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    Quote Originally Posted by Flaks View Post
    Man its like Diablo III all over again...
    Oh come on, this one is so much juicier.

    1. EA's preparations proved to be a joke with only a million playing. Maxis's previous games, Sims 3 and Spore, met or beat those sales numbers in the first week or two.. So even less excuse for them to "underestimate" sales. Diablo had millions, plural, playing.

    2. EA claimed, a year ago, that you wouldn't get booted if you got disconnected. They lied.

    3. EA claimed that it couldn't be played offline due to needing the servers. They lied.

    4. EA claimed they had hundreds of thousands of sims running. The community found the game was fudging population numbers.

    5. A dev leak that SimCity didn't need the servers.

    6. The community found a way to play offline.

    7. EA not only refused refunds but even threatened to ban an Origin account.

    8. The community found a way to directly grief other players in SimCity's regions.

    9. An "overzealous" EA moderator censored out their support number on their own forum.

    10. The studio's manager actually titles a blog post, "straight answers," but doesn't include many. And leaves out the bits she's already been caught lying about.

    11. The community found another way to play offline.

    12. The reviews start tanking, metacritic is down to 64 so far.

    13. Abysmally bad AI (like for traffic) that would have been horribly obvious during any serious testing, apparently caught EA by surprise.

    14. Two weeks after launch and rollbacks, repairs, and losing cities are still happening.

    15. Shortly after reading that EA's reboot took two weeks to even break a million in sales? The head of EA, the much reviled whether deserved or not, John Riccitielo, suddenly resigns.

    And I might be forgetting one or two others. We even got soap opera drama due to some wondering if this SimCity's daddy is really Maxis or... Zynga.



    The only fail nugget Blizzard can wag over Maxis's head is getting raided by the Korean government and at the rate they are going? Wouldn't be surprised if it happens soon.

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    Sim City is a product that just keeps providing amusement for free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilian View Post
    Sim City is a product that just keeps providing amusement for free.
    Oh damn, that's better than my sim going to "flip burgers" at the Asbestos Pillow Factory from the "mayor's house."

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    Is it normal that my ping on wow rises when my brother is playing this game?
    Does he consume much bandwith?
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    Wow, have not seen any new reveals since yesterday. Could the bucket of SimCity popcorn finally be almost empty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    Wow, have not seen any new reveals since yesterday. Could the bucket of SimCity popcorn finally be almost empty?
    I haven't played in like a week, so that's why I haven't been posting. Not much else to post about other than more bitching about the lack of AI.
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    Well Kotaku made a recap so I guess it really is starting to wind down.

    http://kotaku.com/5991077/your-compl...mcity-disaster

    Maybe Lucy finally got glasses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jairash View Post
    Is it normal that my ping on wow rises when my brother is playing this game?
    Does he consume much bandwith?
    From everything we know, no. It only has minimal communication with EA/Maxis servers, so it shouldn't eat up any more bandwith than playing WoW (less actually) or casually browsing the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    I do so hope this will blowup even more. I know, it's juvenile of me to think like that. But I figure if EA is going to go down, they might as well go down with a bang.
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    I’m not that arrogant.

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    I cant believe they lied so hard, got busted, and didnt even address the facts.

    Ohhhh well, I wont lie, Im having fun playing with my friends still. We dont play as much as we did last week, but were still building cities and chatting all night, so Its not as bad as people are making it out to be.


    I hope this is the final nail in EAs coffin, I hope Activision follows. *fingers crossed*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dezerte View Post
    I do so hope this will blowup even more. I know, it's juvenile of me to think like that. But I figure if EA is going to go down, they might as well go down with a bang.
    I'm not sure why they bother to lie in the first place anymore. This isn't the eighties, or even nineties somewhat, when software was some mysterious thing that few understood. We'll see that you are lying and it makes any of your other claims inherently dubious. Lucy should go ask Brad McQuaid about how well losing all your credibility works out for you.

    ---------- Post added 2013-03-19 at 02:29 PM ----------

    Also it looks like some folks have managed an exchange instead of refund too.

    http://consumerist.com/2013/03/19/ea...actually-play/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beazy View Post
    I cant believe they lied so hard, got busted, and didnt even address the facts.
    Well, only small percentage of gamers, and even smaller percentage of EA's target audience, cares about this whole issue and whether EA lies or not. They just buy the game and that's it.
    I have enough of EA ruining great franchises and studios, forcing DRM and Origin on their games, releasing incomplete games only to sell day-1 DLCs or spill dozens of DLCs, and then saying it, and microtransactions, is what players want, stopping players from giving EA games poor reviews, as well as deflecting complaints with cheap PR tricks.

    I'm not going to buy any game by EA as long as they continue those practices.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirRobin View Post
    Lucy should go ask Brad McQuaid about how well losing all your credibility works out for you.[COLOR="red"]
    Apparently pretty well, because not only does he still have tons of fans, but he got brought back to work on Vanguard and now is back on EQ1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgecrusher View Post
    Apparently pretty well, because not only does he still have tons of fans, but he got brought back to work on Vanguard and now is back on EQ1.
    I heard they brought him back for Vanguard but I figured that was out of pity since he couldn't get anything else. But they let him back into EQ1 too?

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    http://www.escapistmagazine.com/vide...m_campaign=all

    Even though this seems to be one of my riskier threads, since everything you say can and will be used against you even if it's not against forum rules, I'll just leave the above link there, because Jim nails it again.

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