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Server capacity: If you want to use mathematics, I am happy to go through it with you. Sale volumes are not infinite and are predictable. Whether or not these publishing companies care enough about their customers to provide them with what they paid for is another matter. And that is exactly the problem: You are - essentially - asking for understanding from the user base end for companies optimising their servers to minimise cost. No, I as a consumer I do not have understanding. They need to provide whatever infrastructure is needed to let me play the moment I want to. I did not ask for an always on game and I could have been willing to put up with it if I could play - but I cannot play.

For the source: Seriously? Textbook questions for the show? I thought we were beyond that.

Mixed signals: I completely agree. The customer base is sending these companies 'mixed signals'. It is called consumer awareness, or rather lack of, and chances are that you will have it when you get older. The problem may be exactly that - that people buying the product have none.

Other than that, I am interested, what exactly you think about this fiasco that keeps repeating itself game after game?
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Another thing I hate is delayed releases in the EU.

It's a digital release and EU players wont be connecting to NA servers anyways, what is the logic behind delaying the launch?
 
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I was playing simcity and my server wasnt busy at all around 12:45am est. Wasnt that bad at all. Im no pro city builder but is pretty fun game. Always on drm didnt create problem for me works just fine. Easy to earn money too. Just don't overspend all top build all in beginning


I kinda like the region map as well you can see other people builds and can share resources. I think is pretty neat. I suggest you play it before concluding
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[...] I did not ask for an always on game [...]

But by buying into them you might as well be asking for it. Your actions are as good as words. thumb.gif

The problem isn't the companies. It's the consumers. The companies are only doing what the consumers will let them get away with, what company wouldn't? They're here to make money. And if consumers keep giving them the 'ok', then they'll keep pushing.

A lot of people here say to vote with your wallets, most ignore what they preach.
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Fine, then we obviously agree. The point is that sheep must group together and push for watchdogs, just as the companies are pushing for privacy invasion etc. That said, I don't like wolves, aka predatory companies. So unless consumers get their head straight and speak up, they will continue to be served beta games as complete games and always on drm games as single player games.

/out
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The DRM arguments aside.

The games been known to be online only for some time. People knew this, and people knew the servers would get hammered on the first night. Yet they still stayed up because they just 'had' to play it the very second it was released. Then they complain about not being able to play because they just helped hammer the server. If you didn't expect this to happen, then I'm sorry but you need to have your head checked out. Same thing when it came to the Diablo 3 release, people knew it was online only, and yet the same thing happened. When you have so many people trying to get on at once, it's really not much different than a DDOS attack and that's what the servers are going through.

Most of the time with such big games, the servers will always get hammered, and it's best to wait it out a day or two for things to level out.

Same thing happened with the GW2 launch, however no one remembers it because Anet bought enough server capacity to handle all the people with just some lagginess.

You only remember the ones where they didn't bother treating their customers right.
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Somehow i am not surprised at all.
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No wait, so this means, i have to enter a queue to play the game ?

LOL. Nothing is surprising in these days if it comes from EA
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LOL well I truly didn't see this coming. I was really not expecting the game to sell that well, but apparently the bad press wasn't put on Fox News and people bought it anyway.

Oh well...though I fell sorry for the suckers that bought the game and can't play, this will have to cause a back lash. I am betting it will be a long time before we see a game handled in the manner Sim City 5 is.
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Another thing I hate is delayed releases in the EU.

It's a digital release and EU players wont be connecting to NA servers anyways, what is the logic behind delaying the launch?

Because EA said so, so that's how it's going to be.
Other than that, I fully agree, it's silly and far from necessary.
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