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Signed On Sep 28, 2011, 16:37
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
109. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 21:42 Texas Jake
 
again, welcome to the wide world of gaming, sometimes the first week after launch is a bit shakey. especially with titles which are widely-publicized as online-only. how many mmo launches have resulted in a second free game exactly? care to name a few off hand?

This ^

Unfortunately the ragers aren't going to consider that, because the last SimCity from 10 years ago didn't require you to be online so they're somehow entitled to stuff because this one does and it took them a few days to iron out problems.

EA fixed the game, it's fun now. Time to move on.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
74. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 17:54 Texas Jake
 
ASeven wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:49:
Texas Jake wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:43:
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EA doesn't give a fuck about you whiteknighting them, you know? It just makes you look like a fucking mindless drone.

And you look like a fucking mindless drone because you're bashing a game on 0 merit. Goes both ways, drone.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
72. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 17:52 Texas Jake
 
Redmask wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:49:
Texas Jake wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:43:
And for those folks bringing up the validity of a lawsuit, I know this gives you a little nerd wet dream to think you're fighting the big bad EA, but the reality is there is no valid lawsuit. EA has apparently made right the connectivity issues, so you're out of luck.

Consistently calling people nerds on a nerd forum to which you are a member muddies any legitimate point you might have.

Just keeping it in perspective is all. Myself included.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
69. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 17:51 Texas Jake
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:37:
Texas Jake wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:30:
If you haven't played it, you really don't have a valid gripe. Quit your nerd raging and go play something else.

Yes, yes they do. Plenty of people here have played and loved the SimCity series for decades; for me it's been well over half my life. SimCity 2000 was the first game I ever bought.

The promises before release (aside from the launch issues) gave people expectations of something much, much more than what they delivered and you don't have to have actually put down your money like you and I have to feel betrayed. The agent system just does not work as they implied.

If you like it, that's fine. I quite like it despite all its failings. But EA deliberately played on our nostalgia and repeatedly lied to us and having had the sense to hold off doesn't negate anyone's disappointment.

Honestly, I don't know what they promised with the agent system and I don't know how they played on anyone's nostalgia. I love the SimCity series, but I just happened to not really follow this one. Maybe some people got caught up in the marketing, I dunno. Judge the game based solely on its own merits after playing it.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
63. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 17:43 Texas Jake
 
Bubicus wrote on Mar 18, 2013, 17:35:
If you haven't played it, you really don't have a valid gripe. Quit your nerd raging and go play something else.

Um...

There are only two ways to play it without buying it:

1) visit a friend's house and play it there. That requires your friend to have purchased it, but by now your friend would have already "nerd-raged" about how bad it was when he or she played it.

2) Pirate it. Except we're not supposed to pirate it, and there's some kind of controversial DRM to prevent such naughty behavior.

The "play it first before criticizing" argument is pretty weak in 2013, when many game companies refuse to release demos and we are able to watch YouTube videos of people playing a game.

Then what's the problem? People complaining who haven't even played the game have lost nothing. They just want to get on the 'bash EA' bandwagon for free. You don't like online DRM? Then don't buy it, nothing lost. You don't like it that people who *did* buy it had connection problems? Don't buy it. But this constant bashing is getting old. I bought it, actually played it, love it, and fail to see that the amount of bashing is proportionate to the reality.

Since I bought it and have no substantial gripes about it above any other game I might buy, I think it's pretty nice of EA to give me a free game. I'd enjoy the game just as much either way.

And for those folks bringing up the validity of a lawsuit, I know this gives you a little nerd wet dream to think you're fighting the big bad EA, but the reality is there is no valid lawsuit. EA has apparently made right the connectivity issues, so you're out of luck.
 
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News Comments > SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed
56. Re: SimCity Compensatory Games Revealed Mar 18, 2013, 17:30 Texas Jake
 
I've now played for about 12-14 hours since day before yesterday, my wife as well. The game is a lot of fun, and whatever issues people had with connectivity prior seem to be resolved as I haven't had a hitch except for a great works project we were both contributing to doesn't seem to update consistently (for her it says some resources have been committed, but for me it says all 0s). Other than that, I wouldn't have played this much if the game wasn't fun.

I wish the cities were a little bigger and the AI was a little better, but it really isn't a big deal and I'm sure it'll be worked on. People seem to be hell bent on bashing this game left and right who haven't even bothered playing it, or played it when connectivity issues were rampant and that just left a sour taste.

If you haven't played it, you really don't have a valid gripe. Quit your nerd raging and go play something else.
 
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News Comments > On SimCity Offline Regional Play
29. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 17, 2013, 19:59 Texas Jake
 
It's funny how those things didn't seem to bother me at all.  
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News Comments > On SimCity Offline Regional Play
21. Re: On SimCity Offline Regional Play Mar 17, 2013, 12:50 Texas Jake
 
Got the game yesterday and played for a good 10 hours. Not a single issue. Wife played too and I liked the multiplayer aspect.

Not saying there weren't a lot of issue before, but it looks like they've fixed them as far as connectivity.

Gameplay wise, I really love it. Yes, I wish cities were a little bit bigger. Yes, the AI for the agents is a bit 1990ish, but all in all it's a really fun game.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
1. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 14, 2013, 09:43 Texas Jake
 
Post your recipe! We make your chili here about twice a year, and I've shared it with a lot of folks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
3. Re: Out of the Blue Jan 9, 2013, 09:33 Texas Jake
 
That guy sounds like a big ol pouty wuss. Walking a poodle and then storming off like a little girl.

Your dog shoulda eaten both of them.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
21. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2012, 22:44 Texas Jake
 
Had to put my kitty down today. Only 2 years old

Never had to do that before. It sucks.
 
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News Comments > Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode
42. Re: Battle.net Adding "Appear Offline" Mode Sep 21, 2012, 15:25 Texas Jake
 
Old news. This was implemented a week after D3 went live. All my friends appear offline.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
28. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 28, 2011, 12:53 Texas Jake
 
I've been reading this site since late 90s, it's one of the very few that gets to sit on my bookmarks bar front and center!

Honestly, I like the way things are but I'm open to changes. It's not like I'd ever stop reading this site; it's one of the very few I've looked forward to reading on a daily basis for so long. What I really hate, though, are those 'me too!' websites that post a crap ton of garbage with the hopes that something sticks with someone and they come back.

I think the look and feel, the professional posts, and the style of updates is what makes Blue's News different.

The one change I'd welcome though is a better commenting feature. I kinda hate the way it feels and it doesn't look very appealing. Anyway, sorry for the ramble.
 
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