Since Ghosts is nearing the end of its life cycle due to its lukewarm reception and because Advanced Warfare is due in less than two months, I am asking TPTB at Activision / Infinity Ward to please patch Ghosts, so we can play the Private Match (with humans against humans, humans vs. bots, etc.) without being connected to the internet on PC.
There are already two forms of DRM in Ghosts if you bought it on PC:
-Activision Authentication Servers
So, even if you just want to play you vs. bots (or human vs. human) in Private Match, you still have to have some kind of internet connection to contact the CoD servers which a lot of people may not have if they travel a lot to remote locations... Like active duty military personnel just to name a few.
Many will say this request is redundant since if you have Steam, then you have to have an internet connection already, but this is false. Steam allows you to go into Offline mode and any SP games that don't require authentication function normally like SP games used to before all this DRM came into being.
Please patch Ghosts to make Private Match on the PC an true offline mode where even if there is no internet connection you can still play against bots, or other humans on a local LAN without having to log into the authentication servers.
Yes, there are people in the community who don't really have a 'home' but travel with Ghosts installed on their laptops all the time - hence subjected to sometimes non-existent/bad internet.
I second the above arguments strongly.
I too agree, there are times where there internet service provider is doing maintanance and I cant get online. Or the small acations, like someone on a road trip....or some other reaon not meantioned where internet might not be accessable. Therefore I think blocking an offline mode that plays against bots or friends vs friends when internet is not connected is just rediculous and stupid. I am not trying to be rude and cut down who ever came to that being a good idea to do. I just want all at Activision to relize that just because a lot of us don't post on here like the few of us who did now on this issue feel the same way and wanting this to be implaminted into the game structure so that people who pay for the right to own and play a copy of the game dont HAVE to pay a SEPERATE company for "internet" JUST to injoy a MAJOR fun factor to the very game it self. Like some sort of way to help the rich and stomp out the poor. What if someone cant afford internet for a lil while? Is Activision trying to imply favortisim to those customers of theres who have more money then the others because they can afford internet while other less fortunet customers who just as loyal was lucky to even afford the game it's self. ALLOW PEOPLE WITHOUT INTERNET CONNECTION TO PLAY CUSTOM GAME MODES AGAINST BOTS AND OTHER HUMAN PLAYERS THAT ARE THERE IN THE SAME ROOM PLEASE!!!!! THE COMUNITY WILL GREATLY APRETIATE IT!!