I'm sure you've heard all the arguments for and against online product activation. So I won't go over them all again. All I'll say is I extremely dislike online activation for games and I will not buy any game that requires it. My main gripe is that I require your continuing support simply to play the game that I have paid for. Yes I've heard the story that a patch will be made available if you ever go out of business. But that's like a cheque from a company you've never done business with. Maybe it will be honoured and maybe it won't. Who knows? There are no guarantees in life. BTW if Telltale ceases to exist who will release this patch? And is it a legally enforceable promise against someone? You see what I mean?
But I didn't come here to gripe about online activation. The main purpose of this post is to say this to Telltale. I sincerely hope that in the future you release a version of your games that do not require activation. Think about it. There are no disadvantages to you from doing this. After your game has been out one or two years you have already made the vast majority of sales. By releasing the game without the need for online activation all the people who would not previously buy your games for that reason will then do so. I am one of them and there are bound to be others. The risk from piracy long after initial release is minimal.
This is becoming a trend. Enlight have recently released a new version of X3: Reunion without the previously used Starforce copy protection. No doubt one of their reasons is to sell their product to gamers who were put off by Starforce: http://www.enlight.com/cmsel/press/view.php?id=52 Other companies are doing the same thing.
So how about it Telltale? Can I hope that some day in the not too distant future you will release a version of your games that do not require activation?