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Old 2003-01-26, 08:11 AM   [Ignore Me] #1
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CD required to be in drive?


This would be extremely fucking stupid... but are they going to make you keep the CD in the drive to play?

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I know they do it for piracy reasons, but it does nothing but spin up (eat resources) put files in you tmp folder(slower performance), and sometimes cause DMA stuttering problems. And besides all that, you can copy a disk in under a minute now-a-days, so CD required to be in drive would be useless.
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Old 2003-01-26, 08:36 AM   [Ignore Me] #2
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It's not extremely fucking stupid as you so eloquently put it. It's simple, to reduce piracy, The performance decreases are miniscule.
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Old 2003-01-26, 08:37 AM   [Ignore Me] #3
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from my expirence most MMO's dont reqiure a CD in the drive, they realy on the account, which requires a cd-key, which requires a cd.
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Old 2003-01-26, 09:52 AM   [Ignore Me] #4
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Ya, I agree
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Old 2003-01-26, 10:59 AM   [Ignore Me] #5
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I'm pretty sure you need a cd key to get signed up and you probably won't need your cd again after that. I do think it is pretty stupid to require a CD for an account-based game, but I wouldn't rule it out.
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Old 2003-01-26, 12:49 PM   [Ignore Me] #6
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I hope you don't mind storing topographical information for 600 square miles on your HD...
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Old 2003-01-26, 01:06 PM   [Ignore Me] #7
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Who knows - it is 3CD's for PS. However, since you need an account to play anyway, I doubt you would need the cd in
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Old 2003-01-26, 01:08 PM   [Ignore Me] #8
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lol yeh i think ill give that part a miss./ but6 arent the maps al on the servers, and we just run through them? if not then its just gona be so slow. think about it if it was like that then you would haveto have the movements of 3000 people registering on your computer AT A TIME! i doubt anyones comps could take tht.
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Old 2003-01-26, 02:26 PM   [Ignore Me] #9
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Lets not forget that you will probably need a credit card number aswell.
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Old 2003-01-26, 02:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #10
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You could talk about this all day, and prove nothing. There's really no telling with this sort of thing, the devs may not even have decided yet for all we know.
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Old 2003-01-26, 03:27 PM   [Ignore Me] #11
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I'd guess you just install tons of stuff onto your hardrive with the CD, and use the cdkey, then you wouldn't have to use it.
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Old 2003-01-26, 04:43 PM   [Ignore Me] #12
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There'll be a CD key for account creation, and in order to play you'll need an active account. So there's no risk of piracy, because there is no way you'll be able to play without an active account -- which means that someone, somewhere is paying a monthly fee.

That said, no, you very likely will not need the CD in the drive. I've never found an MMORPG which required the CD in the drive to play.
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Old 2003-01-26, 04:51 PM   [Ignore Me] #13
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3 CDs? Wow... that's alot... Well anyways, I don't mind it requiring a CD. If it didn't require a CD, then it would increase the min. specs. And seeing as how I will barely be over the min. specs, I don't mind the CD.
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Old 2003-01-26, 05:18 PM   [Ignore Me] #14
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I just hope it doesn't require 2.3 gigs to install. My HD is already full so...
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Old 2003-01-26, 05:48 PM   [Ignore Me] #15
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Originally posted by FraBaktos
I'd guess you just install tons of stuff onto your hardrive with the CD, and use the cdkey, then you wouldn't have to use it.
Your right ! But people hate common sense because it gets them angry and they like to ignore it
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