Posted September 19, 2018
Your missing the point, I agree with you on multiplayer, but that means it's inherently not in the consumers control. The point of drm free is control by the consumer rather than a third party, e that through software embedded in the product like denuvo, or online connection requirement. Therefore multiplayer through authenticated servers cannot be drm free. Lan can be of course.
nightcraw1er.488: Need does not alter the fact. Anything less than complete control over my product means that it's not my product in part or in whole.
Plokite_Wolf: Multiplayer aspects of games save for LAN are not "owned" or "controlled" by you or anyone else but the developer and a licensed second party. And from the way you talk, I don't believe you've ever used such services anyway.
So the original statement - if you like drm free games then you don't need a client - is perfectly valid and one which you are agreeing with, if you want third party controlled multiplayer then you do need a client, but at that point drm is irrelevant as you don't own that part, and someone else controls it.