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View Poll Results: Eagle Dynamics New DRM Expiration Period Limit
1 Calendar Day 3 0.69%
3 Calendar Days ( Current System Under Evaluation ) 7 1.60%
7 Calendar Days 29 6.64%
14 Calendar Days 44 10.07%
21 Calendar Days 10 2.29%
30 Calendar Days ( Once a Month ) 154 35.24%
60 Calendar Days 11 2.52%
90 Calendar Days 207 47.37%
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:33 PM   #531
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It's a bit of a stretch to say there are 60,000 active forum members...given that the viewing numbers are usually in the teens or lower for threads. I Imagine moving the poll from the popular DCS World General section to the seldom viewed Payments and Activation area helped limit the number of votes.
Yep the original location would have got a lot more responses, it was much more visible up there

When the forum loads it would have been right there infront of you
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:34 PM   #532
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Regardless, the point is, these polls dont even reach 1% of the ED customer base, I doubt the location would have made much of a difference, even if you had twice the votes, you are still barely scrapping the surface.
If we are so insignificant, I wonder if this pole is really usefull... I have a doubt...
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:38 PM   #533
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If we are so insignificant, I wonder if this pole is really usefull... I have a doubt...
Your opinions have been very helpful, and will drive the choices ED has made. The choice ED picks wont be made from the poll though. So no you are not insignificant, and no these polls generally aren't very useful.
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Old 12-05-2017, 07:39 PM   #534
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Regardless, the point is, these polls dont even reach 1% of the ED customer base, I doubt the location would have made much of a difference, even if you had twice the votes, you are still barely scrapping the surface.
True enough.

Polls usually only have a small sample size though. Any country poll only samples a small group that represents the larger populous...so the poll has done it's job I would think. 90 days will probably be a bit too long for ED but I think 30 days would be the sweet spot. Especially if the current DRM phones home once a month or so anyway...it would be more seamless since it's already being done. (more or less)

It's probably rare for someone to be without internet for 30 days. The 14 day option...well...people have been know to take 2 week vacations and bring their gaming laptops with them. Would be nice to have access to your modules in that scenario.
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True enough.

Polls usually only have a small sample size though. Any country poll only samples a small group that represents the larger populous...so the poll has done it's job I would think. 90 days will probably be a bit too long for ED but I think 30 days would be the sweet spot. Especially if the current DRM phones home once a month or so anyway...it would be more seamless since it's already being done. (more or less)

It's probably rare for someone to be without internet for 30 days. The 14 day option...well...people have been know to take 2 week vacations and bring their gaming laptops with them. Would be nice to have access to your modules in that scenario.
Actually there have been a number of examples shown that people can be stuck without internet for long periods of time, most importantly guys on deployment. ED will take all that into account for what they decide to do, even if its something different than even this time limited check.
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feels like the equipment dcs needs is at odds with scenarios that involve being without internet for extended periods

when you're on vacation or any other activity where you need to be mobile lugging around sim gear is a bit much
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feels like the equipment dcs needs is at odds with scenarios that involve being without internet for extended periods
I guess it depends on where I am, but yeah, if I am on vacation, I am not playing DCS, unless the vacation is me staying at home, then it's DCS overload
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Are you serious? Have you ever seen a millennial without their phone/electronics while on vacation? Bringing some comforts of home while being in an isolated area is not uncommon. That doesn't mean you're on it 24/7 while on vacation. Maybe every few days winding down in the cabin or whatever.

lol...looks like you edited your previous response about vacation being b.s. The quote changed to your edited version when I pressed it. My response was to your un-edited post.
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that's exactly what i mean, if you go outside for a vacation you're there to get away from it all, not out there for dcs. if you wanted to sit down and enjoy dcs just stay at home with your nice setup.
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Are you serious? Have you ever seen a millennial without their phone/electronics while on vacation? Bringing some comforts of home while being in an isolated area is not uncommon. That doesn't mean you're on it 24/7 while on vacation. Maybe every few days winding down in the cabin or whatever.
yeah you'd have a laptop/smartphone/tablet and some pick-up-and-play games but anyone who lugs around their entire sim kit hasn't been on vacation before lmao
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Old 12-05-2017, 08:25 PM   #540
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Especially if the current DRM phones home once a month or so anyway...it would be more seamless since it's already being done. (more or less)
That was said by a moderator here to defend the new drm system. But we still wait for confirmation from official ED staff. My test and experiences from other users rather show it's not the case.

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