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I can't say I feel bad for EA. Serves them right putting out DRM infested trash, you reap what you sow.

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Go on Steam, pay the $9 for universe sandbox, and turn up the precision. At 4.6GHz, my 2600k (Hyperthreading on), will slow down to 3 FPS just doing a hyper-accurate simulation of 9 balls moving around one ball. If you actually play SC and look at the level of detail (and notice how generic it goes if your connection lapses), there's no way a non-enthusiast computer could handle the game once you pass a low density city. Push it to region level play, and enthusiast level computers would struggle. You're making a big assumption, and it's an uninformed one.

Now, you can make the argument that they should have gone for scale of simulation rather than depth(That would have made cloud computing unnecessary), but that'll ultimately just be a debate on preference and that decision was set in stone years ago.

You forgot to mention that Universe Sandbox is a single thread game aka unoptimised for modern computers.
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I got the game for 39 on Amazon a few months back though I feel like I paid 39 too much as I have not been able to play yet.
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thank you EA

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EA: Where good games go to die. sad-smiley-002.gif
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I feel weird for saying this but as of late my hate for EA has surpassed that of Activision.

This. At least Activision only milks the COD franchise and leave the rest alone.
   
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You forgot to mention that Universe Sandbox is a single thread game aka unoptimised for modern computers.

Lol so is Simcity for all that the AI is concerned (that is, the resource intensive tasks) lachen.gif
   
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You reap what you sow EA, you reap what you sow...
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As a SimCity 4 fan I was looking forward to this game. But I can't justify paying good money for a feature reduced game that requires hardware and software I don't control to run properly. Complex simulations and multiplayer options aside I can't see how this game couldn't have been better off a a proper single-player experience.

Sure, this new DRM stopped pirates. It also stopped genuine customers. The thing to remember is that hard to crack DRM or not, a proper game sells while a crippled one scares people away.

We all know that there is such a thing as a highly pirated game that still sells well. Now we'll know there's also such a thing as non pirated game that doesn't sell. It's the quality of the game that sells, not the DRM. And when you substitute gameplay for DRM you end up having problems.
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I don't understand the "always online" bull crap. In what way does it improve the user experience...I can understand an online checksum every 48 hours or even 24 hours.
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Someone should start a BLACKLIST EA Club thread. It should list all the EA game issues and in order to be a member you should not purchase any future games from EA. Hopefully it would get big enough and popular enough to persuade people to be more proactive about not buying games like this in the future. I'm sure at some point EA and other software developers would take notice and it might persuade them to abandon things like always on DRM cloud saving only and Pay To Win microtransactions. EA isn't the only one. I was playing NBA 2k13 and did a refresh of my Windows 8 PC. even though all my games are saved on secondary drive, my player career is lost. Why? Because it's saved online. it's non recoverable, and even if ai wanted to delete the profile I would have to go through 2ksports. Why?????

By the way, I am dead serious about the Blacklist Club.
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