hey guys just read this and though it was pretty ridiculous. Apparently in order to play Command and Conquer 4 you have to be connected to the internet at all times.... even for single player.
"As of right now, you need to be online all the time to play C&C 4. This is primarily due to our 'player progression' feature so everything can be tracked. C&C 4 is not an MMO in the sense of World of Warcraft, but conceptually it has similar principles for being online all the time," Community Leader APOC wrote. No matter what mode you're playing, no matter what you're doing, if you want to play Command and Conquer 4, you're going to need to have a working Internet connection.
Good ole EA for ya! They even have the nerve to say that this game is shipping with no DRM protection.
Sucks to be a laptop user.