Alright, now we are getting somewhere 🙂  EA has heard our outcries against the 10 day validation and has removed it for offline play!  Congratulations, guys for joining in the fight.  Why we didn’t get it removed entirely, we will no longer have to worry about our games to cease working.

EA released a statement saying that Spore’s will now allow for offline play and will only requiring validation on a patch or game content update. 

Q: If the game isn’t going to require an authentication every 10 days, will it ever require re-authentication?

A: Only if the player chooses to download new game content.

BioWare Responds to Copy Protection Outcry, Removes 10-day SecuROM Check for the Troops