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    Do not buy SimCity (2013), do not support EA



    Some of you are already aware, but here's a video showing it. This is why I will not support EA in any way, not until they begin treating their customers with some reasonable respect. I consider this stuff a violation of my consumer rights. I will not support, and I don't think any of you should either. This business practice is bull$#@! and it's hurting the industry.

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    It never ceases to amaze me how much publishers underestimate the popularity of their game and never provide enough servers and bandwidth just so they can save a few bucks.
    Last edited by keefy; 03-05-2013 at 17:09.

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    Been waiting for this game for an eternity. Don't care that it's EA... the King of Douchebaggery. I will be waiting until they fix this server garbage, though (if they don't, I won't buy it).


    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    It never ceases to amaze me how much publishers underestimate the popularity of their game and never provide enough servers and bandwidth just so they can save a few bucks.
    Yeah, no kidding. Dumb asses.
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    Yeah, I won't be buying this game. Ever. There's just no need for it to be forced online only.

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    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    There's just no need for it to be forced online only.
    It's beyond stupid.
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    Haven't bought an EA game for like 10 years lol

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    You have to play it online?

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    So let me get this straight, not only is it required to play this online, but you also have to wait to join a server. But servers are down, or busy, or simply not available. Thus making you unable to play the game?

    Is this right?

    Or should everyone be BlackBox'ing this?
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    I haven't read up on this game yet but I was very much interested in buying it. But you actually have to have an Internet connection to play it? That blows if true.
    Other opinions are available.

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    I actually want to play the game... but won't be buying it anytime soon

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    A constant internet connection, and everything is saved server-side. Their servers are under load which presents a que for players, and if you disconnect you may even lose progress you did recently.

    It's a shame as I was really interested in this game. I wanted it, maybe even prepared to pay for it on release. But I don't appreciate DRM, much less a system this painfully intrusive. I want to be treated as a customer, not a potential pirate. EA can go $#@! themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    A constant internet connection, and everything is saved server-side. Their servers are under load which presents a que for players, and if you disconnect you may even lose progress you did recently.

    It's a shame as I was really interested in this game. I wanted it, maybe even prepared to pay for it on release. But I don't appreciate DRM, much less a system this painfully intrusive. I want to be treated as a customer, not a potential pirate. EA can go $#@! themselves.
    Too right my friend.

    Hopefully this comes back to bite EA somehow.

    Honestly they are pushing MORE people to crack and pirate the game with stupid $#@!ing $#@! like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapture View Post
    A constant internet connection, and everything is saved server-side. Their servers are under load which presents a que for players, and if you disconnect you may even lose progress you did recently.

    It's a shame as I was really interested in this game. I wanted it, maybe even prepared to pay for it on release. But I don't appreciate DRM, much less a system this painfully intrusive. I want to be treated as a customer, not a potential pirate. EA can go $#@! themselves.
    Urgh. One of the things I like with offline strategy games is being able to play them for hours when I'm not connected to the Internet. I'll probably skip SimCity over this even though I'm a massive fan of the series.
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    It's why I skipped Diablo III and Starcraft II. I'm not a great RTS'er, but I loved playing the first Starcraft for hours by myself with bots. The idea of being considered a "guest" in my own game is disgusting. Totally agree with Rapture, I want to be treated as a customer, not a potential pirate.

    Shame, because I might've wanted this game down the road.


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    This was going to be my 1st sim city purchase. After i saw that video, not anymore.
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    All the online only stuff is dumb. However, the other reason I wont be buying this game is because of the whole city size limit and the regions. I was not aware of that until I watch GiantBomb's Quicklook of the game. You have a pre-set space in which you can build your city in the region, and honestly it's not that big. Each region has a certain number of spaces to build cities, even though there is a ton of land surrounding the city boxes. I remember building giant cities in the old Simcity games or even CitiesXL games that took up the entire map, why they would limit your city size to a small box is beyond me and has made me decide not to get it, along with the always online stuff as well of course.

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    I have been on the dont buy anything from EA or Activision train for a few years now so i will just make no stops and keep on chugging along. Chugga Chugga Woo Woo!!!


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    I was considering getting this game in a few weeks. My mind has changed after seeing this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    I have been on the dont buy anything from EA or Activision train for a few years now so i will just make no stops and keep on chugging along. Chugga Chugga Woo Woo!!!
    Just a quick question for you (and I suppose those that do this) - do you not at all play any EA/Acti games? Or do you not just buy them (i.e. borrow from a friend etc)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Just a quick question for you (and I suppose those that do this) - do you not at all play any EA/Acti games? Or do you not just buy them (i.e. borrow from a friend etc)?
    I have played a few games (CoD,Dead Space, etc) but nothing they publish is worth buying imo.


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    Quote Originally Posted by HellsJester View Post
    I have played a few games (CoD,Dead Space, etc) but nothing they publish is worth buying imo.
    Oh ok. Fair enough.

    As much as I abhor this stuff, I couldn't go cold turkey with some games. I can go without buying them (maybe by going the used game route or renting).
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    Quote Originally Posted by admartian View Post
    Oh ok. Fair enough.

    As much as I abhor this stuff, I couldn't go cold turkey with some games. I can go without buying them (maybe by going the used game route or renting).
    These days i dont even play them. If i see anything interesting i just watch a lets play on youtube. I rather the poor soul that has to play those games gets money from me watching them play than me buying the games from those publishers.


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