Demigod Launch Let You Down? Stardock Offers Free-ish Stuff as Apology

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jwoelich

Stardock is just awesome...at getting paid forum posters to spew thinly-veiled advertisements and postive reviews wherever they can.  I lost all respect for them years ago, and they've done nothing to improve that sentiment since.

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Digital-Storm

Woo! "You had a bad experience, now have all your friends buy our game and have one too!"

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MeTo

They need to do something to increase sales.

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KaylaKaze

Considering you have to have a registered account with a valid, unique serial number to play online, I think they're flat out lying about the servers being crushed by pirates.

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StormEffect

Well, you happen to be wrong. And luckily you aren't any source of valid information on the internet, or else we'd be in trouble!

 

The servers that were overloaded with pirates were the update and login servers, dumbass. The ones that check to see if you have a valid serial number before they respond, get it now? When over 100 thousand pirates started wanting updates and online play, the login server had to check and deny every single one of them, which is what brought down the servers the *first* time. The login server didn't have the same issues after that, because they added a beefier system, and sent flagged pirates over into a shittier server network so their DDoS could affect something unimportant and sandboxed.

I recommend you go read the Demigod blog if you actually want to know what is going on, but you could also continue spewing your uninformed idiocy, that might be fun too.  

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MeTo

What they need to do is when somebody goes online to play With an illlegal copy block it and make there game unplayable. I would think this would not be to hard to do.

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luke01215

Stardock in my mind is one of the best developers ever.  I would say right now they are only second to Valve.  The one thing that I do think they beat Valve in is customer - developer communication.  It seems like Valve likes to take information from the result(as in observing which games are played the most via Steam) whereas Stardock wants direct communication with the customer (take a look in the forums...the devs are there). 

 In any case, I can attest to the bad Multiplayer in Demigod.  I was expecting it to be like DOTA (a Warcraft 3 mod) but better.  Instead, the multiplayer made it much tougher to connect and it left me frustrated. 

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