.

    In fact, it wouldn't make business sense not to do it.

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