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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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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

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


Nobody is arguing that. It simply as statement that it is to be expected. As you are wise to it ... what is the problem? It is part of life, be wise to the fact that you can be ripped off.

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?


Poor car analogies an argument it doesn't make. We are talking about entertainment, not something like a car that has a clear number of characteristics that make it a car and not a moped.

What makes a video game a video game? I doubt you will be able to tell me as easily as you would be able to tell me the defining characteristics of a car.

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.


I am talking about your attitude towards it, not whether you bought it or not. I am talking about you in the sense of "for the sake of argument".

As I said previously, it like going to see and play or a film and then asking for your money back after not liking it. Or buying a book by its cover and then wondering why it wasn't as good of a read as you expected.

Like it or not, these are games and they are entertainment. The only way that you get screwed over if you don't actually get to play/see/read what you paid for. There were servers problems in the beginning and as an apology you got a choice of a free game.

They could have just said "suck it up".

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Poor car analogies an argument it doesn't make.

As I said previously, it like going to see and play or a film and then asking for your money back after not liking it. Or buying a book by its cover and then wondering why it wasn't as good of a read as you expected.


A car analogy isn't acceptable, but a movie or a book analogy is? I don't understand your logic.

Like it or not, these are games and they are entertainment. The only way that you get screwed over if you don't actually get to play/see/read what you paid for.


Aaand that's what I've been talking all along. People are buying single-player games and they instead get forced multiplayer?

Nevermind. I already said what I feel about the issue and when you insist that things are fine as-is there's no point in arguing about it any longer.

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