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@Daemoroth I know, there was a bit of sarcasm there, but calling Activision saint needs to be called :D

What comes to D3 needing online connection, I don't think that is the case either. They have said the console vesrions come with offline-mode, so what's up with that?

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@Daemoroth @darkreign2424 Have you tried Cities XL? I have looked into that one, and it does look rather interesting.

I don't know about this being the worst launch though, think about D3. It still hasn't got all the stuff promised to be at launch and it has been, what, nearly a year soon.

They also lied about stuff, like online-only has to be there and that it is impossible to remove. What happens then, they announce console versions, with offline-mode as standard. Way to go Blizzard.

I do agree on other things you said though, I'm gutted, because I really wanted to get this game, but also sort of relieved I didn't waste my money.

To me, what I've read and seen, this whole game is a huge mess. All the problems you mentioned, and the fact that the maps are extremely tiny, is not what SimCity is about.

It is supposed to be the ultimate city builder game, but you are limited to sort of, I don't know, few 200K people at most?

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@Daemoroth @RoadStar1602 Activison a saint? That's a bit rich, to me Blizzard has done as poorly recently than any of this crap with Maxis. I see no difference in how these companies (Blizzard/EA) operate.

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@peteyboi29 @Imperiacommando Talking about rip-offs, has either of you bought Aliens: Colonial Marines?

That was so short that it didn't take me more than, 7-8 hours to complete, playing extremely casually. And on top of that the game was utter rubbish as well :D

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@KoRRoDEAD @gokuofheaven I read somewhere, I think one of producers said (don't quote me on this one), that it would start off as monthly sub one, but would change to F2P with one-time purchase fee.

Nobody seems to know whether this is true or not though, so like said don't quote me on this.

I would just really like to know if it is like that or not, and why bother with sub fees if after few months its free of subs.

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@WolfGrey @mikesla11555 @GetafixOz Exactly, Steam was bad in the beginning, huge memory hog if I recall rightly, but I don't mind it anymore.

What is happening with SimCity and what happened to D3 is precisely how you say.

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@Ghetto_ninja @WolfGrey @S4E @kwcarlson This might be true, but I don't think Activision was the reason really, that messed D3 up.

Blizzard had literally all the time in world to make D3 the best game ever. Years to be precise, but the end product just wasn't there. I guess that was Wilsons' fault though, I don't know if he had any connections to Activision?

What I'm trying to say is Blizzard didn't (have to) rush D3 out, they should have done a lot better job with it, instead it was the biggest let-down in recent history of gaming.

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@WolfGrey I'm absolutely with you on this one.

Yes, EA has done some very questionable things, and yes I don't agree with quite a lot with what they do, but SC2 has to be one of the biggest FUs ever to a player.

I mean, come on, you only get that one lousy campaign with it.

Blizzard mutilated the game simply to milk money, not just to put out DLCs (like EA seems to have a habit of doing), but completely "new", full-priced games. And this is only to get people to buy, buy, buy.

Well, they can keep their "expansions" and future releases. Unless they make the game-of-all-games in future, I'm done with them permanently.

I would do the same with EA, but alas they are too involved with everything and its just not going to work.

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@OldKye More "good" news. I don't know how much worse can this get. Its reaching new lows every day.

The question raised in this article, about offline-mode, and Maxis's willingness to actually offer that, now that everything has gone to hell, is another matter.

Do I believe that will happen, maybe, but it is not certain by any means. That would be proper damage-limitation, but if it doesn't "fit Maxis vision" of SimCity, then it won't come.

Although, that being said, they might be forced to do that, seeing as its already been cracked and modded anyway.

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@kwcarlson @WolfGrey Blizzard had the same PR disaster with D3 as well.

It's like, do you actually have to have any qualifications, education, logic etc. to work in either of their PR departments? Any training for the staff in general? It seems to me that they just come out and spew a load of s**t and nobody inside the company does anything to prevent it or censor it in anyway. Nobody cares.