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Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums 386

Posted by timothy
from the please-sir-can-I-have-another? dept.
An anonymous reader writes "EA's latest SimCity game requires users to log on online even for single player. After being unable to log on for three hours, one of its users chimed in with his very polite $0.02 opinion, only to get himself banned by EA admins. Another great victory for DRM." Update: 01/29 18:00 GMT by S : The player's ban has been lifted, and it seems to have happened for an unrelated issue anyway.
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Feedback On Simcity Gets User Banned From EA Forums

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  • Was it EA..... (Score:5, Interesting)

    by jythie (914043) on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @12:47PM (#42727563)
    Was it EA that had their forum and DRM systems linked in such a way that getting banned could also lock you out of content you had purchased, or was that another company? I vaguely recall it being a thing a while back.
  • by i kan reed (749298) on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @12:49PM (#42727605) Homepage Journal

    And I have no reason to think the gameplay of this latest iteration is bad. But I'm never going to buy it. Ever. I don't care if that doesn't influence EA to stop being terrible, but all I can ever do is not buy their stuff.

    If you must play this game(and you don't) please pirate it. Please.

  • DRM = NO SALE (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Kaitiff (167826) on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @12:53PM (#42727683) Homepage

    I was an avid Diablo and Diablo II player. Same with Starcraft. These games gave me endless hours of enjoyment in some cases decades after release. I have not and will not purchase either Starcraft II or Diablo III. I am a 'lost sale' because of the WAR on gamers by the studios. Any game I purchase, in a store or otherwise, that I can't play at my leisure now or at any time in the future because the creator or owner of the license shuts down a server, or stops supporting the game will not be in my inventory.

  • Re:Was it EA..... (Score:3, Interesting)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday January 29, 2013 @01:10PM (#42727977)

    I bought Diablo 3. Beat it, replay value sucked, and then I started having connection BS. At least Blizzard will let you get a full refund within like.. 30 or 60 days. So I did.

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