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Speaking to Joystiq, SimCity Lead designer Stone Librande has revealed that the new SimCity will be an “internet-dependent experience.” You’ll need to stay connected to the net through Origin if you want to keep playing. He cited SimCity’s multiplayer features, like the global economy that will let players sell excess resources on a massive connected market, as the reason for the always-online requirement.

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I feel like I should say something like "then this is another game I'm not going to buy" but I had no intentions of buying it anyway. I just hope this forced always online action picks up...It's going to drive my games collection value through the roof!
I was always under the impression that my collection would naturally decline in value (have been contemplating selling it off) as more and more games are re-released in digital DL services but now I'm not so sure...
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Darn. I was kinda excited for this game. EA = devil.gif
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I'm so sick and tired of Origin. I'm trying my best in keeping Origin from scanning ANYTHING but the folder it is installed in. I have caught it scanning my browser history and registry.
    
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Well, I probably wasn't going to buy it anyway; but now I know that I won't be buying.
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I was really looking forward to this game also. frown.gif
Looks like I'll be skipping it now..
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LOLFAIL

Simcity is one of those games people play when there off the net anyway tongue.gif
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this is ridiculous mad.gif
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Mix Ubisoft style practices with EA's Origin = recipe for disaster. What are they thinking ? Isn't there at least an offline mode ? This kind of game has to have an offline mode. But, from the article, apparently it won't. I'm fine with online modes as long as they are not a ridiculous excuse to try to circumvent piracy.

These guys have it all wrong. Providing a good game is all about providing a good service, that is Valve's philosophy and why I love them so much. If they don't implement an offline feature it just means they are not really interested in providing the best service possible but just keep their manic delusion that the consumers are all thieves and deserve no respect. I can't respect companies that think like that either.

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I'm so sick and tired of Origin. I'm trying my best in keeping Origin from scanning ANYTHING but the folder it is installed in. I have caught it scanning my browser history and registry.

What ? Still ? Didn't they fix that ?

I'm glad I haven't installed it.
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Just wait for our non-always on friends release "fixes." tongue.gif
    
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