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51. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 19:29 ViRGE
Prez wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 18:35:
People who consider online "features" in a game like this aren't necessarily wrong, but neither are those who dismiss it outright as draconian DRM. The difference is in the perception of what's actually "featured" and how it is delivered. In a vacuum, it would be easier to make the case that Diablo 3's and Simcity 4's online "features" are just that - features. Even then, given the arbitrary and limiting nature of the "features" in question, I'd argue that it would still be a tough sell for a lot us (certainly myself).
Exactly. At this point SimCity V being a server-side game isn't merely DRM, but rather it's a fundamental design decision for how they want to build and deliver the game. It's clearly the wrong decision, but there's a lot more going on here than having a multiplayer component for DRM purposes.
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