Question About Copy Protection (PC version) in Alpha Protocol: General Discussion Posted April 15, 2010 As usual for me, online activation = no buy. Same here, though I probably wouldn't have bought the game anyway, because I prefer fantasy or sci-fi CRPGs, so I am most likely not a lost sale. This DRM is doubtlessly far better than Ubisoft's, but it doesn't solve game longevity being tied to server dependence issue, which is the crucial distinguishing factor for me as to whether I find the DRM acceptable or not. I find it increasingly frustrating to follow PC games due to DRM. As a result, I think the time is approaching very fast when I will quit PC gaming (apart from playing old games I already own from time to time). The next bellwethers for me will be Civilization V and Starcraft 2. If these two have server-based DRM, I will no longer follow games apart from those from Obsidian and BioWare, since BioWare seems to have secured an expemtion from EA's online DRM policies. Should BioWare also get on board with the server-based DRM trend, than I will no longer follow or buy new PC games at all (unless Obsidian somehow found a publisher that doesn't use it).