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The games not even out of beta and already people are getting done over by EA. Lol.

Their servers aren't up during a beta, what about during normal release? I understand they'll have had less servers running for the beta than the actual game but the fact they've underestimated demand now...Well, the chances of them not doing the same thing on release? Not high. They're banning people for mentioning that the servers are down, too...Why? Why don't they delete the topic and post a pinned topic saying "The servers are overloaded, we're working on fixing this ASAP."

Really, EA's screwed another franchise...Glad I didn't pre-order this.

No they aren't:
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Announcements..

Heya everyone,

We had a minor tech issue which caused a handful of people to be banned who shouldn't have been. This issue is being researched by our tech team to prevent it from occurring again, and our AHQ Staff members are aware and have restored lost access to affected users.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Your Answer HQ Team


And lol @ complaining about aspects of a game not working during a period specifically designed to root out weaknesses and fix them.

The downtime could have been just that. Your pleasure is not the reason for a beta.
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I think I'll stick to Cities XL or Sim City 4 until this game hits the garbage bin at $5. No way in hell I'm risking $60 to put up with EA's crap.
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I'm going to take a look at CXL or wait for this to hit the bargain bin as well.. I was really excited for SimCity, I've been playing the series on and off since 1995! blinksmiley.gif I won't for into detail but I'm just not seeing it for this release.

The beta is a demo.. Current Closed Beta Testers (CBT) are load testing the login servers for the Dev Beta Testers. The CBT players this weekend are limited to 1hr of continuous play to force re-connection.. Between most of the game being disabled and the time limit their intentions are pretty clear.. Making matters worse they've divided the testing community by creating these two groups. The DBT won't have a time limit or be limited to one weekend, they'll be testing all week starting Tuesday. So DBTs thank your CBTs for such a smooth week..

I imagine this was an EA thing, I can't imagine Maxis would make such a poor decision regarding their beta.
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What poor decision?

If they set out goals to be achieved during the beta and they achieve them, then where is the poor decision?
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Once again, why ban people with no prior warning for it? Why not delete the threads? Why not warn the users? This is why people take issue with EA.
That's what happens when forums get big and don't have the courtesy to warn or inform. OCN doesn't even tell you when they delete your threads/posts - not even an autopm.
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That's what happens when forums get big and don't have the courtesy to warn or inform. OCN doesn't even tell you when they delete your threads/posts - not even an autopm.

I already showed that those were mistakes, which we were informed of on their feedback forum, at the top of this page.
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I look forward to not buying this game. Which is sad, because I love Sim City... Own every major version and even the terrible spin offs... But... no. I wont support a game with such horrendous DRM. I get why they want to be online, but that doesn't mean I WANT to play online. I want to build my own regions, connect my own cities, and if I can do that when the internet is out for one reason or another, then even better! I don't want lag in a single player game. I don't want to be forced online. I don't want to support the crap EA does to games.
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Well....I don't know about you, but I'd rather every game I ever play be on line only than ever touch SimCity Societies, but I guess people are just different.

Also the way the game works makes any kind of latency issue, a non issue.
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I look forward to not buying this game. Which is sad, because I love Sim City... Own every major version and even the terrible spin offs... But... no. I wont support a game with such horrendous DRM. I get why they want to be online, but that doesn't mean I WANT to play online. I want to build my own regions, connect my own cities, and if I can do that when the internet is out for one reason or another, then even better! I don't want lag in a single player game. I don't want to be forced online. I don't want to support the crap EA does to games.

If my internet is out, and there is no offline mode? yeah, major boo. BOOOOO.
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I think I'll stick to Cities XL or Sim City 4 until this game hits the garbage bin at $5. No way in hell I'm risking $60 to put up with EA's crap.

Good luck with that single core game wink.gif
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