Originally Posted by EnticingSausage
Your hardly one to criticize someone for being biased.
I didn't call them biased, I called them hypocrites.
The only reason they feel strong enough to complain right now is because its EA and because its regarding an existing franchise.
If a new game came out that wasn't called SimCity or made by EA/Maxis, but had all the feautures of this SimCity marketed as an online city builder, the airwaves would be reeeeeeeeal quiet right now.
There would be hubbub about initial server issues, followed by the silence after they are fixed and it would be all roses after that if people liked the game.
If the game went on sale on Steam, they'd include it in their Steam sales updates.
However, they only have the strength to speak up when its "cool" to do so, which is precisely why nothing will change going forward.
My point is, they are not rebelling against the business model, its a company they're rebelling against.
COUNTLESS games have been released as multiplayer games in an attempt to get people paying for the game. Its been happening for years and years.
If a new IP releases from a new company and the game does well using the same business model, they won't make a peep of noise.