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played beta for sim city ... 2013. whatever they call it.
great for the first 3 hours.
didn't buy the game. forums tell me I did right.
Originally posted by ShakyMo Probably be a "mmo", where "90% if the calculations are done server side", so "sorry but you must be permenantly online" Then a month later after thousands of irate users have a frustrating time even trying to play their game.... Someone will release a hack that let's you play the thing locally. But EA will stick to the 90% story, while they cry about how much microtrans they are missing out on.
If sims 4 was an MMO, i guss that would mean that your neighbors would be RL peaple then? And it would have like a neighborhood chat channel, that would be interesting. Couldn't get a better house system than that for an mmo.
It will probably require always on internet, even though they already tried an online Sims game and it failed. Even if they go with always being connected, they could go with private servers, but something tells me they won't.
I can not remember winning or losing a single debate on the internet.
They already confirmed that there will be no always online requirement, I guess they wanted to get on top of rumors before lots of clueless people began to spread misinformation around.
EVE online (Ruining low sec one hotdrop at a time)
Gravity Rush,Dishonoured: The Knife of Dunwall.
(Waiting for) Metro: Last Light,Company of Heroes II.
Originally posted by birdycephon CimSity 2013 is awesome.
you spelled 'awful' wrong.
Originally posted by Quizzical People who complain about EA and buy from them anyway will still buy from them after Sims 4 no matter how terrible it is. Just about everyone who was willing to refuse to buy from a company due to shenanigans such as EA has been pulling for 20+ years now stopped buying from EA a long time ago.
Wait- That is an unfair statement.
EA was pretty decent 20+ years ago. Hell, Ea was pretty good IMHO until the last 10 or so years.
I havnt bought an EA game in forever- Which is sad. I used to look forward to the new Maddon game, love Sim City and many other IP's EA has come to butcher.
Sims 4 will probably "look" fantastic, probably even be a decent game in its own right . I wont know because I have been boycotting EA for probably 4-5 years now and have no intention of stopping my boycott now. =P
Originally posted by Garkan Originally posted by ShakyMo Probably be a "mmo", where "90% if the calculations are done server side", so "sorry but you must be permenantly online" Then a month later after thousands of irate users have a frustrating time even trying to play their game.... Someone will release a hack that let's you play the thing locally. But EA will stick to the 90% story, while they cry about how much microtrans they are missing out on.
Originally posted by Robokapp Originally posted by birdycephon CimSity 2013 is awesome.
Originally posted by Jemcrystal My only opinion - this might be EA's last chance, lol.
I don't play EA games, anymore and have not for YEARS now. Period.
Originally posted by Tyvolus4 Originally posted by Jemcrystal My only opinion - this might be EA's last chance, lol. I don't play EA games, anymore and have not for YEARS now. Period.
I didn't if I should LAUGH or CRY!
Sims 4? GIVE ME A BREAK.
You know, I loved Sims 2, I played Sims 2 for years and I had EVERY expansion of SIms 2. Then game Sims 3. FUGLY round moon faces, and worst of all: I had to start ALL OVER WITH NOTHING. All the wonderful things, academy life, seasons, magic, shopping, working - all gone. And EA expected me to buy the SAME content all over again!
Or so I thought. And boy... while in Sims 2 era, every year maybe one or two expansions came out, crammed with content, now with Sims 3 they pushed out an expansion like every 6 weeks! With super miniature content for 40 bucks. I say rip-off.
So my critique towards Sims 3 is this:
- the faces were UGLY and totally lacking character, a HUGE step back from the Sims 2 faces. I hated those round Sim 3 moonfaces. So IF they make a Sims 4, it better has more characterful faces again.
- The expansion packs were WAAY too fast coming for Sims 4 and WAAAY overprices. 40 bucks for a mere X-pac? NO frigging way. Make it 10 dollars or 15 for each x-pac then we talk.
- content: I totally and absolutely LOATHED that EA had so few content in their (expensive) boxes, in the basic game the same as the X-pacs since Sims 3. What I want in Sims 4 are packs with LOADS of contents. MANY different clothings, furniture - you name it.
So if they do not fundamentally change their rip-off mentality they can keep Sims 4.
People don't ask questions to get answers - they ask questions to show how smart they are. - Dogbert
Step in the arena and break the wall down
While I don't care for Sims or EA games anymor tbh, my girlfriend did say that if Sims 4 releases as bare bones as Sims 3 did (compared to Sims 2 with expansions), or at the very least doesn't have any form of built in Pets, she's not going to bother with it.
And she's a Sims fanatic.
I doubt it will be an MMO. That was tried with sims once long long ago and did not work. The game is to complex to make it an mmo and include everything everyone expects from a sims world.
For those who are seriously interested in TS4 the fan club is here: http://www.modthesims.info/forumdisplay.php?f=669
I also doubt it will be an MMO. The Sims has always been my guilty pleasure which makes it worse that I try to avoid EA altogether. Sims 3 was okay if you mod the hell out of it. Otherwise the characters look pasty and doughy. In typical EA style they nickel and dime players with their store items and expansions.
Releasing an expansion only a few months between the last and adding minimal content seems to be their thing nowadays. I see much of the same if not more for Sims 4. Sad really.
Meh, makes for easy presents for the wife when I can't think of what to get her. She's being playing since I introduced her to Sims 2. She has every expansion and tons of dlcs and content add ons. I have a whole shelf above the computer just for her Sims boxes.
Hopefully EA can redeem themselves but it's very hard for a corporation as large as EA to change, so expect more of the same and be pleasantly surprised if it turns out otherwise.
No... It is in no way shape or form EA's "last chance"... The SIMS franchise alone could keep them alive close to the end of time and add things like BF on top of that and even the bacteria would have a hard time to outlive them.
Sims 4 will be a hit... just like sims 1-3 and it will sell like poptarts on the shelf and then rake in another small nations BNP in expansions and cashshop.... Just like the other games... And do you know why... A: Most of the people who play those games could not care less about the gaming community at large, and the end of Mass Effect or the legacy of SimCity even less. B: EA is actually good at what they do (remember EA is a publisher first hand and a game developer secondary these days. And they can hype the living shit out of things... Honestly i think they could sell stale bread and make it sound good.) and most people outside of us basement dwellers could not tell their 3DS from their X-Box controller and thus they are a lot less sensitive to the things that set peoples posteriors in clench mode around here.
That is my bet and i'l stick to it.