Originally posted by ckin2001
then why does blizzard use a protection scheme?
Like on what game? Maybe very recent games but it only prevents LAN play.
Speaking of LAn play...
Originally posted by Stoner
Because a lot of people make copies of the games they buy and pass them out to their friends like it's christmas. Remember, playing LAN games doesn't require serial number check. It's only for bnet.
Bnet is where all the excitemnt is. Its not a typical home with 8 PC's or even up to 6 PC's and a nice setup in everyone's avg apartment or house that can accomodate LAN all the time. Also, LAN play is possible via loaders, cracks, patches, etc... basically very other illegal means. Bnet however, is NOT.
Overall, it will take the excitement out of the game and organizing parties to play all at the same time. Bnet is just a hop, skip, and a jump away. My gf and 3 of my best friends each bought Age of Mythology. We play via LAN. Ask me how many time swe have played this year due to schedule conflicts aside various other reasons.