Originally Posted by ejb222
Dude huge difference between natural disaster and "oops we underestimated the server load' I managed a restaurant, I certainly didn't tell the customer it wasn't my fault I can't serve them chicken because I didn't expect so many customers. That is literally blaiming the customers. BAD BUSINESS.
I can see it now.
Customer - "Yeah, I'll take the chicken marsala, that you advertised on tv...looks good"
Server - "well, we are out. Unfortunately too many of you customers came in here and ordered it so too bad"
Customer - "I'm sorry, I didn't realize I was to blame"
Server - "You know, just because we advertise it doesn't mean you'll get it. I know we said we carry it and it's out biggest selling point, but seriously you shouldn't expect to be able to order it just because we said so."
Customer - "yeah you're right, who was I to expect real integrity any way"
actually... it does relate, just on a different scale of HOW it affects people...
when the levy's broke in New Orleans, the KNEW those things would not hold up under the kind of surges that could happen on the coast... so when the right set of circumstances hit, they broke...
The issue with the servers is irritating, but i feel like Maxis is doing everything they can to alleviate the issue, and that is really all i ask for. Since everything was working friday-sunday, i played until my eyes bled... i can honestly say that the extra few days of waiting, were completely worth it.
Another note, i have been part of NUMEROUS game launches that went far from smoothly... not a SINGLE one of those ever offered ANY kind of compensation, for my troubles... not even the ones who charge a sub fee, on top of the initial game price.