In case you're wondering why Goo needs IE7,...
See Annatar11? THAT is what I meant. Not that it needs Impulse or some other specific client. Guess you misinterpreted my post there.
If this is really the case THAT is somethhing I definitely have an issue with.
@Kryo: Very well written and fact stating post there in reply #68.
@pyalot: I can relate to your anger. Heck, I even was all fury and flames when GalCivI shifted from updates which you could download on one machine with I-Net access and install it on the game rig WITHOUT I-Net connection to the nescessity of an I-Net connection on your game rig itself. But lemme tell you that in my experience SD always tried their best to help their customers in any way they could and make their mechanisms as seemingless as possible. If they go down the GOO path then it is IMHO not with harmful intentions. More on the contrary.
And even though I'm also strictly opposing DDRM which kept me from purchasing and enjoying a number of games I would really have loved to have played, I really don't see neither a big risk in the GOO mechanism nor that SD expresses its distrust of their customers through it's introduction, rather than them trying to make things as easy as possible under the given circumstances. So you might want to cut those guys n gals some slack.
Granted this is not as easy now that Ubi obviously is going back to CD keys. But who knows what THEIR true intention behind this move is...