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Why is SimCity getting so much hate?

 
CruzLawson
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03/14/2013 11:23 PM
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Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
Is it just the "always need to be online" DRM? Or is it broken? I was really looking forward to a new great City Builder game like SC4. I hope it's not really as bad as everybody says.
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03/14/2013 11:25 PM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
Yea you cant play offline. Who the fuck makes a single player game that you have to be online to play?

And you cant play cause the servers are shit and run so slow that the queue to play is 500 million hours.

I'm glad I didn't buy it. :)

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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
Is it just the "always need to be online" DRM? Or is it broken? I was really looking forward to a new great City Builder game like SC4. I hope it's not really as bad as everybody says.
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It's worse.

He was a genius and as an independent developer made some of the most amazing simulators. He sold out when he didn't need to and he let the publisher put their ideas, their goals, their DRM and diluted all originality and quality that a game like this could have had.

You don't even own the game..you're just renting it until they decide to shut off the servers.
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03/14/2013 11:26 PM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
A lot it has to do with the "have to be online" BS. Fuck, its annoying on every other game as your computer/console starts up, takes like a minute at times to try to log on or some BS.

Jeez, are gaming companies intentionally trying to drive away their customers?
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03/14/2013 11:32 PM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
A lot it has to do with the "have to be online" BS. Fuck, its annoying on every other game as your computer/console starts up, takes like a minute at times to try to log on or some BS.

Jeez, are gaming companies intentionally trying to drive away their customers?
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They're training you to buy the games online rather than in brick and mortar stores. It's going to lower distribution costs big time. That's why you can go online to Steam and buy brand new releases for $24.99 instead of 60 bucks at your local game store.

It's the future whether you like it or not. It's not all bad.
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03/14/2013 11:37 PM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
A lot it has to do with the "have to be online" BS. Fuck, its annoying on every other game as your computer/console starts up, takes like a minute at times to try to log on or some BS.

Jeez, are gaming companies intentionally trying to drive away their customers?
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They're training you to buy the games online rather than in brick and mortar stores. It's going to lower distribution costs big time. That's why you can go online to Steam and buy brand new releases for $24.99 instead of 60 bucks at your local game store.

It's the future whether you like it or not. It's not all bad.
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Yeah that's fine, I'll buy a game online, and that's no problem.

But when they start tying all this mandatory being online to even play the game or some DRM BS, that's when it starts getting stupid and bad and the corporations start clusterfucking shit up big time.

LOL trust me, I worked on their side, and I realized how idiotic they how with this shit. Believe me, I know how these corporate idiots think.

"Who cares if we make the product unplayable for everyone, just as long as we don't lose a nickel on some potential perceived threat of some piracy!"
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03/14/2013 11:59 PM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
I'm getting it once its released for Mac. By then hopefully all the server issues will be ironed out. I really hope I like it. I used to play Sim City 4 endlessly and I've been waiting so long for a new simcity and now it's here!
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
A lot it has to do with the "have to be online" BS. Fuck, its annoying on every other game as your computer/console starts up, takes like a minute at times to try to log on or some BS.

Jeez, are gaming companies intentionally trying to drive away their customers?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35945685


They're training you to buy the games online rather than in brick and mortar stores. It's going to lower distribution costs big time. That's why you can go online to Steam and buy brand new releases for $24.99 instead of 60 bucks at your local game store.

It's the future whether you like it or not. It's not all bad.
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Yeah that's fine, I'll buy a game online, and that's no problem.

But when they start tying all this mandatory being online to even play the game or some DRM BS, that's when it starts getting stupid and bad and the corporations start clusterfucking shit up big time.

LOL trust me, I worked on their side, and I realized how idiotic they how with this shit. Believe me, I know how these corporate idiots think.

"Who cares if we make the product unplayable for everyone, just as long as we don't lose a nickel on some potential perceived threat of some piracy!"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35945685


I think what the studios don't understand is that nobody who pirates games would ever buy them anyway, for any price, under any circumstances. And anybody who buys them, doesn't pirate. They are two separate camps of people, profits will not go up if they put an end to the pirates. there will just be less people playing, less people talking about it, less word of mouth, and word of mouth is everything in gaming. Gamers buy on what other gamers say about games. That's a fact. The developers have never understood their market.

I pay for my games, only because I realize that if I ever want to see a Saints Row 4, somebody has to buy Saints Row 3. So I bite the bullet. Those who don't give a fuck are never going to give a fuck, and they'll never pay.
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03/15/2013 12:09 AM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
There is a way to mod it so it plays in offline mode.
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
one word DRM
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03/15/2013 12:11 AM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
Nerds love hating stuff more than playing games
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
the hate is directed at the company, if they get away with this always-online concept for singleplayer games just think about a release 3 years down the line when the servers go offline and people who payed money cant play their games.


this evil profit-over-everything bullspit has to stop
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03/15/2013 12:21 AM
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Re: Why is SimCity getting so much hate?
A lot it has to do with the "have to be online" BS. Fuck, its annoying on every other game as your computer/console starts up, takes like a minute at times to try to log on or some BS.

Jeez, are gaming companies intentionally trying to drive away their customers?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35945685


They're training you to buy the games online rather than in brick and mortar stores. It's going to lower distribution costs big time. That's why you can go online to Steam and buy brand new releases for $24.99 instead of 60 bucks at your local game store.

It's the future whether you like it or not. It's not all bad.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36156761


Yeah that's fine, I'll buy a game online, and that's no problem.

But when they start tying all this mandatory being online to even play the game or some DRM BS, that's when it starts getting stupid and bad and the corporations start clusterfucking shit up big time.

LOL trust me, I worked on their side, and I realized how idiotic they how with this shit. Believe me, I know how these corporate idiots think.

"Who cares if we make the product unplayable for everyone, just as long as we don't lose a nickel on some potential perceived threat of some piracy!"
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35945685


I think what the studios don't understand is that nobody who pirates games would ever buy them anyway, for any price, under any circumstances. And anybody who buys them, doesn't pirate. They are two separate camps of people, profits will not go up if they put an end to the pirates. there will just be less people playing, less people talking about it, less word of mouth, and word of mouth is everything in gaming. Gamers buy on what other gamers say about games. That's a fact. The developers have never understood their market.

I pay for my games, only because I realize that if I ever want to see a Saints Row 4, somebody has to buy Saints Row 3. So I bite the bullet. Those who don't give a fuck are never going to give a fuck, and they'll never pay.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 36224038


Pfft, and of course, the "ironic" thing is that back in the days when there were no DRM protection, like in the 80's and 90's, PC game makers used to make $$$ hand over fist. Nowadays with all their DRM protection, the PC gaming market is completely dead. I am certain corporate weasels would never be able to put 2 + 2 together (or wouldn't care to try too).





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