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It is an optional mode.. and by that I mean you have the option not to buy it. tongue.gif EA and Maxis aren't holding a gun to your head and telling you to buy the game. I can see you're passionate about the series so I understand being a little bummed about it, but you just have to move on and hope another developer makes a spiritual successor to Sim City 4.

If Simcity is a mainstream game as some posters are saying, EA not calling it "Simcity Online" may actually be fooling people..I'd wager that was the reason, that a game called "Simcity" would get more buyers than "Simcity Online".
    
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This type of developer behavior will continue until they are actually affected. EA can do PR nonsense all day long, but they still made tons of money on Simcity. Blizzard may be hated by many now, but they also made tons of money on D3. Until these companies (and others) actually feel it in the wallet they will not change anything. DRM is not going anywhere, money-mongering micro-transaction Auction house BS isn't going anywhere. Until the average joe actually does something, whether it be legal action, or EA/Activision's next AAA title bombing (never gonna Happen, sadly), this garbage will continue. Yay for gaming! rolleyes.gif
 
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This type of developer behavior will continue until they are actually affected. EA can do PR nonsense all day long, but they still made tons of money on Simcity. Blizzard may be hated by many now, but they also made tons of money on D3. Until these companies (and others) actually feel it in the wallet they will not change anything. DRM is not going anywhere, money-mongering micro-transaction Auction house BS isn't going anywhere. Until the average joe actually does something, whether it be legal action, or EA/Activision's next AAA title bombing (never gonna Happen, sadly), this garbage will continue. Yay for gaming! rolleyes.gif
this is very true, but there is hope. i think that the gaming crowd has teh higheset density of smart individuals that boycott things, 2nd, many casual players are turning away from games, they just ventured into it a little but don't stick with it, so these are all customers that won't come back. This is pretty much documentated in surveys showing that most people who test a f2p game don't come back after a couple of hours of playing.
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