Quick Note: EA Will Add More Servers for "Overworked" SimCity
March 7, 2013 1:24 PM
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EA has had issues with server crashes during launch
(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."
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."
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RE: I was a huge simcity fan
3/8/2013 1:36:37 PM
I only spotted this new Simcity about a few weeks before it came out. I thought to myself "Woot! They are updating the SC4!". Pre-ordered a copy immediately.
In general it is a pretty decent game - in some ways a little less niggly than the older versions. But turning it into an MMORTS (mistake 1), then releasing it without enough servers backing it up (mistake 2)? stupid, Stupid, STUPID!
Want to design your own regions? No. Want to get right down into your city (CitiesXL has been doing that since day 1)? sorry - closest you are going to get to seeing your sims is itty-bitty stick figures yelling in simoneze at you. Want to draw your own highways? Inter-city trains? Fuggeddaboudit! I would have been down with all these shortcomings though, but they (EA and Maxis) have dione the unfogivable. They have made this game useless for me to play on the plane between Toronto and Vancouver -- one of SimCity's greatest and most pleasurable strengths.
This new Simcity would have been a really nice game only if only they left the required server connection out of it.
I am disappointed and dissatisfied to put it very mildly.
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