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post #21 of 150
"It didn't fit with our vision"

More like delusion, or stupidity.

They're just trying to force this on us so it becomes the norm and is "accepted" - I say no.
post #22 of 150
Everyone should VERY happy that a mess-up like this happened on such a grand scale, that too with an EA title. After the massive success of Diablo 3, did you guys know how many developers were planning always-online DRM for their games? An uncomfortably large number. Error 37 was an acceptable calculated risk and it worked out in the end, most developers saw it as a huge overall success.
The prospect of a whole bunch of franchises switching to always-online DRM was scary as hell...but now we have less to worry about thanks to EA. They just showed the world how badly, badly wrong something like always-online can go. Unfortunately Ubisoft's terrible DRM practices, didn't make a big-enough impact, but someone finally helped drive another nail into the coffin - Maxis+EA!

To genuine SimCity fans who were hurt in the process, yeah sorry about that, but you were a much-needed part of this event. This wouldn't have been possible without you...you are helping save the others from getting their favorite franchises cannibalized by the worst kinds of DRM! Thank you thumb.gif

And thank Maxis's "vision". I don't know whether that was just something Lucy Bradshaw pulled out of her butt, or whether she is genuinely that stupid, or whether she's just a female face for the company.
post #23 of 150
Grizzleboy works for EA? He reminds me of those people that kept on defending The WarZ.

So silly that they now say that they could have made it offline, after it has been proven that it could. The article even defends the game for saving on the cloud, how often is that actually useful? I always game on the same machine. Hopefully it'll make people learn to vote with their wallet, i don't get why so many people still bought into this game.
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They lied, what a surprise rolleyes.gif
   
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LOL, let's see how the defenders try to spin this now.

Here they are lol. I wondering what kind of relationship between EA and the defenceders. It's like they're lover or something. rolleyes.gif
    
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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.

It doesn't matter though, to many people will continue to buy their products.
 
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post #27 of 150
I question their judgement, not because they chose always on DRM or that I didn't expect a big company to lie to the consumers, I question their judgement because at this day and age, lie about something like that and expect to get away with it is just plain dumb. They ought to know that as soon as that game was released, various scene groups would be working on cracking it and that they would get caught in the middle of this.
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post #28 of 150
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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.

Yup.

EA and Maxis are nothing but bold faced LIARS and are never to be trusted again. The only way to possibly regain trust with customers now is to fire management. Short of that, EA and Maxis are dead to me regardless of what titles they put out.
post #29 of 150
1) They outright lied.

2) It's good that they admit it. Hopefully this whole issue rang a bell up at EA's and they will change, even if slightly, their DRM policies.
   
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post #30 of 150
So much for .... "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." - Lucy Bradshaw, December 2012.
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