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Internet requirement in games

View Poll Results: So how do you think about it?
I'm ok with it even in games with single player mode 1 4.00%
I'm ok with it but only in a multiplayer only games 13 52.00%
Absolutely hate it! 11 44.00%
Voters: 25. You may not vote on this poll
10-29-2014, 06:23 AM
#1
Joined: Jan 2011
Location: Pokke Village, Indonesia
Posts: 1,328
Internet requirement in games

So, how does TAers think about this? I personally hate it!!

Further explanation about the option

1. The game has single player mode and requires a constant internet connection
2. The game is multiplayer only and requires a constant internet connection
3. Hate any game with constant internet connection, including multiplayer only games with no single player mode

Currently Playing: Crashlands, Pokemon Heart Gold, Digimon Re: Digitize, Monster Hunter Portable 3rd
Officially moved to android

Last edited by chaos_envoys; 10-29-2014 at 06:43 AM.
10-29-2014, 06:34 AM
#2
Joined: Jan 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 22,188
I personally hate it too, but i realize that this is where the norm is moving towards. I may not like it, but i can adjust if need be.

10-29-2014, 07:03 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2011
Location: Philippines
Posts: 1,515
Never liked it not one bit especially for single player. The Diablo series is my number one game ever ever EVER but this requirement of constantly connected to the internet is the sole reason why I had to abandon it
10-29-2014, 09:12 AM
#4
This thing is a joke. I haven't played even one game with this and I'll keep avoiding it. If this becomes the norm in ios I'll abandon the platform and get an android phone/tablet and a portable console.
10-29-2014, 09:50 AM
#5
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 947
In those type of game the costumer never own the game. The devs does
10-29-2014, 11:32 AM
#6
Joined: Sep 2014
Location: Greece
Posts: 1,328
Quote:
Originally Posted by madreviewer View Post
In those type of game the costumer never own the game. The devs does
Just put in my hate vote because of this. The only company that i trust was Blizzard, because of their credibility to sustain servers. I will never spend money on some company that decides to make a single player game online only for whatever reasons, and then decide to pull it.

Also, because it's not mobile gaming, it's STEADY gaming, and for that i have PC, consoles and whatever else. When you are waiting in line, in the bank, in the transport, why do they require connection?

And lastly, because i simply don't get it. Cut down cheaters from the leaderboards so they can't cheat? That's fine, but if its a SINGLE player game, what gives? i couldn't care less who cheats or not, as long as i play my game when and where i want to.
10-29-2014, 12:12 PM
#7
Joined: Sep 2013
Posts: 947
Quote:
Originally Posted by ramzarules View Post
Just put in my hate vote because of this. The only company that i trust was Blizzard, because of their credibility to sustain servers. I will never spend money on some company that decides to make a single player game online only for whatever reasons, and then decide to pull it.

Also, because it's not mobile gaming, it's STEADY gaming, and for that i have PC, consoles and whatever else. When you are waiting in line, in the bank, in the transport, why do they require connection?

And lastly, because i simply don't get it. Cut down cheaters from the leaderboards so they can't cheat? That's fine, but if its a SINGLE player game, what gives? i couldn't care less who cheats or not, as long as i play my game when and where i want to.
Smart decision
10-29-2014, 12:24 PM
#8
Joined: Mar 2011
Location: Czech Republic, Ostrava
Posts: 621
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No problem for me as i have internet available at work, at home and at every place i go is Wifi available
10-29-2014, 12:40 PM
#9
I hate wifi only games ... At first I accepted it because of the cheaters then I learned they have the choice to make it offline ..
Single player games that make sense to be able to play offline and online should have this option.. Castaway Paradise, Seabeard, Even Sims Freeplay make sense to be able to run offline they choose not to, even a handful of fun farm games run online WTH!
I have a bunch I have uninstalled because of this B.S, I have kept a few if I find a friend that will play like Castaway Paradise but it still looks like it could run offline ..
If its cheaters there so worry about server side the iAP and maybe do a lock on there game if the scores are odd for there level.. we have smart tech now ..they need to use it.......
I hate the way iOS games are going not everyone has money to pay for wifi and could be off in east bum heck, where not all stores have wifi ... -_- where I am Mcdonalds has free wifi and burgerking ... I am sure not many go to fast food places alot I don't ... We need Apple to Kick some sense into these devs to force or make a mandatory offline mode for all single player like games ..

Waiting for: Mewgenics
Beta Tested: GamePress, Rollabear, Can Knockdown Castaway Paradise, Tap to play, Cubics, Ice math ninja and partly tested toysburg though my Mini couldn't handle it
Beta testing at the moment : The Wild
10-29-2014, 12:49 PM
#10
Joined: Jul 2012
Posts: 368
I absolutely hate it.
I will buy an iphone soon but i am already worried about the data transfer that these games will generate. there is a data limit of 20 GB per month ;( and i have no wifi