I do applaud Ubi for taking into account it's past criticisms and coming up with something not too draconian. Still, I have to question the lack of being able to play games offline if a gamer wants to, after all, Steam allows a gamer to do just that. Ubi has plenty of server downtime and their forums are rife with complaints of the servers being down.
How does Ubi intend to keep said servers from going down on a regular basis? Will Ubi keep said servers running even after a game has been on the shelf for more than 3 years? 8 years? Longer? I know that in the FAQ in the announcement forum stated that if they shut down the server they will patch said games so no disk is needed, but when can we expect said servers to be shut down honestly? Will Ubi really publish a patch to allow us to continue playing an older UOS enabled game? We have already seen Ubi toss support for games after less than a year recently. What makes UOS enabled games different?
Also, Ubi seems to have a change of heart in allowing us to install the game on any number of PCs at the same time. This is compared to the limited installs and revocation rules with FarCry 2 (I believe there is one other game Ubi released that had similar restrictions). This is good.
One question I have is, if we already have an account or are a member of the Ubi forums, do we use the same log in name and password to log in via the games? What happens if a customer forgets his log-in password? How will said customer reset his account?
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