Ubisoft thankyou for your support!
I certainly understood (though hardly), when I bought your game that it can only played with an internet access, probably to prevent others playing on cracked versions (in reality this does not really worked, like in the case of Dawn of War 2). I just accepted this kind of discrimination against those who don't have internet access, or can't play with their bought game when the Internet provider is down, LAN games are also excluded. Everybody has internet nowdays, don't be a neo-Luddite!
I accepted the notion that our electronic fingerprints are forever linked with social-sites, and their "services", the encouragement to post everything what you do, where you do it, and when you do it, and that the company precisely knows this, and that their products is theirs even if I bought it. I accepted these "features" forced on me, because I wanted to play this game. A good little game. I remember when I played settlers 1, and I thought this game maybe for the first time stand up for this name.
However when I wanted to play today, and what I see is that Uplay want to download the whole 5.9 GB program despite I have it installed on my HDD with all the expansions, patches, and packs. I was thinking does all this really worth to play a game? Do this company stand up for its customers as they should be? And not acting as some control-freaks? I can accept all this, if they are up to their name and to the promised quality of services.
However they are way over the edge, and if they want to be as cocky as EA, then they are on the best road to reach that goal.
Thankyou for all your support!