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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    This kind of stupid DRM is one of the main reasons why piracy will continue to flourish.
    I'm not paying that stupid price for a game I can't even play offline in single player mode, seriously, what the hell are these people thinking...

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by nacasatu View Post
    This kind of stupid DRM is one of the main reasons why piracy will continue to flourish.
    I'm not paying that stupid price for a game I can't even play offline in single player mode, seriously, what the hell are these people thinking...
    Well just don't play it then. It's not the end of the world if you don't play a computer game.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    There's a new DRM free SimCity type game called Civitas on Kickstarter, IGN News covers it here.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Well just don't play it then. It's not the end of the world if you don't play a computer game.
    People have an emotional attachment to the franchise, being as it is one of the older series of games. People are more than entitled to get worked up when the developers created a game with so much promise, only to have EA cripple it with a bunch of server-side requirements, none of which I would imagine the core developers responding "hey, that sounds like a great idea!".
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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    People have an emotional attachment to the franchise, being as it is one of the older series of games. People are more than entitled to get worked up when the developers created a game with so much promise, only to have EA cripple it with a bunch of server-side requirements, none of which I would imagine the core developers responding "hey, that sounds like a great idea!".
    Right, so if you want to make a difference don't play it. Piracy will only make the problem worse for yourself.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Right, so if you want to make a difference don't play it. Piracy will only make the problem worse for yourself.
    I don't think he is advocating piracy though.

    Anyway,there are plenty of city building games now,unlike in the past,so TBH EA can do what it wants, as it means people have alternatives now,and the best way is to support the alternatives with sales,if people think EA has neutered the game.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Anyway,there are plenty of city building games now,unlike in the past,so TBH EA can do what it wants, as it means people have alternatives now,and the best way is to support the alternatives with sales,if people think EA has neutered the game.
    Yup true - supporting a competitor is very effective.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Right, so if you want to make a difference don't play it. Piracy will only make the problem worse for yourself.
    Actually, it's not that simple. Not playing it means sales figures look bad... they don't make another Sim City.

    You have to refuse to buy the game and go the effort of telling EA why. If they're daft enough to put these "features" in the game to start with, then they need it to be spelled out for them... they're not going to infer the reasoning purely on the sales figures.
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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Yup true - supporting a competitor is very effective.
    It has the added advantage of them not been able to say 'piracy cost us a sale'. Just as much as I hate the myth put round that a lot of pirates are simply trying before they buy, I hate the myth that everyone who pirated it, would have bought it had they not been able to pirate it.

    I've known people to pirate entire collections of music albums they've never listened too. In no way is it a lost sale, it's more a click that was convient and some weird must collect and hord vibe.
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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    I was never going to be buying this after I heard about the online requirement but the Ars preview made it sound a bag ****e of anyway. Sim City 4 Deluxe for me.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    I hate the myth that everyone who pirated it, would have bought it had they not been able to pirate it.
    But that's also not anything that you hear from the publishers. It's something piracy advocates tend to trot out rather.

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Come on EA, dont too greedy. Greedy + bad product = bankrupty

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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    Quote Originally Posted by TheAnimus View Post
    It has the added advantage of them not been able to say 'piracy cost us a sale'.
    They'll say it anyway. Crappy sales figures = piracy is EA's goto excuse for their shareholders.
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    Re: News - Latest SimCity game launch offers no fun, just frustration

    I signed the petition. I've been voting with my wallet up to now with titles that insist on including Always On DRM, but this tactic hasn't been too successful for me whilst the rest of the flock keeps on purchasing them.

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