Football Manager 2012 DRM Announced
An announcement about the Football Manager 2012 DRM protection this year managed to upset a lot of FM 2012 players without any reason I might say. But before telling you my opinion on this matter, let’s see exactly how will the one time activation of Football Manager 2012 work, according to Unigamesity:
• You need to connect to the internet to activate Football Manager 2012 on PC and Mac before you start playing it
• To activate you will need to sign up to, and install the Steam client
• Once you have activated Football Manager 2012 you can then play it in Steam’s “offline mode” – meaning you do not have to be connected to the internet to play
• Saved games are stored locally on your machine, but you can play Football Manager on any machine by signing into Steam and selecting it from your purchased games
• Staying connected to Steam will mean Football Manager 2012 is automatically updated with any patches or data updates released
So what is the big problem here, I wonder? Indeed, there are some people who complain that they have no internet access and it will be difficult for them to activate. However, I really doubt that today, in the 21st century, there are still people who will find it impossible to get internet access for 5 minutes. Even more, those who are complaining, are complaining by posting on the Football Manager forums and in order to do that, they need internet connections. Which makes it even stranger to me. Why so upset about these superficial DRM measures? Have we become so crazy that simply hearing DRM enrages us? Hopefully not.
So what do you think? Is this one time activation such a big deal for you?