PC Gamer have have published a new article that takes a look the best in-game piracy punishments. These are things the game developers deliberately build into their games to combat piracy. Some are more nasty than others. Red Alert 2's total base destruction bug has been included in this article, complete with a "troll" rating.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
There are two things essential to success in Red Alert 2: a base and units. EA's anti-piracy technique targeted both. Within thirty seconds of starting a game, pirates would watch helpless as everything they owned simultaneously detonated in a game ending explosion. It’s funny, but also a wasted opportunity. Thirty seconds is just too short a fuse. For true top trolling, they’d need at least ten minutes of progress to destroy.
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