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Why does DD rely on a constant Steam connection?
I've seen several threads about Steam disconnects closed lately, stating that DD relies on a constant Steam connection.
Valve has said that Steam itself going down should NOT affect any ongoing games, only Matchmaking.
So, what is it about DD that makes it require a constant Steam connection?
Actually Valve says matchmaking and some multiplayer games.
Even though the games are hosted locally, the characters, their gear, mana, high scores, it's all handled through the Steam multiplayer system. Not only that but the link for non-host players is also maintained through the steam system. You can still play local.
Game play should generally not be interrupted but may be briefly impacted for some multi-player titles. Downtime is expected to be brief.
Originally Posted by Alshain
Not to mention an official reply from TE has already been given.
PSN | classic22us
Steam | 22classic22
What would be really nice would be if Valve would come up with a better way to notify players. The overlay announces when friends come online, you would think it could announce the downtime a few hours before hand. Also, they could be more consistent with planned maintenance. Though emergencies happen and there is nothing you can do about it, they should be able to schedule weekly maintenance the same day and time in most cases.
Sadly, all of that has been suggested to Valve many times and so far, we haven't seen it. But there is nothign Trendy can do for it, even their own Twitch.tv game got interrupted last week.
As with the other threads, Trendy has already responded to this subject and the answer hasn't changed. If you follow the Steam Maintenance thread on the Steam forums, you can avoid doing something that will get interrupted by the maintenance and the subsequent ruination.