I loved Dawn of War 2, and I admit to having played through both the game and its expansion Chaos Rising. Okay, so it was on an offline Games for Windows Live account, but that didn’t detract from the experience. The game, while not perfect, was worth every dollar I paid for it, though there was this part of me that wished to try out the game’s Multiplayer options, particularly Last Stand. Unfortunately, for the longest time I wasn’t able to log on to Windows Live.
A few months later I finally found out what was preventing me from logging on: a simple software issue. Apparently some of the programs that were running on Start Up, specifically my Anti-Virus, was blocking it from connecting to the Microsoft networks. The solution was pretty simple, essentially turning off my Anti-Virus, logging on to Windows Live, THEN turning the Anti-Virus back on.
As expected, I was able to participate in online games, but strangely enough when I started up the game the following day I was no longer able to access the Last Stand — something connected to my Windows Live Online account finishing the game proper, or something like that. I didn’t mind too much, as it just meant that I needed to play through the first campaign again (this time connected to Live instead of offline), and I’ve always wanted to try a different set of tactics. So I started up a new campaign. Simple right?
Not so. I’m not sure what happened, but the new campaign I was playing through pretty much ground to a stop, as the next mission that was supposed to show up (Travel to Meridian)… Didn’t. And so, not only could I not continue on with the new campaign I’m playing, but I’ve somehow lost access to the Last Stand. Annoying.
Oh well, I suppose it’s back against AI-controlled opponents, until someone somewhere on the net finds a solution.