By the time a game flops in sales Denuvo has long sealed the deal with the publisher, so the only one you're effectively hurting by not purchasing is the developer, who, like in Volition's case, might not have a say in the implementation of Denuvo anyway. It's probably about as effective as purposely pirating games you planned to buy because the developer used SpeedTree to make their fucking bushes. You're not hurting SpeedTree, you're hurting the makers of a game you genuinely enjoy. This isn't about AoM, I don't care how you spend your money and trust me I hate DRM as much everyone else, but the whole Denuvo abstinence argument just seems like an easy way for entitled gamers to rationalize stealing software. Guess I wouldn't have as much of an issue with it if the people complaining about DRM had enough integrity to not pirate their shit, since that's the whole reason DRM even exists. Not talking about you, but in general.