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IRQ Conflict March 7, 2013 10:12 PM

Amazon Yanks SimCity Download
 
Well, I didn't want to continue derailing? the Sim City 5 thread. So I'll post this here. Link

I sincerly hope this wakes EA the F(#$ up.

muse108dc March 7, 2013 10:24 PM

and to think this all could have been avoided but having an offline component.

Perineum March 7, 2013 10:31 PM

Those idiots will never wake up.

IRQ Conflict March 7, 2013 10:38 PM

Poor Maxis.

enaberif March 7, 2013 10:41 PM

The issue is not with the game.. its simply with the fact they grossly underestimated server needs upon launch time and got bit in the ass.. hard! Its been 2 days now and I still have issues connecting and even when I was the game would disconnect while IN game.

IRQ Conflict March 7, 2013 10:50 PM

Indeed. And it all comes back to the requirement to be online 24/7 with it. Get rid of the draconian requirement and problem solved. It isn't Maxis' fault (the game). It is EA's fault (the shame).

moocow March 7, 2013 11:04 PM

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Originally Posted by IRQ Conflict (Post 695116)
Indeed. And it all comes back to the requirement to be online 24/7 with it. Get rid of the draconian requirement and problem solved. It isn't Maxis' fault (the game). It is EA's fault (the shame).

I don't think it's possible. If you look at how the game is designed, it's a multiplayer online game. There's no way in hell you can play by yourself offline because you need the other players in the region to interact with in order to make your city grow.

Desiato March 7, 2013 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by moocow (Post 695117)
I don't think it's possible. If you look at how the game is designed, it's a multiplayer online game. There's no way in hell you can play by yourself offline because you need the other players in the region to interact with in order to make your city grow.

It's not at all hard to envision a single player only version of this game, and it's very apparent that there's demand.

Furthermore, it is a classic series that players have been enjoying single player for almost 25 years. The omission of an offline single player mode is an absurdity obviously driven by EA execs.

I think it may even be likely that a majority of Simcity players over the years use cheats to have fun building cities. The actual gameplay has never really been the focus.

It's probably only a matter of time before there's a server emulator that enables true offline play.

CliffyB can go give EA analysts a bj after sucking himself. I'd love to see EA die and its IP auctioned off.

IRQ Conflict March 8, 2013 06:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Desiato (Post 695118)
Furthermore, it is a classic series that players have been enjoying single player for almost 25 years. The omission of an offline single player mode is an absurdity obviously driven by EA execs.

Bingo! But I assume that everyone that bought into this tripe was well aware of the fact? So I guess I can't feel too sorry for them. I hope those that supported EA's little romp into cronyland have learned something as well.

SKYMTL March 8, 2013 06:42 AM

I think an offline component is possible. Just allow the regions to run like they did in SimCity 4. Allow the player to jump between individual cities in a region on-the-fly and problem solved. That was actually only of my best memories of SimCity 4.


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