Dear UBIsoft, i have played the majority of the Settlers series after being introduced to it by a friend who loaned me his game CD's to try. After that i have purchased & played them, seen the games progress and evolve over the years.
When i purchased Settlers 7 i understood that i would require a constant internet connection, while i disliked the idea... it wasn't an issue at this present time. What i was not aware of was this game relied on a server for me to play... silly me.
First day after downloading the game off Steam (today 8:20 am in Thailand, im Australian though just working oversease)
It say's Servers are down, try again later... Why the hell should i have to try again later? I expect to play now when I have the time not when it's suitable for UBI servers.
This isn't an MMO and yet your customers are relying on a service/server that's not being provided. You want us to use your new security features? fine, give us the freedom to play casually when WE have the time while still using your secruity features.