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They shutdown the server if it drops below 1% peak players?
Sounds fair to me. If it's a ghost town, no need to continue wasting resources that could be redistributed to other thriving online games.

Sounds fair to you? It isn't to me, if I paid for a license they better offer it to me forever or, then, don't put any DRM crap into it. Its that simple, you can't just go and put DRM everywhere and require people to have internet access...and then cut the server off.

And they want to fight piracy? The world is full of idiots, methinks... rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
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Battlefield 3: Aftershock was released but it was so terrible they just removed it from the app store.
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The servers they shut down ends the multiplayer portion of these games, not the whole thing. Obviously, games which have more of a multiplayer focus will be hurt more.
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To all the people that like to defend games that require a login, please let this be a lesson to you. If your games require a login, what happens when a company shuts down its servers? I prefer physical media, and no internet requirement, so that in 20 years I can still come back and play games from today.
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To all the people that like to defend games that require a login, please let this be a lesson to you. If your games require a login, what happens when a company shuts down its servers? I prefer physical media, and no internet requirement, so that in 20 years I can still come back and play games from today.

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To all the people that like to defend games that require a login, please let this be a lesson to you. If your games require a login, what happens when a company shuts down its servers? I prefer physical media, and no internet requirement, so that in 20 years I can still come back and play games from today.

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To all the people that like to defend games that require a login, please let this be a lesson to you. If your games require a login, what happens when a company shuts down its servers? I prefer physical media, and no internet requirement, so that in 20 years I can still come back and play games from today.

This for sure. I would like to just pop in the thing and run it, if it requires a cd key fine with me aslong as I can still use it, without having to find a workaround for a game I own.
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To all the people that like to defend games that require a login, please let this be a lesson to you. If your games require a login, what happens when a company shuts down its servers? I prefer physical media, and no internet requirement, so that in 20 years I can still come back and play games from today.

100% THIS I don't get why people continue to let this happen. Vote with your wallet and don't but into this type of DRM crap, I know I will continue to do so.
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From a financial point... extreme short term, smart move EA. Free up servers that are under utilized and then actually use them for larger title / more trafficked games. Better than buying / installing / retrofitting servers, much more cost efficient.

Problem? Oh yeah, that thing...you know, consumers. Those humanoids that purchase your games... they have a tendency to, well you know, not be happy when you take out / eliminate part of a product they purchased. They won't forget that.
    
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Sounds fair to you? It isn't to me, if I paid for a license they better offer it to me forever or, then, don't put any DRM crap into it. Its that simple, you can't just go and put DRM everywhere and require people to have internet access...and then cut the server off.
And they want to fight piracy? The world is full of idiots, methinks... rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif

You know this is a console and mobile issue right? Not PC.

They're trying to kill second hand gaming. The online pass is for multiplayer, not the right to use the game period.
If you own the original console disc, you can still play the game, just not online.

From a PC point of view, you can buy retail to avoid a unforeseen shutdown. But that's more fortune telling than reality at this point.
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