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  • Dec 31st, 2012 @ 4:44am

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    Wait, isn't Steam's DRM scheme the same as EA/Origin's? Sure, Steam allows for local saves with remote caching, but if I unplug my 'net connection, I can't get into my Steam games. To me, that says "online only DRM".

    I say all of this as a loyal Steam user. I've bought so much from them over the years, I'm somewhat appalled at how far I have to scroll to look through my library. My point is that /maybe/ online-only SC5 is no big deal after all.


    For being such a loyal Steam user you don't seem to have a full grasp of their service.

    Steam has this little thing called offline mode which does...can anyone guess? No?
    It allows you to play your games offline.

    All you have to do is make sure Steam and your game are updated, load a game once online to finish the install, and activation then just restart Steam in offline mode to be able to play your collection offline. It can't be much simpler.

    To me, that says "activation only DRM."

    My point is that /maybe/ online-only SC5 can't be compaired to Steam after all.