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SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment

SimCity Update #4 is penned by EA Maxis SVP Lucy Bradshaw, who is "happy to report that the core problem with getting in and having a great SimCity experience is almost behind us," saying they have "reduced game crashes by 92% from day one." She admits she's not able to offer the "all clear" for the game she'd hoped to, but seems optimistic that they've turned the corner from the game's rocky launch. There's also a new tweet on the SimCity account quickly walking back from this tweet they posted over the weekend which said: "We have no intention of offlining SimCity any time soon but we'll look into that as part of our earning back your trust efforts." It seems there is a disagreement among the operators of their twitter account, because the new update states this isn't actually possible: "The game was designed for MP, we sim the entire region on the server so this is just not possible."

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25. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 10:53 Beamer
 
dheer wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 10:46:
At this point, I can only hope this fiasco gets more entertaining as the game self immolates with Baghdad Bob telling us how much more stable the servers are now. There's no way I'll ever buy this thing.

I feel bad for some of the people who worked on the game only to have the higher ups bungle the whole damn thing with poor design decisions.

I don't even find this entertaining anymore. Don't care about paying attention to what EA says and nitpicking it. Nothing makes it worse because it hit rock bottom like 5 days ago.

Wake me when the game functions and is fun. Until then, this story is boring.
 
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