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Ultimate Geek
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Topic # 114949 8-Mar-2013 10:38
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Join the growing number in signing this petition to get rid of always-on DRM. Sim City is a joke and I'm just glad I didn't preorder it.


https://www.change.org/petitions/electronic-arts-inc-remove-always-online-drm-from-simcity-and-future-games#description




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  Reply # 776742 8-Mar-2013 10:56
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I can't recall a worse product launch. It's the pits. I had an order with G2Play and apparently EA haven't supplied enough english only codes and ended up delaying some of the last preorders 72 hours. I got a refund and bought from a Bricks and Mortar store this time, but some people are saying 3 hours to get online!

Who is the CEO and what's his email address?

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Reply # 776938 8-Mar-2013 14:26
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I still have been unable to play this game, Just keeps saying it can't connect to the server or drops the server before I can load a level! Im thinking I might just ask for a refund this is average

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  Reply # 776942 8-Mar-2013 14:33
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how does it work if you don't have a broadband connection? will it just not work at all?

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  Reply # 776944 8-Mar-2013 14:35
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nope it needs an internet connection to play, I think it even saves your citys on the servers.



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  Reply # 776950 8-Mar-2013 14:45
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Yeah, 'Always-online' DRM basically requires a constant connection to the server in order to play. Your cities are then saved to the server for next time you play. 

I'm sure you can see the flaws in this. Currently EA are having extreme issues with server overload meaning some players can't connect at all or are having to wait hours on end in order to finally join. 

Those players who are lucky to get on are playing for several hours only for the server to drop out and have to fail to save the city (meaning start again from square 1).

The next step for EA was to try and free up some server resources so they have patched the game and get this... removed some features of the game in order to make it work. 

It really is a joke and hopefully like Ubisoft did EA will move away from this stupid always-online DRM.




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  Reply # 781433 14-Mar-2013 10:01
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I'm putting the ban hammer on buying this game until they remove it.


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  Reply # 781444 14-Mar-2013 10:19
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urban: I'm putting the ban hammer on buying this game until they remove it.





Then you are never going to own it. 



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  Reply # 782426 15-Mar-2013 18:38
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Plenty of other games to play...

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  Reply # 782651 16-Mar-2013 13:04
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Ragnor: Plenty of other games to play...


Yep, I'm well into Tomb Raider at the moment.  Loving the reboot...   :)

Also have Crysis3 and Max Payne3 queued up next. 


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