Page 1 of 9 1 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 210
  1. #1
    Finally You Are Free
    Nerevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Equestria
    Age
    22
    Posts
    16,029
    Rep Power
    137
    Points
    86,270 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!

    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.

  2. Likes Vulgotha, claud3, Shingo , *goo, John25 likes this post
  3. #2
    Supreme Veteran
    keefy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    The Sock Gap
    Posts
    18,198
    Rep Power
    129
    Points
    66,528 (0 Banked)
    Items Gran Turismo 5Michelle MarshDoomid SoftwareCommodore 64Metal Gear Solid
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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 18:09.

  4. #3
    Administrator
    Brandon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    12,424
    Rep Power
    781
    Points
    11,009,420 (18,076 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.


  5. #4
    Elite Guru
    *goo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    5,298
    Rep Power
    77
    Points
    32,619 (0 Banked)
    Yeah, I won't be buying this game. Ever. There's just no need for it to be forced online only.

  6. #5
    Administrator
    Brandon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    12,424
    Rep Power
    781
    Points
    11,009,420 (18,076 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Quote Originally Posted by *goo View Post
    There's just no need for it to be forced online only.
    It's beyond stupid.


  7. #6
    Ultimate Veteran
    AaronSOLDIER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    PSN ID
    AaronSOLDIER
    Age
    22
    Posts
    20,852
    Rep Power
    120
    Points
    71,216 (0 Banked)
    Items Final Fantasy Versus XIIIPS3 SlimFinal Fantasy XFinal Fantasy IXFinal Fantasy VIIIFinal Fantasy VIIFinal Fantasy VIFinal Fantasy VFinal Fantasy IVFinal Fantasy IIIFinal Fantasy IIFinal Fantasy
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    Haven't bought an EA game for like 10 years lol

    Please help our Final Fantasy Community get off the ground:
    http://forums.final7fantasy.com/

  8. #7
    Superior Member
    MartyRules's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    El Paso, TX
    PSN ID
    KillingSpree0
    Posts
    838
    Rep Power
    29
    Points
    103,753 (0 Banked)
    You have to play it online?

    Anime-Planet.com - anime | manga | reviews

  9. #8
    Elite Member
    Shingo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    PSN ID
    Swordsman-45
    Posts
    1,555
    Rep Power
    34
    Points
    18,048 (0 Banked)
    Items User name styleOne Piece
    Like they have any games
    (_)
    ( _)>⌐■-■
    (⌐■_■)



    MyAnimeList

    Stop preordering games! Stop buying day1 games! Stop being idiots!

  10. #9
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,270
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    47,349 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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?
    Be Together - Not the same.



  11. #10
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    21,503
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    2,334 (16,356 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.

  12. #11
    Trying not to break stuff...
    DarkVincent07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    22
    Posts
    17,340
    Rep Power
    109
    Points
    48,963 (0 Banked)
    Items LuluHIMLinkin ParkPlayStationFinal Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIDeath Note LFinal FantasyDark Souls Cover
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I actually want to play the game... but won't be buying it anytime soon

  13. #12
    Finally You Are Free
    Nerevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Equestria
    Age
    22
    Posts
    16,029
    Rep Power
    137
    Points
    86,270 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.

  14. #13
    Trying not to break stuff...
    DarkVincent07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sydney
    Age
    22
    Posts
    17,340
    Rep Power
    109
    Points
    48,963 (0 Banked)
    Items LuluHIMLinkin ParkPlayStationFinal Fantasy XIII-2Final Fantasy XIIIDeath Note LFinal FantasyDark Souls Cover
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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

  15. #14
    Ultimate Veteran
    Tutankhamun's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Age
    24
    Posts
    21,503
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    2,334 (16,356 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.
    Other opinions are available.

  16. #15
    Super Elite
    Sir_Scud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    PSN ID
    Sir_Scud
    Posts
    2,078
    Rep Power
    67
    Points
    10,975 (0 Banked)
    Items Naughty DogFinal Fantasy IVDark SoulsGuerrilla Games
    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.


  17. #16
    Apprentice
    DeadCrow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    443
    Rep Power
    16
    Points
    6,312 (0 Banked)
    This was going to be my 1st sim city purchase. After i saw that video, not anymore.
    Oh, I'm sorry did I break your concentration I didn't mean to do that. Please, continue. - Jules

  18. #17
    Superior Member
    NightOnyx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Age
    26
    Posts
    542
    Rep Power
    42
    Points
    2,367 (0 Banked)
    Items Dark Souls CoverPS3 Slim
    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.

  19. #18
    Master Sage
    HellsJester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alone in the Cold
    Posts
    13,628
    Rep Power
    114
    Points
    42,038 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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!!!

  20. #19
    Master Poster
    Updator's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    Somerset, UK
    PSN ID
    Updator
    Age
    20
    Posts
    3,378
    Rep Power
    63
    Points
    53,949 (0 Banked)
    I was considering getting this game in a few weeks. My mind has changed after seeing this.

  21. #20
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,270
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    47,349 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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)?
    Be Together - Not the same.



  22. #21
    Master Sage
    HellsJester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alone in the Cold
    Posts
    13,628
    Rep Power
    114
    Points
    42,038 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.

  23. #22
    Super Moderator
    Admartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    New Zealand
    PSN ID
    admartian
    Age
    27
    Posts
    13,270
    Rep Power
    131
    Points
    47,349 (0 Banked)
    Items ArsenalVitaUser name styleSteamPS3 Slim
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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).
    Be Together - Not the same.



  24. #23
    Master Sage
    HellsJester's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Alone in the Cold
    Posts
    13,628
    Rep Power
    114
    Points
    42,038 (0 Banked)
    Items User name style
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    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.

  25. #24
    Supreme Veteran
    Ixion's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    New York
    PSN ID
    MagicManGSC
    Age
    24
    Posts
    19,970
    Rep Power
    162
    Points
    72,649 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    I'm supporting EA by purchasing the Mass Effect 3 DLC. Forgive me for my misdeeds.

  26. #25
    Finally You Are Free
    Nerevar's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Equestria
    Age
    22
    Posts
    16,029
    Rep Power
    137
    Points
    86,270 (0 Banked)
    Achievements IT'S OVER 9000!
    We'll hang you by your thumbs and beat you with iron shovels.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
vBCredits II Deluxe v2.1.0 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2010-2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.