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What is this Ubisoft garbage on Epic

rubenburgt

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I just bought Scott Pilgrim vs the world on Epic.
It's game I always found interesting and I regretted not having bought it back in the days.
Seeing it back and on PC did I decide to finally buy this game.

Why the heck do I have to confirm my purchase by creating an Ubisoft account and have Ubisoft software installed on my PC just to launch this game?
And if that wasn't bad enough, why should the game not launch if the servers can't be reached?

Is this normal for Ubisoft games?
Why are we okay with this?

I should've bought this game on the Nintendo Switch.

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I don't condone this nonesense and I have refunded the game.
I'm sorry, but I don't undertand why this should be acceptable.
 
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A lot of games these says require you to run the game from the publishers client no matter where you buy it from.
So basically Epic's client launches Uplay and Uplay launches the game.
 

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Yeah, it's not great. But in this case you can launch the game directly from the Ubi client without launching the Epic client. At least that is the case for other Ubi games on the Epic Games Store.
 
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Yeah, it's not great. But in this case you can launch the game directly from the Ubi client without launching the Epic client. At least that is the case for other Ubi games on the Epic Games Store.
This is how managed to start the game.
I couldn't get it started from the epic launcher.
 

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I should've bought this game on the Nintendo Switch.
Not sure if that would have helped.
For Valhalla on Playstation you were also forced to create an Ubisoft account, not possible to run it otherwise.
Here you only have to do it once, after that all Ubisoft games know you, and on the Ubisoft website there is a list of the Ubisoft games you just played.
 

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This happened to me last year when I tried to buy The Division 2. I ended up refunding after days trying to connect my accounts (I moved around a lot, I have accounts in several countries) and bought it on uPlay. Terrible.
 

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Why the heck do I have to confirm my purchase by creating an Ubisoft account and have Ubisoft software installed on my PC just to launch this game?
And if that wasn't bad enough, why should the game not launch if the servers can't be reached?
Because people, ages ago, agreed to launchers.
 
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Ubisoft's only been doing that for......12 years now or so?

A lot of games these says require you to run the game from the publishers client no matter where you buy it from.
So basically Epic's client launches Uplay and Uplay launches the game.

They all do it, Steam will launch Origin for an EA game or Ubisoft for theirs. Used to not be so annoying with E.A. but when they launched Origin that changed and they only just started putting their new games back on Steam just a little while ago after being away for so long.
 
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Oh no you have to install something
I dont get steam and other fanboys who wont buy a game unless it's from a certain "store". Who gives a shit where I get it from, if I want to buy a game I'll buy it wherever.
 

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Did you spend the last 50 years in vault 101?
It would explain the massive cockroaches around me.

Jokes aside, I grew up with PC games on cd and floppy disks. I have especially fond memories of games like rollercoaster tycoon, the Sims and halo. But after that did I mostly stick to consoles.

This was my second Ubisoft game to own on PC and I was not expecting the experience to be this bad.
 

rubenburgt

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Oh no you have to install something
I dont get steam and other fanboys who wont buy a game unless it's from a certain "store". Who gives a shit where I get it from, if I want to buy a game I'll buy it wherever.

* I had to purchase the game in epic
* Had to create an Ubisoft account and login before I could download the game.
* Had to download additional Ubisoft software to open the game.
* Had to login with the account I created earlier to be allowed to play the game.
* Couldn't play the game because I couldn't connect to the servers properly.

Yeah... Great.

gamers really are a special kind of whiny bitches.
Sure. Go ahead. Call it whiny.
You seem to be okay with this kind of nonsense, but I don't. I find it weird and very annoying.

I don't understand why there are multiple launchers, logins and checks needed to play a single game, and I don't understand why players are okay with this.
 
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* I had to purchase the game in epic
* Had to create an Ubisoft account and login before I could download the game.
* Had to download additional Ubisoft software to open the game.
* Had to login with the account I created earlier to be allowed to play the game.
* Couldn't play the game because I couldn't connect to the servers properly.

Yeah... Great.


Sure. Go ahead. Call it whiny.
You seem to be okay with this kind of nonsense, but I don't. I find it weird and very annoying.

I don't understand why there are multiple launchers, logins and checks needed to play a single game, and I don't understand why players are okay with this.
Alternatively, you could buy it on Steam, install it. Quit Steam and just use the Ubi launcher. You can use Steam to d/l the game and then use Uplay exclusively after that if you are so inclined. Ubi launcher is annoying, or at least, multiple launchers are on initial set up, but they more or less stay outta the way after that to be honest. Other than the occasional launcher update. Origin and Uplay aren't nearly that bad to use, it's just annoying having to use them when Steam is so much superior. Though to give them credit Origin and Uplay have improved substantially since they launched. It used to be awful. Now it's just meh.
 
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It's not an Epic thing, it's a Ubisoft thing.

And yeah, it sucks. Had to do the same for the second Soutpark Game. Would have been that bad if for some reason Uplay didn't constantly forget my credentials. Had to re-login like 3 times a week.
 

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That's terrible.

Now I miss the old days where I could simply put a floppy or disc in my PC and start playing the game.
Do what I do, and limit your PC purchases to GOG. Even their own client is optional. You can literally just download the installer for every game directly from their website.
 
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Why the heck do I have to confirm my purchase by creating an Ubisoft account and have Ubisoft software installed on my PC just to launch this game?
Because Ubisoft does this, I have Far Cry 3 on Steam and it has the same problem... uPlay :-/

This is why I never bought a UbiSoft game on PC since then!
 
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Do what I do, and limit your PC purchases to GOG. Even their own client is optional. You can literally just download the installer for every game directly from their website.
I bet (nothing) that the Ubisoft games on it are bundled with uPlay.
 

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I bet (nothing) that the Ubisoft games on it are bundled with uPlay.
You would lose that bet my friend.

The downside is that I think the newest Ubisoft game on GOG is Far Cry 2.
 
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When people tried to complain about this bullshit at the beginning of the trend, some of you mongoloids were quick to dismiss it with "Lul it's just another launcher, why does it even matter".
That's why. Shitty practices should have crushed from the get go rather than ignored or even rewarded.

Now enjoy having every fucking two-pennies developer around thinking it has any right to add its own personal launcher on top of the publisher launcher launched by the main store launcher.

And yeah, I'm slightly bitter about this topic.

Look, I made my pick when I chose the store, ok? Everything on top of that is NOT welcomed.
 
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I'd honestly pay like $10 more for a copy w/o a launcher of any given game.

But in the end, you are better off just buying the games from these companies directly.. which.. is the point of them doing this. To annoy you into submission.
 
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totally with you bro, the only ubisoft game i ever do this for is Far Cry 4 when i'm vulnerable and i think maybe it'll be like FC2 if I squint.
 

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And that’s why Ubisoft, EA, and anyone else that forces a launcher can go fuck themselves. Their games will never be essential purchases for me anyway, so I’d rather just go without.

It’s one area where consoles have the advantage. You don’t have to deal with all that nonsense in a walled garden.
 

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I just bought Scott Pilgrim vs the world on Epic.
It's game I always found interesting and I regretted not having bought it back in the days.
Seeing it back and on PC did I decide to finally buy this game.

Why the heck do I have to confirm my purchase by creating an Ubisoft account and have Ubisoft software installed on my PC just to launch this game?
And if that wasn't bad enough, why should the game not launch if the servers can't be reached?

Is this normal for Ubisoft games?
Why are we okay with this?

I should've bought this game on the Nintendo Switch.

Edit:
I don't condone this nonesense and I have refunded the game.
I'm sorry, but I don't undertand why this should be acceptable.
Dude don’t buy fucking ubisoft games 😂😂
 
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I mean GoG makes this much easier
Not really. It doesn't.
Every game-from-another-client launched through GoG still needs to run the launcher in the background. That literally doesn't solve anything.
 

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When people tried to complain about this bullshit at the beginning of the trend, some of you mongoloids were quick to dismiss it with "Lul it's just another launcher, why does it even matter".
That's why. Shitty practices should have crushed from the get go rather than ignored or even rewarded.

Now enjoy having every fucking two-pennies developer around thinking it has any right to add its own personal launcher on top of the publisher launcher launched by the main store launcher.

And yeah, I'm slightly bitter about this topic.

Look, I made my pick when I chose the store, ok? Everything on top of that is NOT welcomed.

Or you know steam could just say, fuck your launchers. Its on our platform and that's it. The same way sony and xbox do it.

It has nothing to do with consumers, it has everything to do with steam applying to this bullshit, the same goes for epic.

Personally, when i see a ubisoft game on steam, i will buy it on uplay for the simple fact i don't have to deal with multiple launchers which eat extra performance. its a non issue for me.
 
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Krappadizzle

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I remember when there was this little game called Half Life 2 that required a launcher too. People were PISSED back then.
 

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* I had to purchase the game in epic
* Had to create an Ubisoft account and login before I could download the game.
* Had to download additional Ubisoft software to open the game.
* Had to login with the account I created earlier to be allowed to play the game.
* Couldn't play the game because I couldn't connect to the servers properly.

You didn't know? This is part of the great pcmasterrace.
 

Krappadizzle

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You didn't know? This is part of the great pcmasterrace.
Do you not have a Sony or MSFT thread you can be in? Go away warrior. You are not needed here, the battle will start Sunday, save you're energy, I'm sure you'll need it.
 
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I honestly blame the publishers more mainly because there is an amazing Bible platform like steam and even stuff like GOG.

All these developers have to have their own stupid application and micromanaging stuff that makes it more inconvenient for the consumer. Stuff that has trickled down as a console space where it requires you to have an EA login play something behind. But I can't say I have run into something that is totally inconvenient other than the stupid Ubisoft connect launcher which I haven't been able to log into for 3 months now.
 
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Do you not have a Sony or MSFT thread you can be in? Go away warrior. You are not needed here, the battle will start Sunday, save you're energy, I'm sure you'll need it.

Actually, I'm PS5/PC combo. What I can't point out the fragmentation that comes with PC gaming that makes life miserable? Here if it makes you feel any better, the FRIENDS/PARTY SYSTEM on PS5 is terrible, I rarely use it anymore but on PS4 I was living in them.

I don't get folks here, you can't criticize legitimate things without being labeled a fanboy, tisk tisk.