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Sim City, Always online DRM. DISCUSS!
(03-17-2013, 01:43 PM)jumiofdiamonds Wrote: My real thought about all these games going full online is what happens in 6, 7, 10 years? There will still be people who want to enjoy this SimCity even though it might not be the most current. But, would we see the same thing that we saw with The Sims Online? If they're not making enough money to support these servers why would they keep them up? I think that's my biggest peeve about this online-only functionality in these newer games.

At least they'd be able to play the game with the hack.
(03-19-2013, 09:29 PM)Antwan Wrote:

It just got serious people. Though, I'm pretty sure the Mass Effect 3 drama and the financial atom bomb that was Star Wars: The Old Republic had a hand in him quitting. Now if only we can get rid of Frank Gibeau.

Usually, I find that the drama surrounding EA can get way too overblown for me to agree to. However, in light of how EA handled this, how the game runs, and how utterly draconian they're being with DRM with one of the most beloved series of all time for me...I can safely say that EA deserves all of the vitriol that's coming to them.

Seriously, I have never seen a more broken piece of software in my life. All people and vehicles will take the shortest routes possible with no variations, causing traffic jams, workers to make a conga line in the roads, and other game issues. The game also inflates certain statistics such as your actual city population, adding phantom Sims (which still want jobs and recreation). Do I even need to mention the terrible always-online DRM? The EA servers are so bad that people have lost their saved cities due to server issues. All because EA doesn't even trust their consumers to have their saved games on their computers!

This is a mess that EA brought upon themselves and I don't feel sorry for them one bit. They deserve everything that's coming to them for trashing such an awesome series with this putrid pile of a plaything.
I never cared for John Riccitiello anyway. Especially when The Sabotuer came out and he fired the staff BEFORE the game came out. BS.

Also, there was this.

I'm glad I haven't picked up this game yet. As most of you know, I am a huge The Sims fan. On one of the expansion packs (The Sims 3: Showtime), they made it so you can optionally go online within the game and perform for people on your The Sims 3 website friends list. Is it impossible for this to happen in Sim City? (Correct me if i'm wrong- I don't play a lot of current gen games, and I have played SNES SimCity in yeeeeeeeeeeeeears) Like, go online and build next to your friend, then the next day maybe the internet is out, but you can continue expanding, then the next day, internet is back and you're back next to your friend? (Does that make sense?) I feel like they do should have the technology now to not have so many bugs- and that goes for ALL platforms from ALL companies. Games and consoles and everything are getting so unreliable :(

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