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WereCatf
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2006-02-15

Sorry the continues whining about something which at the end of the day is entertainment is just infantile. It like going to the cinema and demanding your money back because you didn't like the movie.


Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.


Well you obviously didn't read my comment did you? No they shouldn't screw you over. But I disagree that there was any screwing over tbh and I also don't expect a business to overly care unless they are making money ... good if they do ... if they don't it is upto you as the consumer to be wise to it.

It not like you didn't get SimCity that you paid for. There were server problems; It is shitty, but I've been on plenty of deployments that have gone tits-up when the switch to live was done.

Me and you have a very different ideas about "being screwed over". It not like they I dunno ... gave everybody a free game afterwards ... oh wait they did.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/ea-details-free-origin-games-as-apolog...

Sorry when did anyone get ripped off. I would love to know?

If you don't like the possibility of paying for a turd when it comes to entertainment, it's probably best to wait until someone else has tried it out and I dunno listen to see if they thought it was any good ... or read a review?

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

I also don't expect a business to overly care unless they are making money


Of course they don't. I don't expect them to do that, either. But as I said, they should.

Me and you have a very different ideas about "being screwed over". It not like they I dunno ... gave everybody a free game afterwards ... oh wait they did.


Imagine ordering a car, but instead of getting the car you ordered you get a moped. Then after complaining about it you're offered a choice of various accessories. Wouldn't you feel screwed over? Wouldn't you feel you didn't get what you ordered? Does offering something extra somehow make it all good?

If you feel so then fine. I don't feel that way.

If you don't like the possibility of paying for a turd when it comes to entertainment, it's probably best to wait until someone else has tried it out and I dunno listen to see if they thought it was any good ... or read a review?


If you're directing this specifically to me: I never bought SimCity or was even planning to. I'm not one of the people who got screwed over by it.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

Wow, both you and the other commenter miss the whole point here: companies shouldn't screw you over. Period. It's not about the product itself, it's about the whole premise of companies doing shit deliberately and still getting away with it. But no, both of you insist on just seeing SimCity, not the big picture.


Well, people who got burned by this game and others like it will (hopefully) choose not to buy any more forced, single-player online-only games in the future. There's no point in continuing to bitch about it. Perhaps when EA/Blizard's next big release comes out that's online-only, you can then remind people of what happened with Sim City and Diablo 3.

But for now, the damage has been done, you live and learn, and it's over. Time to move on. If people who know about these botched releases continue to buy games from these companies, then f--k 'em. They deserve exactly what they get. It's like buying a lemon from a used car dealer, and then continuing to do business with them. If you WILLINGLY bend over to take it up the ass, then don't come back crying about how you got screwed.

If you DO decide to buy one of these games, I'd just treat it like a new, blockbuster movie release. You already know that if you go the first couple of weeks, the theater will be packed, and it's probably going to suck. In these cases, you don't go to the midnight release on opening day, and then bitch that you couldn't get a ticket, or you had to sit way in the back. If you just wait a week or two, you can avoid the crowds and long lines, and sit wherever you want.

Edited 2013-04-23 17:34 UTC

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