* Posts by T.H.

2 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

T.H.

I actually forked out £50 for the beta on Friday, same day as this news broke but earlier. Even though I've had a lot of fun over the weekend playing this excellent game, I must admit I feel a bit shafted, because one of the main reasons I wanted to get this game is that I travel a whole lot, and I love playing this type of game e.g. on intercontinental flights, and in hotels where there is no or bad broadband (happens more than you'd think).

Anyway, I have to say, I love the game so far, all the detractors of the beta in general I think are shooting way over the target, this can still get great reviews if a few minor bugs are fixed, BUT BUT BUT....

IT CAN'T BE THAT HARD TO DO AN OFFLINE MODE WITH A STATIC GALAXY.

It just can't, period. It doesn't need to be in sync with the server version.

My feeling/fear here is that this is all more about DRM and ensuring that nobody can play without an online verified account, and that nobody can make clone servers based on the code in the offline client.

Well, Surprise Surprise, that's still gonna happen. But the legit players are going to suffer from this.

I sincerely hope that this decision is reversed, and that a fully offline mode is added in an upcoming patch.

Millions opted into UK mobile phone directory

T.H.
Flame

Dodgy, I am registered with TPS and yet they found me!

Same story - they said "more than one match" although I know I'm one of only two in the world with my name.(the other one lives in Holland).

I think they want you to type more information so they can validate/verify the info they already have! Dodgy as hell.

Anyway they did find me when I typed in my street name as well. Funny that, because I've been listed with TPS for several years (and just went to the TPS site to check and indeed it is registered there).

Bunch of no-good fraudsters is what they are!

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