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Op Ed - An Open Letter to EA on SimCity: You Could Have Prevented This.
When concerns are raised over "online features," listen to them. When people warn you months in advance that there will be server issues, listen to them. When gamers worry that they won't be able to play SimCity years from now (when every SimCity game from the Super Nintendo version to SimCity 4 remains playable and enjoyable), listen to them. Turn away from your paranoia regarding piracy and realize that there are tons of customers who want to give you money in exchange for being able to play a game. Appreciate the value of customer loyalty and developing a community instead of squeezing every last drop out of people and discarding them.

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20. Re: Op Ed Mar 9, 2013, 10:08 Redmask
Golwar wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 07:55:
Geez, gamers are really a disgrace sometimes. And to be honest, I probably wouldn't care too much about that kind of "feedback" either.
So people had problems with a game for some few days. Situation is improved step by step, they get a little gift. Story of the year!

P.S. I didn't buy Sim City and have no intention to do so anytime soon.

Your post is a disgrace, a not so cleverly disguised attempt to excuse the faults of the game and place the blame on the gaming community, as if words on internet forums created the situation and not EA themselves. Your crappy post ignores everything they did wrong here in a blatant attempt to do the usual gamers r so bad ranting. A little improvement step by step for a product people couldn't play for nearly a week, from a company that should have known better who has done this before, who hosted a few one hour beta tests and thought that was fine, who said they would give refunds then balked when people actually wanted them and who only responds to massive public/critical condemnation and ignores all other feedback.

Yeah I'm siding with the gamers here, whether they bought it or not.

This comment was edited on Mar 9, 2013, 10:13.
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