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duckroll
mashadar's Nekomimi slave
(03-06-2013, 08:58 PM)
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A friend of mine just got kicked out of his game due to "server maintenance", and the game auto shutdown. The best part? EA doesn't seem to know when it's coming back up! Check out the awesome message!

Leonsito
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(03-06-2013, 09:00 PM)
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Awful, way to destroy another franchise EA.
Ysiadmihi
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(03-06-2013, 09:00 PM)
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I'm really glad I didn't pick this up.
grimshawish
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(03-06-2013, 09:00 PM)
Ugh. I was going to get my Mum this for Mother's Day. I'm not sure she'd care for this stuff.
And some people want to move to the Cloud lol

Shes still playing Tropico so its not a big loss.
Sethos
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(03-06-2013, 09:00 PM)
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Ha and the game opens up in a few hours all around Europe.

Those servers are going to fry.
strafer
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(03-06-2013, 09:00 PM)
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Maaaaaaaaaaxis...staph
The_Monk
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(03-06-2013, 09:01 PM)
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I think yesterday they were already having problems, fellow GAFFer.

I was watching a Stream of a guy playing and he could not play the game because of that problem. He raged, said he spent $60 on a new Coaster then muted himself and raged a bit more while throwing the Case, manual and DVD.
Visualante2
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(03-06-2013, 09:01 PM)
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Can't wait for "doesn't affect me because I didn't buy it"

Are people targeting the Amazon reviews like with Spore? Seems like a good opportunity.

edit. Yes, yes they are
Blair
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(03-06-2013, 09:01 PM)
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You will surely get the servers
Deadly Joker
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(03-06-2013, 09:01 PM)
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This is the future of video games folks.

Always-Online DRM.
sp3000
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(03-06-2013, 09:01 PM)
I just got kicked out of US East 2
StevieP
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)

Originally Posted by Deadly Joker

This is the future of video games folks.

Always-Online DRM.

Unfortunately, yes.

Same. I was tempted to a few months ago but I knew they would EA it. And they did.

Game is still good. Just got a shit DRM. Unfortunately if we still want to game going forward, we'll have to get used to this.
Derrick01
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ysiadmihi

I'm really glad I didn't pick this up.

Same. I was tempted to a few months ago but I knew they would EA it. And they did.
Xbudz
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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I will purchase this game on <parameter:string>
Deadbeat
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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Im surprised all the people defending always online arent here to do damage control.
JDSN
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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9.5
Can Crusher
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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This shit is so anti consumer it hurts. Let people play the damn game without having to be connected into your bullshit service.
timetokill
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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It's sad, because in those brief moments when the game is working, it's a lot of fun.

Unfortunately you have to wade through gallons of shit to get to the good stuff. Why they had to lock away even single-player sandbox mode behind their stupid server setup is classic EA bullshit.
chubigans
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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How low will dat Polygon score go?
computers putin'
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
I was gonna pick this up when I got paid, nevermind now. I'm just hearing about too many issues with the game.
WoodenLung
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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It's a small price for the revolutionary online play and tiny cities.
Sophia
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(03-06-2013, 09:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ysiadmihi

I'm really glad I didn't pick this up.

My love for Sim City was almost about to win over my hatred for EA, but then I heard about all the issues people were having, and then this.... yeah, I feel kinda glad I didn't waste money.
exmachina64
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Oh God, I'm on US West 1 right now.
helloresolven
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Leonsito

Awful, way to destroy another franchise EA.

Why does Maxis have no culpability in this fiasco?
IdreamofHIME
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deadbeat

Im surprised all the people defending always online arent here to do damage control.



Hard to type with fingers in your ears.
Archie
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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BlackJace
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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It's a damn shame considering the game itself is fucking awesome.
Thoraxes
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deadbeat

Im surprised all the people defending always online arent here to do damage control.

That's because like the other games I play MP only, I would only play Sim City SP.

It's just my taste though.
gcubed
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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after Diablo this shouldn't have been a surprise.
Shambles
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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I have absolutely no sympathy for those players affected by this. You are the ones supporting these practices and this is what you deserve.

Originally Posted by Archie

Flawless
ultron87
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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So Polygon review is down to a 6 till servers are back?
DMPrince
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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It's without the help of consumers who made it possible. it's an overnight success tbh.
Darklord
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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Wait so if I quit now...I lose my progress?
Sir_Crocodile
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(03-06-2013, 09:03 PM)
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This is why I didn't buy simcity. And why I'll never buy any game with drm/cloud garbage
ChimpanzeeThat
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Deadbeat

Im surprised all the people defending always online arent here to do damage control.

They're too busy waiting in a queue to read a maintenance message.
Metalmurphy
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sethos

Ha and the game opens up in a few hours all around Europe.

Those servers are going to fry.

Really? I thought it was tomorrow?
Durante
A Deadly Premonition hit his Dark Soul like a bolt of Lightning: "I can make their games better."
(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

Sometimes I just love GOG. Well, most of the time actually.
Interrobang
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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This couldn't have happened at a worse time.

lol @ this game and the decisions made for it.
inky
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by helloresolven

Why does Maxis have no culpability in this fiasco?

Maxis = EA

*shrugs*
erpg
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Justin McElroy taking a very egocentric approach to "serious issues".
fluffydelusions
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ysiadmihi

I'm really glad I didn't pick this up.

The game itself is actually very good IMO
injurai
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Xbudz

I will purchase this game on <parameter:string>

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StevieP
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Sir_Crocodile

This is why I didn't buy simcity. And why I'll never buy any game with drm/cloud garbage

I hate it too, but if this is your attitude you won't be buying games for very much longer.
grimshawish
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)

Originally Posted by Deadbeat

Im surprised all the people defending always online arent here to do damage control.

I don't mind this game being always online but the microtransaction stuff worries me EA will screw up the Social stuff and make it all about spending the most money.

The social side is actually really exciting; but these issues should not be present. No excuses, its shitty service.
strafer
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

Ice Cold.
Sethos
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

Really? I thought it was tomorrow?

Nope, it just went up for preload and now it says release at 00:00 my local time, which is in less than 3 hours.

So well, technically that would be tomorrow :P
Freki
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(03-06-2013, 09:04 PM)
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Just leaving this here for perspective...

I’m going to come right out and say it. I’m tired of EA being seen as “the bad guy.” I think it’s bullshit that EA has the “scumbag EA” memes on Reddit and that Good Guy Valve can Do No Wrong.

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Ysiadmihi
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(03-06-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

I love SC2k but...$5.99? Really?
firen
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(03-06-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by ultron87

So Polygon review is down to a 6 till servers are back?

8 actually
Hellsing321
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(03-06-2013, 09:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by Archie

Haha love it. May just take them up on that offer.

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