entr0py wrote on Mar 11, 2013, 23:49: It would be nice if it turned out that way, for paying customers most of all. However, remember that the entire purpose of all of this online stuff is to prevent unauthorized play.
I wouldn't be surprised if several critical parts of the simulation are never executed the client PC. Obviously not because they want to donate CPU cycles, but because they want to make it genuinely difficult to get a server emulator working properly.
Yeah it would be. I'm not so sure much of anything is being done on the servers outside of regions as several different sites have reported being able to play up to 10 minutes disconnected without any sim issues. The 10 minutes thing seems to simply be a check to see if you are connected.
Although I don't have this version, if it's anything like the last version having the sim wait 10 minutes between doing the magic "calculations" would seem to be useless.