Might & Magic X - Removed from Sale - RPGWatch Forums
|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Might & Magic X - Removed from Sale

Default Might & Magic X - Removed from Sale

July 6th, 2021, 01:53
Might & Magic X has been removed from sale on Steam. There is still no word from Ubisoft about a fix for the server issue preventing a full playthrough.

Notice: At the request of the publisher, Might & Magic X - Legacy is no longer available for sale on Steam.
More information.
Silver is offline

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 8,798
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 04:09
Ridiculous.
--
How about all games have a single huge lootbox you pay for up front that contains all the options, items, skins, unlocks etc? I'd pay for that!!
Wisdom is offline

Wisdom

Wisdom's Avatar
Torch & Pitchfork Vendor
Original Sin 2 Donor

#2

Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 2,854
Mentioned: 24 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 08:06
and the owners are still fucked
--
Favorite Game: Gothic II
My steam profile
porcozaur is offline

porcozaur

porcozaur's Avatar
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

#3

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 09:09
An incredibly stupid move by Ubisoft to build an online copy protection into a single player game that isn't sustainable in the long term. Compounded by the stupidity ofnot realizing the game was unplayable when they shut their servers down, pissing off a lot of people.
forgottenlor is offline

forgottenlor

forgottenlor's Avatar
Font of Useless Knowledge
RPGWatch Team

#4

Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Vienna, Austria
Posts: 2,477
Mentioned: 49 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 09:26
As a French, I know pretty well Ubisoft and never liked them, for many reason (that I do not want to develop here). What they did with M&M X makes me dislike this company even more.
By the way, I own M&M X on Steam.
Hagen is offline

Hagen

Traveler

#5

Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 13
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 09:35
#notearshere #POS
fatknacker50 is offline

fatknacker50

fatknacker50's Avatar
Sentinel

#6

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Great Britannia
Posts: 477
Mentioned: 5 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 11:52
Whilst you're welcome to your opinion fatknacker50, MMX was reasonably well liked. It wasn't the pinnacle of the series, but it was far from the worst. I know that as an M&M fan, I was looking foward to a reply in due course.

The main flaws as I saw them in MMX were…

1) Four characters didn't give enough room to experiment with all the combinations. Six would have been nicer.

2) The world could have done with being about 25% larger.

3) Could have used more links to older M&M games

4) It needed a way to respawn monsters somehow - the world got progressively more empty as you explored, and once you'd traveled around getting the best gear, there were no enemies to use it on!

5) Minor - modding was theoretically possible, but required an expensive devkit. Fail.

6) As we've discovered, DRM

7) Graphics driver issues with modern drivers/gpus, although these aren't fatal.
Irien is offline

Irien

Sentinel
Original Sin 2 Donor

#7

Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: UK
Posts: 273
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 12:27
Would it be that difficult for them to release a patch removing the online aspects of the DRM?

This was a clear "f*ck it, no one plays this old game anymore".
Gwendo is offline

Gwendo

Watchdog

#8

Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 227
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 12:35
Yep, shows you how much regard they have for their customers. Couldn't even be bothered to patch out the useless online DRM before switching off the servers.

Might as well get used to it from big publishers, though. If they have their way, everything will be a game-as-a-service, to be switched off at their discretion.
--
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
Richard Feynman
Ripper is offline

Ripper

Ripper's Avatar
Ngikufisela iwela
Super Moderator

#9

Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 10,721
Mentioned: 107 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 13:55
Apparently the DRM was done by some other company that Ubisoft have now parted with. Corporate decision making dictates a cost benefit analysis and a niche single player RPG doesn't fit the bill so no-one does anything about it.
Silver is offline

Silver

Silver's Avatar
Spaceman
RPGWatch Team

#10

Join Date: Feb 2014
Location: New Zealand
Posts: 8,798
Mentioned: 74 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 14:45
i sent 3 refund requests to valve writing very clearly what is happening with the game, same bs answer, i played more than 2 hours
--
Favorite Game: Gothic II
My steam profile
porcozaur is offline

porcozaur

porcozaur's Avatar
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

#11

Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 2,087
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 15:22
Blasphemy!! Where did I put my torch?
--
"Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."
Terry Pratchett, Reaper Man
Gokyabgu is offline

Gokyabgu

Gokyabgu's Avatar
Keeper of the Watch
Original Sin 2 Donor

#12

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Sigil
Posts: 1,124
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 17:21
Not the resolution I hoped for, the nasty bad press will likely not serve Ubi-junk very well at all.
Carnifex is offline

Carnifex

SasqWatch

#13

Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Holly Hill, FL.
Posts: 13,294
Mentioned: 50 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 17:36
Makes you wonder if someday your favorite streaming service shuts down some servers, will all your movie purchases just go poof? Or if they go out of business, poof? Or if you vote the "wrong" way, poof?
--
If I'm right but there is no wife around to acknowledge it, am I still right?
TheMadGamer is offline

TheMadGamer

TheMadGamer's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#14

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Oregon
Posts: 2,887
Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
+1:

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 18:15
Originally Posted by Silver View Post
Might & Magic X has been removed from sale on Steam. There is still no word from Ubisoft about a fix for the server issue preventing a full playthrough.

More information.
Assassin's Greed just sells so much better !!!111eleven
--
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction." (E.F.Schumacher, Economist, Source)
Alrik Fassbauer is offline

Alrik Fassbauer

Alrik Fassbauer's Avatar
TL;DR
Original Sin 1 & 2 Donor

#15

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Old Europe
Posts: 20,175
Mentioned: 40 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 18:55
Originally Posted by TheMadGamer View Post
Makes you wonder if someday your favorite streaming service shuts down some servers, will all your movie purchases just go poof? Or if they go out of business, poof? Or if you vote the "wrong" way, poof?
Yup, that's certainly going to happen. Just a question of when.

Luckily I rarely replay games, but I know others do.
Pladio is online now

Pladio

Pladio's Avatar
Guardian of Nonsense
RPGWatch Donor
Original Sin Donor

#16

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Manchester, United Kingdom
Posts: 7,339
Mentioned: 61 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 19:30
Honestly I doubt Ubisoft cares all that much as the game was not a huge seller.
--
"Wise men speak because they have something to say; Fools because they have to say something." & "What is the secret to eternal happiness? To not argue with fools."
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Armchair Contrarian

#17

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Failed Nation States of America
Posts: 26,990
Mentioned: 125 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 20:39
Originally Posted by Irien View Post
The main flaws as I saw them in MMX were…

1) Four characters didn't give enough room to experiment with all the combinations. Six would have been nicer.

2) The world could have done with being about 25% larger.

3) Could have used more links to older M&M games

4) It needed a way to respawn monsters somehow - the world got progressively more empty as you explored, and once you'd traveled around getting the best gear, there were no enemies to use it on!

5) Minor - modding was theoretically possible, but required an expensive devkit. Fail.

6) As we've discovered, DRM

7) Graphics driver issues with modern drivers/gpus, although these aren't fatal.
I agree with most of those, but I don't think the world needed to be larger. It's already a fairly lengthy game as it is.

Also not sure how they could have done respawning unless it was extremely limited. The map progression was obviously balanced in a very specific way. I suppose they could have given less XP for respawned monsters.
JDR13 is offline

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch
Original Sin Donor

#18

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 30,738
Mentioned: 110 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 20:56
Originally Posted by porcozaur View Post
i sent 3 refund requests to valve writing very clearly what is happening with the game, same bs answer, i played more than 2 hours
It wasn't Valve's decision. Why don't you write to the company that actually screwed you?
JFarrell71 is online now

JFarrell71

SasqWatch

#19

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,255
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)

Default 

July 6th, 2021, 20:58
Originally Posted by TheMadGamer View Post
Makes you wonder if someday your favorite streaming service shuts down some servers, will all your movie purchases just go poof? Or if they go out of business, poof? Or if you vote the "wrong" way, poof?
I don't know what voting has to do with it, but I've seen the first part of your post happening since purchases became digitial/Cloud based.
JFarrell71 is online now

JFarrell71

SasqWatch

#20

Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 2,255
Mentioned: 36 Post(s)
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Might & Magic X - Removed from Sale
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 16:55.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by DragonByte Security (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright by RPGWatch