EA Releasing SimCity Offline

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  1. Gahars
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    Remember how EA and Maxis were saying that SimCity, the reboot of the classic city planning franchise, could only work online? How they stated that the game was built entirely around the online features, even in the face of hacks that showed the complete opposite?

    Turns out they don't!
    :arrow: SimCity Blog

    You lucky fans, you get something that had no reason to be missing in the first place, and it's absolutely free! I mean, you had to wait a year, and you got a completely broken mess of a product, and it's not like anyone cares anymore, but, hey, you know... "free."

    This fiasco has been one fumble after another, a race to the bottom fueled by utter incompetence every step of the way. EA, Maxis, if you wanted an accurate simulation of city planning... well, I guess you succeeded. Congrats?
     
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  2. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

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    hey simcity on snes is better then this!! even if this is free!!
     
  3. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 The Official GBATEMP Thread Killer. No Mercy.

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    Razor1911 did it first. too fucking late EA
     
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    i dont know what to say bcz if the game were good then i would be happy but since i have heard that it aint, this is more of a meh
     
  5. FAST6191

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    I now wonder if this is the result of someone's (some more likely some committee's) ham fisted attempt to attempt to make the "first ? months are where the bulk of the sales happen" thing shift away from piracy a bit.
     
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    If you ask me, they were planning on doing this from the beginning. Start with the online requirement as an anti-piracy measurement (or worse: as a way to push DLC more in your face), and remove it later once the bulk of the customers have bought it. I mean...surely EA won't be running those simcity servers for the rest of eternity. So this is implemented now.

    My bet is that within the next year, they'll first minimize, then drop online play completely.

    The creepy thing about it is that first day adopter are doubly fucked. Not only do they pay full price, but they had to witness all the online issues first-hand.

    To make matters worse is the existence of that offline hack. So instead of this being good news, it's actually bad news because everyone already know the "testing, testing and more testing" is just bullshit.
     
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  7. BORTZ

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    Plot twist, it still doesnt work right.
     
  8. GameWinner

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    And why wasn't this done earlier?
     
  9. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Finally i can pirate it :D
     
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    You could pirate it before as well. The only people who got hurt by the online bullshit were the ones who bought the game.
     
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    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    A News that say, "Now this game comes with offline mode" is the same of buy a car that "now comes with wheels"

    You already could since 2 weeks after the release with server emulators.
     
  12. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Yeah but it was pain in the ass to set it up ( and i tried it already, no success lol).
     
  13. Satangel

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    Lol literally a year later, they come up with shit shit? That's just sad, so sad. Better late than never though!
     
  14. Naridar

    Naridar Excelsior!

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    F***ing finally!

    Perhaps EA realized being the "worst company in the US" isn't the advertisement they needed.
     
  15. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    on your favorite torrent site look for "sim city", sort for seeders, and grab it, probabily it will be the ready-to-use version. No pain at all
     
  16. GamerzHell9137

    GamerzHell9137 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    The one i tried asked for Origin account and stuff iirc,but.... i think we are not allowed to talk about that here lol ;A;
    And thanks but i'll wait for the official offline mode.
     
  17. lokomelo

    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    The mods allow us to talk about everything here, what is forbidden is share pirated file, and share links, paths or tips to reach pirated files.
     
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    I guess so but i think we got off topic here lol
     
  19. the_randomizer

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    Glad I never bought the shitty game. Sorry EA, too little too late, this is why online DRM is a lost cause.
     
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    lokomelo Edson Arantes do Nascimento

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    so fucking mutch true. DRM and DLC are wall stree ideas for the gaming world. It target constant cash flow, revenues, but it never was not an artistical idea.
     
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