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EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM

A few days ago the developers at Maxis subjected themselves to a reddit AMAA session to discuss SimCity, the next installment in EA's urban planning series. In this case, the offer to ask then anything provoked a number of questions about the controversial decision to make being online a requirement to play the game, and Techdirt points to a separate thread compiling comments from the session on this proposed DRM. Thanks Shok.

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12. Re: More Big Picture Details Dec 18, 2012, 12:34 HorrorScope
 
Yakubs wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 12:14:
I hope this game is a huge bomb.

I hope the game is amazing. It's not that I want EA to produce crap, they just do more times then not.
 
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11. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 12:25 Julio
 
The game will suck and bomb. If they're going to put online only games out, might as well be something I would never play.  
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10. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 12:17 Verno
 
I just don't understand their reasoning, nothing in the game seems to actually require always on connectivity. Diablo 3 all over again.

The whole "this is 2012 move on nerds" is stupid because there is nothing in the game that actually requires it, they could have easily implemented in a way that lets you be offline or go online as required for specific functions.

It's basically stupid DRM that will be cracked and is likely an attempt to prevent people from modding the game, ironic considering its a game about building.

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9. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 12:14 Yakubs
 
I hope this game is a huge bomb.  
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8. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:59 Paketep
 
nin wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:40:
That AMA was a fucking RIOT to read!

I hope the devs were crying as they read it. :)

They work for EA. Tears are beyond them by now.
 
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7. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:51 nin
 
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:49:
nin wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:45:
This is what you caused when you all bought Diablo 3. Enjoy.


But Creston! Episodic gaming is the future!



No no no no no. Try to keep up, will ya? Always-on is the future!

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Exactly. And it will fail the same way.

 
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6. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:49 Creston
 
nin wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:45:
This is what you caused when you all bought Diablo 3. Enjoy.


But Creston! Episodic gaming is the future!



No no no no no. Try to keep up, will ya? Always-on is the future!

Creston
 
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5. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:45 nin
 
This is what you caused when you all bought Diablo 3. Enjoy.


But Creston! Episodic gaming is the future!


 
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4. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:43 ASeven
 
Creston wrote on Dec 18, 2012, 11:32:
"It's not DRM! It adds to the game! You can, like, have your friends build a city tiny hamlet next door, and then their police will come over and fight your crime, because that's exactly how it works! See, we're doing this for realism!"


This is what you caused when you all bought Diablo 3. Enjoy. :)

Yeap, completely agree. And like D3 I have a feeling this game will become a massive disappointment and a very mediocre game.
 
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3. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:40 nin
 

That AMA was a fucking RIOT to read!

I hope the devs were crying as they read it.

 
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2. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:37 Beamer
 
I haven't paid close attention to this at all. I like the multiplayer. But man, I watched that video and cities are tiny. It looks like FarmCity, or whatever, not that I really know what you do in Farmville but I'd be afraid this is a deeper version of it.

The online always requirement seems so weird. You really can't do that hybrid model. It needs to be wholly a social game or be a traditional game. I can't think of anything that's bridged that gap well.

Taking the bad parts of each, rather than the good parts, won't help.
 
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1. Re: EA Can't Say It Wasn't Warned About SimCity DRM Dec 18, 2012, 11:32 Creston
 
"It's not DRM! It adds to the game! You can, like, have your friends build a city tiny hamlet next door, and then their police will come over and fight your crime, because that's exactly how it works! See, we're doing this for realism!"


This is what you caused when you all bought Diablo 3. Enjoy.

Creston
 
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