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EA has had issues with server crashes during launch

Electronic Arts (EA) announced today that it will add more servers for its "SimCity" launch period in order to prevent further issues.

"What we are doing is deploying more servers over the coming two days which will alleviate many of the ongoing issues," said senior producer Kip Katsarellis on the EA forum. "We are also paying close attention to all the bug reports we are receiving from our fans. We've already pushed several updates in the last few days. Our live ops team is working 24/7 to resolve issues and ensure that bug fixes roll into the game as quickly as possible."

"SimCity" is an online-only game published by EA. It was released in North America on Tuesday, and was released in Europe today. It will make its way to the UK tomorrow.

While EA said there would be no server issues earlier this week, that didn't turn out to be the case as servers crashed at international launch. Many gamers on Facebook, forums, etc. have voiced their frustrations.

"Want to fix SimCity EA? Get rid of the stupid DRM and servers!" said one Facebook user. "We don't need them to play a single player game."

Source: Joystiq

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RE: How about this?
By Trisped on 3/7/2013 2:24:05 PM , Rating: 4
It is interesting, but not worth it.

Not only are there problems with the servers, but it is buggy.
I would probably have a better opinion of it if I could play the tutorial (to find out some of the new features and differences), but every time I tried the map would load, but nothing else would happen.

When I went to buy the game it struck me that I was buying from EA, a company I hated back in the late 90's because all the games I played from them were buggy and they seemed very anti-consumer. I figured I would give them another chance, but so far I do not want to buy anything from them ever again.

RE: How about this?
By Samus on 3/7/2013 11:51:40 PM , Rating: 3
I'm interested in this game, but will pass. BF3 is about as much as I can handle from EA regarding DRM, Origin, price tiering and obvious neglect to fix bugs and hacks viewable on YouTube for weeks.

EA is destroying developers.

"If you can find a PS3 anywhere in North America that's been on shelves for more than five minutes, I'll give you 1,200 bucks for it." -- SCEA President Jack Tretton
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