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Real Name Michael Dias   
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Nickname ASeven
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Signed On Feb 21, 2010, 22:06
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
39. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 13:15 ASeven
 
The more you think this can't get any worse, it gets worse. SimCity will become, even more than D3 and UbiDRM, as the ultimate testament to the folly and uselessness of always-online DRM.  
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News Comments > SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment
8. Re: SimCity: Now With 92% Less Crashing; Maxis Walks Back from Offline Comment Mar 11, 2013, 09:20 ASeven
 
Techdirt has a nice article over this debacle.  
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News Comments > EA Will "Look Into" Offline SimCity; New Patch Released
41. Re: EA Will Mar 10, 2013, 20:46 ASeven
 
wtf_man wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 19:53:
ASeven wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 18:28:
NKD wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 17:31:
Yes, it's technically possible that the game sold 7 copies, and the Commodore 64 hosting the game couldn't handle it, but I don't think that's the most likely scenario.

Don't you go dissing the Commodore 64 now!

He was mistaken... he meant TRS-80.

Don't you go dissing the TRS-80 either!
 
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News Comments > EA Will "Look Into" Offline SimCity; New Patch Released
30. Re: EA Will Mar 10, 2013, 18:28 ASeven
 
NKD wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 17:31:
Yes, it's technically possible that the game sold 7 copies, and the Commodore 64 hosting the game couldn't handle it, but I don't think that's the most likely scenario.

Don't you go dissing the Commodore 64 now!
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
96. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 10, 2013, 10:56 ASeven
 
Mr. Tact wrote on Mar 10, 2013, 10:51:
"The text for this review is currently unavailable. Please check back later." I'm not sure if that is supposed to be the review, but either way it's funny.

Scroll down a bit for the proper review.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
94. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 10, 2013, 10:28 ASeven
 
Ouch, Tom Chick reviews the game and says that the game design itself is broken.  
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
70. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 9, 2013, 20:09 ASeven
 
uhlsla wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 19:52:
No thanks. Still not going to buy it. Anyone heard of the Kickstarter one Civitas? Maybe if this one sells a few million copies more than SimCity maybe EA will listen.....Nah who am I kidding!!

I like how you registered today just to promote Civitas, which looks more like a scam than anything else.

Good grief, we have Slick for EA and now this for Civitas. SimCity is sure attracting its share of idiots to Blue.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
47. Re: Which free game? Mar 9, 2013, 15:37 ASeven
 
Kosumo wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 15:26:
Aseven totally attacked Slick in an inmature, personal nature, with nothing else in his post. Way to add to the discussion (Just like I did )

Hey, like I've always said here, I'm a brutally honest person with no patience for bullshit. If people don't like when I call them for what they are, well, tough shit for them.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
43. Re: Which free game? Mar 9, 2013, 15:17 ASeven
 
Verno wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 15:14:
William Usher wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:57:
http://tinyurl.com/aufbgnu

http://tinyurl.com/b7dr6hm

Can't be bothered to find more at the moment. Basically it's just EA panicking.

Remember a similar thing happened when they staged that gay protest and then acquiesce to the LBGT community in order to misdirect some of the negative press they were getting? Yeah, it's just more stuff like that...sort of.

Those are pretty damning and makes you wonder about all of the supposedly happy users on their forums and the weirdos we see crop up here from time to time. I'm not surprised but I am disappointed, awhile ago EA made some efforts to curb their DRM usage and try to get away from this sort of behavior. It's a shame to see it all happening again and much worse than before. A public disinformation campaign though, that's just wow, yikes.

On the bright side, shills and imbeciles only show up on forums that do have a good amount of influence amongst gamers in order to sway opinions or to simply troll and misdirect attention.

In a way, this means Blue and us regulars are far more important than we think.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
33. Re: Which free game? Mar 9, 2013, 14:47 ASeven
 
William Usher wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:46:
Unless he's a shill.

A few were actually spotted accidentally still logged into their EA accounts while singing praises to the company and managed to get caught.

It was a true "LOL" moment and a wake up call for everyone who thinks that companies don't do this.

Do tell about that incident, don't recall reading about it. I'm curious to read about it for a bit of entertainment.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
31. Re: Which free game? Mar 9, 2013, 14:46 ASeven
 
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:45:
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I rest my case.
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
23. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 9, 2013, 14:28 ASeven
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:23:
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:21:

yeah and like i said, if you call their support line, and tell them why, then it doesn't result in a ban. they don't ban for 1 chargeback, they ban if you're doing multiple chargebacks, as it costs them money everytime.

This is incorrect and doesn't jive with Origins publicly stated policy on chargebacks. There is a delay when chargebacks are processed before the merchant is notified, people doing them will likely get banned in a week or two. If you have evidence to post that says they will not ban accounts from the source (EA, Maxis or Origin) then do so otherwise be quiet and stop encouraging people to do something that will very likely jeopardize their accounts.

Slick lying in order to favor EA?? Say it ain't so!!
 
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News Comments > EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game
22. Re: EA Adds SimCity Servers; Promises Free Game Mar 9, 2013, 14:27 ASeven
 
nin wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:20:
Redmask wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:19:
Slick wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:09:
nin wrote on Mar 9, 2013, 14:06:
Refunds?



if you want a refund, do a chargeback, they can't ban your account for 1 chargeback, just call their customr service and tell them why. pleanty of people on their official forums are doing this.

Yes they can and they have said any chargebacks will result in a permanent account ban.


Wait, someone doesn't have (s)Lick muted? Really??



He's off his meds again??
 
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News Comments > Battlefield 4 Reveal This Month?
1. Re: Battlefield 4 Reveal This Month? Mar 8, 2013, 21:15 ASeven
 
Now with 100% more cheaters and 100% less features!

Nailed it!
 
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
38. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 20:49 ASeven
 
Things are taking a turn for the surreal now.  
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News Comments > SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused
37. Re: SimCity Marketing Campaign Paused Mar 8, 2013, 20:48 ASeven
 
jdreyer wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 20:46:
ASeven wrote on Mar 8, 2013, 16:49:
Sad thing is, gamers are the most stupid of consumers. Despite Command&Conquer 4, Dark Spore, UbiDRM, Diablo 3, they STILL bought SimCity and it STILL behaved like all other always-online DRM, terribly. And despite SimCity now fucking up for everybody, if they announced another strong brand name but all washed up like this new SC and with always-online DRM they would all still bitch and whine and yet go buy the game.

All I'll say is this:

Of course we want pure crack, but we'll smoke it anyway even if it's cut with talc and Borax. That's just the nature of addiction.

Then it's rehab time.
 
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