Voices Rise Against Diablo 3′s Always-Online DRM

The issue of Diablo 3′s DRM, the fact that you MUST be connected to an online service to play a game you paid $60 for, that is not an MMORPG, has grown more troubling in the eyes of Diablo community.

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Rushing_Punch2538d ago

This stupid DRM crap has to stop, I loved playing D2 offline. Now I have to be concerned about losing connections and all that crap? Come on blizzard

Psychotica2537d ago

Yeah so? My tv is always connected to my cable provider..

jrbeerman112537d ago

You have a point but not everyone has reliable internet.

Pro_TactX2537d ago (Edited 2537d ago )

You mean to say that it is always connected to your cable provider unless the provider is doing maintenance, or until a forest fire kills your connection, or until a lightning bolt drops a tree on your line, or until someone crashes into the converter box at the street corner, or until...well you get the point. You do get the point right?

By the way each of those examples has happened in my area over the last 2 years.

Psychotica2537d ago

Yes but the point is if you can live with this scenario with your tv then you should be able to live with it with video games.

Pro_TactX2537d ago (Edited 2537d ago )

I can live with the scenario with regard to any luxury. That is hardly the point though. I should not have to live with it to play a single player game. In fact I won't live with it. I just won't buy the game.

Darkfiber2536d ago

Yes, heaven forbid peoples' internet goes down and they will have to stop playing a video game for a couple hours. End of the fucking world.

Seriously, people QQ about the dumbest things. If you want to care about something, go care about the famine in Somolia and about the women and children being gunned down in the streets for trying to get food, but to start a huge outrage because "OMG I HAVE TO BE ON THE INTERNET TO PLAY A VIDEO GAME" is fucking pathetic.

Pro_TactX2536d ago (Edited 2536d ago )

I never stated that it was "the end of the world". I think you are being overly dramatic. I also think it is worth noting that the only person who seems particularly "outraged" is you.

One of the wonderful things about being a sentient being is that I am quite capable of caring about multiple things at once. I have made no mention of said starving children because it is not relevant to this particular forum. Please try to stay on topic.

I am simply expressing my opinion that I should not have to have internet access to play a single player game. If you can't accept a difference of opinion without apparently flipping your lid, then I would suggest you not come to the comment section in the first place.

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jakethesnake2537d ago

Not mine. I have an antenna because cable isn't required for a TV just like internet shouldn't be required for single player games.

Psychotica2537d ago

Yes but cable is required for certain channels just like internet is required for certain games.

madjedi2537d ago (Edited 2537d ago )


What part of single player games was unclear exactly?

Meaning no competitive, no co op, no interaction with another human being at all. No data being received or transmitted to or from your computer to another.

jrbeerman112537d ago (Edited 2537d ago )

Its going to be pirated, and there will be a patch to play offline within a few days. I will be buying day one, but will definitely be getting that patch.

this may only stop people from borrowing other peoples games instead of buying, as well as reselling used games (but PC games don't have that problem, people just pirate on PC)

Gran Touring2537d ago

They'll probably add the offline mode to appease the fans, but honestly I think the vast majority of players will be online. I don't think the idea that you can't take your character online from the offline mode (which is necessary) will keep the appeal to offline mode. I personally don't care whether it's online-only or not, and don't really see this as DRM, as blizzard's never had an issue with piracy.

But when all is said and done, people won't ignore the quality of the game and will go out and buy it anyway. Online only or not.