As long as this remains optional I have no problem with it, but if it's forced on me I will simply stop playing and spending money on PWE games. This to me just sounds like an unnecessary resource hog which I have no interest in.
Question for you Bran. Are you saying that you honestly don't know that this will be forced on us or you can't say anything because you were told not to confirm? From what I've read on here like myself, people don't want this, don't care to have it and will be ticked to have it forced on us. Don't let "them" do this.
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NO TO ARC!!!
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Due to the way the game has been running since LOR with all the disconnections and issues my answer is NO even if the game was working fine I would probably still say no i rarely use Steam and didnt sign up for Raptr so this is the same a waste of hard drive space
NO TO ARC
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Stuff like this is fine, some people like it and find it very convenient, and that's great. However, some people don't like it, so please don't ever make a service like this mandatory for playing STO. Personally I hate it when I have to have some background process running in order to play a game. The performance hit from having Steam running is always noticeable on my computer.
Brandon please I'm begging you do NOT let them make this mandatory. Launch platforms like this take years to develop and even then the best developed ones are much easier to breach than a standard single game launcher.
Think of it as a hub for all of the PWE games. You can download, install and launch ALL of the PWE games from it. Let's say you launched "War of the Immortals, and then just got done playing that. You now want to launch STO. You don't have to close Arc and then sign in to the STO launcher. Arc will inject your login info into the Cryptic launcher, and tell the Cryptic launcher to patch the game.