EA All-in on Microtransactions
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March 2nd, 2013, 05:55
I was really looking forward to the new SimCity and even preordered it at one point. EA looks to have reinforced to me that they are not to be trusted. Now it might not be as bad as it looks to be but the always-on requirement rubs me the wrong way especially when I don't want to play with other people. SimCity is as much a single player game as any Mass Effect or Dragon Age game to me. I can only see this as a way to enforce DRM as well as give them hooks to sell DLC and expansions as they can pull the crap they did in Dragon Age 2.
Heck most players have indicated that they dont want it but I strongly doubt they are going to fix it and allow an offline version. From the sounds of things this most of there games are going to go this way now. Yet another reason never to buy from them again. I sincerely hope that the community will step up and find a way to stub in a proxy server so that we don't require this.
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