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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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Creston wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 11:31:
People do, however, need to realize that complaining about it on a forum while at the same time buying the DRM in question serves no purpose whatsoever. Hello, everyone who bought Diablo 3! (and SimCity!)
NewMaxx wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 12:40:
It's clear from the way the Internet is evolving (IPv6, more mobile devices, cloud computing, geolocation load balancing, etc.) that things like Nvidia's Grid and online games like this and Diablo 3 will rapidly become the norm. Even the way Gabe Newell talks about an online ecosystem and his Big Picture/SteamBox seem to orient in this direction, with an emphasis on streaming. You can quite clearly see that SimCity is partway to that end, as is Diablo 3, etc.
You may be right as far as traditional game publishers go... but then there has been competition that will save us old-school gamers... Crowd Funded:
Example of selecting more games than I bought from AAA publishers in the last 2 years:
Double Fine Adventure
Torment: Tides of Numenera
Shroud of the Avatar
Will Purchase After Release:
Malevolence: The Sword of Ahkranox
Liesure Suit Larry
Quest for Infamy
Party of Sin
Strike Suit Zero
Carmegeddon: The Reincarnation
Text Murphy Project Fedora
Hero-U: Rogue to Redemption
ALL of them can be played offline.
NONE of them have DRM
As Torment and Shroud of the Avatar have shown... there are more to come.
So, Fuck EA and their bullshit. I can easily game without them.