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Why would the idiots package debug mode with the game. They were just asking to have it cracked. As for me, I will not buy the game but I will still play it. Their loss, I was ready to buy the deluxe edition once they fixed their problems, but in light of recent facts, I cannot support a company as evil as EA. I would rather see maxis go bankrupt than have this online DRM crap go mainstream. I do not feel bad for the developers, they should have refused to publish the crap and they have already been paid. The only people losing money are the execs who made the decision to go always online. May their bonuses suffer.

I'm not going to pirate it. Actually read what I put in my post. Respond to what I say, not what you assume.
Edited by MahiMahiMahi - 3/14/13 at 10:28am
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No matter how good the game becomes, I will never purchase it. Voting with my wallet.
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Why would the idiots package debug mode with the game. They were just asking to have it cracked. As for me, I will not buy the game but I will still play it. Their loss, I was ready to buy the deluxe edition once they fixed their problems, but in light of recent facts, I cannot support a company as evil as EA. I would rather see maxis go bankrupt than have this online DRM crap go mainstream. I do not feel bad for the developers, they should have refused to publish the crap and they have already been paid. The only people losing money are the execs who made the decision to go always online. May their bonuses suffer.

Well unfortunately a ton of people already purchased it so they really aren't losing much, especially with them flat out denying refunds.


I thought the game looked awesome from their trailers. Then I played the beta, thought it sucked, the old roller coaster tycoon games had better ai than this junk. The DRM isn't my biggest issue (though it's still bad) I'm more ticked at how crappy the actual game is itself. You would expect it to not be dumbed down and to have all kinds of advanced mechanics and ai and instead it's basic stuff that we had in 1998. I'm not even sure what they spent most of their time doing "development" on, must have been the DRM and failure of a launch.
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I'm stupid and bought the game, and it's pretty terrible even if you get rid of the DRM. The simcity subReddit is full of flames elucidating the numerous problems with the game.
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No matter how good the game becomes, I will never purchase it. Voting with my wallet.

Good way to vote I suppose haha tongue.gif


and it's a shame modders have to always make the game playable LOL
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I have the game and always online isn't exactly biggest issue currently. Offline mode would break some stuff (like procs/tv's/pc production being op in terms of money gained from them) like it is now as region play isn't working properly yet, but biggest issue with game currently is various terrible design/gamplay bugs.

Region play was working rather well for my friend and I last night, we played for about 4 hours. If you mean it takes long to get gifts transferred, that's intended to work that way.
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Why would the idiots package debug mode with the game. They were just asking to have it cracked. As for me, I will not buy the game but I will still play it. Their loss, I was ready to buy the deluxe edition once they fixed their problems, but in light of recent facts, I cannot support a company as evil as EA. I would rather see maxis go bankrupt than have this online DRM crap go mainstream. I do not feel bad for the developers, they should have refused to publish the crap and they have already been paid. The only people losing money are the execs who made the decision to go always online. May their bonuses suffer.

doh.gif

If you pirate it then you prove their point and will only help this form of DRM become "mainstream". That is how they think. If you want real change you can not touch the game at all. When are people going to learn that? Of course people could always buy a competing game instead and play that so that market forces would be more likely to punish a DRM filled game but nah...that's too rational. rolleyes.gif
     
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If you pirate it then you prove their point and will only help this form of DRM become "mainstream". That is how they think. If you want real change you can not touch the game at all. When are people going to learn that? Of course people could always buy a competing game instead and play that so that market forces would be more likely to punish a DRM filled game but nah...that's too rational. rolleyes.gif

This. Exactly this.

Want to send them a message? Do NOT play their games at all. Then it's an actual lost sale due to lack of demand; something the market will have to respond to.
 
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If you pirate it then you prove their point and will only help this form of DRM become "mainstream". That is how they think. If you want real change you can not touch the game at all. When are people going to learn that? Of course people could always buy a competing game instead and play that so that market forces would be more likely to punish a DRM filled game but nah...that's too rational. rolleyes.gif

This. Exactly this.

Want to send them a message? Do NOT play their games at all. Then it's an actual lost sale due to lack of demand; something the market will have to respond to.

Sadly we all know this concept will never get grasped and followed. Look at all the boycotts against any game ever. L4D2? Lol... yea... people went ahead and bought it a few days after launch. Which is why I've said many times: blame the consumers for the treatment you guys complain about. Sure, the publishers/developers are the ones doing it, but the publishers/developers will treat you in such a way for as long as you accept it...
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Region play was working rather well for my friend and I last night, we played for about 4 hours. If you mean it takes long to get gifts transferred, that's intended to work that way.

How about export prices - you know they're meant to fluctuate not stay always at Alloy 48k / Processors at 68k / TV's @ 198k! , - if region play was working correclty these resources would be so much less "OP" in terms of money. Gifting money been working fine for me as well as building greatworks (well godzilla ate my nuke plant and i destroyed that city of mine afterwards as without cheetah it takes way too long for radiation to disappear)

Also only ~30k sims get simulated , all the rest both sims under population number as well as jobs needed are "phantoms" among many other terrible game design issues. They didn't even bother to "phantom" workers/shoppers in population window which would make the total numbers actualy make sense. Commercial that doesnt need freight and many other terribad things.

The server issues are to be expected upon online game launch , terribad gamedesign and gameplay bugs are however not. Half of things that would make game good are not working properly.
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