simcity ... uh ... ok

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Does this seem a bit familiar to others?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/03/05/simcity-launch-marred-by-server-problems/

I feel like I have been through this scenario before. Did anyone else call this happening a long time ago?
Next thing you know, they will announce PvP is cancelled in 9 months.
Someone has issues with closure.
Even their Twitter updates use the exact same language as Blizzard. They must be using the same PR company to train their community managers.
It's EA. Anyone expecting anything but issues with Origin is deluded.

Blizzard had years of experience dealing with server loads and whatnot in WoW and they still massed it up, which kinda makes the whole launch thing worse.
It's even getting the same treatment on Metacritic as D3 on its launch - highly rated by critics but slammed by players, mainly for the use of online DRM and server problems.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/simcity
Still more build diversity than diablo 3...
It's even getting the same treatment on Metacritic as D3 on its launch - highly rated by critics but slammed by players, mainly for the use of online DRM and server problems.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/simcity
More proof that players are whiny cry babies that make uninformed purchases and then blame the product for it.

It was well known for ages that both Sim City and D3 were going to be always online. If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you pay for it, then you are basically saying with your wallet that it is fine by you for the game to be always online. And whining in user reviews has no effect whatsoever on stock holders and executives. Only your wallet does.
It's even getting the same treatment on Metacritic as D3 on its launch - highly rated by critics but slammed by players, mainly for the use of online DRM and server problems.

http://www.metacritic.com/game/pc/simcity
More proof that players are whiny cry babies that make uninformed purchases and then blame the product for it.

It was well known for ages that both Sim City and D3 were going to be always online. If you don't like it, don't buy it. If you pay for it, then you are basically saying with your wallet that it is fine by you for the game to be always online. And whining in user reviews has no effect whatsoever on stock holders and executives. Only your wallet does.


It clearly is a fair assumption that you are 100% behind the blatant price gauging at the gas pump. After all, you know what the price will be before you buy it. It is your choice to fill up your tank.

What options do people have here? Play the game under "big brother" conditions or skip on a game people have waited a decade for.

Just another 12 year old spoiled little boy with a rich daddy. You just keep your head in the sand, it will be okay.
Does this seem a bit familiar to others?

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidthier/2013/03/05/simcity-launch-marred-by-server-problems/

I feel like I have been through this scenario before. Did anyone else call this happening a long time ago?


Every single new online game has launch issues.

This is shocking to you? New to the internet?
Error 37!?

ERROR 37!?
But, online only enchances the games! It makes them better! Think of all the hard drive space you are saving by not having your saved games local!
(There's only one save game per city, too. Ironman mode all the way, whether you want it or not!)
I don't get how people complain about the online-only aspect of D3 and SimCity.

How else would we have dynamic multi-player in both of those games with engaging social content and custom multiplayer experiences?

If you want awesome multiplayer and a rich social aspect to a game, it's going to have to be online only. This is exactly why all Diablo and SimCity games have always been online only.
If you want awesome multiplayer and a rich social aspect to a game, it's going to have to be online only. This is exactly why all Diablo and SimCity games have always been online only.


Not sure if serious?
03/05/2013 10:52 AMPosted by Duffman
If you want awesome multiplayer and a rich social aspect to a game, it's going to have to be online only. This is exactly why all Diablo and SimCity games have always been online only.


And who exactly said they wanted any of that? I sure don't.
03/05/2013 10:57 AMPosted by NihilVerum
If you want awesome multiplayer and a rich social aspect to a game, it's going to have to be online only. This is exactly why all Diablo and SimCity games have always been online only.


And who exactly said they wanted any of that? I sure don't.


You need to have your sarcasm radar serviced.
03/05/2013 11:00 AMPosted by BOSS


And who exactly said they wanted any of that? I sure don't.


You need to have your sarcasm radar serviced.


Crap, you're right. Shoulda read more closely.
I guess Sim City (SNES) will continue to reign supreme.

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