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[VG 24/7]SimCity WILL NOT require always-on connection, no mod support at launch

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Earlier today, Joystiq and other outlets which attended previews of the title during GDC, were reporting EA said the game would require an “always-on connection” to Origin in order to not only play the game’s multiplayer, but because of player impact on the game’s global economy.

EA has since clarified to GameSpy Origin was only required in ordee to “start playing the game,” even if it wasn’t the service players purchased it from. Players will also not be kicked out of the game should they lose internet service.

There seems to still be some confusion for some people in terms of requiring Origin and requiring Internet "to start playing", to which I reply:
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy 
We can sign in to Origin offline to access offline portions of games like BF3 already so I see no reason at all why it doesn't apply here.

At no point does the article say "you need internet to start the game", it says you need Origin to start playing.

Origin operates in an offline mode too. If you're offline, you can still access your Origin account/game library so you can "start playing".

After all the article says:
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EA has since clarified to GameSpy Origin was only required in ordee to “start playing the game,” even if it wasn’t the service players purchased it from.

Origin != Internet.

Origin = Origin.

Internet = Internet.



I really dont see what the fuss is about tbh......seems like people are reading between lines that aren't even there.

The clarification obviously requires clarification for some people tongue.gif

Edited by GrizzleBoy - 3/29/12 at 8:54am
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Well, this game for me, won't be played at home. I will be playing it on my laptop at work, which doesn't have a constant internet connection.
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Well, this game for me, won't be played at home. I will be playing it on my laptop at work, which doesn't have a constant internet connection.

It doesn't need a constant internet connection, that's the point you see.

Step1: Use your galaxy S2 to tether your laptop

Step 2: Start game

Step 3: Untether

Step 4: ???????

Step 5: High Tech Industry/Profit!
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It doesn't need a constant internet connection, that's the point you see.
Step1: Use your galaxy S2 to tether your laptop
Step 2: Start game
Step 3: Untether
Step 4: ???????
Step 5: High Tech Industry/Profit!

I would have to walk outside with my laptop, tether, connect. Walk back inside the hospital (where I work), get in a elevator, go down 3 floors under ground main level, get to my control room just to play. Sorry, not doing it every time I want to play.
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^ Nothing like destroying a city at work smile.gif
    
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I would have to walk outside with my laptop, tether, connect. Walk back inside the hospital (where I work), get in a elevator, go down 3 floors under ground main level, get to my control room just to play. Sorry, not doing it every time I want to play.

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Connect at home/outside before you go in and just leave the laptop running? As the article said you wont lose gameplay once connection is lost, so just connect once for the day before you go into your dungeon and be done with it?

Or hopefully you can use Origins offline mode to just start the game offline ala BF3, The Sims etc.
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Good, but if Origin is still required then I am not going to get it. And by the looks of that article it is.
    
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If it's still an Origin-exclusive release, I will not be partaking in any urban city planning.
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If it's still an Origin-exclusive release, I will not be partaking in any urban city planning.
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EA Maxis has confirmed to SimCity will be sold on digital distribution platforms other than Origin, but the game will still require players log on to EA’s service to register the game.

still this is better than yesterday's news...
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There will be a crack to disable the Origin aspect of this.

Just like with BF3.
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