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Laughable DRM Sim City 5

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  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Briansho

    Not a big deal people! EA is a gret company, they will get this fixed soon! They thank everyone who payed full price for the game! Just be patient everything all right!

    The real Baghdad Bob would have used MUCH more over the top responses. 

    Such as; "Lies all lies!! The EA servers are not overloaded! No one is having any problems connecting! If they do, it is because their systems are too weak to handle the glory that is an EA game! There are currently more than 300 million people in happy connection to the EA servers!"... ^^

    I must say I miss the vast entertainment of listening to the Iraqi minister of "information" ramble on... ^^

    http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/jokes/bljoke-iraqinfominister.htm

  • itsbigmikeitsbigmike Youngsville, LAPosts: 86Member

    I enjoy the game.....WHEN I can play it

     

    I'm not a fan of the servers crashing and wiping out my last 2 hours or so of work however.

    Might just take a break and let them fix their crappy servers for a week or 2.

    twitch.tv/boonmackle

  • RyukanRyukan Mason, MIPosts: 706Member Uncommon
  • ReklawReklaw Am.Posts: 6,476Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elikal

     

    Yes but it is evil. Gamers are addicts. They BUY their game even if they have to literally live from water and bread. I know enough such people. Gaming isn't a hobby like knitting or bowling where you change to another bowling club if you don't like yours. If there is a new SimCity or a new Civilization or a next DragonAge or another Star Wars game, people WILL buy it, no matter how trashy, shitty and broken it is. They will curse it and put needles in voodoo dolls looking like the devs, but they will buy it because gamers are addicted to their games. Developers know this and don't care if the drug is rotten, because they know their customers will buy the rotten drug anyway.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but that's how I see it.

    So please tell me how to judge a game?

    Do I need to trust reviewers that have no idea what I really like or a tiny simple fact they just do not know me personaly?

    Do I need to trust forum posters? You know the once who complaints about all sorts of issue's even thought much of those issue I never experiance in their complaint game? Which does NOT mean that many issue's are not correct, just means I didn't encounter many of them.

    Sorry but the only way to find out if a game is what I want to play is by actuall trying the game myself.

    There are some high profile IP's I buy instantly due to previous good experiances, some games I'll try to wait for demo's, free trails. And then there are those games that do not atract me so I stay clear from them. Unlike some people who buy/try games that already have made their minds up thinking the game will s*ck, which I also feel are often the loudest complainers.

    Yes I have bought some games that I never touched passed a few hours, day's or weeks of play, finding out they not really turned out what I hoped for.

    The way I see it no gamer buy's trashy, shitty, broken games, they buy games because they want to experiance the game itself. Perhaps it might turn out trash, /shitty or broken.

    And in every hobby there is some addiction.

    I'll make up my own mind if the game is right for me. I truly dislike DRM but it wll not prevent me from a playing a game I want. As said before in this topic I own plenty of games on Steam, U-Play, Origins. But I do not play the game for them, I play the games for ME.

  • KumaponKumapon Vancouver, BCPosts: 705Member Uncommon

    But EA Maxis Producer Jason Haber promised that the servers would always be up !!!!!..lol


    http://youtu.be/KLYLmsEBGug

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member
    Originally posted by Kumapon

    But EA Maxis Producer Jason Haber promised that the servers would always be up !!!!!..lol


    http://youtu.be/KLYLmsEBGug

    Bold words. Always is a very, very long time.

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  • cheyanecheyane Rome Posts: 3,002Member Uncommon
    From what I understood after reading about the pirated version of Diablo 3 it has not been successfully fully duplicated and that such duplication can never be gotten which was why I posted that the threats of piracy are quite toothless.

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  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    I'm sure the software companies will go RIAA on everyone and start carpet bomb law suits.  I hear that really put an end to illegal music downloads.

    “There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.”
    -- Herman Melville

  • spizzspizz BlackForrestPosts: 2,587Member
    What trend is this, that you have to be online to play games ? What about someone does not have Internet.
  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by spizz
    What trend is this, that you have to be online to play games ? What about someone does not have Internet.

    Then you are out of luck.  Given the hysteria over "piracy", this is just more of the same nonsense thats been ramping up for years and years.

  • avalon1000avalon1000 Kihei, HIPosts: 754Member
    Originally posted by Elikal

    I used to love SimCity of old, but NO WAY. A single player game, where I have to be online connected all the time? Why not have the EA CEO watch me with a webcam all the time, to be sure it's REALLY me who is playing?

    Patheic. If I buy a game it's mine, end of story. I can accept a one time online registration as compromise, but all the time online on some goddamn servers is going too far. Sorry, but no. So every time their servers are down I can't play? Absurd. No and no!

    Actually, you don't own any of the software on your computer. You are licensed to use it, but they hold ownership (think of it as a long term lease). Even so, this is a ridiculous release and will only tarnsifh EA's name even more.

  • WraithoneWraithone Salt Lake City, UTPosts: 3,592Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by avalon1000
    Originally posted by Elikal

    I used to love SimCity of old, but NO WAY. A single player game, where I have to be online connected all the time? Why not have the EA CEO watch me with a webcam all the time, to be sure it's REALLY me who is playing?

    Patheic. If I buy a game it's mine, end of story. I can accept a one time online registration as compromise, but all the time online on some goddamn servers is going too far. Sorry, but no. So every time their servers are down I can't play? Absurd. No and no!

    Actually, you don't own any of the software on your computer. You are licensed to use it, but they hold ownership (think of it as a long term lease). Even so, this is a ridiculous release and will only tarnsifh EA's name even more.

    At this point, I'm not certain that EA's reputation can get any worse...   I've little doubt that some suits at EA decided to use less server capacity, than the tech staff told them was necessary. Just to save some money. But I doubt they expected it to blow up in their faces like this.

    As for software, some of that on my system does belong to me... Given that I wrote it... ^^

  • waynejr2waynejr2 West Toluca Lake, CAPosts: 4,474Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by dimnikar

    It's just DRM, ffs. Get used to it - it's here to stay.

    I hate it when people judge games based on initial DRM issues (server overloads etc.). Same bullshit happened with Diablo 3 and countless other games.

    And it will continue to happen as long as people continue to buy these games and say "It's just DRM, ffs. Get used to it."

     

    If the gamers say "Fix your shit or you don't get my money," then the devs are pressured to fix it. Until then, the devs know that they can still release with DRM that does this.

    There will be a heavier load that first week. It costs them money to properly support it, however, if it doesn't hurt sales to ride it out, they'll save the money and continue to let it happen. It's just smart business on their part.

     have a 6 month wait and see policy! 

  • WickedjellyWickedjelly Yahoo, COPosts: 4,990Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit 
    I'm curious about how many of the people that rail against EA and like the Sim City series still went and bought this game.

     

    I'm a big fan of the series and I have played almost every Sim City that came out, but this Origin crap was the last straw for me with that company.

    I've written EA off completely at this point. There are just way too many issues with this company for me to willingly give them my money and just look the other way about.

    Although to be fair considering how most of their games as of late seem to be on a downhill trend can't say I really feel like I'm even remotely missing out on anything.

     

    1. For god's sake mmo gamers, enough with the analogies. They're unnecessary and your comparisons are terrible, dissimilar, and illogical.

    2. To posters feeling the need to state how f2p really isn't f2p: Players understand the concept. You aren't privy to some secret the rest are missing. You're embarrassing yourself.

    3. Yes, Cpt. Obvious, we're not industry experts. Now run along and let the big people use the forums for their purpose.

  • StrommStromm BrisbanePosts: 243Member
    Agreed. Easy answer is not to support them with a purchase. They'll learn then.
  • WhiteLanternWhiteLantern Nevada, MOPosts: 2,732Member

    I bought D3 even though the always-online-DRM really grated on me.

    I've been waiting for a new sim-city for some time, but the same DRM scheme made me walk away and not look back.

    I want a mmorpg where people have gone through misery, have gone through school stuff and actually have had sex even. -sagil

  • NethkharNethkhar YorkshirePosts: 13Member
    Originally posted by Aori

    I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.

    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag?

     

     

     

     

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Nethkhar
    Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 

    Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....

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  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by Nethkhar

    Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 

     

    Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....

    Sure, it's illegal, but why would that make him a scumbag? EA won't lose anything if he actually buys the game first. Breaking a law does not automatically make you a scumbag, you know.

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  • QuailmanQuailman marlborough, MAPosts: 165Member
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by Nethkhar

    Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 

     

    Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....

    Oh bullshit. He paid for the game, he should be able to play it however he wants, whether the company that made it wants him to or not. As long as he's not freely distributing the game, he's not doing anything wrong.

    Consume. Be silent. Die.

  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Kaerigan
    Originally posted by Nitth   Originally posted by Nethkhar Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 
      Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....
    Sure, it's illegal, but why would that make him a scumbag? EA won't lose anything if he actually buys the game first. Breaking a law does not automatically make you a scumbag, you know.

    Because hes part of the problem. By Getting Hacked software your supplying demand for the hackers to continue supply.

    Remember the whole reason this drm shit came into place was to combat piracy. Less piracy = Less DRM.

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  • KaeriganKaerigan None Of Your BusinessPosts: 689Member
    Originally posted by Nitth

     


    Originally posted by Kaerigan

    Originally posted by Nitth  

    Originally posted by Nethkhar

    Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 
      Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....
    Sure, it's illegal, but why would that make him a scumbag? EA won't lose anything if he actually buys the game first. Breaking a law does not automatically make you a scumbag, you know.

     

    Because hes part of the problem. By Getting Hacked software your supplying demand for the hackers to continue supply.

    Remember the whole reason this drm shit came into place was to combat piracy. Less piracy = Less DRM.

    Do you honestly believe that? Do you honestly believe that EA and other similar companies would stop using DRM at this point, even if all piracy ceased? No, they wouldn't, because this type of DRM gives them huge control. Launching a new Sim City? Shut down the servers for the old one. Now everyone has to buy the new one if they wanna keep playing.

    I realize I sound like a conspiratard but look at all these games they've shut down, especially the sports games: http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates

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  • NitthNitth AustraliaPosts: 3,684Member Uncommon


    Originally posted by Quailman
    Originally posted by Nitth   Originally posted by Nethkhar Originally posted by Aori I don't like EA in general but ya know what they still own 1 IP i'll always be a sucker for. Anyways if you like the game and want to play it then buy it, obviously the company is doing something right. However If you're going to bash EA and their products but turn around and pirate it because you want it, you're just a scumbag thief.
    If I buy the game then download a pirated copy so I can play it offline, would that still make me a scumbag? 
      Yes. Still illegal to hack exe's....
    Oh bullshit. He paid for the game, he should be able to play it however he wants, whether the company that made it wants him to or not. As long as he's not freely distributing the game, he's not doing anything wrong.

    As a student programmer, It annoys me that people think they can: hack, crack, manipulate or Reverse engineer my software because it is apparently "Theres" now they bought it.

    If i need to sell 1000 units to keep my lights on, But i only sell 50% because just 1 person decided it would be fun to hack, and upload the software how is that fair?

    Wheres the incentive to make good sofware?

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