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Following the recent discovery that SimCity can function without an internet connection, Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw admits that they could have created an offline mode for the game.

In a newly-published entry on the official EA blog, Maxis general manager Lucy Bradshaw attempts to offer blunt honesty on the situation. "... could we have built a subset offline mode? Yes," Bradshaw states in no uncertain terms. "But we rejected that idea because it didn't fit with our vision."

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Sounds about right. "Our vision" meaning EA's order, of course.
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100% Proof EA straight out lied to our faces, guess they are singing a different tune now that it has been proven that it can be played offline.
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LOL, let's see how the defenders try to spin this now.
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Didn't fit with our vision. Lol.

These people honestly couldn't be worse at their jobs if they tried. Are they purposefully trying to destroy every franchise they own and run the games into the ground?
    
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I want DRM and always online I know I do somewhere deep down inside and I want EA to take over every single developer and flood the industry with DLC that I would love to dump my money into
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I'm genuinely surprised EA lied. Look at my face. It's genuinely surprised right now. Look. No really look.

Anyone from the other threads want to chime in about how all the layers and stuff going on in the game requires the servers? I'm guessing not.
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Ohh no i can't disconnect my internet to play this game.
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I'm genuinely surprised EA lied. Look at my face. It's genuinely surprised right now. Look. No really look.

Anyone from the other threads want to chime in about how all the layers and stuff going on in the game requires the servers? I'm guessing not.

Right on! I can't wait to hear from the guy that was claiming he knew so much about the game and it needed the servers for all these calculations all the while down talking anyone that would disagree with him. I haven't bought an E.A. game since Dead Space, this company lies to their customers again and again till there's no lie left. It honestly reminds me of a 14yo kid caught doing something wrong.
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That vision being DRM. 

Tell us something we don't already know Lucy, after the lies caught up to you, you were forced to make a statement.

Timing is everything, they admit this the day after the game was proven to be playable offline. LOL.

The title for the story should have been:

Now that I've been caught lying, I will attempt to save face and spin this as positively as I can.

EADF, I told you so!

This sums it up, posted yesterday.
http://www.airbornegamer.com/2013/03/14/eas-lucy-bradshaw-is-a-liar-hacker-proves-simcity-can-run-offline/
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"The always-on connection is necessary because there's an enormous amount of cloud computing required to power this game, billed as the most advanced in SimCity's history. It's not something your individual PC will be able to handle on its own, not when the cloud servers are handling up to 100,000 Sims inside each city."
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“ A significant portion of the GlassBox Engine’s calculations are performed on our servers and off of the player’s PCs. It would take a significant amount of engineering work from our team to rewrite the game so that all of those functions are calculated locally without a significant performance hit to the player.”

Edited by 2010rig - 3/16/13 at 9:56am
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