Demigod developer Stardock has given an update about its RTS/RPG which is out next month for PC. It's not good news though.
"Sadly, most of the ~120,000 connections are not customers but via warez," the developer reported. "About 18,000 are legitimate. So anyway, we spent a lot of time today trying to isolate out the warez users from the legitimate users (it would require a lot of surgery to actually break them and even if we did, there'd be no friendly 'ha ha pirate' message which would result in people just saying the game is buggy).
"Mind you, the game makes relatively few server calls, it's just the sheer number of people."