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Fighting piracy back fired on them trying to get every lil penny.
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Too Little (Literally the Cities are too little!) Too Late (waited a year+),

I've since gone back to SC3000 or CitiesXL.
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Fighting piracy back fired on them trying to get every lil penny.

Nah, not really. Piracy is just a pretext. As always they just tried to get every lil penny even by lies to their customers to please their stock holders. They think they can get away with it and some people won't mind. Hell, some even jump in and defends them. That's why it keeps happening. I still remember they said about Steam sales cheapen intellectual property and they said won’t be doing that and said not to look for 75% off "going-out-of-business sales" on Origin and then 12 days later they got sales up to 87.5% off on Origin. rolleyes.gif

Offline wasn't part of their vision, they said as the servers crashed. The game requires the cloud to operate, they claimed as they offered a "free" game as some kind of compensation for selling a broken product, refuses to refund and threatens account ban. An offline mode is not possible, they said as their player base demanded it, offline modes would never be offered, that was all but impossible, and the idea violated the very spirit of the game. And now the game got offline mode. rolleyes.gif
    
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Nah, not really. Piracy is just a pretext. As always they just tried to get every lil penny even by lies to their customers to please their stock holders. They think they can get away with it and some people won't mind. Hell, some even jump in and defends them. That's why it keeps happening. I still remember they said about Steam sales cheapen intellectual property and they said won’t be doing that and said not to look for 75% off "going-out-of-business sales" on Origin and then 12 days later they got sales up to 87.5% off on Origin. rolleyes.gif

Offline wasn't part of their vision, they said as the servers crashed. The game requires the cloud to operate, they claimed as they offered a "free" game as some kind of compensation for selling a broken product, refuses to refund and threatens account ban. An offline mode is not possible, they said as their player base demanded it, offline modes would never be offered, that was all but impossible, and the idea violated the very spirit of the game. And now the game got offline mode. rolleyes.gif

Excellent post.
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EA... *shakes head*

And this kinda crap is why I vote with my wallet.
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Nah, not really. Piracy is just a pretext. As always they just tried to get every lil penny even by lies to their customers to please their stock holders. They think they can get away with it and some people won't mind. Hell, some even jump in and defends them. That's why it keeps happening. I still remember they said about Steam sales cheapen intellectual property and they said won’t be doing that and said not to look for 75% off "going-out-of-business sales" on Origin and then 12 days later they got sales up to 87.5% off on Origin. rolleyes.gif

I told myself i wasnt going to spend $30 on Kingdoms of Amalar because it was already 2 years old. I think $15 was my limit, but after being on my wishlist for a year, it finally went on sale for $6, so they made $6 vs $0. I do remember Origin saying they wont do sales, but like a couple months later they did.
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I told myself i wasnt going to spend $30 on Kingdoms of Amalar because it was already 2 years old. I think $15 was my limit, but after being on my wishlist for a year, it finally went on sale for $6, so they made $6 vs $0. I do remember Origin saying they wont do sales, but like a couple months later they did.

I'm playing through that myself right now on PS3 (was one of the PSN Plus free games) I'm enjoying it. A bit generic and 'Fable'ish' as far as gameplay but I actually like the lore of it. R.A. Salvatore gave them a nice little storyline there.
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I do remember Origin saying they wont do sales, but like a couple months later they did.

Nah. It's not even month. 12 days.

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http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/06/hmm-ea-on-steamorigin-mega-sales/
http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/06/18/origin-offering-deep-discounts-on-many-games-er/
    
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