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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

When did they get screwed over?

Everyone got an apology, a free game and still play the game they bought.

Edited 2013-04-23 17:21 UTC

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17


Everyone got an apology, a free game and still play the game they bought.


... and that happened because enough people made a stink about it.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

I don't disagree.

However the end result is that they didn't get screwed. You got to play the game and you got a free game of your choosing out of a subset.

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franksands Member since:
2009-08-18

When did they get screwed over?

Everyone got an apology, a free game and still play the game they bought.


They got screwed over when they could not play the game they paid for. They got screwed over when EA removed features from said game to try to handle the server load and yet failed miserably. They got screwed over when EA said that the "always online DRM" was actually a requirement since Sim City was a MMO. They got screwed over when EA forces "always online DRM" when it was proven that the game can be played offline perfectly, without social features.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

They got screwed over when they could not play the game they paid for. They got screwed over when EA removed features from said game to try to handle the server load and yet failed miserably. They got screwed over when EA said that the "always online DRM" was actually a requirement since Sim City was a MMO. They got screwed over when EA forces "always online DRM" when it was proven that the game can be played offline perfectly, without social features.


With the exceptions of the servers going down, people really should have read up about what they were buying.

There is a lot of anger over something that is purely entertainment.

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