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Wednesday, March 06, 2013


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Shockwave Yareach

Any interest I had in this game just vaporized. So if I'm on an airplane, I cannot play a game? I'll accept that turning SimCity into an MMO would let your friends play in said city too (let them be police and fire, etc). But imho, Simcity is, was, and always will be a standalone video game. And if you cannot build and play in standalone mode, it has no purpose at all.

A good solution that meets halfway is to have it so the builder (player) can build a "sim" entirely on their own computer and play with it in single player mode, and then upload all the changes to the server when they want to go to multiplayer. The MMO portion then matches the local version and everyone sees the same thing again. But when I'm on a plane and disconnected from the net, I can still have fun with the game on my own.

Seicher Rae

Origin has a history of this sort of thing. It is their draconian methods. I'm surprised you are not reporting on any of that. There was a huge outcry against them in 2011...from spyware, to things like your complaints...This isn't a new problem.

Arcadia Codesmith

It's not just Origin. My router went belly-up a couple days ago. No problem, I thought, I'll play a little Skyrim or Civ V. Nuh-uh. Steam has a funny little glitch that doesn't let you play offline unless you've already played "offline" while you were actually online.

I support the right of anybody to protect their IP as they see fit, but I'm not going to buy any more single-player games that require an Internet connection. Epitome of stupidity.

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