Originally Posted by Lance Monance
But their ways seem to be a hindrance for legitimate customers and a challenge for crackers. Those who get pirated copies of a game can enjoy it without a protection that interferes with everything.
True, however I don't recall saying that the anti-piracy measures implemented in Mass Effect for PC were an ideal solution for the piracy problem, or even an effective solution at that. I'm just saying that publishers are going to continue their anti-piracy efforts until they find a solution that greatly reduces the piracy problem. Of course if few PC players who are willing to pay for their PC games find the publishers' anti-piracy solutions to be acceptable then it seems likely that PC games as we know them now will cease to exist. It's a real problem and there isn't an easily identifiable solution as far as I can tell.