Posted September 09, 2013
I said it doesn't have DRM, and it doesn't. I forgot about the launcher--that's on me--because I no longer have mine and don't use it and it's optional besides. If you use a program that's supposed to check for updates it's a safe assumption that it's going to, you know, check for updates. :)
pcamagna: If you use the launcher, yes, but you don't need it at all. You can play the game directly with baldur.exe and ignore the launcher altogether since it's not needed (e.g. I no longer even have my launcher). Once you've downloaded the game there are no checks or authorizations and it's fully portable.
Hickory: That's fair enough, and I have no issue with it checking for updates. But that is not what you said, or implied. Your implication was that EE does not phone home, period -- at least the way it was worded. Nothing was mentioned about only if you create a separate shortcut. The launcher is what is created at installation.
Could it be made easier for the folks who don't want it to check and could they advertise the lack of DRM better? Absolutely. The people who are interested in those features are, unfortunately, a small minority.
Post edited September 09, 2013 by pcamagna