|Sorry if I sound grumpy, but I'm getting sick and tired of all the anti-Starforce propaganda. There's some fantastic games that use Starforce, and it's extremely sad that people are not buying them, just because of Starforce. .|
As long as were being grumpy, Im also a little sick of hearing the Starforce apologists chime in with their predictable tired little pro-intrusion rants. Im just saying in general...no one in particular.
Once again, you dont need to see evidence of widespread system failures to not want Straforce on your system. You only have to be a moderately savy Pc user, who doesnt want uneccesary drivers and processes on his system, forbiding access to his own equipment, or mandating wear on devices when its not neccesary for the running of the product he paid for. The sooner people get over whatever misplaced "moral" compulsion that makes them think they need to defend this sort of thing, the sooner we can support Game Makers like Stardock who attemp innovative, consumer firendly solutions to these problems, and maybe we can get some real, positive change made on an industry wide level.
And yes, it is sad about those games. But I am a game buyer, with disposable income, who might normally be buying those games..but I wont be now. Its goign to be a shame to see HoMM5 written off before its even released. Im sure there are ,many talented people working on that game, who would have liked to see it purchased by more people. But this is to blame on their superiors, who decide to take the "easy" approach, rather than the smart one. Its not like they havent been warned, and pleaded with. Its a free market, and thats what free markets do.
At least I will be having fun with GalCiv2, which is a great game, by a great company to keep me busy for months, as well as Elder Scrolls: Oblivion in a few weeks.