I really like how Ubisoft is treating PC gamers lately. They're an independent bunch, and ubisoft is like the lone sheriff in the old west, trying to fight the tide of thieves and criminals.
World of Warcraft requires you to always be online, and it didn't hurt it too much, did it?
I think when you have so many pirates like you do with PC gaming, you need to combat them, and this is where it has always been headed, really. Did no one else realize that?
Saying WoW requires online is like saying breathing requires being alive. If you're not online, what's the point in playing an MMO?
As for your last paragraph... I bet pirates will be able to pirate the game anyway (as always happens).
You can't pirate WoW. If ubisoft made all games have the login requirements of a MMO, then you shouldn't be able to pirate them either. If ubi is going this far they should at least make sure that folks can't pirate the games. If not, it's useless.
Also, in my first paragraph, I meant to say I like how Ubisoft is treating Pirates, not PC gamers, brainfart. :P
You don't see the fault in your logic? WoW MUST be online, or it wouldn't be WoW or MMO.
AC2 gains nothing by being online only. Infact, online only severely ruins the game.