From: Zagreb, Croatia
ORIGINAL: Oleg Mastruko
Why oh why the damn install utility asks for my serial number EACH AND EVERY TIME. This is like twelfth patch for WITP or something, what's the point? Anti piracy measures? Gimme a break!
I have WITP installed on 3 PCs, one of them laptop I use when travelling. Imagine joys of going thru hassle to get WLAN or the road, on some conference or some stupid hotel working, only to be able to return my PBEM turns, then realising I need a new patch, which is all fine, but MY SERIAL IS ON MY OTHER PC.
So I have the game, I have the patch, I have 6 turns waiting in my Inbox, but I can't play cause I have NO serial at hand? Ridicolous.
Oleg, I believe this is very very good meassure to kill every leaked serial number!
With games that have numerous patches (and improvements) - like WitP - the legitimacy is almost 100% safe with the method Matrix is using because every leaked serial number is simply blacklisted in installer and only people with legitimate serial numbers are allowed to install the latest patch(es).
IMHO this is best way to do protection and at the same time don't bother users to, for example, keep original game CD in CD/DVD drive all time...
I don't think that there are illegitimate WitP users ther at all!
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