Very good read. Thank you.
Luckily Dawn of Fantasy won`t be effect as much - just as the majority of MMORPG games. Only unique CD-Keys, which are registered in the customer database going to be able to play online.
And well - who knows, pirated games with both strong multiplayer and singleplayer content can actually benefit form piracy. As Darvin said - statistically a large number of "pirated" gamers would have pirated another game, or another media if the game they are looking for is not available. We can with-in reasonable doubt, hope, that some people who do pirate DoF and find that they like single-player portion of the game, will be willing to actual buy one and play online.