\o Hi shinygerbil. I was reminded about Defcon today, so thought I'd stop by here today. Then when I see such crap I couldn't help myself. And to make this relevant:
OpenFlow wrote:Also, it is 2012. Get with the times. Always online is not big deal or an unreasonable requirement.
Were you paying attention at all when Diablo 3 came out? And has been mentioned, if a company with the resources, manpower, and cash of Blizzard can't get it right, what chance do IV have?
Now some of the stuff you suggest does certainly sound marvellous, but a lot of that would be incredibly expensive to make happen, would require constant maintenance and attention, and be very difficult to get right. You can't compete with Farmville, so don't. Do something else - be different.
And on DRM, remember that this is the company that put its own game on tpb et al with working keys to get it out there and into the world and to keep the metaserver busy. One feels that as long as they sell enough copies to eat they'll carry on making games.