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Okay, so instead of it being "kinda" like Steam (from the previous thread discussing this), now it's exactly like Steam.

People just seem to like to hate on EA--maybe some of that is warranted. Just let it come out and see how it goes. Anyone bashing on this before it even comes out but faithfully uses Steam without a second thought is a hypocrite.

Do I think this sort of thing is unnecessary for a SP game? Yes. Does it make a difference? Nope. Steam has proven it can be done right, but even then they have issues. They have server down-time. It's happened to me and it's not uncommon. But it happens.
    
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I certainly hope you don't have any games from Valve!

You dont get it do you?

It's not about the fact that Steam and Origin slowly, but surely getting closer and closer to being the same thing at their core.

It's the fact that Gabe Newell is Jesus without the beard and a few too many twinkies/burgers.

EA only want you to install Origin so they can steal your tax data, your girlfriend and remote detonate your pc and kill you! They also think your mother is hot and they posted it on her facebook page!

Dont even get me started on how difficult it is to click a shortcut not named "Steam" to play my games.

Disgusting.


To be quite honest, most of the kind of talk you are quoting comes from people who were barely interested in buying the game in the first place.
Two sarcastic quotes in a row, where the second quotes the first, must lead to some sort of physics anamoly.
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So, is this going to work how Sims 3 currently works (for me at least)?

1) Once I install Sims 3 and xpacs thru Origin and activate them, I can start Sims 3 without Origin having to open.

2) Or is this going to be like BF3 or something and Origin has to open for game to launch each time?

Post 9 on first page kinda hints at number 1
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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.
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I certainly hope you don't have any games from Valve!

I have got a couple of Valve games, but I'm not hating on Origin either. The reason why I don't want Origin is because I got Steam first and I don't want what is basically the same program on my computer twice. If I had Origin first then I would not get Steam.

The last thread about SimCity got locked because of a Steam vs Origin argument/discussion so I'm not going to talk about it anymore.
    
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The last thread about SimCity got locked because of a Steam vs Origin argument/discussion so I'm not going to talk about it anymore.

The last thread was locked because the information in the OP articles was not accurate, and the discussion was suggested to continue in this thread since it has an official response from EA. confused.gif
    
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Disgusting.

Not quite as disgusting as being an obtuse EA supporter "just because". You like Origin, great, you're the minority. Like it or not, the more EA pushes Origin, the more you're going to have to hear about it. Continue on with your day, and stop with the Mormon routine trying to sway people's opinions.

Pucker up buttercup, there is a little more to this than "Valve fanboys" vs. Origin. Quit trying to pose it as exactly that, and use some common sense.
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I enjoying playing sim city when my internet is down and I can't play my online games...

Guess its Yar har, fiddle di dee for me
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I have got a couple of Valve games, but I'm not hating on Origin either. The reason why I don't want Origin is because I got Steam first and I don't want what is basically the same program on my computer twice. If I had Origin first then I would not get Steam.

This kind of argument make me think some gamers have become somewhat twisted in terms of their mindset these days.

Question.

-Do you download game clients to play games you are interested in buying?

or

-Do you buy games so you can run the downloadable game client that the game requires to run?


I ask you this, because surely the entertainment you get from the game in question is the most important thing here no?

If you genuinely have a true interest in the SimCity genre/franchise and the gameplay is not what is in question (it's looking very promising at the moment from most avid SimCity fans), how could the requirement of a grand total of one extra (not even extra, just different) icon to click on to launch said experience completely trump your desire to play a game you know you will enjoy?

Is the download client a path towards the game, or is the game just a consequence of running a game client?


It's just really weird to me because when people say things like what you have posted, it shows that the gamer places more importance in enjoying launching their game than they do on enjoying the actual game ( given that they'd completely give up the option to enjoy a game they apparently feel they'd enjoy, in order to keep their game launching as smooth as possible).

/closes brain hatch


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Not quite as disgusting as being an obtuse EA supporter "just because". You like Origin, great, you're the minority. Like it or not, the more EA pushes Origin, the more you're going to have to hear about it. Continue on with your day, and stop with the Mormon routine trying to sway people's opinions.
Pucker up buttercup, there is a little more to this than "Valve fanboys" vs. Origin. Quit trying to pose it as exactly that, and use some common sense.

I'm quite sure I didn't insult you, not quite sure why you're so hostile tbh.

If you're one of those guys who really do think EA is trying to steal your tax data, your girlfriend and is harassing your mother on facebook, then I'm sorry if I offended you.

On a serious note, the fact that you believe the vocal minority of people who GENUINELY have a problem with Origin are the majority means you've not quite got the right view of things here.

You really think the millions of casuals playing the sims could give a monkeys about Origin? Let alone complain on forums about it? Of course not, and that's just one game. The next Sims game that releases will be a mega hit as per usual and people in droves will yet again buy the game and a trillion "stuff packs". You honestly think the majority of these people have time to care about having to use Origin?

How many of the millions of BF3 players do you really think cry every time they click on Origin?

The old republic players?

The majority of earthlings are not even slightly as interested in this debate as we are.

Go ask your casual gamer family members what they think about using more than one pc gaming client.

If they are even able to give you an answer, compare how many of those people in your family even care about what you just discussed with them as much as you do or how many of them spend as much time discussing these matters on the internet like you do. Still feel your conerns are the "majority"?

You are not the majority by a long shot. Origin has been and will continue to grow, develop and be accepted by millions and millions more world wide. I don't need to "sway" a single persons opinion for it to happen. It's already well on its way.

It is not me who needs to understand the truth of the sitation tbh.
Edited by GrizzleBoy - 3/29/12 at 8:06am
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post #29 of 85
Meh. I've run out of steam for this game/topic.

Still have to be connected to launch the game. Still Always-On, just not to D3 extremes. Le sigh.

I'm not going to be a happy old man.
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Originally Posted by GrizzleBoy View Post

This kind of argument make me think some gamers have become somewhat twisted in terms of their mindset these days.
Question.
-Do you download game clients to play games you are interested in buying?
or
-Do you buy games so you can run the downloadable game client that the game requires to run?
I ask you this, because surely the entertainment you get from the game in question is the most important thing here no?
If you genuinely have a true interest in the SimCity genre/franchise and the gameplay is not what is in question (it's looking very promising at the moment from most avid SimCity fans), how could the requirement of a grand total of one extra (not even extra, just different) icon to click on to launch said experience completely trump your desire to play a game you know you will enjoy?
Is the download client a path towards the game, or is the game just a consequence of running a game client?
It's just really weird to me because when people say things like what you have posted, it shows that the gamer places more importance in enjoying launching their game than they do on enjoying the actual game ( given that they'd completely give up the option to enjoy a game they apparently feel they'd enjoy, in order to keep their game launching as smooth as possible).
/closes brain hatch

It's the principle of it, man. You seem to be missing that part.

And the folks that don't bend in the wind are getting it up the rear.
Edited by Nocturin - 3/29/12 at 7:47am
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You like Origin, great, you're the minority.
Pucker up buttercup, there is a little more to this than "Valve fanboys" vs. Origin. Quit trying to pose it as exactly that, and use some common sense.
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Get off your high-horse, since all you've done is nothing but come to this and the other thread with, "I agree, Origin sucks. Steam FTW."
Sim City 5 has already been said to be sold on PC through multiple vendors and won't require a constant online-connection, problem solved! No doubt you can't run this offline either, it'll just lack 'tons of features' which are probably just small-social actions.
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