Posted on January 21, 2012, Phil Owen Ubisoft: Almost Nobody Really Has a Problem With Our Brilliant DRM
The Ubisoft strategy title Anno 2070 features some awesome DRM called Tages, which only lets you install the game three times, period, and if you, say, swap out your video card, Tages will think you used up another install. Yay!
Ubisoft, though, says this isn’t a big deal and few people actually have any sort of problem with it. Here’s a statement they gave to RPS.
While it’s correct that copies of Anno  include three activations and that changing hardware may trigger the need for reactivation, the vast majority of Anno customers never encounter this scenario.
On the rare occasion when a customer does need additional activations, Ubisoft customer service is available to quickly resolve the situation, and we encourage those customers to contact us directly so that we can ensure they are able to continue to enjoy their game.
Well, Ubisoft, the game has only been out for two months. There’s still plenty of time for people to encounter this terrific issue. Like, forever. You know.