Pirates may have grabbed the game but i thought they couldnt play on official servers, get updates and or extra content. So does that mean stardock or GPG dropped the ball on serial/login checks and such or is it strictly for activation so you can execute the game?
While i dont understand GOO i remember the ole secur rom really messing with one of my older systems. As long as the DRM stardock chooses doesnt foul up other programs (legimate programs eg non pirated) then i dont see a problem.
Nothing really will stop piracy though, well i mean nothing sofware wise. You build the ultimate drm, and someone somewhere with tons of time will figure out a way to bypass it. Its not only for the PC market anymore. Playstation, xbox etc all have pirates. Granted people have to modify the hardware or something but it happens. Even the old school rom based games have emulators you fire up and such..of course they are decades old now and prob not on the "radar".
another thing to remember is the way things are going, people "choose" piracy as an alternative due to it being way to easy. What needs to happen to stop piracy, which would reduce the need for drm, is to stomp on the release groups. If its not cracked, ya cant use it no matter how many times its downloaded. Its like stealing a car with no engine, your going nowhere,
just my view though.