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Didn't EA know SimCity would sell like crazy? Instead of using 100 servers, they should had at least 50,000+ Servers at the ready! mad.gif
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Didn't EA know SimCity would sell like crazy? Instead of using 100 servers, they should had at least 50,000+ Servers at the ready! mad.gif

Then the cost of the game would have been much higher than it was...probably in the hundreds of dollars.
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Then the cost of the game would have been much higher than it was...probably in the hundreds of dollars.

Well the game is currently $60-$80 and doesn't work at all.

So there's that.
 
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Then the cost of the game would have been much higher than it was...probably in the hundreds of dollars.

Well the game is currently $60-$80 and doesn't work at all.

So there's that.


Expensive game not working because of silly dependencies.


It makes as much sense as a predominantly single player game requiring an online connection to work.
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So im guessing this is the worst launch in history?


Pretty funny though. Nice to see EA's DRM burn.

i thought WARZ was, but no doubt this would top it given the high expectations from such a large organization.

they should have really test out everything to max to avoid such a fallout. I wonder what's the feedback on the euro launch.

The only good thing about this whole ordeal is a very good case study/lesson for others to learn from.
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EA is not doing the right thing. The right thing would of been to test the servers before hand (open public beta?), would of been to put a bunch of money into extra servers, seeing as new launches of everything gets hit pretty hard at first (like all the various MMORPG games).

Instead, EA had a half baked idea that was not backed up by server hardware. They get what they deserve on this. Nothing they can do will make up for the bad publicity this produces for them and all DRM.


doh.gif

How can you test a server system with the load they received on launch? Also, don't start w/ pre-order numbers, because that is only a very rough estimate and does not include release day purchase/downloads.

I very much doubt many of us have any technical experience with servers dealing with this kind of load.
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EA has asked promotional affiliates to "stop actively promoting" SimCity while the publisher tackles its disastrous sever* outages.
* = it's server, i assume, a type made by CVG editor, cant decide if it's typo or not tho.

Its = possessive pronoun, belonging to it / of it. e.g. The system has been let down by its servers

It's = Contraction of "It is" or "It has". e.g. It's been a disaster for EA.
Edited by GingerJohn - 3/8/13 at 3:12pm
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Didn't EA know SimCity would sell like crazy? Instead of using 100 servers, they should had at least 50,000+ Servers at the ready! mad.gif

Then the cost of the game would have been much higher than it was...probably in the hundreds of dollars.

It's already $100 or more here in AUS.
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Damage control mode - engaged.
Its = possessive pronoun, belonging to it / of it. e.g. The system has been let down by its servers

It's = Contraction of "It is" or "It has". e.g. It's been a disaster for EA.

I said, it is 'server' word i assume, nothing is wrong as gramatical, besides i'm not native American or British, plus we're not in English lesson aren't we rolleyes.gif
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I dont think this is as bad as War Z. I mean its complete fail no doubt but warz was much worse.


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