points out that DRM issues have made Ubisoft's latest PC release, The Settlers 7, virtually unplayable, specifically in Australia where we appear to be hit the worst by the problem.
Apparently this problem is especially common in Australia - we will try to get to the bottom of this.
This has come directly from the Ubi forums regarding the lack of play for the Settlers 7, and just about anything else Ubisoft DRM'd.
The 'always online' DRM security measures put in place by Ubisoft have had nothing but flak follow because of issues with being unable to connect, verify or even play. Moreover, there's also the issue of those without an internet connection (and yes, those people do exist), making Ubi's decision to maintain their DRM stance, trivial and annoying.
According to the report, Ubi aren't really broaching the issue, barring a redirection to 'Support' to help work you through it.
AusGamers is contacting the French publishing giant for comment, so stay tuned. But in the meantime, share your DRM woes in our Comments section below.