Starts up fine... get's to the part where it says "Updating Uplay" and then starts to b*tch and moan at me that I have an issue with my internet connection : / So much for playing my game online through some shoddy and superfluous service. If this is a server issue on Ubi's side, get some backup servers ffs. I can't imagine Steam doing something like this... The same bs with save games being "synchronized with the cloud", half the time it fails for 'some' reason :S
People pay for a product which they can't use (for 100%) because you won't let them due to an unstable service. Invest in a better one, it's your responsibility as a company to not only provide working products but also a working service if it's mandatory for said products to work properly. If you can't guarantee near 100% up time with said service you should not make it mandatory and shove it down costumers throats. Let people play your games in offline mode with the same perks as in online mode if those perks do not necessarily require a constant online connection. The only thing your broken Uplay service does is promote piracy, at least then you can play unhindered and whenever you want without some watchdog program running in the background..
I've removed and reinstalled Uplay, now I can't go into offline mode because "If this is your first time using Uplay on this computer (which it isn't) you need to log in at least once before using offline mode". Great, so now no offline play either because Uplay fails big time at my expense! No my internet is perfectly fine, nothing about it changed since I played last night.