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Honestly I have been waiting so long for this game that I really don't care. It's not like my desktop is going to be offline anyways.

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About the second point, EA is a business its job is to maximize its shareholder's wealth. Its not a charity. Just like every other business out there including Valve. While some of its practices are questionable it is the way our world operates.

And Valve isn't trying to maximise their profits? I think they've come to the incredibly logical conclusion that to get people to buy more games you have to be nice to your consumers and provide the most superior service possible. The reaction by people on this forum is evidence that supports the view that what EA and Ubisoft do with DRM actually hurts their PC sales. This goes on to hurt PC developers as well.

If PC gaming is ever going to die it will be because of DRM.
 
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I guess I will have to find a work around.

I gots to get me SimCity action.  Only game I am looking forward to this year.

 

I promise when I own / found my own development studio, I won't be a douche bag.

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I dunno why you guys are comparing SimCity to WoW, GW2, HL2? That doesn't even make sense, haha.
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So, do people lash out against always-connected games only out of principle? Do people commonly turn off their internet while playing games that are not always-connected games too?

Don't get me wrong, I don't see the value in having a game always-connected, especially if it's some lame way to combat unauthorized play, but at the same time, when I play a game I do not disconnect from the internet.
    
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So, do people lash out against always-connected games only out of principle? Do people commonly turn off their internet while playing games that are not always-connected games too?
Don't get me wrong, I don't see the value in having a game always-connected, especially if it's some lame way to combat unauthorized play, but at the same time, when I play a game I do not disconnect from the internet.

I would not be able to play Sim City 2000 now if it used the same always online DRM as Sim City 5. EA will shut down their servers. Always online means an expensive rental.

Sim City 2000 > any recent Sim City game.
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So, do people lash out against always-connected games only out of principle? Do people commonly turn off their internet while playing games that are not always-connected games too?
Don't get me wrong, I don't see the value in having a game always-connected, especially if it's some lame way to combat unauthorized play, but at the same time, when I play a game I do not disconnect from the internet.

It is the principle of the matter. The developers are basically accusing all of their consumers of being a pirate and thus they penalize everyone. They need to take a page from Valve's playbook and just make decent games and taken care of their customers. Oh well, a game that I will not be buying. Sad really because I would have bought it in the end if this always on BS didn't surface.
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Am I the only one who feels like everybody completely skipped over this part in order to support their "EA is evil, I hate DRM" argument?
They pulled the same sort of excuse with Command & Conquer 4; the "it's needed for features" bit. So far as I know, this isn't a multiplayer centered game. The features can probably still exist without it.

That being said, while I don't like it (and I really don't like it), I will, however, probably still be getting this game. I'll have to see though.
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But you'll be supporting the creating of games that screw over people without reliable internet connections.
Now that's a bit of an unfair spin to put on it.

Consumers buy products they feel is worth the listed cost. If they get their game in an acceptable manner, they will buy it. That is why they are buying it, not to support agendas. What EA does is on EA, not a gamer. True, they will more likely continue with such a practice if it works and sells, but that's not the consumer's agenda. Put the blame where it goes. This is a result of either ignorance or greed (public companies and their shareholders; got to love 'em...).

Some aren't bothered by this sort of thing. It doesn't mean they like or "support" it. I'm no more happy about it than most might be, but if it doesn't seem to prevent a big enough obstacle, then I'm probably not going to change my mind about getting it because I do want the game. This puts a slow on things, but I'm not yet going to completely skip out on it.
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So, do people lash out against always-connected games only out of principle? Do people commonly turn off their internet while playing games that are not always-connected games too?

Don't get me wrong, I don't see the value in having a game always-connected, especially if it's some lame way to combat unauthorized play, but at the same time, when I play a game I do not disconnect from the internet.

 

Can't play while traveling.

Can't play in poorer countries.

Can't play for unstable ISPs / Satellite.

Can't play for router issues.


Don't forget some ISPs have bandwidth limits.  Meaning, no online gaming, or bandwidth management for some users does exist.

 

In essence, not everyone is always on, for one reason or another.  So a game centered around single player/offline playing not working because of an online connection is stupid, rude, and invasive.  No need for this.

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I would not be able to play Sim City 2000 now if it used the same always online DRM as Sim City 5. EA will shut down their servers. Always online means an expensive rental.
Sim City 2000 > any recent Sim City game.

I never knew Sim City V was out already, is it only out in certain regions? rolleyes.gif
If I recall the game isn't out and the Dev-team might find this as a non-viable feature if it really is online-only in mind. The Sims 3 always acted like online was important in the main-game when it wasn't, it was mostly there for micro-transactions and Facebook fanatic users.
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