ordskiweicz wrote:I'm with you Capt. Ned - I was not looking for a freebie dl. I have paid for the product.
It does seem like a real double dip between Steam and Uload.
l33t-g4m3r wrote:Does offline mode require you to set up an account and install background services to run the game? If either of these is yes, then I won't be installing it. Still haven't bought BF3, and I'm not going to until it's playable without origin.
My question to the publishers is this: Do you want my money or don't you? I can easily do without purchasing your games.
The most aggravating thing is that Far Cry 3 is available over steam. So that means I have to install uplay/uload along with already having steam. That's pretty annoying.
Savyg wrote:I find it funny that you guys let Steam get away with the very thing you're holding against everyone else.
Savyg wrote:No, not really. Valve makes you run Steam every time you want to play the game. Ubisoft just makes you run Uplay.
tanker27 wrote:You miss the point. Yes Valve makes you run Steam to play However, to play Farcry3 you must run Steam AND Uplay. (that is if you bought the Steam version) There really is no reason to run both. Both are designed with DRM in mind and running both in the background is just plain stupid. I shouldnt have to log in twice to play one game. If your going to offer a game on Steam then publishers should be forced to only use its DRM control method and not add another layer to it. Dumb, really.
Savyg wrote:I didn't miss the point. I simply felt like pointing out that Ubisoft is not the evil overlord they're often made out to be. Valve is the only one forcing you to run their client for everyone elses games.
tanker27 wrote:They're not? How could this be? If they weren't then why make me log into another program after I have logged into Steam? How can you let that get a pass?
Savyg wrote:tanker27 wrote:They're not? How could this be? If they weren't then why make me log into another program after I have logged into Steam? How can you let that get a pass?
Obviously, because they're NOT making you run Steam at all.
tanker27 wrote:Yes they are!
I bought the game from Steam. When I double click my shortcut, without either Steam and Uplay running, both launch prompting me to log in. Whether Ubisoft realizes this or not, its how Steam games work. Thus I have two programs running in the background. Sure I could set FC3 to offline mode (or circumvent it with some hack) but then I lose the benefits of Steam. I shouldnt have to do either. My gaming rig is always connected and running. Again YOU missed the point the first time.
tanker27 wrote:Beyond the Uplay frustration, Its actually a very good game. Lots to do, lots of hidden things. But if I had of known about Uplay beforehand I probably wouldnt have made the purchase. I guess Assassins Creed III uses Uplay too, I was hoping to pick that up during the Steam Christmas sale but I guess I will have to give it a pass.
danny e. wrote:Thank you for telling me not to buy Far Cry 3 because I had almost considered purchasing it.