Courtesy of NeoGaf
It’s time we need to take a stand against EA and their idea to implement the newest SecuROM which involves a check of our games every 10 days.
I am in complete disgust that they would go this far, as it’s a slap in the face to us consumers. Basically, they are saying that they no longer trust us anymore and have to be under “supervision” in order to play our own games! Every 10 days our copies of Spore will have to contact the EA servers to validate the game and allow us to continue playing. If this isn’t one of the most stupidest ideas from them, I don’t know what is.
Most of all, Spore was determined to be a game which could be played offline. Now? It doesn’t seem to be that way anymore. What good is having an offline game if you have to go online to contact the servers? Let me get this straight. If you go on vacation for more than 10 days and have Spore on a laptop and would like to play, it sucks to be you! Because you are screwed! What if you lost internet connection for a month or visit/stay with somebody in a rural area with no connection?
This whole idea of SecuROM spells out T-R-O-U-B-L-E in a huge way. The whole idea behind this is to stop pirates from pirating the game, yet don’t they know that this will increase piracy and reduce the number of copies the game will sell? It should not be right that the ones who buy the game legimately are getting the stick, while the pirates will have this cracked and running without DRM in no time.
Big, big mistake, EA…and there is no doubt you are going to pay when it comes time to view the Mass Effect sales. I do not want to see this happen to Spore, and the only way to stop this is to reach EA, so if you run a fansite, gaming site, blog, work for a paper or are involved in any publication, get the word out and let’s try to put an end to this crazy idea.